Beginning June 1, 2020, the Division and its boards will begin to accept members of the public in its building but with some new rules and safeguards.
  • If you are an applicant or licensee, and you plan to hand deliver items, you will be required to remain in the lobby area to meet with a representative of your board. The Division will limit the number of members of the public in the lobby to THREE. Others will be required to remain in your vehicle or outside until you are able to meet with board staff. The Division and its boards kindly ask you to socially distance while visiting the Division. Please have any documents that require notarization completed, including the notarization, prior to your visit.
  • If you plan to visit the Division to hand deliver items or take an examination, you will be expected to answer questions regarding your health and any exposure to COVID 19. If you have any of the common symptoms of COVID 19, you will not be granted entry into the building. Staff will be on hand to meet you at the front of the building and you will be expected to maintain social distancing within the Division of Professional Registration.
  • If you are a member of the public who wishes to attend the public meeting of one of our boards, the board will provide you information to attend virtually. Those who do need to gain entry into the building for the meeting will be required to maintain social distancing in the building. You may be asked to wait outside if you have a scheduled appointment with the board and answer questions regarding your health and any exposure to COVID 19.

HB 1719 Suicide Prevention Training Requirement

HB 1719 was passed during the 2018legislative session and signed into law. The bill included language that amended section 337.718.1 RSMo requiring certain health care professionals to complete at least two hours of continuing education in suicide assessment,referral, treatment, and management training, as a condition of the renewalof the license. The provision was effective August 28, 2018.

Licensed marital and family therapists are reminded that the effective date of this law means current MFTs must obtain the required two (2) hours of continuingeducation prior to the expiration date of the license February 20, 2020 andeach biennial licensure cycle thereafter. The law does not define delivery method of the hours allowing licensees to select a seminar, webinar, or self-study such as reading publications and textbooks or internet based information. The renewal application will include a question concerning compliance with this provision of the law and licensees must maintain documentation of proof of compliance.

For continuing education on suicide prevention click here

For information regarding the Suicide Intervention 101 Training Webinar click here


State Committee of Marital & Family Therapists Survey

The State Committee is interested in your opinion. If you are currently provisionally licensed as a marital and family therapist or licensed as a marital and family therapist, please click on the link below and take a few moments to complete a brief survey. Your email address will not be recorded or stored. Thank you for your participation.

https://stateofmissouri.wufoo.com/forms/z1mdih741tvsufn/


Sensitive Information

When corresponding with the State Committee of Marital & Family Therapists by e-mail and/or facsimile (fax), please refrain from including any sensitive personal identifying information such as Social Security Number or Date of Birth. The State Committee does not need you to include sensitive personal information, in order to respond to your email or fax.


Reinstating an Expired License

Please contact the board office regarding reinstating an expired license. Scroll to the bottom of the page for telephone number, email, and mailing address information.


Proposed Amendments

No amendments pending.


MFTs & Military Personnel

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Missouri Behavioral Health Alliance, is developing a web-based interactive map that will assist military persons in easily finding treatment providers in the state who can help them with their unique behavioral health needs. If a licensee is interested, please see the electronic enrollment form (name, credentials, available services) at the following link: https://stateofmissouri.wufoo.com/forms/w7p2a3/. Please address questions to DMH.Veteran@dmh.mo.gov.