Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
Marriage and Family Therapist Frequently Asked Questions
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Marriage and Family Therapy HOME

IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

HB20-1206, CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF REGULATION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO), within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), has been provided the authority by the Colorado State Legislature to create the Mental Health Disciplinary Record Work Group. The Work Group will examine the state’s rules and policies with regard to the retention and use of certain kinds of disciplinary records as it relates to licensing of mental health professionals in the state. The Work Group, created by House Bill 20-1206, will meet throughout the Fall and Winter of 2020, and will make recommendations to the Governor, the Executive Director of DORA and the health committees in the House and Senate about any potential changes the Work Group identifies. 

Welcome to the Marriage and Family Therapy Homepage

The Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners regulates Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the State of Colorado. Board activities include review of licensure applications, complaints, and enforcement of disciplinary actions against those found to have violated the Mental Health Practice Act or Board rules. The Board is made up of seven members, four professionals and three public, who meet four times per year.

Program Information

Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

  • Mita Johnson, LMFT, Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2021

  • Nicholas Mancini, LMFT, Vice-Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2022

  • Meagan Terry, LMFT
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2024

  • Bobbie Miller, LMFT
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2024

  • Donna Nelson
    Public Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2022

  • Michael Knox
    Public Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2022

  • Vacant
    Public Member | Term Expires: 

Public Notices

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - February 12, 2021

The State Board of Social Work Examiners and State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners will hold a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting for the Boards to receive feedback on the implementation of Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibiting mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age), and the subsequent proposed draft rules.

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - December 3, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting for the Boards to receive feedback on the implementation of Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibits mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age), and the subsequent proposed draft rules for each Board.

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 23, 2020

The State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners held a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider adopting revisions to the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners' rules to implement House Bill 20-1206 (Sunset Review that continues Regulation of Marriage and Family Therapists and makes changes to the Mental Health Practice Act), House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning Patient Disclosures Regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - September 15, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures), and the proposed draft rules.

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 26, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held another VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 30, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

 

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