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Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
Marriage and Family Therapist Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Board of Marriage and Family Therapists Examiners including licensure, renewals, and much more.
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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

Program/Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-7764  |  Email: dora_mentalhealthboard@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Mita Johnson, LMFT, Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2025

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

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

  • Bobbi 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

  • Erin Ford
    Public Member | Term Expires: August 12, 2025

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 29, 2021

The State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners will hold a virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to the Rule 1.8(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - May 5, 2021

Due to a filling error with the Colorado Secretary of State, the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners rescheduled the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on March 26, 2021, to May 5, 2021. The purpose of this rescheduled Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to ensure all stakeholders have the correct hearing information, adequate notice, and are allowed a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.6 to implement Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibiting mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age); and revisions to Rules 1.12, 1.22, and Appendix A to correct language that's a conflict with portions of the statutes in Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through the creation of an occupational credential portability program) and Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

 

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
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