The DC Board of Marriage and Family Therapy regulates the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy in the District. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates qualifications, and recommends standards and procedures. Moreover, the Board issues licenses, receives and reviews complaints, requests investigations, conducts hearings, and issues an annual report. Members must file personal financial disclosure statements.
The Board consists of five DC residents appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the council: four licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and one consumer member. Members must have been in practice for at least three years preceding appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old, not be a health professional or in training to become one, and may have no household members how is involved directly or indirectly in providing health care. The Mayor appoints the chairperson. Licenses expire on 12:00 midnight of December 31 of each even-numbered year.
The Board meets quarterly on the first Wednesday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2020, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- March 3
- June 2
- September 1
- December 1
Application Package Documents
- Marriage and Family Therapy Application Package
- Marriage and Family Therapy Online Renewal (CLOSED)
- Criminal Background Check
- Marriage and Family Therapy Meeting Agendas
- Board Members
- Policy Statement on Identifying Public Health Issues for Continuing Education
- Telecounseling Statement [PDF]