News and Updates

ALAMFT Leadership 2020

Welcoming and congratulating, Bobby Thomas (Treasurer) and Sarah Beth Thompson (Secretary) on their election to the ALAMFT Leadership Team starting January 2020. Thank you for your willingness to serve and we look forward to working with you!

Let's Celebrate our Successes!

Have you or a fellow MFT colleague had a recent success you would like to share?  Have you published an article? Received a new certification?  Been promoted?  We want to be sure that your fellow MFTs know of all the great ways we are positively impacting our state and our profession.  Please send the information, with permission from the person if sending on behalf of someone else, to alabamamft@gmail.com and we will share it with the next email blast we send out!


Medicaid Enrollment

REMINDER!!  Effective April 1, 2019, LMFTs must be individually enrolled Medicaid providers and file claims using their own NPI number.  Claims using a psychologists' NPI number with a U7 modifier will be denied after this date.   Please click on the link below for more information about the enrollment process.

LMFT Medicaid Enrollment


Check out our Communities!

Communities offer a place to post questions and have a discussion with other members.  The discussion threads can provide great opportunities to network and access resources from other members.  All ALAMFT members have access to the ALAMFT Members community.  We also have two closed groups, one for students/associates and one for supervisors.  If you would like to be a part of the student/associate or supervisors community, please email alabamamft@gmail.com and we can verify your status and add you to the community.  

Legislative Victory! 

Alabama MFT's lobbied for legislative changes to strengthen our license law and in March 2018 the law passed successfully through the Alabama legislature!  This victory took considerable effort from many people, including Alabama MFT's, our lobbyist, and staff from AAMFT.   Thank you to all who helped us in this multi-year endeavor.  A copy of the final bill is included below.

Alabama Final Bill


Family Team: AAMFTs Advocacy Network

Family Team


AAMFT encourages ALAMFT members to join the Family TEAM (Family Therapist Education and Advocacy Movement) to keep current on the cutting edge legislative and advocacy developments at both the federal and state levels.

The Family TEAM is a network of advocates (including some of your colleagues in Alabama) willing to volunteer some time and energy towards furthering MFT policy interests. With all the competing health care legislation interest out there, it is imperative that our Family TEAM is vibrant and active. The more advocates, the more effective we can be.

Joining the TEAM is simple and there’s no fee involved, just your interest and willingness to speak up, write a letter or make a phone call to federal and state legislators when asked, and become a voice for MFT.