Previous Advocacy Successes:
As part of the 2021 legislative session, Several telehealth bills were successfully passed. These bills have secured telehealth parity for mental health services through 2023. CTAMFT's advocacy team will continue to monitor legislation for opportunities to extend this date/make this change permanent in upcoming sessions. COAMFTE Standards
As part of the 2021 legislative session, CTAMFT worked to adjust language related to licensure and COMAFTE standards. Language was modified to adapt to current COAMFTE standards, rather than a set number of hours for program internship hours to allow for continuity of license eligibility despite potential COAMFTE changes.
The much awaited Associate License is here! CTAMFT worked hard in 2019 (after nearly 8 years of advocacy work) to pass the Associate License. At the end of our legislative session in May, Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists joined the Social Work profession and were granted access to an Associate
designation by the Connecticut State Legislature. This Associat
e designation is a registration between graduation and full MFT licensure. The purpose of this change is to move license-eligible candidates from graduation to full licensure in a coordinated and documented manner in order to support the MFT profession and ensure client care. Effective October 1, 2019 all practicing Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists must possess either an MFT License or Associate designation to legally practice.
For more information regarding obtaining your associate license, please visit the DPH website here