State Map

Several criteria were considered when selecting the states for phase one. These included:    

  • Level of challenges with existing laws for licensure portability/multi-state licensure.
  • Number of MFTs within the state as well as advocacy volunteer strength.
  • Migration patterns of clients and therapists.
  • Friendliness of the legislature towards the profession as well as states with active sessions.
  • Proximity to other states within targets (a strong preference was shown for multi-state licensure with adjoining states).
  • Other advocacy priorities for the profession within the state.