The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of marriage and family therapy. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Alaska has two MFT licenses, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA), and Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Associate License Requirements:
- Master's or Doctoral degree in marital and family therapy or an allied mental health field from a regionally accredited institution.
- A plan established to complete hours of work experience and supervision.
- This is a four-year, non-renewable license to work in a clinic or social service setting.
Marital and Family Therapist License Requirements
- Completed application.
- Completion of the education requirements for the LMFTA.
- Passed the exam approved by the board.
- Completion of 1,500 hours of post-degree direct clinical contact with individuals, families, and couples.
- 200 hours of direct supervision, including 100 hours of individual supervision and 200 hours of group supervision.
- Must be supervised under a board-approved supervisor.
- Learn more about supervision.
- Domestic violence training.
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Alaska MFT licensure
Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy
- The applicant holds a license in another state with requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for MFT licensure in Alaska.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every two years.
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