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.
Connecticut has one MFT license, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Marital and Family Therapist License Requirements
- Graduate degree in marital and family therapy from an accredited program.
- Must complete a practicum, consisting of 500 direct clinical hours, 100 of which must be clinical supervision.
- Passed the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards exam.
- Completion one year of supervised post-graduate work experience.
- At least 1,000 hours of direct clinical contact.
- In addition to the clinical contact hours, at least 100 hours of direct supervision by a licensed marital and family therapist.
- 50 hours must be individual supervision.
- Note: individuals working towards completing their post-graduate supervision are exempt from the licensing requirement.
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Connecticut MFT licensure
Connecticut Department of Public Health
- Must provide verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions.
- The requirements of licensure in the previous state must be equivalent or exceed the requirements for Connecticut licensure, as determined by the Board, OR
- If an applicant has been licensed in another jurisdiction for at least 3 years, they may be exempt from submitting records of a practicum/internship and 12 months of supervised work experience.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education annually.
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