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.
Nebraska has a provisional license, Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP), and a tiered license, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP). There is also an optional certification: Certified Marriage and Family Therapist (CMFT).
Provisional License Requirements
- A master's or doctoral degree in a therapeutic mental health field accredited by COAMFTE, CACREP, CSWE, or APA.
- Must include a practicum/internship with a minimum of 300 clock hours of direct client contact.
- A plan established to complete hours of work experience and supervision, with an identified Board-approved supervisor.
Mental Health Practitioner License Requirements
- Completion of the requirement for Provisional licensure.
- Passed the exam approved by the board . For the marriage and family therapy certification, an applicant must pass the AMFTRB exam.
- Completion of 3,000 hours of postgraduate supervised experience in mental health practice.
- 1,500 hours must be direct client contact, and the remaining 1,500 may be indirect work.
- CMFT specific requirements:
- Cumulative ratio of two hours of direct supervision for every 15 hours of client contact. No more than 45 hours may be accumulated without direct supervision.
- More details on supervision requirements.
Independent Mental Health Practitioner License Requirements
- In addition to the requirements for the LMHP, complete at least 7,000 hours of postgraduate experience in a period of at least 10 years or more
- At least 3,500 hours must be experience with clients diagnosed under the major mental illness or disorder category. This experience must be supervised by a licensed physician, psychologist, or another LIMHP.
- This license includes diagnosis in the scope of practice.
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Nebraska MHP licensure
Nebraska Board of Mental Health & Social Work Practice
- Must provide verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions, with evidence of no disciplinary action.
- The requirements of licensure in the previous state must be equivalent or exceed the requirements for Nebraska licensure, as determined by the Board.
- Active and continuous practice under license or certification for at least one year, or in an accepted residency or graduate training program for at least one of the three years preceding application for licensure in Nebraska.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every 24 months.
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