Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Pennsylvania. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists at (717) 783-1389 to make sure you are on the right track.
Steps to Earn Your Pennsylvania MFT License:
To practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania, you will need to complete a masters level degree of education from an accredited school.
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You will need to complete 3 years, equaling 3600 hours, of supervised work experience. You are also required to have a certain amount of direct supervision throughout this time.
Details about the professional experience and qualifying supervisor requirements can be found on the Pennsylvania code website.
Now, you can download the Pennsylvania marriage and family therapy licensure application and submit the application to the Pennsylvania State Board along with all other supporting documents and required fees.
You can download the Pennsylvania MFT license application off the Pennsylvania State Board's website.
The Board will review your application and once approved, you will be sent a registration application for the national Marital and Family Therapist Examination.
Information about the national MFT exam can be found on the AMFTRB website.