Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

The Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy was created under Article 15 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended, the Occupational Code, to license and regulate the practice of marriage and family therapy in Michigan. Public Act 126 of 1995 transferred the authority of the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.

Part 169 defines the practice of marriage and family therapy as the providing of guidance, testing, discussions, therapy, instruction, or advice that is intended to avoid, eliminate, relieve, manage or resolve marital or family conflict or discord, to create, improve, or restore marital or family harmony, or to prepare couples for marriage.

The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the Board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare and to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected it.

The Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy consists of 9 voting members: 6 marriage and family therapists and 3 public members. Each board member serves 4 year terms.

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Statute

MCL 333.16901, Act 368 of 1978

Contact Information 

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov

 

Members  

Gary Bischof, Portage

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Term expires 6/30/16


Sara Dupuis, East Lansing
Licensed marriage and family therapist
Term expires 6/30/18

 

Shawn Johnson, Okemos

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Term expires 6/30/19

 

Richard Wampler, Haslett

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Term expires 6/30/19

 

Concha Allen, DeWitt

General public

Term expires 6/30/19

 

Vacant

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Term expires 6/30/19

 

Carolyn Harden, Haslett

General public

Term expires 6/30/20

 

Laura Mammen, Grand Rapids

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Term expires 6/30/21

 

Samantha West, Lansing

General public

Term expires 6/30/21