OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6646

AN ACT CONCERNING MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

SUMMARY:

By law, applicants for licensure as a marital and family therapist must, among other things, complete a graduate degree program and a supervised practicum or internship with an accredited (1) college or university or (2) post-graduate clinical training program. Currently, the post-graduate clinical training program must be approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). This bill instead requires that the training program be accredited by COAMFTE (these programs are already recognized by DOE).

It also makes a conforming change.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

27

Nay

0

(04/01/2013)