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TAMFT Board Spotlight - LynnAnne Lowrie

With less than 2 months to go until the annual conference, we bring you another Board Spotlight! This week's special guest is LynnAnne Lowrie, Member-at-Large for TAMFT! Find out if superhero movies are her favorite and whether or not a good massage chair is a great go-to for self-care!

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Felicia Holloway

Happy February and welcome to another round of, "who loves sci-fi more than anything else?" Today's contestant is Dr. Felicia Holloway, Member-at-Large for TAMFT. Find out if she likes dogs or cats and what her proudest accomplishment is (it'll make you get all the heart-eye-emoji feels!).

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Krista Miller

Hello and welcome to another episode of Name that Board Member! Today's contestant is Krista Miller, Board Treasurer of TAMFT! Find out if her favorite TV show is yours (and, if it isn't, you need to start watching!).

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Violeta Kadieva

Happy New Year! And what better way to ring in a new year than with a new board spotlight?!

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Lisa Salazar

It's that time again! And today's special guest is Lisa Salazar, Student Board Member of TAMFT! Find out her morning routine and who her hero is (you'll get the heart eyes).

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Susan Henderson

And now for another round of, "Guess whose favorite movie is Clueless?" We just love that about her! Today, we are highlighting Susan Henderson, Associate Board Member of TAMFT. Find out one of her go-to self-care practices (hint: it rhymes with shmocolate).

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Jason Martin, M.MFT, Ph.D.

In this second installment of our "Get to Know the Board" spotlight series, we introduce you to Jason Martin, M.MFT, Ph.D., and President-Elect of TAMFT! Learn more about him and whether or not he prefers cats or dogs.

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TAMFT Board Spotlight - Linda Metcalf, Ph.D., LMFT

Welcome to the TAMFT "Get to Know the Board" spotlight series! In this recurring event, we will highlight each of our TAMFT board members one at a time so that you can put a face with the name of the people who make up the governing body of TAMFT.

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TAMFT's Response to Governor Abbott's Letter

On August 6th, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regarding gender-affirming care for children and adolescents. In response, the TAMFT board signed a joint letter with other Texas mental health professional organizations, communicating our collective concern for how these changes would directly and significantly impact our ability to practice.

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New Online Processes Available!

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) has launched new modules for the online licensing system.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jodie Elder, Ph.D. and reappointed Anthony Scoma, D.Min. and Evelyn Husband Thompson to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas.

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Take Our Non-Member Survey and Enter to Win a Gift Card From Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

If you are a mental health professional concerned with the well-being of families, couples, and individuals in the State of Texas, the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy would like to know how we can better serve you. Please take the time to complete this 3-question survey for a chance to win one of several Amazon gift cards. Your responses will be anonymous. 

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BHEC Update: BHEC Moving to Online Applications Only

To provide better customer service and greater efficiency, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council is moving toward online applications for each of its licensing programs.

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Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy Quarterly Board Meeting

Your TAMFT Board is proud to represent you by attending regular TSBEMFT meetings. You may download a full report of the most recent TSBEMFT meeting here.

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TAMFT Legislative Update: BHEC Requests Attorney General Clarification

TAMFT Legislative Update: BHEC Requests Attorney General Clarification on Authority to Adopt Code of Conduct Rules

By way of a quick update on an important action taken late Monday by the Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC), please see the anticipated Attorney General’s opinion request linked here, seeking legal clarification in connection with proposed rules changes to a social worker’s “Code of Conduct” affecting their anti-discrimination rules as promulgated by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners alongside their licensure statute.

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BHEC Restores SW Anti-Discrimination Language

BHEC Votes to Restore Anti-Discrimination Language in 

Social Worker Code of Conduct 

 

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TAMFT Statement on Recent Changes to Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners' Code of Conduct

TAMFT Statement on Recent Changes to Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners' Code of Conduct

TAMFT has taken note of the proposed changes approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, in connection with certain anti-discriminatory provisions contained in their code of conduct. While we appreciate the gravity of this issue facing licensed social workers in Texas, we wanted to express our thoughts on the matter to help inform our members:

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TSBEMFT October Update

TSBEMFT OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE

On Wednesday, October 21, Governor Abbott's office officially announced the appointment of three new members to the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, which licenses and regulates marriage and family therapists in Texas.

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TAMFT Legislative Update

TAMFT Legislative Update: Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Flexibilities for Medicaid, CHIP Providers During COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott last week announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending flexibilities to Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers through October 23, 2020, as the state continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These flexibilities will minimize face-to-face interactions and ensure continuity of care for clients during the COVID-19 response.

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Transition to BHEC and New Licensing Requirements

BHEC Update: Transition to BHEC Reminder and New Licensing Requirements

A reminder that as of September 1, 2020, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (TSBEMFT) will move out of the Health and Human Services commission (HHSC) and relocate to the Behavioral Health Executive Commission (BHEC). The TSBEMFT will remain an autonomous board with control over our licenses, rules and profession. BHEC will assume administrative functions such as processing license issuances and renewals, handling investigative complaints before potentially sending them to our board, and ensuring that the background operations run smoothly so that our board can operate as effectively as possible.

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