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IAMFT Conference postponed to Nov 5-7

The health of our members, presenters and attendees is of our highest priority. Due to continued issues with the Corona virus, the IAMFT Annual Conference will be held virtually, rather than in person, on the same dates (November 5-7). While we empathize with any inconvenience this may cause you personally or professionally, we hope that you as systemic thinkers will understand that this decision was made for the broader health of our community. More information will be posted soon and registration will open in the coming weeks.  If you registered in March for the original dates, your registration will still be honored.  

Welcome to the Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists

As an association of LMFTs, ALMFTs and other mental health professionals, our goal is to educate, advocate and affiliate together in order to better serve the individuals, couples and families of Illinois. Through our conference, training and networking opportunities, we support those providing systemic therapy to Illinois families.

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As part of the Illinois MFT Licensure Act Sunset Reauthorization process in 2017, a change was made in the licensing process that allows Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (ALMFTs) to now sit for the exam after graduation (instead of after the two-year experience requirement is completed). In May, the IDFPR implemented this change, making it possible for all current ALMFTs to sit for the exam. Newly licensed ALMFT's will receive notices that they may sit for the exam prior to completing their experience requirements and the change is also retroactive for all current ALMFTs and they can contact the IDFPR (robert.gerton@illinois.gov) for an exam approval notice. In order to qualify, the request must include the applicant's ALMFT's license number. We would like to thank the IDFPR, the IAMFT Board of Directors, IAMFT Legislative Chair David Norton and our lobbyist Scott Selinger for their work on making this legislative change a reality.