State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0870
Fax: (573)-751-0735

Email: maritalfam@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/marital.asp

Director: Loree Kessler, MPA

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 337.739

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists protects the public from unlicensed, negligent, incompetent, and dishonest mental health services provided by licensees and individuals under supervision for licensure. The state committee enforces licensure standards through the implementation of legislative and administrative regulations and provides guidance to supervisors and applicants for licensure to insure compliance with Missouri law and regulations.

Function: Applications are reviewed by the state committee to insure a licensee or individual under supervision for licensure is qualified, through education, supervised experience, and examination, to provide marital and family therapy to Missouri consumers. Complaints and corresponding investigations are reviewed by the committee to insure licensees and individuals under supervision for licensure practice, legally, ethically, and competently.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 1 face to face; conference calls every 6-8 weeks

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: Face to face 1/2 day; conference call 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: Face to face 8 hours; conference call 4 hours

Total time commitment: Face to face 12 hours; conference call 6 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 6

Appointed members: 6

Term length: 5 years; 1 reappointment allowed (No person shall be eligible for appointment to the committee who has served as a member of the committee for a total of ten years.)

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 4 members must be marital and family therapists; 2 must be public members

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 3 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Dr. Craig W. Smith(I)
Marital & Family Therapist 1
Eureka
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Jan 26, 2016

Mr. Robert Estes(R)
Marital & Family Therapist 2
Carthage
Term begins: Mar 18, 2004
Term expires: Jan 26, 2009

Vacant Slot
Marital & Family Therapist 3

Vacant Slot
Marital & Family Therapist 4

Ms. Sara Catherine Michael(I)
Public Member 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Mar 13, 2013
Term expires: Jan 26, 2014

Ms. Dianne J. Modrell(D)
Public Member 2
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 12, 2010
Term expires: Oct 8, 2015