While there are many benefits to being a member of Metro MFT, one of the most important is that each individual is an integral part of our local professional community.
Though the pandemic has limited opportunities for our CEU and networking events, the Metro MFT Board has been working hard to ensure that member needs and opportunities continue to be developed. We are currently working on two exciting opportunities for members; a Metro MFT Therapist Directory and a Mentorship and Peer Support Program. More information coming soon!
With networking and CEU opportunities being limited at this time, many current and prospective members have been asking (rightfully so!) where their dues actually go.
The answer: it mostly goes to our legislative advocate Willie Harris.
You have likely heard about the Counseling Compact Bill that will allow for professional counselors, licensed and residing in a compact member state, to practice in other compact member states without the need for multiple licenses.
Unfortunately, this does not include us.
Marriage and Family Therapists will need to have their own bill to gain the same benefits that the counselors are working on. It is for initiatives like this that we need the funds to pay a legislative representative.
Transparently, we get the majority of these funds from your Metro MFT member dues and without representation we face uncertainty in gaining the same benefits that other mental health professionals may have.
It is important to our field, community, and license that we continue to work together to have the same necessary and important benefits as the other helping professionals. Hopefully, we can have some fun along the way as well.
Metro MFT is a place where we hope local MFTs feel a sense of community and want to be involved in the goals and growth. We know this is a work in progress and would love to hear any feedback you have to help us reach this goal.