September 15, 2021  
To Whom It May Concern:  
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) thanks you for the  
opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rules regarding the licensure of Marriage and  
Family Therapists. AAMFT represents the professional interests of over 62,000 Marriage and  
Family Therapists (MFTs) in the United States, including Michigan. AAMFT is in full support of  
the proposed changes recommended by the Board.  
The changes proposed by the Board are necessary improvements that will allow MFTs to  
continue to practice during the pandemic, as well as modernize the profession of marriage and  
family therapy in Michigan. The proposed rules seek to add provisions on telehealth, which will  
increase accessibility to mental health providers, as well as meet today’s technological  
expectations. The changes proposed to the licensure by endorsement process matches  
AAMFT’s model for license portability very closely, and will make Michigan very appealing for  
MFTs looking to relocate. AAMFT supports these changes, as they will hopefully ease the strain  
on Michigan’s mental health workforce.  
We thank you for your commitment to the mental health professions in Michigan. If you, or other  
staff members would like to request further information from AAMFT or continue this discussion,  
please contact me at or (703) 822-7237. Thank you for your time and  
Keiko Davenport  
Government Affairs Manager  
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy