MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Marriage and family therapists assist individuals, couples, and families to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive social relationships, enable individuals to improve behavioral or psychological functioning, and help individuals reduce distress or disability.

In the State of Hawaii, a license is required before a person can use the title “marriage and family therapist.”

Students providing services as part of a supervised, recognized course of study at an accredited educational institution, must use a title that clearly indicates training status.  Examples of appropriate titles include, “marriage and family therapy student or trainee,” “clinical psychology student or trainee,” and “clinical social work student or trainee.”  (See Hawaii Revised Statutes section 451J-6.)

Hawaii licensees follow ethical standards set by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

RICO relies on information from consumers to monitor conduct in the industry and to watch for unlicensed activity. For information about filing a complaint, click on the link below or call the RICO Consumer Resource Center to speak with an intake investigator about your complaint.

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