Advocacy

 

Your Advocate for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

At the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT), we are dedicated to being the leading voice for Marriage and Family Therapists in Georgia. Through our team of legislative and governmental affairs experts, we tirelessly advocate for your rights and needs at the state level, ensuring that our profession continues to thrive and grow.

 

GAMFT 2024 Legislative Priorities

Looking ahead to 2024, our focus is on continuing to empower and advocate for our profession:

  1. LMFT Licensure Portability
    • Streamlining licensure across state lines to broaden your professional opportunities.
  2. Ongoing Legislative Advocacy
    • Following up on MFT-related legislation from 2023 and ensuring our collective voice is heard.
  3. Representation in Key Forums
    • Our committee and lobbyists are actively voicing your needs in critical professional and legislative circles.
  4. Advocacy at State Board Meetings
    • We’re consistently advocating for beneficial policies at the Georgia Composite Board meetings.
  5. Empowering Your Advocacy Role
    • Providing tools and knowledge for effective advocacy, whether you’re a seasoned advocate or new to the process.
  6. Virtual Legislative Town Halls in 2024
    • Stay informed and engaged through our informative town halls.
  7. Participate in MFT Lobby Day 2024
  8. Building Legislative Relationships
    • Enhancing legislators’ understanding of LMFTs and building meaningful relationships.

 

GAMFT Thanks the Following Volunteers 

Andrea Stinson-Meyer, Bowden Templeton, Brittany Hardy, Carl Johnson, Dan Upshaw, David Blanchard, Jennifer Gonyea, Jennifer Lambert Schute, Kara McDaniel, Kathryn Klock Powell, Michael Chafin, Michele Smith, Tommy Hampton, Monique Rendles, Pat Harwell, Steve Livingston, and Tabitha McCoy. Thank you for your support!

 

Join Our Legislative Efforts

Our mission extends beyond education and connection; it’s about ensuring the continuation of our licensure and profession. Legislative advocacy is a vital aspect of our collective support, and we encourage you to participate in these efforts.

Discover more about how you can contribute to this year’s initiatives:

Register for our weekly 10am Friday Zoom drop-in meetings hosted by David Blanchard throughout 2024 Legislative Session, where you can learn more about our advocacy efforts and how to get involved. Click here to register!

Together, let’s make 2024 a year of impactful change and progress for MFTs in Georgia!