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Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee
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- Committee Information
The secretary of health appoints members for three-year terms.
The committee shall be comprised of nine members. Two members shall be licensed mental health counselors. Two members shall be licensed marriage and family therapists. One member shall be a licensed independent clinical social worker, and one member shall be a licensed advanced social worker. Three members must be consumers and represent the public at large and may not be licensed mental health care providers.
Three members shall be appointed for a term of one year, three members shall be appointed for a term of two years, and three members shall be appointed for a term of three years. Subsequent members shall be appointed for terms of three years. A person must not serve as a member for more than two consecutive terms.
In order to qualify, an applicant must:
- Live in Washington State
- Not hold an office in a professional association for mental health, social work, or marriage and family therapy
- Not be employed by the state of Washington
- Have worked as a licensee for five years.
Consumer members represent the public and may not be affiliated with the professions listed in RCW 18.225.
- Committee Members
Name and term expiration date of members
Members Term Expires Michael Fitzpatrick, LMFT, chair June 1, 2024 Craig Apperson, LMHC, vice chair September 20, 2023 Beda Herbison, LICSW August 31, 2023 Linda Sattem, public member August 31, 2023 Megan Simmons, LMFT November 30, 2024 Melissa Denner, LMHC November 30, 2024 Netra Kendle, public member November 30, 2024 Vacant, LASW - - Vacant, public member - -
- Committee Meetings
(subject to change)
Date and Location Activity Documents February 10, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Business meeting Agenda (PDF) June 9, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Business meeting September 15, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Business meeting December 8, 2023 at 9 a.m.
*Joint meeting with the Substance Use Disorder Certification Advisory Committee
Location TBD when in-person meetings resume
- Meeting Minutes