British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Services Provided by RMFTs

 

Scope of Practice

 

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a distinct mental health discipline which utilizes family systems theories and intervention techniques, and is one of the five core mental health professions: marriage and family therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing.

 

Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFT) are family-focused psychotherapists. They are relationship specialists and mental health generalists, and are trained to help individuals, couples, and families resolve personal and work related problems. Members have training in the development stages of personal, family and relationship growth. RMFT’s are held to the demanding Code of Ethics of their clinical membership to the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). 

 

Services provided by Marriage & Family Therapists include:

 

  • Assessment and treatment of mental and emotional health, and family health
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Couple and marriage therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Premarital education 
  • Marital enrichment

 

RMFTs as Mental Health Providers for Veterans Affairs Canada

 

Registered Marriage and Family Therapists have been approved as mental health providers by Medavie Blue Cross for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) in those provinces where there is provincial regulation of the profession. Currently, RMFTs in Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta and Ontario are regulated and therefore are invited to register with Medavie Blue Cross as service providers. These 5 provinces have passed legislation that provides regulation governed by professional colleges. 

 

At this time, the BC government and professional asssociations are still working towards regulation of the profession. This unfortunate situation leaves Veterans in BC unable to access the services of Registered Marriage and Family Therapists through Medavie Blue Cross. If you would like to add your support to the call for provincial governments to include Registered Marriage and Family Therapists as regulated mental health providers, please contact your provincial Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for information.

 
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    Phone: 1-778-888-6844
    Email: info@bcamft.bc.ca
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    P.O. Box 3958 Vancouver Main,
    349 West Georgia St.,
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z4