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Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council Strategic Plan Survey


The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, of which TSBEP is a member, has begun the process of strategic planning for fiscal years 2021-2025.  As part of the planning process, the Council would like to ask for your input regarding trends, conditions, opportunities, and obstacles that influence the Council as an agency as well as the practices of psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. 

If you would like to participate in this survey, please click here.

Survey responses must be received on or before February 28, 2020 at 5pm. Responses or comments sent or received outside of the survey or after the deadline may not be considered.


BHEC Director Position Has Been Posted


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is assisting the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council in the BHEC Director hiring process. Applications should be submitted to TDLR or via  WorkinTexas.com.  Please  click here for further details about the job description and application process.


In light of recent events and in accordance with the recommendations of Governor Abbott’s Texas Safety Action Report, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists would like to remind its licensees that Section 611.004(a)(2) of the Texas Health and Safety Code authorizes behavioral health care providers to report confidential information to law enforcement should the provider determine their client poses an imminent risk of physical harm to themselves or to others. The board also urges its licensees and all behavioral health care providers to be vigilant in assessing their clients’ potential to harm and to warn the appropriate authorities if imminent harm is likely.

Thank you for visiting the Marriage and Family Therapists program webpage. The Department of State Health Services maintains this webpage, but pursuant to Senate Bill 200, regulatory authority over Marriage and Family Therapists has transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission. (HHSC) as of September 1, 2017.



Welcome to the home page of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the state board that licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. This website contains information about Marriage and Family Therapists including rosters of current licensees, scope of practice, licensing requirements, filing a complaint, where to go for more information, and more.


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    Last updated January 17, 2020