Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board

The Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.405(7c) and has authority as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 457. The Board convenes to address matters of joint interest and is divided into three Sections to address matters specific to its respective professional areas.


The members of the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. The Board consists of thirteen members: three marriage and family therapist members, three professional counselor members, four social worker members and three public members who represent groups that promote the interests of consumers of services provided by persons who are certified or licensed under Wis. Stat. ch. 457.

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
​Marsh, Lindsey E.
​Chairperson​Marriage and Family Therapist Member​7/1/2024
Coates, Candace E.
Vice Chairperson
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Member​7/1/2023
​Simon, Andrea L.
​Professional Counselor Member
​Adell, Cynthia C.
​​​Advanced Practice Social Worker Member​
​Brown, Cynthia
​Professional Counselor - Public Member​7/1/2023
​Ellingboe, Bridget C.
​Marriage and Family Therapist Member
​Krueger, Elizabeth A.

Government Social Worker Member
​Miller, Kathleen M.
​​Professional Counselor Member
​Scheidegger, Tammy H.

​Professional Counselor Member
​​Unzueta Saiz, Nancy F.
​​Independent Social Worker Member​7/1/2022
Webster, Christopher J.​

​Marriage and Family Therapist Member7/1/2023

​Social Work - Public Member


​Marriage and Family Therapist - Public Member

​*Board members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is confirmed by the Senate.


Substance Use Disorder Specialty

Act 262, which was passed in April 2018, included provisions that impact the scope of service for individuals holding the LPC, LPC-temporary, PCTL, MFT-TL, LMFT, and LMFT-temporary credentials.  In particular, these individuals are now able to provide treatment for Substance Use Disorders consistent with the scope of service that their training, experience, and supervision support.  LCSW and LCSW-temporary credential holders already had this ability even before Act 262.  It is no longer necessary, from a licensing perspective, for any of these individuals to hold a substance use disorder specialty to provide this service.   As a result, DSPS has updated policies to reflect that substance use disorder specialties will no longer be granted to these individuals, as it would be redundant.  There may be other regulations that impact the provision of Substance Abuse treatment in various settings.


​Section MPSW 1.09 relating to the substance use disorder specialty has been updated effective December 1, 2015.

​Effective March 1, 2015 Continuing Education Rules have been updated.  Attached is the link to the new rules.              

Last updated: 9/8/2021​