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Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee

Committee Members 

Name and Term Expiration Date of Members

Members Term Expires
Carlos R. Carreon, MSW, LICSW, ACSW, BCD December 20, 2015
Fredda Jaffe, MS, LMFT May 1, 2017
Janys Murphy, Ph.D, LMHC, CDP, chair
September 1, 2017
Licensed advanced social worker, vacant
Audrey Dangtuw, MA LMHC, LMFT
September 1, 2016
Jennie Lindberg, MA, LMFT, CDP, vice chair
December 20, 2015
Tawney Carrier, public member May 1, 2018
Vacant, public member
Vacant, public member

Vacant positions

The Washington State Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers Advisory Committee (committee) is recruiting:

  • Two public members;
  • One licensed advanced social worker.


The secretary of health appoints members for three-year 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 mental health counselor or licensed advanced social worker for five years.

Consumer members represent the public and may not be affiliated with the professions listed in RCW 18.225.

Committee participation

The Department of Health seeks the advice and assistance of the committee on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Advice and recommendations regarding the establishment or implementation of rules related to the professions licensed under chapter 18.225 RCW
  • Advice, recommendations and consultation regarding case disposition guidelines and priorities related to unprofessional conduct cases regarding licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed advanced social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Assistance and consultation of individual committee members as needed in the review, analysis and disposition of reports of unprofessional conduct and consumer complaints
  • Assistance and recommendations to enhance consumer education
  • Assistance and recommendations regarding any continuing education and continuing competency programs administered under the provisions of the [this] chapter

You may find it helpful to go through the past meeting agendas and minutes. It should give you an impression of what the committee has worked on and is working on

The committee meets four times each year. These meetings are typically held on Fridays in Tumwater. Members receive $50 a day for any committee work performed within their role as committee members.

Contact Brad Burnham, Licensed Counselor Program, if you have questions.

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