Saint Paul -- Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the reappointment of Mary Hayes and Brian Nystrom to the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Mary Hayes, of Golden Valley, currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She also works as a marriage and family therapist at Blackmore and Associates in Minneapolis. Hayes has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in Minnesota since 1989. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Hayes is currently serving as the President of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards. She is appointed to a board position for an individual engaged in the professional teaching and research of marriage and family therapy. Hayes was first appointed to the board in 1994, and is reappointed to a four-year term ending January 7, 2008.
Brian Nystrom, of Andover, is an owner of Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., a Christian-based outpatient mental health system employing over 135 people. Nystrom & Associates has four Minnesota offices located in Apple Valley, New Brighton, Baxter and Duluth. Nystrom has been a licensed and practicing marriage and family therapist in Minnesota since 1989. Nystrom received a M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Social Work/Behavioral Sciences from Bethel College. He is appointed to a board position for a licensed, practicing marriage and family therapist. Nystrom was first appointed to the board in 1992, and is reappointed to a four-year term ending January 7, 2008.
The Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy is responsible for licensing and disciplining marriage and family therapists. The board is made up of seven members appointed by the Governor.