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February 26

February 2014 Newsletter

News The BBS has indicated that they expect to include content from the DSM-5 beginning December 1, 2014 for LCSW candidates and January 1, 2015 for LMFT candidates.  AATBS offers DSM-V review materials. As previously announced, the BBS exam restructure is delayed until January 1, 2016. You can easily verify the status of your supervisor’s license here. 

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February 12

Top 10 Tips for Finding a Private Practice Internship

In 2014, the job market is tough for pre-licensed LMFT, LCSW, LPC, and Psychologists looking to find paid jobs. Many of the agency jobs, non-profit jobs, and county positions have lost funding. So, pre-licensed mental health professionals are not only struggling to gather the hours needed to apply for licensure, but they are struggling to … Continued

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February 12

You have completed your hours, what’s next?

It can certainly be a long road on the way from graduate school to becoming a Licensed MFT or Social Worker in California and often takes candidates 4-5 years between graduate school and accumulating the required hours of experience.  Then, candidates have to apply to the Board of Behavioral Science to have their application reviewed … Continued

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February 7

BBS MFT Supervision Requirements

This article provides an overview of the supervision requirements and limits for California LMFT Trainees & Interns. Weekly Supervision Requirements As an MFT Trainee, you must meet the mandatory minimum of one unit of weekly supervision at each work setting where you are claiming experience.  In addition, you are required to receive an additional unit … Continued

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February 7

Logging and reporting conjoint couples and family hours

How to Log BBS MFT Conjoint Couples and Family Hours Understanding the Conjoint Couples & Family Incentive The BBS provides an incentive for gaining experience treating couples and families.  Both pre- and post-degree you are allowed to “double-count” up to 150 hours of treatment of couples and families.  For example, if you log 150 hours … Continued

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February 6

A simple way to manage your practice

Looking for a simple way to manage your practice?  SimplePractice organizes all of the details of your mental health practice, keeping you up to date, accurate, and secure.  Track client records, manage your billing, schedule your appointments, and more!  Learn more.

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February 6

Save on licensing prep materials at AATBS

As a subscriber to TrackYourHours you are entitled to a discount on exam preparation materials at AATBS (Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences).  Learn more about this offer.   AATBS offers exam prep materials for California LMFT, LPCC and LCSW candidates.

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February 6

ZynnyMe can help you start and build your private practice

Free Website 101 Program This program includes a series of short videos that help therapists get a foundation for vocabulary and the context of building, buying, revamping, or revising a website to build their clinical practice.

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