Monthly Archives: September 2015

New BBS standards for practice for telehealth

As of January 1, 2016 the following standards of practice for telehealth will be effective for all licensees and registrants:

(a) All persons engaging in the practice of marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, clinical social work, or professional clinical counseling via telehealth, as defined in Section 2290.5 of the Code, with a client who is physically located in this State must have a valid and current license or registration issued by the Board. Continue reading

BBS experience requirement changes coming January 1, 2016

The experience requirement changes have been approved and will be implemented on January 1, 2016.  We will update the MFT, LCSW and LPCC versions of TrackYourHours on December 1, 2015..  The updates will allow you to see how many hours you can claim under both the old and new requirements making it very easy for you to determine how many hours you can claim based on the date you will be submitting your application.  Applicants who submit between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020 have the option of being evaluated under the old or new requirements; from January 1, 2021 forward the new requirements would apply to all applicants.  Below is a summary of the new requirements. Continue reading