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Changes to experience requirements for LCSWs coming Jan 1, 2019 (AB 456)
The Governor has signed AB-456 which will make a number of positive changes to the experience requirements for LCSWs effective January 1, 2019. TYH will be updated with the new requirements on January 1. Here is a summary of the changes: The total number of hours of experience required for LCSW licensure is being reduced from 3,200 … ContinuedContinue reading >
The BBS has taken a formal position to support AB2943 which would make Sexual Orientation Change Efforts an unlawful business practice. California Assembly Bill 1436 would mandate six hours of suicide prevention training for master’s-level mental health professionals.Continue reading >
Change to how the Initial License Expiration Date is Calculated
The BBS has changed the way they calculate the license expiration date for licensees who receive their license on or after May 23, 2018. Going forward the method used to calculate the initial expiration date for new licensees is simply two years in the future on the last day of the month the license was … ContinuedContinue reading >
90 Day Rule for CSWs
The Governor has signed Assembly Bill 456, which will allow CSWs to use the “90-day rule”. From January 1, 2019 forward if a CSW applies for an associate number within 90 days of graduating, all post-degree hours (even those logged prior to receipt of the associate number) may be claimed toward licensure.Continue reading >
BBS One Step Closer to Supervision Changes
The BBS is close to allowing triadic supervision (supervision of two supervisees would count as individual supervision, not group). Assembly Bill 93 is on the Governor’s desk. If signed, it would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.Continue reading >
Potential Elimination of 90 Day Rule
This Friday (February 9, 2018) the BBS will vote on a proposal to eliminate the ability of MFT graduates to claim hours of experience logged between graduation and issuance of their associate registration (currently referred to as the “90-day rule”). This change would also impact LPCC candidates. CAMFT has submitted compromise language that may be … ContinuedContinue reading >
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