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May 19

Logging Telehealth Hours (California APCCs)

Given the current pandemic there are a lot of questions about logging telehealth hours.  Below is the latest information on these topics that is specific to APCCs. How do I log telehealth hours? The LPCC Option 1 (new) requirements, which all APCCs should use, do not require hours to be logged under the category of … Continued

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May 19

Logging Telehealth Hours (California Trainees and AMFTs)

Given the current pandemic there are a lot of questions about logging telehealth hours.  Below is the latest information on these topics that is specific to MFT Trainees and AMFTs. How do I log telehealth hours if I plan to submit my application under the Option 2 (old requirements)? The Option 2 requirements have a … Continued

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May 11

BBS allows scanned forms

The BBS has always required original forms with wet signatures to be submitted with the application for licensure.  The BBS hosted a FB Live session on Friday, May 8.  During this session they stated that scanned forms will be accepted during the COVID-19 pandemic.   What does this mean?  You can email your experience verification form … Continued

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May 7

California DCA issues a waiver allowing video supervision for MFT Trainees, AMFTs, APCCs & ASWs

Update May 8, 2020 – The BBS has provided additional guidance, stating that real-time video supervision is acceptable from March 4, 2020 (the date of the Governor’s initial state of emergency declaration) forward.  The California DCA has issued a waiver allowing BBS registrants (MFT Trainees, AMFTs, APCCs and ASWs) in all work settings to receive … Continued

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May 5

Is face-to-face supervision still required on a weekly basis?

UPDATED May 6, 2020 The California DCA has issued a waiver allowing BBS registrants (MFT Trainees, AMFTs, APCC and ASWs) in all work settings to receive two-way, real-time video supervision as of May 6, 2020.  The relevant sections of the waiver are pasted below. Prior to this waiver face-to-face supervision was required in any setting … Continued

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