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Getting Paid While Waiting on Approval of your Hours
Many pre-licensed therapists find themselves in need of a paid position before they receive their associate registration number. Students and new graduates may want to enter the mental health field as soon as possible; however, employers are not always willing to hire applicants for therapist roles unless they have an associate registration number in hand. … ContinuedContinue reading >
California BBS Face-to-Face Supervision Waiver Extended Again
During the COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Behavioral Sciences issued (and extended multiple times) a waiver for the face-to-face supervision requirement. This waiver has allowed Associates in any setting (including private practice) to count supervision via two-way, real-time videoconferencing. In addition, it allowed Practicum students to count telehealth hours toward their required hours of counseling. … ContinuedContinue reading >
So Can California Supervisees Work from Home or What?
During the pandemic, therapists have overwhelmingly been providing services via telehealth. In many cases, they’ve been doing so from their homes. While the transition hasn’t been easy, there is little evidence so far to suggest that it has created significant problems for client care or therapist supervision. Now, some of that working from home may … ContinuedContinue reading >
All BBS COVID-19 Waivers set to Expire
The BBS has announced that all of the COVID-19 waivers that have been in place will NOT be extended beyond their current expiration date of October 31, 2021. View WaiversContinue reading >
BBS New Supervision-Related Regulations Jan 1, 2022
New supervision-related regulations have been approved by the BBS with an effective date of January 1, 2022. The new regulations do all of the following: • Create consistency in supervisor requirements and responsibilities between the LMFT, LCSW and LPCC professions.• Implement several new supervisor responsibilities.• Require all supervisors to … ContinuedContinue reading >
New Supervision Agreement Form
Effective January 1, 2022 supervisors and supervisees will need to complete and sign a Supervision Agreement Form. This new form will replace the Supervisor Responsibility Statement and Supervisory Plan forms and will be required for new supervisory relationships from January 1, 2022 forward. If you are currently working under supervisor or begin working under a … ContinuedContinue reading >
Remote Supervision Waiver Set to Expire
During the pandemic the BBS has repeatedly renewed a waiver that allowed Associates in any setting (including private practice) to count supervision via two-way, real-time videoconferencing. The current waiver is set to expire on October 31, and it is highly unlikely that it will be further extended. What does this mean? If you are currently … ContinuedContinue reading >
California Law & Ethics Requirement (proposed change)
The BBS is moving forward with a proposal to eliminate the 12-hour California law and ethics course requirement, and replace it with a requirement that all registrants complete a 3-hour California law and ethics course in each renewal cycle. Learn MoreContinue reading >
TYH Blog Series: Evidence-based Treatment
This is the first in a series of posts that will examine evidence-based treatment approaches It is likely that you have read the study published in 2015 that identified a replication crisis in the body of work published in the field of psychology. This study found that only 39 of the 100 replication attempts were … ContinuedContinue reading >
Is it time to start preparing for face-to-face supervision? (California BBS)
Update: October 29, 2021 – The BBS announced today that have extended the waiver for face-to-face supervision through December 31, 2021. Original Post The short answer is yes. During the COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Behavioral Sciences issued (and extended multiple times) a waiver for the face-to-face supervision requirement. This waiver has allowed Associates in … ContinuedContinue reading >
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