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New continuing education regulations
The BBS is implementing new continuing education regulations effective January 1, 2015. The changes impact the approval process for CE providers. Learn more by visiting the BBS website.Continue reading >
California LMFTs and Registered Interns eligible as Medi-Cal providers
A new amendment adds LMFTs and Registered Interns to the list of Medi-Cal providers. Learn more by visiting the CAMFT website.Continue reading >
Do I need to submit a W2?
For hours logged on or after January 1, 2010 interns must submit a W-2 or a letter from your employer confirming that you were a volunteer. This requirement does not apply to hours earned as a trainee or to any hours earned as an intern prior to January 1, 2010. (applies to California MFT candidates)Continue reading >
An easier way to log personal psychotherapy hours
When entering personal psychotherapy hours into TYH you can choose to enter each session individually or enter the hours in blocks (multiple sessions on a single day). Entering each session individually takes some time but it is the safest approach. If you choose to enter the hours in blocks they will be counted correctly in … ContinuedContinue reading >
Does the BBS limit the number of supervision hours I can claim? (MFT)
Yes! Although the BBS does not directly limit the number of supervision hours logged, supervision hours are included within the non-counseling experience (NCE) category which has a maximum of 1,000 hours. Once you hit the NCE category maximum additional supervision hours may not be claimed. If you hit a category maximum TrackYourHours automatically subtracts additional … ContinuedContinue reading >
Am I required to log supervision every week?
Trainees and interns are required to log at least one unit of supervision in each week they claim experience hours. The ONLY exceptions are professional development hours (workshops) and personal psychotherapy hours (MFT only). Per the BBS, “persons gaining hours pre- or post-degree must have a minimum of one (1) hour of individual supervision, OR … ContinuedContinue reading >
The first thing to do before you start logging hours at a new site
As an MFT Trainee or Intern it is critically important to have your supervisor sign the Responsibility Statement for Supervisors before you begin earning hours. The Responsibility Statement for Supervisors (Section 1833.1 of the California Code of Regulations) became effective on January 1, 1991, and was revised effective January 1, 1998. The original form must … ContinuedContinue reading >
LPCC Scope of Practice for Families and Couples
Per the BBS, “Professional clinical counseling” does not include the assessment or treatment of couples or families unless the professional clinical counselor has completed all of the following:Continue reading >
Summary of BBS LMFT Experience Requirements
Experience Type Hours Earned Prior to January 1, 2012 Hours Earned On or After January 1, 2012 1. Individual Counseling or Psychotherapy No minimum or maximum (Pre-degree maximum of 750 counseling + supervision) 2. Couples, Family and Child Psychotherapy Minimum 500 Hours Minimum 500 Hours (150 hours of conjoint couples & family therapy are … ContinuedContinue reading >
Supervision and workshop hours
Do you have to log supervision in a week in order to claim workshop hours? The short answer…it depends. Read on for a detailed answer.Continue reading >
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