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 category maximum for telehealth and therefore you must log telehealth hours in that category. If you provide individual counseling, group counseling or diagnosis/counseling with couples, families and children via telehealth, they should be logged in the telehealth category. Under Option 2 telehealth hours may not be logged in any other category. On Friday, May 15 the BBS hosted a Facebook Live event and confirmed that you must continue to follow the aforementioned approach to logging hours in order to remain in compliance with the regulations. Furthermore, the category maximum for telehealth (375) will continue to be enforced. If the BBS grants a waiver on either of these issues we will notify you.
What if I am unable to complete my 3,000 total hours and/or 500 CFC hours as a result of the inability to log CFC hours now that I am exclusively providing telehealth?