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July 6

California BBS MFT FAQs

I just created an account.  How do I get started? What are the supervision requirements for Trainees and/or Associates? What are the differences between the Option 1 (new) and Option 2 (old) experience requirements? Do I need to log supervision in a week where I only log workshop or training hours? Do you have any … Continued

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July 6

California BBS Getting Started

Step 1:  Update your School & Status Information When you log into a new account you will be taken directly to the School & Status Information section.  It is important that you keep this information up-to-date because it allows TrackYourHours to accurately report your hours by status and will populate your experience verification and weekly … Continued

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July 6

California BBS APCC Tips for Submitting Hours

What do I need to submit to the BBS?  Examination Eligibility Application You can download the application here Page 2 of the application provides a checklist of documents that need to be submitted (a brief summary of key items is included below) If you want to receive confirmation of receipt of your application from the … Continued

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July 6

California BBS ASW Tips for Submitting Hours

What do I need to submit to the BBS? Examination Eligibility Application You can download the application here Page 2 of the application provides a checklist of documents that need to be submitted (summarized below) If you want to receive confirmation of receipt of your application from the board you should include a self-addressed, stamped … Continued

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July 6

California BBS MFT Tips for Submitting your Hours

What do I need to submit to the BBS? Examination Eligibility Application You can download the application here Pages 2 – 4 of the application provide a checklist of documents that need to be submitted (summarized below) Check or money order for the fee Additional details are included in the Examination Eligibility Application Photograph July … Continued

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July 6

California BBS Scope of Practice for Couples and Families

Scope of Practice for Couples and Families Per the BBS, counselors who would like to assess and treat couples and families or supervise Marriage and Family Therapist Associates should include 500 hours of supervised practice with couples, families and children in their internship.  These hours must be under the supervision of a LMFT or a … Continued

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July 6

California BBS ASW Logging Individual and Group Psychotherapy Hours

Consistent with the BBS weekly log and Experience Verification form, the individual and group psychotherapy hours are a subset of the Clinical Psychosocial Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment category in TrackYourHours.  You cannot enter psychotherapy hours until you have first entered Clinical Psychosocial Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment hours.  When you enter hours in the individual and group … Continued

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July 6

California BBS ASW Supervision Requirements

Supervision Requirements The BBS requires you to log at least 1 unit of supervision in order to claim hours in a week.  A unit of supervision is:  1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.  In any week where you log more than 10 hours of counseling you must log an additional … Continued

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July 6

California BBS Comparison of Option 1 and 2 Experience Requirements

January 1, 2016 the experience requirements for LMFTs changed.  Applicants who submit their application on or before December 31, 2020 have the option of being evaluated under the old or new experience requirements.  As of January 1, 2021 the new requirements will apply to all applicants. What changes were made to the experience requirements? The category … Continued

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July 6

California BBS Workshop Hours and Supervision

Prior to September 29, 2012 the BBS required you to meet the minimum supervision requirement (1 unit)  in order to claim professional enrichment activities (workshops).  On September 29, 2012 the BBS eliminated the supervision requirement.  From September 29, 2012 forward you can claim workshop hours in a week without logging any supervision. Workshop hours logged … Continued

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