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Potential Elimination of 90 Day Rule
This Friday (February 9, 2018) the BBS will vote on a proposal to eliminate the ability of MFT graduates to claim hours of experience logged between graduation and issuance of their associate registration (currently referred to as the “90-day rule”). This change would also impact LPCC candidates. CAMFT has submitted compromise language that may be … ContinuedContinue reading >
Is Your Supervisor Meeting All of Their Responsibilities? (MFT)
Whenever a supervisee (MFT registered intern or MFT trainee) begins working with a new supervisor, they must obtain a completed copy of the BBS’ Responsibility Statement for Supervisors. Supervisors are required to complete and sign this form under penalty of perjury, which may provide some reassurance for supervisees; however, even supervisors with the best of … ContinuedContinue reading >
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 >
BBS online licensure verification
It is recommended that you routinely verify the status of your supervisor’s license. Using the BreEZe online license verification system you can check the status of any license in a matter of seconds. You can search by name, business name or license number. Verify the status your supervisor’s license now.Continue reading >
Top 10 Tips for Finding a Private Practice Internship
In 2014, the job market is tough for pre-licensed LMFT, LCSW, LPC, and Psychologists looking to find paid jobs. Many of the agency jobs, non-profit jobs, and county positions have lost funding. So, pre-licensed mental health professionals are not only struggling to gather the hours needed to apply for licensure, but they are struggling to … ContinuedContinue reading >
You have completed your hours, what’s next?
It can certainly be a long road on the way from graduate school to becoming a Licensed MFT or Social Worker in California and often takes candidates 4-5 years between graduate school and accumulating the required hours of experience. Then, candidates have to apply to the Board of Behavioral Science to have their application reviewed … ContinuedContinue reading >
Save on licensing prep materials at AATBS
As a subscriber to TrackYourHours you are entitled to a discount on exam preparation materials at AATBS (Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences). Learn more about this offer. AATBS offers exam prep materials for California LMFT, LPCC and LCSW candidates.Continue reading >
BBS Exam Restructure Delayed
California BBS Exam Restructuring Update The BBS previously announced that the licensing exam restructuring had been delayed. Until now no one has been able to provide a date that the restructruing will actually occur. On October 1st the Governor’s office announced that the Governor signed a bill (SB-821) allowing the delay in exam restructuring until January 1, … ContinuedContinue reading >
Tips for submitting your application to the BBS
Review your hours carefully to ensure you have enough cushion above the total required by the BBS. There is always a possibility that the BBS will exclude some of the hours that you submit. It is important to review the following information: TYH Valid total – Your valid total in TrackYourHours is a calculation of … ContinuedContinue reading >
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