The BBS has taken a formal position to support AB2943 which would make Sexual Orientation Change Efforts an unlawful business practice.
California Assembly Bill 1436 would mandate six hours of suicide prevention training for master’s-level mental health professionals.
Did you know that in 2016 the BBS resumed random continuing education (CE) audits? They randomly select a number of renewing licensees and confirm whether they have met all CE requirements. If you fail a CE audit you can receive a citation and a fine. In the most recent audit 28% of LCSWs and 25% of LMFts failed (Page 8 of Fall 2017 Newsletter). How do you fail a CE audit? According to the BBS the top reasons are:
- Failure to complete the required law and ethics coursework.
- Failure to complete the required number of CE units within the renewal period.
- Completing CE courses from unapproved providers.
In several months we will be launching a new site, TrackYourCEUs. Our mission is to help make your compliance with the CEU requirements as simple as possible. We are designing the site to address the three issues listed above. Learn More
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New BBS experience requirements are coming January 1, 2016. For five years the BBS is allowing applicants to choose whether they want to be evaluated under the old or new requirements. Which should you choose? We can help you decide! TrackYourHours has been updated to allow you to easily see how many hours you can claim under both the old and new requirements.
As of January 1, 2016 the following standards of practice for telehealth will be effective for all licensees and registrants:
(a) All persons engaging in the practice of marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, clinical social work, or professional clinical counseling via telehealth, as defined in Section 2290.5 of the Code, with a client who is physically located in this State must have a valid and current license or registration issued by the Board. Continue reading