How to Log BBS MFT Conjoint Couples and Family Hours
Understanding the Conjoint Couples & Family Incentive
The BBS provides an incentive for gaining experience treating couples and families. Both pre- and post-degree you are allowed to “double-count” up to 150 hours of treatment of couples and families. For example, if you log 150 hours with couples and families, they will be counted as 300 hours when your hours are submitted for review (additional hours logged above 150 are not double counted). Note: Hours logged prior to January 1, 2010 are not eligible for double counting.
Logging Conjoint Couples & Family Hours on the BBS Forms
On the BBS forms, the conjoint couples and family hours are a subset of your Couples, Families and Children category. To enter your hours on the weekly summary of hours of experience form (weekly log), follow these steps:
1. Enter the total number of couples, families and children hours you logged in the Couples, Families and Children category. For example, if you logged 4 hours with couples, 3 hours with families and 2 hours with children, you would enter 9 in the Couples, Families and Children category (4 + 3 + 2).
2. Enter the number of couples and family hours in the next row on the form. From the example above, you would enter 7, because of the 9 hours you are logging, 7 should be counted as conjoint couples and family (4 hours with couples + 3 hours with families).
Below is a screen shot of how the hours in the aforementioned example would be entered on your weekly summary of hours of experience form (weekly log).
Logging Conjoint Couples & Family Hours in TrackYourHours
TrackYourHours simplifies the process of logging CFC hours by automatically double counting up to 150 conjoint couples and family hours in your valid total so you know how many hours you can actually claim. If you go over the 150 maximum the software automatically stops double counting the hours. Just enter your hours and let the software do the work.
Below is a screen shot of how the hours in the aforementioned example would be entered into TrackYourHours.
Understanding How the Conjoint Couples & Family Hours are Reported
It is important to note that the hours you enter as conjoint couples and family should not be double counted in your totals on your BBS forms. You are simply indicating which hours within your Couples, Families and Children category should be double counted when the BBS reviews your hours. If you use TrackYourHours your forms will automatically be filled out correctly. If you do not use TrackYourHours, make sure that when you sum your hours on the weekly summary of hours of experience form (weekly log) that you only include the CFC hours and do not double count the conjoint couples and family hours in your weekly total. If you double count the hours you will be over reporting your hours to the BBS.
Learn more about how TrackYourHours simplifies the tracking and reporting of your experience hours. Simply enter your hours and our software applies the appropriate BBS rules and generates your forms with one click.