Under current law MFT trainees are permitted to counsel clients outside of practicum as long as the period of lapsed enrollment in the practicum is less than 90 calendar days. The BBS has issued a waiver that extends the lapsed enrollment period from 90 days to 180 days. Note that the waiver only applies to trainees who were last enrolled in a practicum course between March 31, 2020 and May 1, 2020. These trainees are permitted to counsel clients while not enrolled in practicum if the period of lapsed enrollment is less than 180 calendar days, and if that period is immediately preceded by enrollment in a practicum course and immediately followed by enrollment in a practicum course or completion of the degree program.
A link to the text of the wavier can be found here.