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BBS: Announced 12-16 weeks for processing applications

Back in February, the BBS posted on their website that the current processing time for MFT applications is running about 12-16 weeks.  If you’ve already submitted your application and are wondering where you are in the process, the BBS website frequently updates what ‘week’ of submitted applications they are currently working on.  For the week of April 11th, applications received the week of November 23rd, 2010 were   being processed.  You can find the most recent information here.

Below are suggestions to help ensure your application has everything in order when you submit your materials to the BBS.

Make sure your application is 100% complete. This sounds pretty basics, but according to the BBS, the number one reason why applications are refused is that they are missing information.
Double check that your graduate course work meets all the requirements. The BBS lists accredited and approved schools , so you can see if your program is on the list.  If not, it is possible to take CEUs that meet the BBS criteria.
Submit your weekly experience logs in date order. This will not only make for a smoother review of your weekly logs, but ensures that you’ve gone back through your signed statements and know that they are all present.  If you do find that you’ve misplaced a weekly experience sheet, don’t worry, you’ve got all your hours still logged on TYH.  Scroll back through your weeks, reprint and submit to your supervisor.
Include all signed experience verification logs. Double check each sheet to make sure your hours add up and that each sheet includes signatures in the proper place.  This is the time you want to dot all your i’s and cross your t’s.
Are your transcripts in a sealed envelope? This is a must for the BBS.
Don’t forget your payment! After making it through your grad program, successfully logging 3000 hours and beginning to prep for your exam, the last reason you would want to be denied is for forgetting to submit payment.

For additional information on the application process, contact the BBS with your questions.

BBS Updates: March 3, 2010

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The BBS website has been updated to include the following information:

The Board and Committee Meeting calendar for 2010 has been updated and can be found on the Board Meeting page.

The Committees page has been updated to reflect Tracy Rhine’s appointment as Assistant Executive Officer as well as new Committee’s and members for the Board.

Recently appointed Board Member Bio’s have been updated on the Board Members page.

The 2009 Board meetings page has been updated to include minutes from the October 2009 Board meeting and the December 2009 Examination Program Review Committee meeting.

The following documents have been updated and can be found on the Forms and Publications page:
1. MFT Examination Eligibility Application Packet
2. MFT Experience Verification – (Form 37A-301a) For Hours Gained ON or AFTER January 1, 2010
3. MFT Weekly Summary of Hours of Experience – (Form 37A-524a) For Hours Gained ON or AFTER January 1, 2010
4. New – FAQ’s for Weekly Summary of Hours of Experience & MFT Experience Verification Forms

New Year, New Rules…New TrackYourHours!

UPDATE: We are planning to launch the 2010 version of TYH on or before January 15th!

By now you should all be aware of the new BBS rules that go into effect January 1, 2010. If not, you can read all about it and download some of the BBS docs related to the changes here.

In order to accommodate the changes, we have been working on a new version of TrackYourHours and wanted to provide you with some information on what to expect in the new year….

The current TrackYourHours software (TYH Legacy) will still be available to use in the new year in case you need to access or enter any data. The TYH Legacy software has been modified so you will not be able to enter any hour data for dates beyond December 31, 2009.

Within the first 2 weeks of January 2010, we will make available a new version of TrackYourHours (TYH 2010). To track and report any hours from January 1, 2010 and beyond, you will use TYH 2010.

When we release TYH 2010, we will modify the login process so that once you provide your username and password, you will be prompted to select TYH 2010 or TYH Legacy. Depending on which choice you make, you will be directed to the appropriate version of TrackYourHours. If you are a current TYH user, all your Site and Profile data will be available in both versions of TrackYourHours.

As we get closer to launching TYH 2010, we will be updating our blog as well as sending out emails to the TYH community with more information on the changes we are making.

We hope you are all enjoying the Holidays and we are looking forward to a very exciting 2010.

Just to recap: In the new year, you will still be able to access all your TrackYourHours information. In addition, we will be launching a new version of the software with the new BBS categories in mid- January.

2010

In case you haven’t heard, the BBS is making some big changes to the MFT supervised experience requirements for hours earned on or after January 1, 2010.

Before we get into the specifics, we want to let all of you in the TYH community know that we are working to update TrackYourHours to comply with all the new changes. We are planning to have an updated verision of the software ready for January and will also be updating the TYH Mobile version of TrackYourHours as well.

We will continue to provide you with the best and easiest way to track and report your hours and help you comply with the MFT (and soon ASW/LCSW) licensing requirements.

Here are some documents from the BBS which should help explain the upcoming changes:

2010 MFT Experience Categories – Summary of Hours Permitted/Required

2010 Changes to MFT Supervision/Experience Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions – MFT Supervised Experience Changes Related to SB 33

 

We will also be providing updates to the TYH community on how best to make the transition from 2009 – 2010.