Preorder Preparing for the 2019 California MFT Law & Ethics Exam

Preparing for the 2019 California MFT Law & Ethics Exam (c) Copyright 2018 Ben Caldwell LabsI’ll say it: Our California MFT Law & Ethics Exam prep books kick ass. They’re efficient and effective, and our customers have loved them since they first came out.

But they’re also a little long in the tooth, you know? Laws change quickly, and we’ve seen some significant changes since our blue book first came out in 2015. Our green book (Practice Tests) came out in 2016, and it could use a refresh as well.

So we thought, as we tend to do around here, let’s go big. Sure, we’ve launched a very useful video-based online prep program for the California MFT Law and Ethics Exam, which is less than half the cost of programs offered by our competitors. But we know that a lot of folks still prefer good old-fashioned paper, and if you’re in that group, we’ve got your back.

Read morePreorder Preparing for the 2019 California MFT Law & Ethics Exam

10 years of blogging: Jeff’s favorite posts

Nicole de Khors / Burst / Used under licenseI can hardly believe that Psychotherapy Notes has been around now for a decade! For 10 years, we’ve challenged you (and ourselves) to think differently, reconsider professional boundaries, and actively work to improve the field of psychotherapy. Since long before I started here, Psychotherapy Notes has had a positive impact on my professional career and the way that I interact with both clients and colleagues.

I want to start my list of favorite Psychotherapy Notes posts by highlighting some of those that were also covered by Ben and Emma. First is “Why we’re launching #PostThePay,” which advocates for employers to post the salary or salary-range for perspective jobs. The #PostThePay campaign continues to have a significant positive impact on employment postings on social media. That launch post serves as a useful reminder of how easy it can be to create meaningful change in our field.

Read more10 years of blogging: Jeff’s favorite posts

10 years of blogging: Emma’s favorite posts

Nicole de Khors / Burst / Used under licenseIt’s unreal to me that Psychotherapy Notes has been around since long before I even decided to pursue therapy. But the fact that I discovered it shortly after I started grad school shows how much of an impact it has made for the field in general, and for prelicensees specifically. Whenever I would Google a question about the path to MFT licensure, Psychotherapy Notes was one of the first links to pop up with an easy breakdown of what I needed to know. Here are some of my favorite posts from the past 10 years.

Read more10 years of blogging: Emma’s favorite posts

Studying for counselor licensing exams

Matthew Henry / Burst / Used under licenseLicensing exams are a major milestone in the development of a professional counselor (specific license titles vary, but LPC, LPCC, and LMHC are common). While there are differences from state to state, most states use one or both of the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam and National Counselor Exam, and most states require that the exam be taken at the completion of at least two years of full-time, post-masters experience in supervised practice. As you approach completion of the experience necessary to take counselor licensing exams, how can you best prepare? Here are five things that can help:

Read moreStudying for counselor licensing exams