Advocacy for prelicensed therapists: A conversation with LA-CAMFT

LA-CAMFT and Ben CaldwellIn late 2017, I sat down with my friends at LA-CAMFT for a wide-ranging discussion of issues that impact prelicensed therapists. Advocacy is sort of my jam, so we knew that advocacy would be a big part of the discussion. But we also got to talk about interviews, health insurance, employment, exams, and a lot of other issues relevant to early-career therapists.

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California’s 90-day rule for MFTs: An explainer

California Board of Behavioral SciencesWhen the Board of Behavioral Sciences Policy Committee meets this Friday in Sacramento, the agenda will include discussion of the “90-day rule” for marriage and family therapists. The committee previously recommended that the rule be scrapped. Both CAMFT and AAMFT-CA are fighting hard to keep it. What is the 90-day rule, and why does it matter so much?

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Podcast episode 1: How license exams are like the TSA

Psychotherapy Notes podcastAs we announced last month, the first seven episodes of our Psychotherapy Notes podcast are now online. They’re interesting and short, by design. Much as I love to ramble on for hours (seriously, my students are all rolling their eyes and nodding in agreement right now), these episodes are short enough that you can listen to an entire episode during a 10 minute break between client sessions. For our first episode, we revisit a topic that has come up often here on the blog: License exams.

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