BBS Requirements from http://www.bbs.ca.gov/law-reg.htm 

Continuing Education 

REQUIREMENT

MFT's and LCSW's whose licenses expire January 31, 1999 or later, must complete CE within the preceding two years of the license renewal date.

COURSEWORK

MFT's and LCSW's are required to take classes relevant to their scopes of practice. Training, education, and coursework by approved providers shall incorporate one or more of the following:

1. aspects of counseling or social work that are fundamental to the discipline
2. aspects of counseling or social work in which significant recent developments have occurred
3. aspects of other disciplines that enhance the understanding or practice of counseling or social work

Additional licensee information is available in CE FAQ's for MFT's and LCSW's

www.innerlandscape.com  courses to fulfill these reqs

 

Aging and Long Term Care 

For renewals after January 1, 2005, those persons who began graduate study prior to January 1, 2004 must complete a 3-hour continuing education course in aging and long term care. The course could include, but is not limited to, the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. The Board may accept evidence of completion of an equivalent course or courses taken prior to January 1, 2005 or may accept prior teaching or practice experience in order to fulfill the continuing education requirement.

Becoming Elders of Our Clan: Aspects of Aging and Caretaking 4 CE

Clinical Issues In Aging  (Can be taken in 3 parts)

ETHICS
Any person renewing their license on or after January 1, 2004 is required to have completed no less than six hours of continuing education in the subject of Law and Ethics for this and each subsequent renewal. The six hours shall be considered part of the 36 hour CE requirement.

SAFE HARBOR I : LAW AND ETHICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE 6CE

NEW!!! ETHICS REVIEW AND ETHICS IN INTERNET/ TELECOUNSELING   6 CE

ETHICS: DUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN INTERNET and TELECOUNSELING 6 CE

 

 

Spousal or Partner Abuse

For renewals after January 1, 2004, licensees must complete a one-time course in spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies including community resources, cultural factors, and same gender abuse dynamics. There is no hour length specified for courses taken in 2004. If the spousal or partner abuse course is taken on or after January 1, 2005, it must be at least seven hours. Equivalent course work or experience may be substituted for this requirement, but will not count as CE.

Darkened Corners II. Domestic Violence: Spousal and Elder Abuse*

Darkened Corners I.  VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA  

CHILD ABUSE

Darkened Corners III Child Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and Recovery 

 

HIV: The Ongoing Journey   with AIDSMEDS.COM

One of the mandatory CE courses is HIV/AIDS. This is a one time requirement due with your first renewal. The HIV/AIDS course must be at least seven hours in length and cover the characteristics and method of assessment and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS.

Exception: If you have taken HIV/AIDS courses in the past, or if you have equivalent teaching or practice experience, you do not need to retake the HIV/AIDS courses. Previous coursework or experience cannot be credited towards your CE hours.

HUMAN SEXUALITY

 

ADDICTION: SCIENCE, CLINICAL THEORY AND TREATMENT (Substance Abuse Requirement)

Alcoholism and Other Chemical Substance Dependency Training: Effective August 1, 2004, Section 1810 was amended to allow local, county, state or federal governmental entities, licensed health facilities, and continuing education providers approved by the Board to offer the training required of those applying for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist with education and/or licensure in another state and applicants for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with education in state and education and/or licensure in another state. The following documents are available in adobe acrobat reader   

 

SUPERVISION

Part I: Models, Tools and Techniques 7ce

Part II: The Supervision Process 7CE

Safe Harbor II: Law and Ethics in Supervision 7CE

Uncharted Waters:
Working With Families of Children with Special Needs  3CE
(1 ce supervision component)

These frequently asked questions (FAQ's) are for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT's) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW's) who supervisor either MFT Interns, Trainees, or LCSW Associates.

  1. I AM SUPERVISING MFT INTERNS (Interns) AND/OR TRAINEES. HOW MANY HOURS OF SUPERVISOR TRAINING AM I REQUIRED TO OBTAIN?

    Effective January 1, 2000, you will need to have completed within sixty (60) days of commencement of supervision a minimum of six (6) hours of supervision training or coursework. Thereafter, you will need this training every two years. This training may apply towards the continuing education requirements.

  2. I AM SUPERVISING LCSW ASSOCIATES (Associates). HOW MANY HOURS OF SUPERVISION TRAINING AM I REQUIRED TO OBTAIN?

    Effective January 1, 2001, you will need to have completed fifteen (15) contact hours in supervision training obtained from a state agency or approved continuing education provider. This training may apply towards the continuing education requirements.

  3. I AM SUPERVISING INTERNS, TRAINEES AND ASSOCIATES. WILL I NEED BOTH 6 HOURS OF SUPERVISION TRAINING FOR INTERNS AND 15 HOURS OF SUPERVISION TRAINING FOR ASSOCIATES?

    No. You are only required to obtain fifteen (15) contact hours in supervision training. The six (6) hours required for supervising Interns can be included in the fifteen (15) hours. However, if you continue to supervise Interns you will need six (6) hour of training every two years.

  4. WILL I BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COMPLETION OF THIS TRAINING?

    No. However, upon written request of the board, the supervisor shall provide to the board any documentation which verifies the supervisor's compliance with the requirements.

  5. SUPERVISORS OF INTERNS: CAN COURSEWORK TAKEN PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2000 COUNT?

    Yes. Coursework completed between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1999, may apply.

  6. SUPERVISORS OF ASSOCIATES: CAN COURSEWORK TAKEN PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2001 COUNT?

    Yes, Coursework completed after January 1, 1999 may apply.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PRELICENSURE FOR MFTs visit http://www.bbs.ca.gov/mft_train.htm 

    FOR MORE INFO ON LCSWs prelicensure visit http://www.bbs.ca.gov/lctrain.htm 

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