BBS Requirements from http://www.bbs.ca.gov/law-reg.htm
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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
Part I: Models, Tools and Techniques 7ce
Part II: The Supervision Process 7CE
Safe Harbor II: Law and Ethics in Supervision 7CE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Coursework completed between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1999, may apply.
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