The definitive guide, updated for 2022
Changes in this 9th edition of Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs for 2022 include:
* Major changes to supervision requirements
* Updates to the LMFT and LPCC scopes of practice
* Updated information on telehealth
* Updated information on working from home
* New rules for Emotional Support Animal letters
* Added information on holding multiple licenses
* Added information on California's End of Life Option
...and much more. We now offer paperback, digital purchase, and digital rental options.
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Our industry-leading guide is now better than ever.
- Updated to 2021 California law
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- 20 of those practice questions are new to this edition
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California MFT Law & Ethics Exam: BBS Sample Questions, explained
The exam handbook includes sample questions and the right answers, but it doesn't tell you why those answers are correct. Here, we give the rationales.
The courage to fight
Therapists are usually great listeners and skilled at finding compromise. But to truly be effective in creating change, we also have to be skilled at conflict.
This is my speech that opened the first Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles.
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Ben Caldwell Labs is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for California LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Ben Caldwell Labs maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CAMFT CEPA provider #137848. Courses advertised as providing CE content under this approval meet the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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