New edition: The definitive guide to California law for master's level therapists
Changes in this 10th edition of Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs include:
* New requirements for CE for prelicensed therapists
* New requirements for video-based supervision
* New requirements for pay transparency for employers
* New rules for continuing education
* New research findings on clinical exams for licensure
* New information on writing letters and reports
And more! See our more detailed list of substantive changes in this edition. We offer paperback, digital purchase, and digital rental options.
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Study now for your 2023 California MFT Law & Ethics Exam
We made some major changes to our leading study guide for the California MFT Law & Ethics Exam.
This edition is updated to 2023 law. It includes a full-length practice exam and 25-item mini-mock exam, all with complete rationales.
Of the 112 total practice questions, more than 60 are all-new to this edition.
Go into your test confident and ready.
You've got this.
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Efficient, effective Clinical Social Work Law & Ethics Exam prep
Our leading study guide has several new features.
- Updated to 2023 law
- Featuring more than 100 practice questions with complete rationales, including a full-length (75-item) practice test and a 25-item mini-mock exam
- Subscale scoring on practice tests so you can identify specific areas of strength and weakness
- Built from the same task and knowledge statements the BBS uses when writing the real exam
With this guide, you can approach your California LCSW Law & Ethics Exam confident and ready.
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 2018 speech that opened the first Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles.
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