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  1. Significant Changes to the California MFT Clinical Exam
    Significant Changes to the California MFT Clinical Exam

    The California Clinical Exam has changed as of January 1, 2021. Read on for more details, and stay connected to Gerry Grossman Seminars for up-to-date exam prep materials.

    Around every seven years, the BBS conducts an occupational survey of practicing LMFTs. This is done to determine issues that are relevant to current MFT clinical practice as it pertains to changing societal patterns and emerging developments in the field. Based on the results of this analysis, the Office of Examination Services organizes the tasks and knowledge statements that become the LMFT Written Clinical Examination Outline. Examination questions are developed by subject matter experts to address these tasks and knowledge statements. The 2021 CCE exam handbook contains new exam categories...

  2. A New Law Streamlines California Mental Health Providers Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities
    A New Law Streamlines California Mental Health Providers Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities

    On September 26, 2020, Assembly Bill 1145 was signed into law.  For over 10 years in the pursuit of legislative advocacy as an LMFT and as a Gerry Grossman Seminars instructor of BBS exam preparatory and continuing education classes, I have strongly advocated for a change in the law as it pertained to mandated reporting and consensual sex and minors.   In 2010, I wrote an article regarding this subject for CAMFT Therapist magazine to alert mental health professionals to the inequity in the law.  I spoke out regarding this topic at annual CAMFT conferences and at multiple BBS meetings, and walked the halls of the Capital Building advocating at representatives’ offices.

  3. Diversity in Social Work: Can you Relate?
    Diversity in Social Work: Can you Relate?
    We usually think of diversity as taking into consideration a client’s ethnic or racial background, sexual identity, gender, or perhaps age;  however, it might be useful to consider diversity as any difference between the social worker and a client in which the client might feel that the clinician cannot understand their experience.
  4. Understanding the Marriage and Family Therapy License Requirements
    Understanding the Marriage and Family Therapy License Requirements

    Navigating the National and California Clinical Exams

    Taking the first step toward Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure may feel like a daunting task. This overview of the process will help you navigate this exciting and rewarding journey.