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.
Each day, approximately 86 Americans will die by suicide. In the United States, around 45,000 deaths occur each year as a result of suicide, and nearly 575,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency room departments for self-inflicted injuries (CDC, 2015).
Whether you love it or hate it, social media is a must for a therapist. There are many social media platforms that you may choose to be involved in, but if you are a therapist, you need to have a LinkedIn profile. Whether you use it to stay connected to other professionals, referrals, or networking, there are benefits to LinkedIn.
- If you’re reading this after recently passing a social work licensure exam, we’d like to offer you huge congratulations! No matter which test you just passed, you no doubt put an enormous amount of work into studying for success. These skills will be useful in your next career step: finding employment. Starting work in the social work field is an exciting milestone, and you’re no doubt looking for the perfect opportunity. The following ideas and resources will give you a great start towards finding that ideal position.