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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. Tips for formating your LinkedIn page as a therapist
    Tips for formating your LinkedIn page as a therapist

    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.

  4. You Passed the Test! Now What?
    You Passed the Test! Now What?
    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.