continuing education

  1. 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.

  2. New Requirement for California Clinicians: Suicide Risk, Assessment, and Intervention Training
    New Requirement for California Clinicians: Suicide Risk, Assessment, and Intervention Training

    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).

  3. 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.

  4. Choosing the Right CEU Without the Hassle
    Choosing the Right CEU Without the Hassle

    Have you ever completed a CEU online only to realize that it wasn’t the right one you needed? Have you ever spent a lot of money on a CEU only to find out that your licensing board wouldn’t accept it? There are many horror stories of clinicians who have spent time purchasing and completing CEUs that won’t count towards their licensure needs. Here are a few thoughts on how you can choose the right CEU without the hassle.