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.
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.
Your attitude towards yourself and towards the exam affects whether you have a positive or a negative experience during the study and exam process. Taking care of your physical and emotional needs during the preparation period is critical to putting yourself in the best position to succeed. Leave plenty of time to study and practice exam-type questions so that you don't get into a situation of having to do last minute cramming.
You already know it’s a good idea to study daily to prepare for your MFT exam. You have researched study tips and asked questions from those who have taken the exam. After all of the advice, you receive, be sure not to ignore the most helpful tip, which is daily question and answer. By taking a few minutes each day to review sample questions, you can see a direct result in your outcome. There are numerous benefits to studying mock questions. Here are a few reminders so you can continue the forward momentum of passing your exam.