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November 8

Getting Paid While Waiting on Approval of your Hours

Many pre-licensed therapists find themselves in need of a paid position before they receive their associate registration number. Students and new graduates may want to enter the mental health field as soon as possible; however, employers are not always willing to hire applicants for therapist roles unless they have an associate registration number in hand. … Continued

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October 14

All BBS COVID-19 Waivers set to Expire

The BBS has announced that all of the COVID-19 waivers that have been in place will NOT be extended beyond their current expiration date of October 31, 2021.  View Waivers

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October 7

BBS New Supervision-Related Regulations Jan 1, 2022

New supervision-related regulations have been approved by the BBS with an effective date of January 1, 2022. The new regulations do all of the following: •       Create consistency in supervisor requirements and responsibilities between the LMFT, LCSW and LPCC professions.•       Implement several new supervisor responsibilities.•       Require all supervisors to … Continued

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October 7

New Supervision Agreement Form

Effective January 1, 2022 supervisors and supervisees will need to complete and sign a Supervision Agreement Form. This new form will replace the Supervisor Responsibility Statement and Supervisory Plan forms and will be required for new supervisory relationships from January 1, 2022 forward. If you are currently working under supervisor or begin working under a … Continued

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October 5

Remote Supervision Waiver Set to Expire

During the pandemic the BBS has repeatedly renewed a waiver that allowed Associates in any setting (including private practice) to count supervision via two-way, real-time videoconferencing. The current waiver is set to expire on October 31, and it is highly unlikely that it will be further extended. What does this mean? If you are currently … Continued

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September 15

California Law & Ethics Requirement (proposed change)

The BBS is moving forward with a proposal to eliminate the 12-hour California law and ethics course requirement, and replace it with a requirement that all registrants complete a 3-hour California law and ethics course in each renewal cycle. Learn More

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April 13

NY LCSW (NYSED) Licensure FAQs

Below are answers to FAQs related to seeking licensure as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York.  TrackYourHours applies to NYSED rules to your hours as you log them and alerts you whenever there is a potential issue.  TrackYourHours also assists you with completing the state required forms that document your supervised experience. How … Continued

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October 21

BBS Fee Increase for 2021

The BBS has announced that they will be increasing their fees on January 1, 2021.  Learn More by reading the FAQ released by the BBS.  

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July 6

Extension to waiver for face-to-face supervision

The BBS order waiving face-to-face training and supervision requirements that was originally set to expire on July 5, 2020 has been extended through September 3, 2020.  Read the BBS announcement.  What does this mean?  Regardless of the type of setting that you are working in (including private practices), you may gain your required weekly direct … Continued

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June 25

Waiver to extend examination eligibility

The BBS has issued a wavier extending examination eligibility for marriage and family therapist (LMFT), clinical social worker (LCSW) and professional clinical counselor (LPCC) applicants that failed the clinical examination, and whose one-year eligibility to re-take the examination expired between March 31, 2020 and July 1, 2020.  This waiver allows 18 months instead of 12 … Continued

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