I am happy to report that 7 of us attended the CAMFT leadership Conference in Costa Mesa this last week. It was a great opportunity for those of us new to the board to gain valuable information to advance our chapter. We were noted for our social media presence, which is due in great part to new member, Karen Ulep. We received many new ideas regarding outreach, membership and sponsorship that we are anxious to put into place. We will be meeting as a group this next week to debrief and put our plan into place.
We had a very successful Club 3000 Meet and Greet social with AAMFT Sacramento this month. A good time was had by all, and much networking took place. We look forward to our next one in April. Our February meeting was well attended, and the evaluations reported that much was learned and our speaker, Jennifer Lombardi of the eating Recovery Center was extremely knowledgeable. Jennifer has agreed to join the board, and we thank her for her hard work and the sponsorship by her agency of the February meeting and catering.
We plan to begin visiting local colleges in the next month to share what our chapter has to offer. Patricia St. James and I attended a student outreach event at their site this last month and had the opportunity to meet some wonderful graduate students, some of whom joined us for both the pre-licensure and breakfast meeting this month.
All of us at SVC-CAMFT would like to thank Laura Fredrick for her wonderful service and dedication for the past several years as Administrative Assistant. We are sad to see her go as she is like family to us but we understand that she will need more time to attend to the PhD program she has just started. We wish her well and know she will do well because without her many of the transitions of SVC-CAMFT would have been nearly impossible. As she leaves us she is again assisting with her amazing abilities in training our new Administrative Assistant, Karen Ulep. (Many of you may have seen Karen around taking pictures at the training for our website and our logo and website update is her marvelous work.)
Thanks to all of you for your support of time and energy to our chapter.
Bylaws Co-Chairs: Jennifer Lombardi, LMFT Elizabeth Roccucci, LMFT
IT: Jen Huber, Intern
Communication Specialist Karen Ulep, Intern
Welcome to the section of the SVC-CAMFT newsletter, Legal Beagle written
by Darlene Davis, LMFT. The chapter thought it would be helpful to keep you
updated on new laws, legislative pursuits or actions, as well as ongoing legal
and ethical dilemmas we all face in our career as Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapists, Interns, and Trainees. Please feel free to ask questions that you
have and I will do my best to investigate and post your answer in the
newsletter. Please note that articles are based on information from CAMFT
and/or the BBS and have been researched to the best of my ability. This is not
meant to be legal advice.Please
contact CAMFT or Board of Behavioral Sciences for any legal matters you need
There is a lot going on in our
profession and the BBS has been working very hard. Here are some of the updates
I thought you might be interested in.
Laws Effective January 1, 2015:
Requires, prior to providing telehealth services, the health care provider
initiating the use of telehealth to inform the patient about the use of
telehealth. The provider must obtain and document verbal or written consent
from the patient.
AB1775 Makes downloading, streaming, or accessing through
electronic or digital media, material in which a child is engaged in an obscene
sexual act a mandated report under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
AB1843 Allows the BBS to
access a child custody evaluation report for the purposes of investigating
allegations that one of its licensees, while serving as a child custody
evaluator, engaged in unprofessional conduct in the creation of the report.
SB578 Requires board
licensees to retain patient records for a minimum of seven years from the date
therapy is terminated. If the patient is a minor, records must be retained for
a minimum of seven years from when the patient turned 18.
*many of us have
done this all along now there is a law in place.
SB1012 Increases the
hours of weekly supervision that a marriage and family therapist intern,
marriage and family therapist trainee, and professional clinical counselor
intern may count toward licensure from five hours per week to six hours per
week. This applies to supervision hours gained on or after January 1, 2009.
*This is why as a
supervisor I recommend writing every hour on your experience logs even if you
think you met a maximum!
Proposed changes to the law:
Revisions to supervised work experience
hours The Board is sponsoring legislation to
streamline the supervised experience requirements for LMFT and LPCC applicants.
The bill eliminates the complex assortment of minimum and maximum hours of
differing types of experience required for licensure (also known as the
“buckets” of experience hours) and instead requires 1,750 hours of the
experience to be direct clinical counseling hours. The remaining required 1,250
hours may be non-clinical experience – which may consist of activities such as
direct supervisor contact, writing clinical reports, or attending workshops or
*When this goes into effect new
applicants for licensure will have the option of submitting hours under the old
law or under the new law (either/or) for 5 years.
Revisions to the Board’s Enforcement
Process The Board is sponsoring legislation to
modify the requirements for an individual to petition for termination of
probation or modify an existing probation term. Under the proposal the Board
may deny the petition without hearing, if the petitioner is not in compliance
with the terms of his or her probation. Additionally, the bill clarifies that
the Board has jurisdiction to investigate and take disciplinary action even if
the status of a license or registration changes or if the license or
Potential Bill Proposal that may effect
Board Licensees and Applicants:
Suicide Prevention/Education Last year AB2198 was vetoed by the governor. This would
have mandated new applicants graduating after January 1, 2016 to take a 15-hour
course on suicide assessment, treatment, and management. Licensees would be
mandated to take a 6 hour CEU course. As part of the veto message the governor
has asked the licensing boards to evaluate the issues raised by the bill and to
take appropriate action if needed. The Board has initiated a survey of schools
to gather information. If you feel strongly about this issue you are encouraged
to participate in the legislative process.
Next issue: Explanation on CEU
providers and the new testing structure!
the executive director of the Eating Recovery Center of California (Formerly
Summit Eating Disorders). She presented on the issues and challenges
surrounding treatment of eating disorders. She provided the group with an
extensive 19 page handout that detailed her presentation. She related her
experience as a mother of 2 to her experiences working with eating disorder
clients, and the challenges of involving family in treatment.
Jennifer identified family as one of the
most important factors in her clients’ recoveries. She explained that effective
treatment requires family support and diligence in supervising meals, and
attending meetings. She presented data that showed that the average family has
38.5 minutes of “meaningful conversation” per week and many families don’t eat
together or have a tv on during meals. These things need to change for the
disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders. The
first most common cause of death is cardiac related problems and the second is
suicide. Eating disorders are often thought of as “invisible diseases” and it
is not uncommon for them to be misunderstood and ignored. Jennifer suggested
reframing it for families by saying “If they were drinking what would you do?”
ie: Julie is losing a lot of weight because of her anorexia vs. Julie is losing
a lot of weight because of her drinking.
disorders have a real basis in brain chemistry. Low levels of serotonin are
associated with bulimia and binge eating while high levels are associated with
anorexia. Dieting reduces serotonin levels, which then make the anorexic brain
feel more “normal”. Exercise can also burn off excess serotonin. In contrast,
binging increases serotonin and balances the bulimia/binging brain. Purging
also releases endogenous opiates.
primary goal of treatment is “intuitive eating”. Eating when you are hungry,
and stopping when you are full. “We need to have food for fuel and for fun.”
Eating disorder patients face the difficult task of re-training themselves to
Joseph Borders, LMFT
March Meeting Information
Free Pre-licensed 3000 Club Meeting
Topic: Mental Health Assessments Date: Friday, March 20, 2015 Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Note: Registration and membership are not required for the Pre-Licensed 3000 Club meeting
More info: Mental Health Assessments Assessing clients is a crucial component that informs treatment. Charlotte Parks, Program Manager, at Heritage Oaks Hospital will be presenting on this essential skill. Please join us to learn more. A question and answer session will follow.
Topic: Addiction Mindfulness Presenter: Steve Brugge Date:Friday, March 20, 2015 Time:9:30 AM to 12:00PM Location: Heritage Oaks Hospital 4250 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841 (map)
of Relapse Prevention Models and History of Mindfulness
Stages of Change
Eleven: Sought through prayer and “meditation”to “improve” our conscious contact.
Four Noble Truths:
truth is that “suffering is”. Second truth is that “suffering has a
cause”. The third truth is “that there is a way out”. The fourth truth.
What kind of life that releases us from suffering looks like.
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month we had the pleasure of talking with veteran therapist Lynnette
Browining-Love, MFT. Lynnette has been in the mental health field for over 20
years and has been licensed as an MFT for 7. Lynnette now works “in a private
practice” “with all populations, adults, children, but mostly emotionally
disturbed and developmentally delayed children.” In working with such a
specific and difficult population Lynnette uses “primarily CBT, play therapy,
sand-tray, I love sand-tray that is where you see what is really going on.” Lynnette
specializes in treating emotionally disturbed children and specifically “I work
with adoption and treating clients with reactive attachment disorder but I can only
have a maximum of two clients with RAD at a time because they take so much
effort.” In the past five years Lynnette has put a significant amount of effort
and time into assisting with issues around adoption and is now on the board of
directors of the Capitol Adoptive Family Alliance (CAFA)
“they provide what adopted families really need, education, events, and a camp
every year. It’s a great organization.” To treat such a specific population Lynnette
utilizes cutting edge therapies including “EMDR, I have been doing it for three
years. I use either a light stream, audio, or the pulsers. It’s so helpful for
anxiety and depression too.”
Lynnette now has extensive experience in assisting some of our most in need
population, what led her to the profession was her own experience as an adolescent
“I was a horrible teenager, but my parents stuck by me. I realized that I would
never have been the person I am if my parents did not stand by me. I realized
how many kids who don’t have someone to stand by them. I mean I was a fashion
designer in LA and I left because I wanted to help teenagers.” Lynnette went
back to school when she was 35 and began her career in mental health. “I
started in level 14 group homes. I think everyone should be forced to work in a
group home as their start, or something like a hospital, where you get to see
the real mental health system at work. I learned so much there.” This
experience shaped her perspective and she strongly advises any mental health
professional to avoid private practice until they have this experience “In a
private practice you lose your support system. All pre-licensed need to work in
an agency, see how the system works, learn protocol, appropriate behavior,
professionalism. This experience molds you to understand the children and the
system and the true sickness that is there.”
understood that sickness early on and was not deterred. Lynnette now
specializes in working with issues around emotionally disturbed and
developmentally delayed children and recently in the last five years started to
tackle adoption and attachment. This population can be demanding and Lynnette
has developed a strong sense of boundaries and sense of self “I have been doing
it so long that I trust my intuition. It has gotten stronger and it is tuned
in. It helps with everything from he said she said. It’s a gut feeling.” The
only thing Lynnette emphasizes more than instinct is the development of a
practitioners boundaries especially when working with clients who do not have boundaries
themselves. Lynnette is able to help clients with poor boundaries by “modeling
mostly, because they were usually never taught. You can’t expect someone to
have good boundaries if they never learn. You have to model, have the client go
through the experience for themselves to learn.” Lynnette believes that as a
therapist expanding your knowledge and awareness is key “you need to understand
cultural differences and family structures, I saw when training interns they
had no idea the differences in family systems.”
being so aware of herself Lynnette is clear on the struggles of her clients and
also the challenges of the career in general “The bureaucracy is the most
challenging part. Realizing that helping children is actually a business. Helping
people is a business. The realization hit not too long after I graduated. It
was hard to accept. I wanted to save the world and then you realize that it’s
not about the kids, it’s about the money. It’s hard to endure but you must
accept it and be the best you can be. Work with the system to get clients the
best possible care.” With so many possible reasons to be deterred Lynnette
still finds the joy in her everyday work “When a client walks out happy after
coming in sad, and I helped put their life back together. When you have parents
come in at their wits end with an adopted kid and I can explain who the kid is,
and how to better parent so they can form a family… I mean I wouldn’t do it if
I didn’t get to see that. I like to see someone live the life they want to
live, have the light come on, know they can be happy.”
emphasizes knowing yourself and having strength in your convictions, but it was
not always that easy. It was only with the help of amazing and influential
mentors such as “Jack Goswick was the principle at the first school I worked
in.” “He taught me to be strong, to stand up when I didn’t believe something
was right, taught me that I had the power to stand up for a child. Taught me I
was a good therapist.” This strength shaped her therapeutic style “When I come
into a session I tell the client what type of therapy this is going to be, I
explain who I am as a therapist right off the bat. I want them to know my style
is unique. I am going to be real, I am going to be direct. I assign homework. I
don’t have a magic wand but I rely on unconditional positive regard, being
genuine. Clients need to know you are genuinely there for them.”
So how does Lynnette balance her
life with such a demanding clientele? “I have a fabulous husband, and take time
for yourself. My daughter knows it as antisocial day. One day a week I don’t
talk to people, I don’t take calls, I do whatever I want to do. I usually lay
in bed watching old feel good movies. If you don’t take time for yourself you
are not modeling good boundaries, I honestly question your style. Just take
some time off, take a couple days.” And in the final words from Lynnette for
future therapists “Make sure you have done your own personal work before moving
to the next level, next position, getting licensed, anything. Make sure you
have done your work. It is the only way you can be the best therapist you can
Interview by: Jennifer Huber, MFT intern
Nine Ideas I Wish I Had Known as a
by George Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
As a baby boomer psychotherapist
approaching retirement I have been thinking about the need to preserve some of
the useful ideas that I fear are in danger of being lost to the next generation
of therapists who are being trained to provide short-term, evidence-based
treatment. If I had honored these ideas earlier in my career, I would have been
a better therapist. CAUTION: Some of these ideas may be untested or
untestable by research.
Become aware of your
countertransference reactions. Psychotherapy involves a struggle to notice and manage the therapist’s
personal feelings so they can be therapeutically helpful. Defined broadly, countertransference
refers to our conscious and unconsciousreactions that are awakened by the experiences and
feelings of a client and our interaction with the client. All ourresponses in therapy are, in part, influenced by countertransference. As
Anais Nin put it, “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
So, wherever you go, you bring yourself along; and you open your mouth and your
Mother comes out. Our understandings, assumptions, and feelings during therapy
are filtered through our needs, expectations, limited experiences, past dramas,
life scripts, lessons taught by previous clients, and the role models living in
our basement. Like Whack-a Mole, our needs and biases keep poking up and can
interfere with our attempts to be present and objective; so that instead of
reacting to the client and what is happening in therapy, we may be responding
to other situations and less attuned to our clients than we think we are.
presently, but particularly as
a beginning therapist, I worried about being competent. This led to
anxiety, secrecy, pushing clients too hard and fast, not pushing enough, and
being too goal-oriented. This worry is fairly typical in beginning as well as
experienced therapists. Now I am more comfortable sharing my doubts about
appearing and being incompetent. To become competent, therapists would do well
to nurture the ability to share their worries about treatment with colleagues.
It is stressful enough dealing with clients in pain. Hiding ones doubts
compounds stress and contributes to isolation. This is a profession that
requires self-care and learning from mistakes; and consultation facilitates
Have realistic expectations for change. As
a beginning therapist I had unrealistic expectations for treatment: I intended
to fix and to cure. Now I seek doable treatment goals. Today therapists are trained
to expect changes after brief treatment, and they read about legendary
therapists who provide treatment techniques that generate major changes in one
session. However, our interventions are not as powerful as outcome studies
would lead us to believe. There are many reasons for the divide between
treatment and research. A main one is that the research on therapy
interventions is based on populations that are different from treatment-seeking
clients. Typically research studies exclude subjects who have severe or
multiple psychological problems, co-morbid physical problems, substance abuse,
suicidal ideation or intention, a personality disorder, or are an ethnic
minority. In other words, they exclude clients.
It is naive to feel we should be able to understand and
help everyone who walks into our office irrespective of their age,
intelligence, the flexibility and rationality of their thinking, sexuality and
gender; their cultural, medical, neurological, genetic, ethnic, spiritual and
educational backgrounds; their social class; the intensity and duration of
their problems; their motivation to change; their abilities to handle anxiety;
and their resources to overcome the obstacles to regularly participate in
Often I told clients not to expect magic, but it took
me years to understand that this warning applied to me as well. I know how
difficult it is for me to change myself, my habits, fears and expectations,
even when I am highly motivated to change them. Imagine how difficult it might
be to change someone else who may lack motivation, knowledge, and emotional
resources, and be embedded in an environment that does not support or even
Seek feedback about the session, course of treatment
and the state of the therapeutic relationship. To improve outcome one of
the most powerful things a therapist can add to what they already do is to seek
feedback from the client. This is very scary to do. Bravery is required to ask
clients if the session was helpful, if we covered the things they wanted to
talk about, if we are going in the right direction, how they are feeling about
the therapy and the therapist, and if we are making progress. Seeking feedback
conveys an interest in responding to the client’s dissatisfactions and prompts
the client to voice them.
In business, success and failure can be objectively
measured in money, while in psychotherapy we rely on subjective reactions. I
can be a poor judge of how treatment is going and have been surprised by the
client’s feedback. For example, I had been seeing an anxious parent for Child
Guidance for over six months and was quite pleased with our progress. Because
of her anxiety I avoided silence and kept our conversation going by bringing up
issues when the conversation stopped and she failed to initiate another topic.
Probably because I expected a response that indicated her satisfaction with
treatment, I asked her if there were issues that she wanted to talk about, but
did not have the opportunity. She said there were. This feedback changed my
treatment approach. We were able to identify our contributions to the problem
(her anxiety and lack of assertiveness and my controlling the session) and
concluded that we needed to share more equally the responsibility for
generating topics for discussion.
When I have asked clients what has been helpful they
often surprise me by saying things such as: “I loved the time we laughed
about…” “You didn’t get mad at me when I said…” or “I didn’t realize I was
depressed” or “I knew you cared when you…” Usually their responses are
unrelated to the treatment techniques and interventions I have been crafting.
Therapists can be unaware of their most therapeutic as well as damaging
Client feedback can help to avoid the scenario in which
the client leaves treatment and the therapist does not know why and did not
have a chance to deal with the client’s frustrations. Without feedback, it is
easier for ruptures in the therapeutic relationship to go unnoticed and
sabotage treatment. Repairing ruptures can be one of the most productive events
in therapy, because ruptures can provide an opportunity to directly identify
and correct the client’s transference distortions.
Don’t beat yourself up if you miss dealing with
something in a session.Now I
am less upset when I notice an error, because I expect that another opportunity
will come around again. I want to focus on repetitive patterns that are so
robust they innervate many aspects of the client’s life. If what is missed is
important, then there will be other opportunities to deal with it. If the issue
does not reoccur, then it may not have been important.
I am not immune to missing opportunities to provide
perfectly timed interpretations. I used to think the best therapy
involved fostering insight that would lead to behavioral change. But often
intellectual understanding is not necessary or sufficient to create change. And
it is difficult to know when the client is ready to accept interpretations.
Often they are most ready when they are close to discovering it by themselves
and our role may be to support this process of self-discovery. Many times
clients are most able to benefit from an interpretation after they have made
Capitalize on both horizontal and vertical
divided psychotherapy into horizontal and vertical. He described vertical time
as greeting the client, walking from the waiting room to the office, and
getting settled prior to beginning “the therapy.” Alluding to Freudian
psychotherapy during which the client lies on the couch in a horizontal
position, Haley characterized the part of the hour labeled, “therapy” as
horizontal time. When “the therapy” stops, the client returns to vertical and
pays the bill, talks further about different content, and is accompanied to the
waiting room where doorknob comments are made. Haley suggested that perhaps the
most powerful things get said in vertical time when the defenses are down;
participants are in less formal, rigid and artificial roles; and the client
might be the most revealing and receptive to the therapist’s comments. I
heighten my observation of the client and make interventions during the less
formal, vertical time. Sometimes I end the horizontal time early and stall in
the office to extend this less structured vertical time.
A corollary to this concept involves slipping
information in under the defenses by placing it in subordinate clauses. For
instance, saying, “Meeting people can be scary, even for an approachable person
like you,” can implant the thought that the client is an approachable person.
The client might not challenge the thought because his or her attention is
focused on how meeting people can be anxiety provoking.
Develop a menu
of useful interventions to draw from and keep evaluating their
frequently ask the Miracle Question. To motivate clients and help them
identify reasons to change I often ask them what their life would be like if
they did not have the problem they are working on. I look for the client’s past
solutions and see if we can build upon them. I seek opportunities to normalize,
reframe and externalize problems. Most therapists have their personal
Don’t buy the medical model. It assumes a
passive client and a beneficent therapist who provides the intervention
of choice that causes the change. This model ignores most of what is therapeutic.
It marginalizes the contribution of the two most powerful forces in
psychotherapy: the therapeutic relationship (Lambert & Barley, 2001) and
the client, each of which is sufficient to create change as well as to derail
treatment. The medical model minimizes the client’s role in fostering or
limiting change, because it does not adequately focus on the client’s level of
motivation and capacity to change that can determine outcome. Some clients are
so motivated to change that the therapist’s role is to keep out of the client’s
way. Some clients cling to irrational thinking and are so defended and embedded
in their patterns that change is elusive. Interventions are the most powerful
when they are tailored to the client’s goals and motivation to change. The
effectiveness of interventions can depend on the clients’ anticipation that an
intervention will be of benefit because it makes sense to the client. That is,
the intervention matches the client’s theory of change and beliefs about the
causes of his or her problems. My greatest error in therapy has been to offer
interventions before the client is ready to use them.
Furthermore, the concept of a treatment of choice for
particular problems may not be supported by the research. The Consumer Reports
survey (“Mental Health,” November, 1995), the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH) Treatment for Depression Collaborative Research Program (Elkin,
et al., 1989), and meta-analyses of comparisons of active treatments (Luborsky,
et al., 2002; Miller, Wampold, & Varhely, 2008) indicate that there is not
a significant difference in the effectiveness of different treatments based on
different theoretical orientations. Because the difference between therapies is
small or nonexistent (about one-tenth of a standard deviation of the difference
between treatment group means), the sources of change appear to reside in the
factors that effective treatments have in common, not in the unique aspects of
Go slow. Especially at the
start of treatment I feel a pressure to initiate rapid change and clients
wanted me to help them right away. But for some clients their symptoms protect
them from discomfort that can overwhelm them. Their symptoms may be defenses
that they need. We should not ask them to abandon a lifeboat until another
hesitate to challenge established defenses until clients are armed with the
skills necessary to handle new anxieties. Before being exposed to anxiety, clients may need the
skills to handle the anxiety generated by change. These stress-management
skills might include being able to: 1. Self-soothe (breathe, deep-muscle
relaxation), 2. Pace (regulate stimulation in session and in life) 3. Use
grounding skills, and 4. Obtain and utilize social support. Also, it is
important to make sure they leave the office stable enough to deal with their
have had clients who thought their role demanded they reveal their past traumas
early in treatment.In the process
of trying to be a good client, they exposed themselves to more anxiety than
they could handle and they left the session in a dissociated state. In
ignorance I thought we had had a great session because they shared so much, and I was surprised
when they failed to attend the next session. I should have slowed them down,
supported their defenses, taught coping skills, and more actively managed their
exposure to anxiety.
want to monitor the client’s anxiety and keep it at a level that motivates him
or her to productively participate in treatment. If clients do not have enough
anxiety they are probably not motivated to change. If they are too anxious, they cannot benefit.
John Briere conceptualized regulating the client’s anxiety in terms of keeping
the client within “the therapeutic window.”He described effective treatment as needing to take place
within the space between (a) too much anxiety when the client’s self-capacities are
overwhelmed with affect so that the client cannot benefit from the session, and
(b) not enough anxiety when the client lacks motivation and the therapist
provides support in a way that interferes with needed desensitization or the
processing of anxiety-provoking material.
Use active-listening as a primary and fallback strategy. When I am not sure what to do I channel Carl Rogers
and try to provide emotionally attuned reflecting of the client’s emotional
state. This is not easy. It can be a challenge to remain present and focused on
the client in the face of the feelings the client elicits. Attunement is not
totally expressed through language, but by almost instantaneous responses of
tone, gesture, and posture similar to the way parents mirror and soothe their
pre-verbal child. Therapists who have not experienced this type of caring in
their life may find it more challenging to provide this to their clients. It
has even been speculated that they may not have fully developed the
neurological structures to easily provide the accurate empathy that helps
clients to feel seen and accepted.As we help our clients to build these neurological pathways, perhaps we
are building them in ourselves.
Conclusion: Irrespective of
our stage in our careers, we can strive to be more effective psychotherapists
if we cultivate the abilities to listen to and respect each client and his or
her theory and pace of change; manage our anxieties; foster hope, reasonable
goals, expectations, and a therapeutic relationship strong enough to allow
uncomfortable emotions to be processed; and develop the courage to pursue
self-awareness and seek feedback from our clients.
Dr. Rosenfeld is a Clinical
Psychologist who teaches at USF, Sacramento. He is the
author of Beyond Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Fostering the Eight Sources
of Change in Child and Adolescent Treatment. Routledge, 2009.He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
References are available from the
author upon request.
views expressed in the Special Feature Articles do not
necessarily reflect the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAMFT or CAMFT.
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Title: Basic of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs Publisher: Benjamin E. Caldwell (self published) Copyright: 2015 Author: Benjamin E. Caldwell, PsyD Reviewer:
Heather Blessing, MFT Intern Review: This is a book is the easiest to read book on California Laws that affect the MFT. Dr. Caldwell just released the 2015 edition to keep us up to date with the latest changes that have come about. This is my go to for anything I need to know for the licensing exams because the book's layout makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for in understandable terms.
I highly recommend this book for trainees and interns to help them understand the different laws that we need to understand in order for us to do our work. It would benefit licensed MFTs too as laws are always changing and recently there have been many changes.
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