AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
March 25, 2016 Presentation
The BBS, Supervisees, and You: What You Need to Know About Changes to the Requirements
Randall Walker, LMFT
As a supervisor – or a pre-licensed therapist – it is challenging staying up with changes in rules and regulations concerning obtaining licensure as an MFT. This presentation and discussion will focus on what every supervisor and supervisee needs to know about recent changes, how this will impact training, and how to plan for the future.
Objectives: by the end of this presentation, participants will be able to
a. Describe recent changes in laws and regulations affecting MFTs and supervision
b. Recognize impact changes have on current and future supervisees
c. Identify practical strategies for managing supervision relationship/s
d. Identify resources for staying current while supervising
Randall Walker has been licensed as an MFT for over 25 years. He has extensive experience supervising clinicians in a variety of settings, including non-profit social service agencies, substance abuse treatment, and academic training settings. Randall is currently a faculty member at Loma Linda University where he directs the Counseling and Family Sciences Clinic located in the Behavioral Health Institute. He also maintains a private practice in Upland specializing in work with couples and families dealing with substance use and recovery.
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.
Grievance: If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.
IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience. Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance
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March Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
Special Article for March by Carol A. Bouldin, LMFT
Using the Language of the Law to “Salt & Pepper” Your Treatment Records (6 hours)
Dave Jensen, J. D.
Many clinicians struggle with the content of their treatment records. They wonder should I write a lot? Should I write a little? What really needs to be in my records? In this six-hour course, CAMFT Staff Attorney, Dave Jensen, JD, will review fundamental aspects of recordkeeping.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Explain the “building blocks” of the BBS’s law regarding recordkeeping.
- Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of recordkeeping.
- State the core subject areas of a treatment record.
- Compare/contrast recordkeeping requirements of the public and private mental health systems.
- Identify key legal terms that should “salt and pepper” your records, treatment or otherwise.
- Describe the “D-A-V-E Way” of keeping records.
Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Dave passed the California bar examination in February 1999, and he did it on his first try! Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, and IV, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.
Welcome New Members!
Michael Finlay, Margaret Wild, Colleen Young, and Amy Alvarez
Can you believe it’s almost Spring? Daylight savings time starts next week and we will again “spring forward.” Today as I sit in my office looking out the window the rain is gently hitting the window and sidewalk in front of my office. The trees and plants in the planting box below me look very happy with the drink that are receiving. In California, as many of you know our seasons do not change much and the rain is a welcome sight. Our practices also have seasons and do change during the year. We have slow seasons, high seasons, just-about-right client loads season, tax season, planning seasons and somewhere during the year we should all be taking a vacation season. The ebbs and flows of our business can be quite satisfying but also at times quite harrowing. I hope you are working at a diverse practice or if you’re an intern, developing skills in at least a couple of areas in order to have a multiple stream of clients and income. Its goes with that old saying “Do not put all your eggs in one basket.” Having that extra income when the clients finish their treatment or the referrals have slowed a bit will help cover your expenses in the long run.
This past month the 3000 club met again and a wonderful presentation was given by Robin Andersen, MFTI, owner and founder of“PaidMFTInternships.com.” Robin explained that as an intern she felt she should be paid for her work. I would agree. It always astonishes me that we the helping profession take advantage of other learning therapists by not valuing their work and thus not paying them. Robin and her company have changed some of that by creating this FREE service. Paid MFT Internships provides the following services:
- A free job listing service for MFTregistered interns
- All job listings are paid opportunities
- Most also provide free supervision for BBS hours
- Serves Southern California and large portions of Central and Northern California (continues to expand)
- Most job listings are for large companies,agencies, schools, hospitals, etc.; however, she also has job listings for private practices.
I would encourage you to check this out for paid opportunities or if you are wanting to expand your practice and have interns, which I think you should. This is also a free listing for you. I also want to remind you that the 3000 club meets the fourth Friday of the month @11:00-1:00 PM, 6840 Indiana Ave. Ste. 275, Riverside, CA 92506(951)778-0230.
Last month was the yearly law and ethics seminar presented by Dave Jensen. What a great day to see all you wonderful local clinicians and finally put a face and name together. This type of an event is exciting and I love hearing about all the fantastic healing that each one of you are doing in your own unique way. I want to thank the board for putting this event on: specifically Annette Compton, Martha Wethey,Carol Bouldin, Garry Raley, Janetta Peltz, Heather Seguin, Jeanne Joslin, Janine Murray and Randall Walker (liaison from Loma Linda). Great job all.
Until next time,
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Newsletter Editor's Note: In honor of Women's History month, this month I am including a link to an article I wrote entitled, In Praise of Women Healers
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