Confidentiality and Privilege: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Ivan Perkins, JD

January 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Confidentiality and privilege are separate but related concepts. All psychotherapists should understand the difference.

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Topics: Exam Prep, LCSW Exam Prep, Continuing Education, MFT Exam Prep, LMSW Exam Prep, Law and Ethics

Interns to Associates, Words Matter

Posted by Robin Gluck

January 25, 2018 at 8:59 AM

bigstock-Make-your-announcement-Mixed--188795527-2.jpgOn January 1st, an important change occurred for pre-licensed Marriage Family Therapists and Professional Clinical Counselors. Rather than being referred to as interns, these individuals will now be titled “Associate Marriage and Family Therapist” or “Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist” and “Associate Professional Clinical Counselor” or “Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.”

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Topics: MFT, Private Practice, MFT Exam Prep

Answer/Rationale for FREE Scope of Practice Question

Posted by Asya Mourraille

January 24, 2018 at 10:42 AM

In yesterday's Law and Ethics blog, we explored the topic of scope of practice and looked at how this topic could show up on your licensing exams. Today, we discuss the correct answer and rationale for the practice question we posed. Did you get this one right?

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Topics: Exam Prep, Law and Ethics

FREE Practice Question: Scope of Practice

Posted by Asya Mourraille

January 23, 2018 at 9:48 AM

bigstock-Wooden-Blocks-with-the-text-S-108652430.jpgToday’s Law and Ethics blog and practice question explores the topic of scope of practice. Scope of practice is the definition provided in law that delineates what the profession does and places limits upon (or confines the breadth of functions) that persons within a profession may lawfully perform. It is basically the license that we obtain, such as LCSW or LMFT, together with what that license allows us to do. For instance, as MFTs our license allows us to talk about current family relationships, but does not allow us to give our clients a deep tissue massage. Legally, social workers can talk about ways in which family of origin dynamics have influenced the client, but they may not legally write up a will for the client, as that is something that lies outside of the scope of the social work profession. On the exam, you will likely be tested on what does and does not fall within the scope of practice for your license. Let us take a look at a scenario you could see on the test.

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Topics: Exam Prep, MFT Exam Prep, Law and Ethics

Coaches Corner: Preparing for MFT Exams

Posted by Bethany Vanderbilt

January 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Meet and Connect with our MFT Coaches

One of the best things about TDC is our coaches! Asya Mourraille and Robin Gluck have helped thousands of interns pass their MFT licensing exams and look forward to providing you with support as you prepare to PASS WITH CONFIDENCE! Robin and Asya are committed to supporting you every step of the way and will be with you until you pass!

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Topics: Exam Prep, MFT Exam Prep, amanda rowan

“Unprofessional Conduct” for California Psychotherapists

Posted by Ivan Perkins, JD

January 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

bigstock-concept-of-professional-118875314.jpgYour licensing board, the BBS, cares a lot about how you practice therapy or counseling. But it also cares about how you conduct yourself generally. The BBS defines “unprofessional conduct” in broad terms—and includes many acts having nothing to do with therapy.

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Topics: Continuing Education

Answer and Rationale for FREE Practice Question on Middle Phase of Treatment

Posted by Robin Gluck

January 18, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Yesterday we posted a question on approaching questions asking about the middle phase of treatment for the MFT exams. Today we have the answer and rationale for you. Did you get this question right?

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Topics: MFT, MFT Exam Prep, amanda rowan

FREE Practice Question: Middle Phase of Treatment

Posted by Robin Gluck

January 17, 2018 at 9:32 AM

For this week's MFT practice question, we continue our focus on treatment, shifting from the initial phase to the middle phase of treatment. On the exam, you can expect to see a large number of questions on this subject; some will ask about general interventions, while others will focus on interventions linked to specific theories. So what should we be looking for when it comes to middle phase questions?

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Topics: MFT, MFT Exam Prep

A Brief History of Confidentiality in Psychotherapy

Posted by Ivan Perkins, JD

January 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Topics: Continuing Education

Answer and Rationale for FREE Couples Counseling Question

Posted by Heidi Tobe

January 9, 2018 at 10:37 AM

In our FREE ASWB practice question blog yesterday, we explored the topic of couples counseling, specifically looking at what to do when domestic violence is disclosed. Did you answer this practice question correctly? Find out below as we share the answer and rationale!

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Topics: Exam Prep, LCSW Exam Prep, Social Work Exam Prep, LMSW Exam Prep

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