May 20, 2017
Job Fair

The Dos and Don’ts of MFT Job Fairs

Last month, my husband and I attended the LB-SB CAMFT Job Fair in order to represent Prelicensed and sponsor the professional headshots that were offered to attendees. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there (meeting dozens of Prelicensed followers in person was the best part!), and now that we’ve had an opportunity to reflect on our experiences, we’d like to share some observations that we believe will benefit readers who plan to attend MFT job fairs and other recruiting/hiring events. The different types of behaviors and mannerisms that attendees displayed over the course of the job fair were what stood out to […]
December 7, 2016

Horrible Bosses (MFT Version)

Unfortunately, horrible bosses exist, even in the mental health field where we supposedly want to make a positive impact on other people’s lives. While you may not have experienced behavior as atrocious as what’s portrayed in the movie Horrible Bosses, you may find yourself in a position that’s overseen by a person who comes across as incompetent or inappropriate in the work setting. I recently sat on a panel that discussed finding, choosing, and getting the most out of MFT internships. One attendee stated that they enjoy their clients and like the company they work for; however, their interactions with their boss […]
October 18, 2016

Should I Accept an Unpaid MFT Internship?

Thanks to Paid MFT Internships, MFT registered interns across California have discovered more positions that allow them to get hours and get paid! Even though we make finding paid opportunities easier than ever, some interns may consider accepting an unpaid internship in lieu of, or in addition to, a paid internship. Before saying “yes” or “no” to a prospective employer, it’s important to consider several variables, all of which affect interns in different ways. The Six-Year Rule Unfortunately, some interns struggle to accumulate the 3000 hours required for licensure within the six-year time frame permitted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Interns who are under pressure to […]
August 8, 2016

A Website Now? I’m Only a Student

If you’re reading this, you already know how long the road is to getting your license. And even once you get your license, it’s really just the beginning. Don’t forget about constantly improving your skills or building and maintaining a business. If you’re planning on starting a private practice, it’s really never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to do it and start taking some action. One thing you may want to start thinking about is your website. Why? Because it takes a long time. When a website goes live, even if it’s the best design in the world, it’s really […]
June 6, 2016

How to Collect Hours While Rising the Career Ladder

The path towards licensure looks different for every MFT registered intern. Some interns focus on the type of setting they want to work in, while others look for the most clinically challenging placement, seek out jobs with great benefits and pay, or focus on a combination of those areas. There are many roads an intern can take to accomplish their career goals. One thing that most interns do have in common, however, is the focus on getting to the 3000 hours in the most efficient and practical way possible. Because of this focus, there are times when interns do not look for or apply for […]
May 16, 2016

Interns May Be Prevented from Practicing Applied Behavioral Analysis

[UPDATE (11/15/2017): AB 1715 is currently a “dead” bill. We will provide additional updates if the bill begins to move forward in the future.] Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a treatment modality commonly used with individuals who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some ABA positions offer above-average pay and hours toward licensure, making them highly desirable among marriage and family therapist registered interns. However, on May 2, 2016, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) sent out an e-mail to its members discussing proposed legislation (AB 1715) to establish a license for the practice of ABA. In […]