You have worked so hard to make sure you can obtain all the hours you need and pass all the exams required. You have studied countless hours. You can basically even recite the ethics code from memory. You have finally earned that licensed. But, you are not out of the woods yet. You now have to maintain that license. We wanted to give you an idea of what you will need to do to ensure that you keep that license.
The state of California has always required its clinical practitioners to complete continuing education (CE) requirements in order to maintain their license. Soon, the state will require an additional CE class from new and active clinicians. Beginning on January 1, 2020 for California psychologists and January 1, 2021 for other licensed clinicians, such as MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCs, clinicians must complete six hours of suicide risk assessment and intervention training.
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You have made it to the end of the year. Looking back, you realize just how hard you have worked. You have improved your clinical skills, grown as a professional, and are ready to enjoy the holiday season. Now it’s time to reflect on this past year and prepare for the coming year. Here is your complete clinician’s checklist.
After you got your license, there’s no doubt you breathed a sigh of relief and happiness. After years of school, followed by additional hours logged studying to pass the exam, it’s a breath of fresh air when the worries about high pressure testing situations are over.