CA COMBO: MFT Law & Ethics and Clinical Exam
Price: $620.00

CA COMBO: CA MFT Law & Ethics and CA MFT Clinical

Looking to become a California MFT and planning to take both the MFT Law & Ethics Exam and the MFT Clinical Exam with the BBS? By purchasing the combo package now, you’ll receive both of TDC’s California MFT Exam prep programs at a big discounted rate. The MFT Combo Package includes online access to everything you need to PASS WITH CONFIDENCE including, audio workshops, step-by-step study plans, practice exams, coaching and more. Both the MFT Law and Ethics and the Clinical Exam programs are designed to maximize learning and minimize stress.

To learn more about what each individual program entails check them out here:

CA MFT Law & Ethics Exam Prep         CA MFT Clinical Exam Prep 

 

California MFT FAQs

How Do I Become a Licensed CA MFT?

Outside of California, MFT licensing is overseen by the Association of Marriage and Family Therapist Regulatory Board (AMFTRB), but the state of CA has its own governing board, the Bureau of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). After graduating from a masters degree program, one must register with the BBS as an Associate MFT and then take and pass the MFT Law & Ethics Exam. Once the L&E examination is passed, each candidate must accrue supervised work experience. California requires 3,000 hours over a minimum of 104 weeks in order to qualify for MFT Clinical licensure. When the hours have been completed, it’s time to take and pass the MFT Clinical Test with the BBS. And that’s it! By completing these steps, you can become an LMFT in the state of California. However, if you do decide to pursue this license, we highly recommend connecting with the Bureau of Behavioral Sciences directly as there may be additional details and steps you will need to know during this process. Here is the link to their website: www.bbs.ca.gov

Do I need both MFT Exam Prep Programs now?

Since you’ll need to take both the MFT Law & Ethics and the MFT Clinical exams with the BBS to become a clinically licensed MFT, you might as well get both programs up front and save money. In fact, you'll save $50 with the combo package! Scroll down to read what others have said who’ve used our CA Law and Ethics and CA MFT Clinical Exam prep programs.

What is the Difference Between the MFT Law and Ethics exam and the MFT Clinical exam?

The first exam that associates are required to take is the MFT law and ethics exam. The exam’s name gives away the content--it solely tests your knowledge on the legal and ethical issues that guide our profession. The BBS requires you attempt this exam prior to renewing your associate registration. The clinical exam also tests your knowledge of law and ethics, but it also covers topics such as crisis management, treatment, treatment planning, and evaluation. Each of our programs are comprehensive and cover all of the content and strategy you will need to PASS both exams!

Is the topic of Law and Ethics tested during the CA MFT Clinical Exam as well?

Yes. In fact, questions pertaining to law and ethics make up more than ¼ of the CA MFT Clinical Exam! The BBS recognizes that a significant amount of time is likely to pass between the time applicants pass the law and ethics exam and when they are able to sit for the CA MFT Clinical exam. Therefore, they want to ensure applicants continue to stay up-to-date with relevant laws and ethical guidelines.  

How does the CA MFT Clinical Exam compare to the National AMFTRB Clinical Exam?

While the intent of both exams are designed to produce the same results, and that is to ensure public safety within the practice of therapy, there are some nuanced differences between the two MFT Clinical exams themselves.

  • Test Items: The CA MFT Clinical exam consisted of 170 test questions, with 20 of them no being counted towards scoring. Those unscored 20 are put on the exam as experimental questions to be considered as part of the scored items in future exams. On the National AMFTRB Clinical Exam there are 200 test questions, all of which are scored.
  • Content: The difference is slight, but the CA MFT Clinical focuses on testing your knowledge around treatment planning, clinical evaluation, treatment, crisis management, law and ethics, and treatment. The National AMFTRB Exam content focuses more on practice of systemic therapy (assessing, hypothesizing, and diagnosing), designing and conducting treatment (including the evaluation of the process and termination), managing crisis, and maintaining ethical, legal and professional standards.
  • Testing Windows: In California, the BBS offers the MFT Clinical Exam on an ongoing basis of five (5) times per week, while the the National MFT Exam is only offered one week per month, and you must sign up the first of the month during the month prior to you intended exam date.

 

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This time, when I went to the exam site, I was not nervous or apprehensive about the exam at all. The pointers in the audio lectures were more succinct and much easier to remember. I also enjoyed that everything was available online. TDC ALL THE WAY!

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I would love to say I was the "hare" in this tale. However, I was a "tortoise". Unlike the popular tale, I saw a lot of "hares" quickly passing their exams; taking it only once. That was not the case of me. Test anxiety, life stressors, and self-doubt were the main "evil villains " in my tale preventing me from success. The good news is this testing program (TDC) came to the rescue and a true "hero". EXERSICING 2 days before and the day of the test also helped me greatly! Third times the charm! This "tortoise" has finally won the race! To anyone who has failed and not a "hare" in this testing journey DONT GIVE UP!!!!. TDC will be here, they will extend your time, and update your program with any additional testing tools to help you prepare. Use your failing experience to increase your endurance! Thank You So Much TCD Team for your support and understanding. I am finally Licensed!

The test had questions that were very similar to the ones from the practice exam/ mock exams, which helped a lot. The multiple choice answers were also very similar, so it was easy to find the correct answer if you reviewed the practice and mock exams. I was able to pass on my first try, but you really have to develop a certain way to rationalize the situations on the test that may feel very different from what it may look like in real life situations, and this course DEFINITELY teaches you to understand the situation in the ways that the test is looking for you to answer. Overall, it also helps increase ones professional competency in terms of handling legal and ethical issues as an MFT, because it highlights issues that may not have been covered in school.

I studied for 4 days and PASSED!! I could not be any more happy with TDC! Thank you for preparing me!

There is no way I could have passed without TDC! Amanda was with me in the room, and I followed all of her pep talk tips which helped with my nerves. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

I know for a fact I would have not passed without the TDC and how it is laid out in the study plan. I was completely nervous about the test (content & time) and TDC helped remind me about keeping as steady pass. This test is a woozie but TDC made me feel normal when they say your not going to feel like your passing. But keep going. Loved the motivation, the information, and assistance! Absolutely recommend this program. Also messages were promptly answered and felt heard when having a question.

Thanks TDC for the time taken to create an in-depth and well laid out study program. I took the exam today and passed with plenty of time to spare. In fact, your program prepared me so well that I felt like the exam questions were much easier. I was able to use the strategies from your study material to rule out answers and move through the exam quickly. I had the confidence, from your study material that I didn't have the first time around using another study program. I have and will continue to recommend your study program to others. Lisa R.

Using the TDC CA Law and Ethics program/course to prepare for the exam was helpful, particularly in reducing my anxiety by creating an organize system to review the information I would be tested on. I felt confident going into the exam and for that I am very grateful.

Thanks to TDC this is the FIRST time I felt confident and at ease while taking an exam. I’ve tried other programs and none can compare to TDC. TDC fully prepared me on how to apply deductive reasoning to ensure I pick the best answer. I usually experience severe test anxiety but the strategies taught during the study sessions helped me to manage my anxiety level and conquer the L&E test. I heard Amanda’s voice throughout the test and felt confident about my answers. Although I’m on the LPCC track, I can wholeheartedly recommend TDC’s L&E study plan to my fellow clinicians. P.S. I’m hoping TDC create a National Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NCMHC) study program for clinicians on a LPCC track.

I had been trying to pass this test for at least a year. I decided to invest in myself and purchase your program. As soon as it was downloaded to by computer I could already see that this was a program that could assist me in passing the exam and not just the Law and Ethics exam but the clinical exam also. So, thank you again for this program I am feeling more and more like a therapist.

After I failed the first time, TDC reset my program, encouraged and empathized with me, and informed me of accommodations I could request, if needed. I went into my second exam feeling confident and prepared!

I am a post doctoral Associate MFT with my Ph.D. in Theology and I am a full time Pastor and I'm 69 years old. School is not friendly to my age group, but your study program made it possible for me to advance. Thanks from an old guy!

The combination of verbal and visual study materials was especially helpful. I was very happy to be able to listen to the audio in my car and on the go, everything was very easily accessible. Having so many different practice exams, there were so many similar questions on the actual test that seeing the questions on the actual test gave me more confidence that I had studied the right things. I will recommend this program to everyone I know because it was so easy to just take the time to do it to prepare for the exam. I was never overwhelmed by what to study. Cant thank you enough. Worth every penny, I will definitely be bak when it comes time for the my licensure exam.

I failed the law and ethics twice before. My self confidence and self esteem were at its lowest. All of my life I had had difficulty passing exams and yes I felt like a victim. Your program format was different from the others. It was soothing and encouraging. Thank you Robin. I will be purchasing the MFT CA clinical exam study program soon.

I always feel like I'm failing during exams. Always. For the first time, I felt like I was CRUSHING IT. I remember thinking to myself "This is a lot easier than I expected". I felt really well prepared from the tricky practice test questions the program offered.

This program truly prepared me to pass my test with ease.

This system is incredible. I used it in my own way, and returned to specific areas over and over. I was well prepared by the time I got to the test site. Did this program help? Absolutely. I am now on to the next and final exam in 4 months and will definitely use the second study package for MFT clinical.

I am a licensed MFT in Washington State and have been in private practice for many years. The idea of taking the licensing exams again was daunting, to say the least. I read the online reviews and chose TDC, and I'm glad I did. The program covers all the relevant material thoroughly, emphasizing the areas that are most likely to be tested, and they were right. Some of the mock test questions were "nit-picky", in my opinion, and I was frustrated with my inability to score higher on the mock exams, but it worked, and I was more than prepared for the real thing. After studying with TDC I found the Law and Ethics exam to be a piece of cake, and you will, too. For my purposes, it was worth every penny. No additional study materials are needed. Now, on to the clinical...

I feel relieved that i passed the MFT Law and Ethics exam on the first try! So thankful for this program. Wishing everyone the best of luck!

This is an EXCELLENT program. It provides you with reasoning skills that not only prepare you to pass the exam but also to be a good clinician. I truly enjoyed studying with this program. I was looking forward to my study time. Robin, my coach, was wonderful. Thank you all for your hard work!