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

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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.

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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

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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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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.  

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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!

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Before using TDC I used Gerry Grossman. I unfortunately failed twice. I felt with Gerry it was too much material since it gave me two big books, a stack of flash cards, audio material, charts, and bullet point of each topic. With all these materials I was so overwhelmed and confused that I didn't know where to start. Their practice test I didn't feel it was helpful because they test you 5 times of each topics and and their questions are repeated so I memorized their question and answer which didn't help and it didn't prepare for the test. I heard about TDC from a dear friend of mine who highly recommended it. After failing test I thought it won't hurt to try it. I was so glad that I did! TDC study material was so clear cut, straight to the point and Amanda's rational to the question was so helpful I loved how she would give you helpful tips for the test, how to understand the question that the test are asking, and how to look out for the tricks. I also love how Amanda is so encouraging
and motivating you through the entire time. I especially loved that for the practice test you can only take it twice, it made trained myself to really learn the material versus memorizing the answer. once I took the practice the audio rational was awsome it really help see where I was still lacking and I needed to focus the most. Once I had to take the actual clinical test I was prepare and confident. I just keep remembering what Amanda would say during the audio material which help me to pick the correct answer. Thank you TDC you are awesome, Side note having to study with two toddler was not easy but TDC you made this material so clear that even with two small toddler I was able to understand and comprehend what I studying. Again THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Excellent program!!! I PASSED on my first try. Amanda Audios are the best. I could basically hear Amanda's voice in my head during the exam. The program teach you everything you need to know and nothing that's unnecessary. The audios about the questions rationals from the MOCK exams are extremely helpful. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE practice if English is your second language like me it would take more time for you to read the questions. BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF and have FAITH in GOD. I

I know TDC was the reason I was able to pass the licensing exam on the first attempt. Amanda really helped me be able to understand how to go into the test, understand what the question was asking, and be able to knock out wrong answers. The exam was still challenging but with the program I felt like I had a shot at passing. The practice exams and rationale lectures were probably the most helpful part but I know I was able to do well on those exams because of all the audio lectures and understanding how to take the exam. I am so thankful for TDC and so happy I don’t have to take the exam a 2nd time. Thank you so much!!!

Even though I passed the test on my second attempt, I felt TDC had my back. I got all the extensions I needed until I felt ready to face the test. I listened over and over again to Amanda's lectures and I certainly brought her to the test with me. I heard her voice in my head as I read the vignettes and ruled out the ones that were bogus. I used all the suggestions, strategies, and even though I was afraid to waste time on the break (I ran out of time on the first attempt), I trusted the system, and I made it. I had all the information I needed. I didn't feel overwhelmed by having to read volumes of data that was not necessary. I did that in school. Amanda and TDC gave me the right tools and strategies I needed to feel confident and conquer the beast. Thank you, TDC!

Thank you! Everything was clear and easy to understand and follow.

I was extremely prepared for the exam, even to the point of being able to tolerate the discomfort of not knowing if I was even doing well, when I was taking the actual exam. Thank you for such a concise and well mapped out study program.

TDC did an excellent job of explaining legal and ethics dilemmas in a comprehensive and applicable manner!

Thank you so much TDC! I used TDC for my MFT law and ethics exam and found this program to be significantly helpful. The review of information is structured and easy to relate to and understand. The mock exams were hard, but encouraged you to critically think. Thank you for your help!

I passed the first time I took the exam. I went through the program once. It is a great program.

I used TDC for my Law and Ethics and MFT clinical exam and I have zero complaints. Honestly, the best study program ever! I've already referred a handful of colleagues to TDC. Worth every penny. THANK YOU, Amanda and TDC!

Its great that you do not have books that arrive to the students house.
The notes & audio are awesome overall.
Asya's consultation helped in strategies to study & remained focus on the issues in the question stem.

THANK YOU !!!

Passed first try. Thank you Amanda and Asya for your help and coaching. I am so happy, relieved and ready to start as a licensed professional. This is an amazing feeling.

The BEST study program out there! I passed the CA MFT Clinical exam yesterday (first attempt). When ever I felt frustrated during the exam, I could hear Amanda's voice & final pep talk. The combination of audio lecture, visual notes, mock exams, & recommended test-taking strategies set me up for success. I am recommending this program to all of my friends/colleagues in need of study material. Thank you SO much TDC!

This was a VERY helpful program. I am so grateful for the simple and organized delivery of the study materials. I loved having audio that was supported by the PDF sheets. I appreciated the fact that a study schedule was already created! That took so much of the stress out of studying for me. The practice tests were completely compatible with the real test. Thank you!

TDC is a great study program and I walked into my exam feeling confident and prepared. I am planning to purchase the study program for the Clinical Exam when the time comes. Thank you for your help TDC!

Asya was extremely helpful and thorough! TDC WORKS GUYS.

The program is great! I have a difficult time with exams and I felt very prepared and comfortable going into the exam.

TDC study materials, specifically the quiz and test rationales, really worked well for me. I love the way Amanda Rowen thinks and I channeled her voice in my head during the exam. Thanks, TDC, for giving me the confidence of knowledge, which I used to assuage my anxiety! :)

TDC was by far the most focused and comprehensive study program that I could ever have asked for as a Master's level clinician seeking licensing with the BBS.

TDC exam materials assisted me to study effectively enough to pass the first time in spite of working full time, caregiving my mother through hospice and the load of grief that followed. I don't recommend doing anything but studying and working full time, but because of the focus TDC provided, I was able to focus and enough to get through and pass in spite of grief brain. And, just as with the Law and Ethics exam, going through this intense studying improved my clinical approach, focus and practice. Thank you!