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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I passed my examination on May 19, 2020! I felt confident and relaxed going into my examination. During these very strange times of COVID-19 yet I felt supported by my study material and the testing center cleanliness and regulations to ease my anxiety about pandemic concerns. I felt very safe and contained. I noticed TDC over prepared me for the exam in which relaxed my test taking nerves. I would say the Strategies and mindfulness technique serve 50% and having knowledge of materials 40% finally just keeping track of time and staying in present moment, talking breaks and feeling okay with uncertainty 10%. Thank you TDC!!! I pass on my 1st attempt and officially Licensed LMFT.

I USED THIS PROGRAM TO STUDY FOR BOTH THE LAW AND ETHICS AS WELL AS CALIFORNIA MFT CLINICAL EXAM AND PASSED BOTH THE FIRST TIME. THE STUDY PROGRAM WAS COMPREHENSIVE AND WELL ORGANIZED. I FELT ASSURED THAT IF I HAD ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR NEEDED SUPPORT THAT MY CONCERNS WOULD BE ADDRESSED IN A TIMELY MANNER. THE DAY BEFORE MY EXAM, I SCHEDULED A COACHING SESSION WITH ROBIN WHICH WAS VERY HELPFUL. ROBIN PROCESSED SOME OF MY CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO REDUCING TEST ANXIETY AND HELPED ME FINE TUNE SOME AREAS AS WE WENT THROUGH SOME OF THE MOCK QUESTIONS. OVERALL, THIS WAS A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.

THank you so much for all the support. I feel this program prepared me for this exam!

Tank you Amanda and your team for your help during this long journey to pass my CCExam. Your lectures and preparation for each topic of this exam was very helpful. Thank you for being with me until I pass the exam. MJG

I just wanted to share that due to strange circumstances with test date availability, I studied for the exam for a total of about ten days (not that I would recommend anyone do that). In that time I listened to, and learned, all the material, and took all the practice tests. I felt so prepared, and so grateful for the TDC program. Many, many thanks. I will recommend this prep course to everyone I know preparing for this exam. Thanks, again.

I highly, highly recommend this program. It is worth the money to invest in your future and to make this process so much more structured and organized. This program was incredible and insanely helpful. I really liked that we got lots of practice tests and detailed information.

I honestly can't believe I passed the exam. I am working full time in treatment. I had six hours sleep and I had to wear a mask during testing. Thank you TDC. I would have not passed without you.

thank you!! this is the best study material for both this exam and law and ethics! much appreciation for the audio and visual study guides. So helpful!

Excellant materials - useful not only for exam but also for practice. And Robin was very responsive and helpful in promptly addressing my questions.

I finally PASSED!! Thank you Amanda and Robin. Amanda helped with going all the lectures, thinking about the test and getting familiar with the subjects. Robin always answered my questions that I had, provide samples and super friendly and encouraging. This was a journey and it took a lot of studying but I was able to pass. I am a English Learning and it took 3 tries to pass. Do not feel discourage, you can do it, just breath, study, manage your anxiety and take it!!

TDC is AMAZING. I passed the LMFT test 1st time and felt it was very achievable during the test. The test studies along with the practice tests were beyond helpful. I also was coached by Robin - who I am beyond grateful for ! She helped me so much during my test anxiety and helped me get out of my head during the test. Thank you TDC.

I can't Thank TDC enough. I used TDC for both CA Law & Ethics and the Clinical Exam. I would recommend them to anyone studying for the MFT exams and plan to use this program for the National Exam as well. TDC was with me every step of the way. Their support team was quick and responsive to all my questions and was always willing to help. It was nice to feel prepared going into both my exam. Thanks TDC!

TDC has helped me through out my whole AMFT career and was with me every step of the way. All the course for MFT’s are a must. I could not have done it with TDC and also Robin for helping me last minute with consultation and support!

I started studying as I accumulated my hours a little each week. When I finished my hours I got this study program to put everything together and passed the 1st time. Thank you.

TDC helped make this study process a lot less stressful and had the structure I needed to help me not become overwhelmed with the material that the exam requires us to know. The study tips and skills that I learned throughout the program were key in passing the exam on my first try!

The TDC program helped me pass!

I have used TDC for both my Law and Ethics test and Clinical test and I passed the first time around in both test. Thank you so much TDC for providing both visual and auditory learning tools. I feel that it definitely helped me.

TDC does a great job of preparing you for the Clinical exam. They give good explanations about the topics, quizzes are very helpful, and I loved having the audio to listen to while driving home or at the gym. I would definitely recommend it! Thanks, TDC!!

TDC stands behind you until you pass. The fact that I had access to the material during the time it took me to pass I think was main reason I passed. I had too many different study materials. Narrowing predominantly to TDC motivated me to really study hard. I echo the statement that TDC more then covers the material throughly and in addition, listening to the lectures added little tidbits of information that helped me connect the pieces. Thank you TDC, I felt very supported by your program.

I don't think I would have passed the exam without this program. I felt prepared going into the exam. I followed the recommended steps- exercise, snacks and all. It got me through the test. I would absolutely recommend this program, and have already recommended it to others I know who are preparing for their clinical exam. I can't say thank you enough to TDC for getting me through that exam!