California attorneys helping California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensees
Are you facing a license investigation, accusation, or statement of issues by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences? Our law firm’s experienced legal team of license defense attorneys, paralegals, lawyers, and professionals can help you protect your licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), marriage and family therapist (MFT), licensed educational psychologist, and licensed professional clinical counselor licenses.
Times were when people dealt with their most troubling issues within the confines of their own homes. Turning to an outsider when facing child behavior problems, depression, bereavement, substance abuse, marital difficulties, or domestic violence was rare even just a few decades ago.
Today, many individuals, families and married couples turn to you, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFCC) for support and counseling for these as well as a host of other issues. Your expertise often provides effective solutions to help overcome many of life’s daily obstacles and helps individuals and families find balance using a variety of techniques that can be introduced within the context of their relationships.
Helping to modify perceptions and teaching patients how to make changes in their own behavior, you seek to enable both individuals and family groups deal more effectively and rationally with the challenges life hands them. And whether you, as a marriage and family therapist, do this in clinics, hospitals, agency settings, mental health centers or in individual practices, your ability to “talk through” your clients’ fears, anger and needs — whether it is a family grappling with extreme dysfunction or a couple trying to save a marriage — can lead to finding root causes to many issues.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment growth rate for the behavioral sciences is expected to grow at the faster rate than the average of all other professions over the next few years, making your license one capable of providing a long-term livelihood. But because of the subjective nature of your work, your professional licenses can come under scrutiny. For although a counselor can treat and monitor a client’s or a family’s issues, he or she cannot control clients’ behavior or attitudes outside the clinical setting.
The education and training and earning the license you received through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, meant dedication and years of hard work on your part. To get help on removing potential barriers to receiving your California marriage and family counselor’s license once you’ve met all the prerequisites, or to deal with an accusation made against your license, it’s important to engage the services of a competent, seasoned license attorney. The attorneys at Rose Law have effectively helped a number of individuals both obtain and keep their MFCC licenses through many of the challenges that can arise. Call us at (800) 456-3767 to speak to a license attorney today.
Poverty. Addiction. Elder, child or spousal abuse. Mental illness. As a licensed clinical social worker, you are the professional we look to you to deal up-close-and-personal with some of society’s most troubling and disturbing issues.
Your duties include counseling individuals to gain access to resources while confronting issues adversely affecting their lives. A variety of private, public and non-profit organizations use your expertise, with the greatest number of employment opportunities occurring in urban areas, where you may find yourself working in residential facilities, hospitals, offices and the homes of clients. While case management (linking people with agencies and programs that serve them best) is a huge part of your job, many of you and your fellow social workers are also adept in human services management, social welfare policy analysis, community organizing, advocacy, teaching (in schools of social work), and social science research.
In tandem with other health professionals, you provide your services in both one-on-one counseling and group therapy settings, using your keen observation skills to evaluate patients with emotional problems. After developing treatment plans, you engage clients in taking an active part in their own treatment. You are also skilled at directing clients to other resources for assistance, giving them the tools they need to find the treatment that serves them best. Adding to your skill set, you possess the ability to work well with governmental agencies designed to deal with these issues on a large scale.
Growing numbers in both the elderly and substance abuser populations add even more expansion to the social worker’s job prospects and future job security. Obstacles, however, can get in the way of receiving a highly prized California license in clinical social work, making years of hard work and dedication feel undervalued. Even those who have obtained licenses through California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences can find their livelihoods in jeopardy from time to time.
If you are grappling with either of these dilemmas, you are not alone. Be sure to give Rose Law a call at (800) 456-3767 to see how we can help you deal with the bureaucracy and red tape involved in getting or keeping your license and protecting your livelihood.
As a licensed educational psychologist, you make a real difference in children’s lives each and every day, addressing the needs of students needs in a variety of areas.
Working with students, parents, and teachers to promote academic, emotional, and behavioral success, your expertise as an educational psychologist offers comprehensive psychological evaluations and has you consulting with school personnel to monitor students’ learning and behavior. You provide counseling for individuals, groups, and organizations alike, working with both children and adults to improve the educational experience. As an example, when a trauma, such as the death of a student or students, is experienced, you are there to help the entire school deal with bereavement and loss issues.
Licensed educational psychologists can be found in public and private schools, hospitals and clinics, private practices and universities. And although you and others like you are generally not trained as teachers, you sometimes provide training to teachers regarding various learning challenges, giftedness and mental health topics, such as ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, autism, behavior management, etc. We also look to you to examine the effectiveness of academic programs, classroom agendas, and treatment interventions, assisting in their development.
A large component of your job as an educational psychologist’s duties deals with Special Education, where you play a vital role in students’ eligibility for “special ed” programs, assessing student disabilities that already exist or have become apparent. Administering a cognitive battery of exams to obtain a level of intellectual functioning and academic potential, you provide a snapshot of a student’s strengths and weaknesses at various stages of development. And when behavior patterns disrupt the learning process, you will also study a student’s emotional and behavioral functioning.
Your educational background and training in both clinical psychology and educational psychology offers you the opportunity to become licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, but we know you may go on to earn a doctoral level degree as well, making that license even more valuable.
Because as an educational psychologist you literally hold a child’s academic and sometimes his or her emotional future in your hands, parents and caretakers who disagree with your opinion, diagnosis or program can sometimes take action against your license. If you are an LEP finding it difficult to obtain your license or have become the victim of an accusation, it’s important to engage the services of a competent license attorney. The experts at Rose Law know how to maneuver the bureaucracy involved in obtaining or defending your license. Give us a call at (800) 456-3767 to discuss your challenges.
According to a recent study conducted by the Mental Health Administration Office of Applied Sciences, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have suffered from a mental illness in the past year. Of those individuals, 8.9 million (20%) also had a substance use disorder.
This makes the need for you, as a licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC), more vital than ever. Your ability to work with individuals, families and groups to treat mental, behavioral and emotional problems and disorders places your expertise among the newest California behavioral science license designations.
Because you work in a variety of community health centers and agencies and your services are covered through many managed health care plans, licensed professional clinical counselors make up a large percentage of the mental health workforce. In addition, many of you work with active-duty military personnel and their families as well as veterans.
With the need for mental health professionals growing exponentially each year, your type of professional license, issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Behavioral Sciences, has become a coveted entity, earned only after years or intense study and practice. For that reason, it’s important to go into court armed with professional representation should your license come under scrutiny or accusation. If you are pursuing an LPCC license, are having trouble ‘grandfathering’ your current experience in order to receive one through California’s new licensing guidelines, or have been placed in the unenviable position of defending your license, it’s important to give Rose Law a call at (800) 456-3767 to see how we can help. Don’t take defense of your license lightly by going it alone.
Disciplinary guidelines can be found on the board’s website by following this link:
Laws and regulations governing the practice of Professional Clinical Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Educational Psychology, and Clinical Social Work can be found on the website for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences by following this link:
If you need legal help and consultation to defend your license by a Board of Behavioral Sciences attorney, call 1-800-456-3767 to speak to a lawyer.