Camarillo, CA (PressExposure) February 11, 2011 -- For those previously seeking MFT continuing education, a new path and license has been established. California's Board of Behavioral Sciences has instituted a new license, the LPCC (licensed professional clinical counselor). Mental health professionals licensed outside of California are able to apply. The CA BBS has created a temporary path for those seeking this new license. This path is called the "grandparenting" path. The requirements will be different for those licensed outside of California. All non-BBS licensees will be required to complete additional coursework.
Aspira Continuing Education now offers all of these additional courses needed to meet the requirements for non-BBS applicants seeking the CA LPCC license through the grandparenting path. These courses are in addition to the required core content areas that should have been covered in the licensed professional's masters degree or doctorate degree programs. The CA BBS allows these extra courses to be taken from an approved online CEU provider, like Aspira Continuing Education. The courses and their corresponding number of required hours are as follows:
* 15 contact hours of training in alcoholism and other chemical substance abuse dependency;
* 10 contact hours of training in human sexuality;
* 15 contact hours of training in spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention;
* 7 contact hours of training in child abuse assessment and reporting;
* 18 contact hours of training in California law and professional ethics;
* 10 contact hours of training in aging and long-term care; and,
* 15 contact hours of instruction in crisis or trauma counseling.
Aspira Continuing Education has added a few more courses to their course list in the last month. Aspira Continuing Education now offers each of the required courses listed above. "Now, those seeking licensure with the CA BBS as an LPCC can meet all of their extra coursework in one place", said Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT, CEO of Aspira Continuing Education. "This really simplifies the process during this window of opportunity of the grandparenting path provided by the CA BBS."
Aspira Continuing Education goes beyond just providing courses to meet the new LPCC license in CA. They offer many courses for those seeking renewal of their existing license whether it is in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Aspira is the proverbial one-stop-shop for those seeking continuing education in the mental health and social work fields, in California and across the Unites States.
To register with Aspira visit http://www.aspirace.com. Click on the Pricing tab for Aspira's pricing structure. Click on the Courses tab to view Aspira's courses. And be sure to click on the Offers tab to learn about the latest discounts and promotions.