Course Description

Serving clients in states other than your own often requires pursuing additional licenses. Learn about the process of applying for licensure in other states, including the steps you can take to make the process as quick and efficient as possible at any stage in your career.

This course does not provide continuing education (CE) credit. Recorded Video Format

Course Outline

1. Definitions

2. Three pathways 

a. Starting as a prelicensee

b. Starting as a licensed professional

c. National credentials

3. Where we're headed


Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles. He has taught at the graduate level for more than 15 years, primarily in Law and Ethics, and has written and trained extensively on ethical applications in mental health care. In addition to serving a three-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, Dr. Caldwell served as the Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California for 10 years. He served as Editor for the Users Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, Chair of the workgroup that developed Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy, and author of several books, including Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 50 minutes.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, and other mental health care workers at all career levels who have or are in the process of earning state licenses.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: April 20, 2021 

Refund Policy:

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No Continuing Education credit:

This course does not provide continuing education (CE) credit.