Below are the BBSE required (1 unit) Professional Development Courses* that need to be completed before
applying for the license.
LPCX 9002 Spousal or Partner Abuse
covers spousal and partner abuse and will review assessment, detection, and
intervention strategies for emotional harm, assault, rape and sexual assault
and homicide. Cultural factors, at-risk
characteristics, same-gender abuse dynamics, safety planning and community
resources are also included. 1 unit. Textbook Required (Journal): Partner Abuse: New Directions in Research, Intervention and Policy by John Hamel; ISSN:1946-6560; Springer Publishing Company, New York: New York; 2013; Volume 3.
LPCX 9003 Human Sexuality
of human sexuality reviews
social activities, behaviors, series of actions and societal topics. This course offers a broad examination of human sexuality from the
perspective of the practitioner, including the characteristics and method of
assessment for people living with HIV/AIDS. 1 unit. Textbook Required: Human Sexualities by Bobby Hutchison
; ISBN: 0078050685; McGraw-Hill Annual Editions; 2011 32nd Edition.
LPCX 9004 Aging and Long-Term Care
This course examines the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging including changes in health, relationships and issues related to medical, financial, housing and long-term care. Also included is the growing
problem of elder abuse and neglect, including warning signs and assessment for
abusive situations. Textbook Required: Aging by Harold Cox; ISBN: 9780078136085; McGraw-Hill Annual Editions; 2013/2014, 26th Edition.
Fee for each Professional Development Course is $400. These are weekend (15 hour) courses*.
9005 California Law and Professional Ethics
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013; 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013; 9:00am - 5:00pm
This course explores and examines professional, legal, and
ethical issues, including such topics as laws governing counseling and
psychology, ethical reasoning, ethical principles, California regulations with
respect to licensure, complaint resolution procedures, professional conduct,
confidentiality, release forms, records and duty to warn. Textbook
Required: California Laws for Counselors and Psychotherapists by David J.D
Leatherberry; ISBN: 9781933408262; LBD Publishers; 2011.