School of Education & Counseling Psychology COVID-19 FAQs
Below are the latest FAQs for the School of Education & Counseling Psychology.
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- Are admissions deadelines changing?
Not at this time.
Teacher Education FAQs
- What effect does this have on my credential requirements?
We are currently reaching out to the CTC for guidance on any changes related to credential requirements. We will update you when we receive any information.
Education Leadership FAQs
- What effect does this have on my CALAPA requirements?
We are currently reaching out to the CTC for guidance on any changes related to requirements. We will update you when we receive any information.
Counseling Psychology FAQs
- How does this affect the BBS Practicum hours?
Some of you have shared concerns about reaching your BBS required Practicum hours as your sites are closing or reducing hours. I want to assure you we are here to support you. Please remember the following as it may provide some clarity.
*For the MFT track, the BBS regulation is that you provide 225 hours of face to face direct clinical care and of the 225 hours 75 can be Client Centered Advocacy. As you all know by now as you are starting your third quarter of Practicum that this service is much easier to provide as it can be done in a variety of ways and does not require your client to be present.
*The BBS released a memo in response to COVID-19 allowing trainees to collect Telehealth hours. Please see the attached document for the detailed BBS response. This allows you during this time to accrue face to face hours via Telehealth. Please work with your sites to see if this is an option. SCU is in support and approves of this change. As the BBS requires this option to be coordinated and approved through your university and site it will be noted on your SCU Fieldwork Agreement document.
*For those that are on the LPCC track and needing 280 face to face hours or on the MFT track and still believe you will not collect the BBS required Practicum face to face hours, then we can individually explore the best options for you. An example includes receiving an Incomplete for the third 333 Practicum quarter and completing the hours during the summer months.
*As you have heard by now or experienced, we will complete our spring quarter 333 classes remotely using Zoom. Most of you had your last 333 class this past week in Zoom. Again, thank you for your adaptability. Please note that even if your site closes you will want to continue in the final 333 quarter class. Please make sure you are registered for your class and ready to start in Zoom. You can contact your individual 333 instructors for information about your specific section and Zoom coordination.
Please know that we will continue to stay in contact with the BBS and advocate for flexibility with the state regulations that mandate the Practicum hours requirements across the State. Should you want to connect please send an email to Jean Riney-Niewiadomski (firstname.lastname@example.org)