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An updated guide to finding and attaining a fieldwork placement for marriage and family therapist trainees

The licensing requirements for a marriage and family therapist include the completion of 3,000 supervised hours combined as a trainee and an intern. While in a qualifying master's degree program, the student trainee is required to locate and secure a traineeship site where those hours can begin to accrue. It is difficult to find a training placement that satisfies the requirements set forth both by the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); this is an important factor to consider in obtaining a placement. This project was designed as a fieldwork placement guide that provides a concise overview of each agency listed, including pertinent information relating to supervisor experience, number of supervision hours offered, clientele, CACREP familiarity, etc., which have all proven to be important aspects to consider when deciding on the placement of choice.

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