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Exemptions to Licensure

Exemptions to Licensure

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW

July 17, 2014 –

Revised and Shared with Beginning Counselors of Florida (Facebook Group) on October 31, 2014

Frequently I am asked when providing continuing education on any of our required courses, “How do agencies (or programs) have unlicensed employees (or trainees) providing counseling services?”  There is confusion and […]

By |2018-11-27T13:54:47+00:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: General|0 Comments

What Is Supposed to Happen in an Hour of Supervision?

Eye on Florida Laws and Rules
What Is Supposed to Happen in an Hour of Supervision?
© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW

November 19, 2014

Registered interns and licensed mental health professionals often want to know just what constitutes supervision.  Questions about supervision are posted online on Facebook and LinkedIn, emailed to me and sometimes I get a call […]

IMPORTANT UPDATE! For: “I want to start a private practice. What do I need to know?”

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW
October 29, 2014

This post updates the information previously posted on October 19th, 2014 based on statutes that are in the process of being changed.  Registered Interns should read this commentary thoroughly.  The prior post has been edited and outdated information deleted.


As of November 27, 2018, […]

I want to start a private practice. What do I need to know?

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW
October 19, 2014, revised October 29, 2014

I’ve been licensed and working for a while but I really want to be in private practice.  What do I need do first?  I’m a Registered Intern; can I have a private practice?

These questions and others have been posed to me over […]

New Course in November – Grief and Mourning

Grief and Mourning: The Lessons and Gifts
(c) Sherrill Valdes, LCSW

New Workshop Offered  by New Trainer on:
November 21st, 2014 – 8AM to 3:30PM – 6 CEUS

No one is immune from loss. Everyone has experienced loss in their lives and most are aware of how it affected their feelings and behaviors as well as their […]

Are you up-to-date with the current Florida Laws & Rules?

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW

September 11, 2014

While preparing to provide the new Renewal Florida Laws & Rules course I found approximately 15 law changes since 2010.  I focus on those changes when providing the course.  But, I believe that I am going to have to change that process.  It may be necessary to go […]

By |2018-11-27T12:16:36+00:00September 11th, 2014|Categories: General, Laws & Ethics|0 Comments

8-hour versus 3-hour Florida Laws and Rules Courses

August 11, 2014
Are you confused about the different Laws and Rules courses?  3-Hours versus 8-Hours?  Online versus Live? This commentary is intended to help clarify the current expectations associated with the relevant rules.

Rule 64B4-3.0035 requires that applicants for licensure must demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules for licensure by attending an eight […]

By |2014-08-11T02:16:56+00:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What teaching means to me despite trials and tribulations. . .

I love teaching. I love the sharing of knowledge and challenges between the students and me. One of my strongest values which underlies all that I do is to promote a positive image for the profession and help new social workers develop professionally. Teaching social work courses is my newest way of doing that.

Classroom discussions […]

By |2017-01-27T15:11:08+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: General|0 Comments

There is no such thing as RCSWI, RMHCI, RMFTI !

There is no legal acronym for Registered Interns under F. S. 491 in the State of Florida.

Registered Interns must spell out their registration status as noted in our Rules Chapter 64B4 – 5.005(j) Failure of a registered intern to use the words “registered intern” on all promotional materials, including cards, brochures, […]

By |2017-02-24T17:37:25+00:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Registered Interns|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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