Thursday, September 7, 2006

Follow-up from previous post

I met with a woman from the Counseling office yesterday to ask about my classes and talk to her about this huge issue. I told her that it needs to be listed in all the print material as a THREE year program if that's the case!

We went over all the classes I'd have to take, and I can't get it done in two years and a summer. It's pretty much impossible. The only way I could do it would be to go towards my certification in MFT (Marriage & Family Therapy) and not MHC (Mental Health Counseling). They advise going for both (two extra classes to cover both versus one) because currently in MA, they only accept insurance payments from MHCs, not MFTs. They said it's very possible the legislation will change soon, so I can take a chance or be sure and go for both. So, 2.5 years (graduating December 08) is looking a lot more probable. It raises a lot of questions, but oh well.

I checked on California's requirements, and they are INSANE. I'd have to take even more classes than described above, and that still wouldn't be enough. I wouldn't be able to get an actual job as an MFT for another few years.

Still trying to figure out what to do with all of this...

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