Did you know SHIELDS offers its employees a FREE Clinical License Prep Study Group during work hours? The SHIELDS Training Department in conjunction with SHIELDS Clinical Coordinator Renee Becraft, hosted an 8-week study group that met 2 hours a week from 10am-12pm this past Fall. The group was designed to assist employees that completed BBS hours and were interested in taking the clinical licensing exam. CalWORKs Program Manager, Jonathan Ousley, LMFT, reported that “Renee structured the group in a way that reduced our anxiety about the test. She helped the group connect on a level that motivated us to support each other. The content was easily broken down and delivered exactly like the test. I think everyone that considers taking the exam should be required to take this course, it’s that beneficial.”

SHIELDS is happy to report that all 5 students in the group passed their licensing exams! Thanks to our Training Program Administrator Kim Medvin, LCSW for coordinating such a great resource for our employees and thanks to Renee Becraft, LCSW for your quality instruction that led to successful outcomes for the following group members and SHIELDS employees:

  • Wesley Carlin, LCSW
  • Kathy Eliassian, LMFT
  • Brandon Hyatt, LMFT
  • Stevon Lewis, LMFT
  • Jonathan Ousley, LMFT

The next round of the study course is TBD – so if you’re an MFTI or MSW that has completed your BBS hours and are interested in the next round of Clinical Licensing Exam Prep Courses, contact Kim Medvin at kmedvin@shieldsforfamilies.org x2129 or Renee Becraft atrbecraft@shieldsforfamilies.org x2202

Keep up the great work SHIELDS!