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Find the Learning Style that is Right for You
Each person learns information differently. As you prepare for your exam, it is helpful to identify how you learn and retain information. There are three major learning styles which include auditory, visual, and tactile. This post will explore everything you need to know about the 3 learning styles.

New California Clinical Licensure Requirement: Mandatory Suicide Prevention Course
The state of California has always required its clinical practitioners to complete continuing education (CE) requirements in order to maintain their license. Soon, the state will require an additional CE class from new and active clinicians. Beginning on January 1, 2020 for California psychologists and January 1, 2021 for other licensed clinicians, such as MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCs, clinicians must complete six hours of suicide risk assessment and intervention training.

EPPP2: Ethical Practice
Today, we’re exploring the EPPP2 domain Ethical Practice. No surprise, this portion of the test will look at your ability to functionally apply the ethics of the profession in your professional practice. You’ll need to show you can apply the profession’s laws, guidelines, and ethical codes.

EPPP2: Professionalism
The new exam is based on years of study by the ASPPB, primarily looking at the ways the psychology profession has changed since they first started using the original EPPP exam. The new exam reflects updates based on the tools modern psychologists need to succeed at their jobs. As a result, the EPPP2 includes several new domain areas in the exam that weren’t in the previous version.

How to Stay Motivated to Study During the Summer
Summer can be a natural time for many people to study for their licensure, especially those working as school psychologists or teaching in universities. It can also be a time for weddings, vacations, family reunions and a lot of distractors as well. Here are a few tips to combat those summer study blues.

5 Traps to Avoid when Studying for the EPPP
The EPPP is a daunting exam that takes 3-6 months to prepare for. Avoiding these 5 traps while studying to ensure success on your first try!

EPPP2: Exploring Relational Competence
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at some of the new areas the EPPP2 will test and what domains within the area the exam will ask about. This week, we’re focusing on the domain Relational Competence.

The Total Cost of Taking the ASWB Exam
Like many professions, social workers must obtain a license in order to practice their craft. In most states, social workers planning to become licensed take one of the ASWB exams. Many promising new social workers wonder what they will need to pay to take the ASWB exam after finishing their education. We’re here to let you know what the exam itself costs, as well as other costs that arise.

Tips on Studying for the National Counseling Exam
The National Counselor Exam (NCE) is a rite of passage in the field of behavioral health. You completed your master’s degree and are working in the clinical field but, there is another hurdle to cross before you can obtain your license.

EPPP2: Honing in on Assessment and Intervention
In March 2016, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) announced the plan to develop a second portion to the EPPP in order to assess the practical competency of Psychology candidates. Originally planned to be a mandatory aspect of the EPPP starting in January 2020 for all candidates, in October 2018, the ASPPB rescinded the decision and gave the state boards the opportunity to determine whether they would adopt the updated exam or maintain the current version of the EPPP. States that determine to adopt the updated exam format will start implementation beginning January 2020.