Where and when do I turn in required paperwork?
All paperwork is turned in to
Dr. Owens. Please carefully read the Practicum Manual section on graduation requirements to ensure
that you know what needs to be turned in to him. All paperwork is due no later than one
week prior to the last day of the semester you graduate. Failure to submit paperwork in time could
delay your graduation by a semester. We encourage you to meet with Dr. Owens during your last
semester to ensure that you have everything in order.
How do I document my personal therapy hours?
Please use the form found in the Practicum Manual, p. 28, “Weekly Summary of Personal Psychotherapy
Received”. A copy of this form must be submitted to Western Seminary before graduation,
and you will need to keep a copy so that you can complete your MFT Licensing Application with
How do I get my MFT intern number?
Please go to the Board of Behavioral Sciences
website for instructions on how to obtain an intern number.
How do I obtain my certification
Your certification letter will be sent to you after your degree
has been certified. It comes to you in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope; send the
sealed envelope with your other application materials to the BBS.
How do I obtain a transcript
showing my posted degree?
Before the end of your last semester, you may
submit a Transcript
Request Form. Be sure to check the “Hold
for Degree” box. Once your degree has been certified and posted, the transcript will be
sent to you in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope; send it with
your other application materials to the BBS.
How soon can I expect my
certification letter and degree-posted transcript?
You can expect these
about five weeks after the end of the semester you graduate.
a way to get these documents sooner?
At the beginning of the last semester,
you may contact your professors and request that your grades be submitted
one week prior to the end of the semester. Professors are under no obligation
to do this, but if they agree to, please let the Graduation Coordinator
(Wes Ehrhart) know so that grade rosters can be sent early to your professors