Dr. Ben Caldwell

Dr. Ben Caldwell

Benjamin E. Caldwell, PsyD is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Education Director for SimplePractice Learning. He serves as adjunct faculty for the graduate program at California State University Northridge, and is the author of several books, including Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee and spent more than a decade as the Legislative and Advocacy Chair for AAMFT-California, working on groundbreaking legislation including California's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors. He lives in Los Angeles.

Why Therapists Stopped Creating No-Harm Contracts

Why Therapists Stopped Creating No-Harm Contracts

It seemed like the simplest thing. A few years ago, a client of mine had been thinking a bit about … Continued

Why I’m Not Attending the Evolution of Psychotherapy

Why I’m Not Attending the Evolution of Psychotherapy

There’s an evolution of psychotherapy happening, and the Evolution of Psychotherapy conference happening later this year is ignoring it. The … Continued

What’s the Difference Between Therapy, Counseling, and Coaching?

What’s the Difference Between Therapy, Counseling, and Coaching?

The mental health world uses a lot of professional titles that sound similar, and can be confusing even to mental … Continued

What You Need to Consider Before Returning to the Office

What You Need to Consider Before Returning to the Office

How to Decide to Return to In-Person Care Even with stay-at-home orders in place, a wide variety of healthcare workers … Continued

What to Include in Your Fee Schedule

What to Include in Your Fee Schedule

Health and wellness professionals end up doing a lot of work for free. That often includes tasks that require professional … Continued

What Coronavirus Means for Your Office Lease

What Coronavirus Means for Your Office Lease

If you’re finding the transition to telehealth to be a positive one, do you really still need a physical office? … Continued

Therapist Scrutinized for Writing ESA Letter

Therapist Scrutinized for Writing ESA Letter

In what appears to be a first, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has disciplined a licensed therapist for writing … Continued