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Renewal Information for New Mexico Counselors & MFTs

New Mexico-licensed counselor earning CE online

Earn up to 12 hours online!

New-Mexico counselors and MFTs renew licenses on September 30th, every 2 years from initial licensure. 40 hours of continuing education are required to renew. Up to 12 hours may be earned through online courses offered by an NBCC-approved provider.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590). We adhere to NBCC guidelines.

SCOPE:  

All professional clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional art therapists, professional mental health counselors, registered independent counselors, licensed mental health counselors, licensed associate marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, alcohol abuse counselors, drug abuse counselors, and substance abuse associates.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:  

Continuing education credit. Effective for the renewal period beginning October 1, 1997 forty (40) contact hours of continuing education approved by the New Mexico counseling and therapy practice board will be required to be documented during each two-year renewal period.

  1. Continuing education must be acquired during the expiring licensing period.
  2. One contact hour of continuing education is sixty minutes.
  3. Specific continuing education which must be obtained and verified:
  • six hours of ethics related to counseling/mental health for all licensees
  • three hours in supervision related to counseling/mental health for all licensees who are supervisors

ACCEPTABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES:

  • approved by certifying groups such as the national board for certified counselors, American marriage and family therapy regulatory board, American art therapy, association international certification reciprocity consortium, national association of alcohol and drug abuse council
  • approved by other regulatory boards of related mental health or substance abuse fields, including psychiatry, psychology and social work
  • sponsored by international, national, regional or state mental health professional associations including psychiatry, psychology and social work, or state and federal divisions of substance abuse
  • publication of professional writings and presenting board approved educational courses shall be awarded in a manner consistent with Part 16, section 16.27.16.8 and shall not exceed 20 hours for a license renewal period
  • approved by the New Mexico counseling and therapy practice board
  • internet continuing education correspondence shall not exceed 12 hours for a license renewal period
  • home studies continuing education shall not exceed 12 hours for a license renewal period

DOCUMENTATION OF PARTICIPATION:  

The licensee shall be responsible for submitting proof of attendance of all continuing education hours at the time of license renewal. All continuing education hours must be documented at the time the license is renewed. The board reserves the right to require additional documentation of participation. The board will notify the licensee of approval or disapproval of continuing education hours within 30 days after receiving documentation.

FAILURE TO MEET CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

The board will refuse to renew the licensee’s license in accordance with the Uniform Licensing Act NMSA 1978 sections 61-1-1 through 61-1-31. If continuing education units requirements are not completed within the licensing period and by the expiration date, the licensee or registrant will be considered expired and will refrain from practicing. Individuals unable to meet continuing education requirements due to circumstances beyond their control must submit a written request for a waiver sixty (60) days prior to their renewal date. Extenuating circumstances include illness, death in immediate family, military service, or other severe circumstances, which do not allow an applicant to meet continuing education requirements. The applicant may request a one-time extension approved by the board and must pay an additional $300.00 fee. The board will review each request on a case-by-case basis.

New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4610
(505) 476-4633 Fax
counselingboard@state.nm.us

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in General

 

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South Carolina Counselors/MFTs License Renewal Requirements

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs license renewal deadline: August 31, 2011.

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs license renewal deadline: August 31, 2011.

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensure period. Licenses must be renewed by August 31, 2011.

  • 25 hours must be “formal” and involve face-to-face instruction.
  • The remaining 15 hours may be “informal.”

Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and by the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider #193) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590).

South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in General

 

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Ethics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy

CE Credit: 3 Hours
Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Learning Level: Intermediate

Ethics & Boundaries in PsychotherapyCourse Abstract: This online continuing education course gives psychotherapists the tools they need to resolve the common ethical and boundary issues and dilemmas that they may expect to encounter in their everyday professional practice. Privacy and confidentiality, multiple relationships, conflicts of interest, self-awareness, therapy with families and couples, personal, cultural and religious values, duty to warn, duty to protect, professional accountability, supervision and peer consultation, fees and fee setting are all permeated with boundary issues. 2006 | 43 pages | 20 posttest questions | Course #30-12

Learning Objectives:

1. List four domains in which ethical boundary guidelines may be found
2. Name the four principles used in ethical decision-making
3. Distinguish between boundary crossings and boundary violations
4. Identify the ethical dilemma for psychotherapists posed by the Patriot Act  
5. List three areas of clinical supervision where there may be ethical dilemmas
6. Distinguish between two models of ethical decision making

About the Author:

Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is currently CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.
 
Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159)
APA: American Psychological Association
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)
 
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Posted by on August 12, 2010 in General

 

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Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors & MFTs – License Renewal Deadline & Requirements


Rhode Island licensed Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists have an upcoming license renewal deadline of July 1, 2010
. Every clinical mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist who desires to continue licensure shall attest to the Department that the licensee has completed a prescribed course of continuing education in accordance with the requirements of the Board.  

The application for license renewal shall include satisfactory evidence of completion of forty (40) credits of continuing education relevant to the practice of clinical mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy practice, completed over the two (2) year period preceding relicensure. A minimum of twenty (20) of the forty (40) credits of continuing education shall be completed within Category 1, Formal Programs. Continuing education programs sponsored or approved by the following organizations are deemed to be approved by the Board: American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA), Rhode Island Counseling Association (RICA), Rhode Island Marriage and Family Therapist Association (RIMFTA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), American Psychological Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA) or such other nationally-recognized organizations, as approved by the Board.  

The Board recognizes the following categories of continuing education programs and/or activities and established credit hours: 

Category I: Formal continuing education program that may consist of graduate or post-graduate courses, workshops, and/or institutes, including web-based offerings.
Credit: 1 credit per hour; minimum 20 credits per two (2) year cycle.

Category II: Exceptional contributions to professional development that may consist of: a written publication in a peer-reviewed journal, teaching a relevant, semester-long course in an accredited institution, serving as an elected officer on national or international organizations (e.g., ACA, NBCC, AAMFT). Participation by duly appointed members of the Board in regular Board meetings and investigating committee meetings shall be considered acceptable on an hours served basis for Category II credit.
Credit: 10 credits for each publication or formal lecture; 20 credits for national or international contribution.

Licensure information obtained from the Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists website (http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/mf_counsel.php) on June 15, 2010.

Professional Development Resources, Inc. (https://www.pdresources.org/index.aspx) is a nationally accredited provider of online and mail order home study continuing education courses for Professional Counselors and MFTs. Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); by the American Psychological Association (APA); and by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, Provider #000279). Over 150 accredited courses are available @ www.pdresources.org

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in General

 

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April is Autism Awareness Month

You can help fight autism and earn continuing education credits all month long.

During the month of April, we will donate a portion of the proceeds from every autism course sold to the Autism Society of America. In addition, we are offering special reduced pricing on all of our autism spectrum courses – including one FREE course.

View our autism CE courses: https://www.pdresources.org/Courses/Other/AllCourses/CourseName/1/autism

Together we can help improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Thank you for your support!

 

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