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Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements for Mental Health Practitioners

After January 1, 2017, in order to register and practice the profession, each mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist, and psychoanalyst, licensed under the Education Law, must complete 36 hours of continuing education (CE) from a Department approved provider during each three-year registration period. Frequently asked questions about the specific CE requirement for each mental health practitioner profession may be found on the web page for that profession. These profession-specific web pages include applications for individuals and organizations that wish to offer CE courses to licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed creative arts therapists and licensed psychoanalysts.

The law exempts from the triennial continuing education requirement those licensees who are inactive (not practicing the profession or using the restricted title) and newly licensed practitioners in their first registration period after licensure. In addition, the CE requirement is phased in, so that licensees, who must complete CE, can satisfy this requirement by completing a pro-rated number of hours, based on the number of months between January 1, 2017 and the starting date of the licensees’ next registration period. Licensees should review the FAQs to learn more about the CE requirement for the specific mental health practitioner profession they are licensed in.

A prospective provider of CE must submit to the Department an application, with the required $900 fee, that demonstrates that it meets the profession-specific requirements in the section 8412 of the Education Law and the Commissioner’s Regulations for the specific profession. Both a separate application and $900 fee must be submitted by an individual or organization for each specific profession in which the applicant wishes to become a Department-approved CE provider. The State Board Office will review prospective provider applications in the order received, so that licensees can complete their required pro-rated hours of CE starting on January 1, 2017.

A licensee seeking to register for a period starting after January 1, 2017, who is not exempt from the requirement as noted above, may only meet the requirement by completing CE activities from Department-approved providers or other allowed education activities after January 1, 2017. If your next registration period starts after January 1, 2017, you should not submit the registration application and fee until you have met the CE requirement after January 1, 2017, to avoid a hold on your registration application.

Licensees and prospective providers should review the FAQs and profession-specific requirements for each of the four mental health practitioner professions established under Article 163 of the Education Law. You can access the web pages by using the left-hand navigation bar on these pages.

Mental Health Practioners include Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and Psychoanalysts.

Creative arts therapists are trained in psychotherapy and in specific arts disciplines, which may include dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy and art therapy. They have training in areas that include clinical practice and human development as well as the use of the creative arts to provide appropriate services, and multicultural and artistic traditions.

Elizabeth Gonzalez-Dolginko, finishing her 2nd 5 year term on the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, and Robert Irwin Wolf, a tenured professor for 37 years in the graduate art therapy program at the College of New Rochelle, discuss the use of creative arts therapy at a New York City alternative special education school in the 1970s. Creative Arts Therapists are one of four professions licensed by the Department with the assistance of the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners.

Practitioners, called marriage and family therapists, are trained in individual psychotherapy and family systems to assess and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and address an array of relationship issues within the context of marital/couple, family and various relational systems.

Practitioners, called mental health counselors, are trained in counseling and psychotherapy to treat individuals with mental and emotional disorders and other behavioral challenges. Mental health counselors address mental health, human relationship, education and career concerns within ethical, developmental, preventive and treatment contexts. Mental health counselors demonstrate a concern for the short-term and long-term well-being of individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations.

Practitioners, called psychoanalysts, may use verbal and non-verbal communications to uncover the unconscious blocks that may be affecting the individual’s behavior and personality. Psychoanalysts treat a range of conditions including anxiety, depression and phobias.

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#PASS is an acronym for Post Abortion Stress Syndrome. PASS is an unofficial name, because it is not officially recognized by the medical community yet. Some sections believe in PASS, others do not. Until enough studies have been done to confirm it’s ‘existence’, the syndrome is still ‘unofficial’. This does not mean it does not exist! For more details on PASS, and why it’s not “officially recognized” yet, see the following sections:

  • Stages, Symptoms FAQs about PASS

After an abortion, how do you recover? How do you deal with the intense feelings of sadness and grief that some women feel? What do you do if you have even more serious complications after an abortion? You’re not alone, and help is available! Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the name for a condition that can affect women after an abortion. Not every woman who has an abortion is affected by it. Some women who have abortions feel peaceful about their decision beforehand, relieved afterwards, and then live the rest of their lives with no regrets. Other women may have a different experience, and may have a more difficult time recovering after an abortion. When a woman has an abortion, it’s possible that the woman will have some normal feelings of grief, guilt and loss. If the feelings become severe, or persist for a long period of time, she may be suffering from Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS). “PASS” is different from ‘normal feelings’ of loss and depression immediately following an abortion. How is it different? When is it PASS and not just ‘normal feelings’?
When the reactions and feelings in the first 3 months following an abortion are severe, causing such problems as:

  • Self-harm, strong suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
  • Increase in dangerous and/or unhealthy activities (alcohol/drug abuse, anorexia/bulimia, compulsive over-eating, cutting, casual and indifferent sex and other inappropriate risk-taking behaviors)
  • Depression that is stronger than just ‘a little sadness or the blues’
  • Inability to perform normal self-care activities
  • Inability to function normally in her job or in school
  • Inability to take care of or relate to her existing children or function normally in her other relationships (i.e. with a spouse, partner, other family member or friends)
  • A desire to immediately get pregnant and ‘replace’ the baby that was aborted, even when all the circumstances that led her to ‘choose abortion’ the first time are still in place.

So having a severe reaction immediately after an abortion can be classified as “PASS” and not just ‘normal feelings’. What can also be described as PASS is when a woman has the problems listed above, and they continue after the abortion for months, and sometimes years.
Other PASS problems could include short and/or long term problems with:

  • emotions, and dealing with emotional issues
  • struggles with depression
  • continued suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • anxiety and panic disorder
  • addictions of all kinds
  • difficulty sleeping and sleeping problems
  • disturbing dreams and/or nightmares
  • problems with phobias, or increase in severity of existing phobias
  • eating disorders
  • “replacement baby” syndrome
  • repeated unplanned pregnancies with additional abortions
  • repeated unplanned pregnancies carried to term
  • “atonement marriage”, where the woman marries the partner from the abortion, to help justify the abortion
  • trouble with relationships and dealing with partners
  • distress at the sight of other pregnant women, other people’s babies and children
  • inability to deal with or socialize with other pregnant women, other people’s babies and children
  • codependence and inability to make decisions easily
  • problems with severe and disproportionate anger
  • work and school problems (unable to function normally)
  • problems bonding with and caring for existing children or new babies
  • distress and problems with later pregnancy
  • added emotional issues and problems when dealing with future infertility or other physical complications resulting from the abortion.
  • unhealthy obsession with excelling at work or school, to justify the abortion

For more details about PASS, see:

  • The PASS Quiz
  • Frequently asked questions about PASS (includes stages and symptoms)
  • My “PMDD real and PASS not?” article

Some PASS problems can be severely disruptive to a woman’s life, and PASS can trouble her for months and even years after her abortion. The good news is that women can recover from PASS, can learn to heal from their abortion, and can go on to have happy, healthy productive lives. Women are usually afraid or embarrassed to even admit to having an abortion, let alone talk to anyone else about problems she might be having. Women are encouraged to think it is ‘their fault’ if they have trouble after an abortion, and that the abortion itself had nothing to do with how she feels, and that PASS is just some ‘anti-choice myth’.

It’s interesting how if a man goes off to a war, and comes back with “PTSS” (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome), we don’t ‘blame the man’, and ‘protect’ the war, we admit it was the war that caused PTSS. We don’t refuse to help the man, and belittle him or invalidate his pain by saying he had ‘previous psychological problems’, or other issues in his life that caused the PTSS, and we don’t tell him that what he is struggling with “doesn’t exist” – we admit it was the whole stress and experience of war, and we help him, support him, allow him a name for his experience and treat him to help him recover. Yet when a woman has an abortion, and is traumatized by the whole experience, and develops “PASS” (Post Abortion Stress Syndrome), people are quick to ‘blame the woman’, and “protect abortion”, and claim there’s no way the abortion could have caused this, the woman must have had pre-existing problems, and it’s ‘her fault’ she is suffering. And the woman is left alone to suffer, with no help, treatment, support or a name for her experience. The fierce war between people who have differing views on the legality of abortion has turned into a war that is hurting women, as people go out of their way to minimize women’s problems after an abortion, and “blame the woman” for any trouble she is having. I am in the middle with my views, as I believe that abortion should remain legal and safe, and that every woman has the right to make her own choices concerning her body and her life. However, people need to know that Post Abortion Stress Syndrome is a real medical issue, and can cause serious emotional or physical complications after an abortion.


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Treatment Directory

All across the United States, there are men and women from every age group and social demographic who are suffering from mental health disorders. In order to help match these individuals with the treatment that can benefit them the most, we have compiled a state-by-state mental health center treatment directory.

What to Expect During Mental Health Treatment

Although every mental health treatment center is unique, there are a number of common elements among them that all potential patients should expect. Understanding more about these processes allows individuals to “hit the ground running” with their treatment – and avoid any of the common pitfalls that impact the unaware.

Common components of mental health treatment include:

  • Evaluation. Upon arrival at a treatment center, medical professionals will evaluate your condition so that you receive the most effective form of care available.
  • Counseling. Counseling and therapy make up the bulk of most mental health treatment programs. During these individual and group sessions, the individual learns more about her condition, and develops strategies for coping with, and overcoming, the symptoms associated with the illness.
  • Aftercare. Learning how to cope in the “real world” after treatment is over plays a key role in the ongoing success of treatment. Aftercare provides support, preparation and more to those who “graduate” from treatment.

Different Types of Mental Health Care

In the Mental Health Referral treatment directory, you’ll find different types of mental health and substance abuse treatment centers. Most notable among the different styles of care you will see listed here are:

  • Residential treatment centers
  • Outpatient treatment centers
  • Treatment centers for women
  • Holistic treatment centers
  • Teen treatment centers and more.

The treatment center directory on Mental Health Treatment is created using resources made available in the public domain. If you would like a listing removed, edited or added please contact us. If you are trying to reach a resource listing on one of the pages, please contact them directly through their website or contact information provided.

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  • the development, validity, and use of techniques of diagnosis and treatment of disordered behavior
  • studies of a variety of populations that have clinical interest, including but not limited to medical patients, ethnic minorities, persons with serious mental illness, and community samples
  • studies that have a cross-cultural or demographic focus and are of interest for treating behavior disorders
  • studies of personality and of its assessment and development where these have a clear bearing on problems of clinical dysfunction and treatment
  • studies of gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation that have a clear bearing on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment
  • studies of psychosocial aspects of health behaviors

Studies that focus on populations that fall anywhere within the lifespan are considered.

JCCP welcomes submissions on treatment and prevention in all areas of clinical and clinical–health psychology and especially on topics that appeal to a broad clinical–scientist and practitioner audience.

JCCP encourages the submission of theory–based interventions, studies that investigate mechanisms of change, and studies of the effectiveness of treatments in real-world settings.

JCCP recommends that authors of clinical trials pre-register their studies with an appropriate clinical trial registry (e.g. ClinicalTrials.gov, ClinicalTrialsRegister.eu) though both registered and unregistered trials will continue to be considered at this time.

Studies on the following topics will be considered if they have clear implications for clinical research and practice:

  • epidemiology
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Although JCCP largely publishes research that is empirical and quantitative in method, rigorous theoretical papers on topics of broad interest to the field of clinical psychology will be considered, as will critical analyses and meta-analyses of treatment approaches on topics of broad theoretical, methodological, or practical interest to the field of clinical psychology.

JCCP also considers methodologically sound single-case designs (e.g. that conform to the recommendations outlined in the “What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Single-Case Design

JCCP does not consider manuscripts dealing with the etiology or descriptive pathology of abnormal behavior (which are more appropriate for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology ). Similarly, the journal does not consider articles focusing primarily on assessment, measurement, and diagnostic procedures and concepts (which are more appropriate for Psychological Assessment ). Editors reserve the right to determine the most appropriate location of a manuscript.

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Explore the unique mix of research and practical application offered through Walden’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Benefit from unique features of our program:

  • Faculty leaders in the field – Learn from faculty members who are American Counseling Association (ACA) members—including an ACA past president—and are active in their fields.
  • 5 functional specializations – Prepare for career advancement in whichever segment of counseling you prefer to focus your studies.
  • Supervised field work and face-to-face residencies – Practice applying what you learn on-site and network with expert faculty members.

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Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits

Depending on your specialization, your career options may include a role as a licensed professional counselor in settings such as:*

  • Child and family service agencies
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  • Community mental health centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Domestic violence, emergency, and homeless shelters
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Inpatient or outpatient facilities
  • Public or private hospitals and healthcare settings
  • Social service agencies
  • Wellness centers

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor’s degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779 8552031384. to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Walden University s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states.

The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at www.WaldenU.edu/programdata .

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La Casa Behavioral Health

110 E Mescalero Rd
Roswell, NM 88201
575-755-2272

La Casa Behavioral Health (LCBH), a community-based behavioral center, located in Roswell, NM at 110 E. Mescalero opened its doors to the citizens of southeastern New Mexico on June 16, 2015. LCBH provides continuity of care to clients of former agencies as well as new clients regardless of their socioeconomic status. Most staff are both English and Spanish speaking. Payment for services range from self-pay, standard insurances, as well as Medicaid and Medicare through various Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s).

LCBH offers five (5) core services as part of their treatment services:

(1) Outpatient Counseling – LCBH provides counseling services for children, adolescents and adults for all types of presenting mental health issues or problems. Our staff providers have a diverse range of training and expertise with specialties in all areas of mental health practice. We offer individual, family, couples, and group counseling and therapy;

(2) Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS) This service helps address barriers the client is experiencing that impede their development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community. It includes assistance with identifying and coordinating services and support systems identified in an individual’s comprehensive treatment plan; supporting an individual and family in crisis situations; and providing individual interventions to develop or enhance an individual’s ability to make informed and independent choices. Community Support Workers assist clients in gaining access to necessary rehabilitative, medical and other services to help them maintain or restore independent living;

(3) Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Located at 1010 S. Garden Street in Roswell, NM, PSR staff assists clients in the development of socialization skills, daily living skills; assists the member in procuring stable housing; helps the member to build an interpersonal support team to provide encouragement and guidance; to help the members recognize and focus on their strengths and their role in qualify self-care. Members often engage in community events as a group to develop social skills and positive interaction with others;

(4) Crisis Intervention – During office hours LCBH accepts walk-in individuals in crisis. A professional counseling or trained paraprofessional will meet with the individuals to de-escalate the crisis and identify resources suitable for treatment either at LCBH, one of the local hospitals, community services, or inpatient treatment centers. Crisis intervention provides crisis counseling; suicide prevention; support, information and referral. After hours, anyone who is experiencing a personal, emotional or mental health crisis can call 24 hours a day to the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line at 1 (855) NMCRISIS or 1 (855) 662-7474 and speak with a professional counselor.

(5) Medication Management LCBH psychiatric providers on staff prescribe medication for a variety of mental health conditions focused on outpatient psychopharmacology. Medication review for drug efficacy and med compatibility are offered as part of both the prescribing aspect, as well as helping the client to understand their medications and their role in properly taking them as prescribed.

La Casa Behavioral Health staff are dedicated to these five core offerings in order to provide clients with skills and services to be independent and empowered in their lives.

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Miami Counseling Resource Center is a full-service mental health treatment center providing psychological services and therapy to children, teenagers, and adults for a wide range of mental health, emotional, behavioral and relationship issues.

Miami Counseling Resource Center:

The Miami Counseling Resource Center is a multidisciplinary mental health treatment center staffed by psychologists, child psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, social workers, nutritionists, and both adult and child psychiatrists.

Psychological Testing is Available:

Psychological testing conducted by our child psychologist is available to children and adults for a variety of presenting problems, including intelligence and gifted placement, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), personality testing, and diagnosis of other emotional and behavioral problems.

Individual Family Therapy:

Individual and Family therapy are the predominant modes of therapy / counseling offered at our convenient Miami South Florida offices located in the heart of downtown Coral Gables. Group therapy is provided in the areas of assertiveness, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, divorce, parenting, grief and loss, children s issues, self-esteem, stress management, and other relationship issues.

Psychopharmacological Management

Psychopharmacological Management of psychiatric symptoms by our talented child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists are offered in conjunction with our other mental health treatment services.