Professional Development for Mental Health Clinicians

This is a growing list of free and low-cost CEU and Professional Development opportunities for masters and doctoral level counselors and therapists.

Professional Development Resources

AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION (AMHCA)

AMHCA offers its Members Discounted Prices and Free Options benefits in its home studies. It majorly offers webinars and journals.

AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

ACA offers diverse online professional development programming to professional counselors. Some of their programs include online courses, webinars, podcasts, etc.; while the online courses are free, the webinars, podcasts have paid access.

AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION

Blurb—ASCA offers several opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or NBCC contact hours. ASCA offers Professional School Counseling journal articles, attending the ASCA annual conference, attending ASCA webinars, or registering for one of the ASCA U specialist training programs.

AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION.

ASCA offers many opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or NBCC contact hours. ASCA offers Professional School Counseling journal articles, attending the ASCA annual conference, attending ASCA webinars, or registering for one of the ASCA U specialist training programs.

ACE CLASSES

Ace offers its courses online, and it’s affordable. Credits are directly reported to your CE Broker.

ACAP TEACHING, TRAINING, TREATING

CEU courses demonstrate techniques easily incorporated in practice, connect you with like-minded professionals, and are affordable.

ADVANCED CLINICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

ACE offers its program Live (In-Person) to counselors.

ACCESS CEU

Access CEU engages learners with applied examples, useful links, resource downloads, and access to recent research so that the course material is ready to use.

ALLCEUS

AllCEUs was created by a counselor to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, accessible, high-quality, multimedia education. AllCEU offers courses, live workshops, and specialty certificates.

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

ADAA’s Conference offers up to 29.5 CE or CME credits or hours to registered professionals. It’s free for ADAA members, while non-members will pay $60 per discipline.

ASPIRA CONTINUING EDUCATION

Aspira Continuing Education offers online CE courses for Professional Counselor continuing education everywhere. Its courses encompass all areas of mental health practice, all at a low cost.

ASPIRE COUNSELING

Aspire offers three to six-hour-long workshops with continued education for non-profit organizations.

AT HEALTH

Health offers Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals in most locations and most disciplines. Its continuing education is low cost and online.

THE BECK INSTITUTE

Beck Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides exceptional cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) training to health and mental health professionals worldwide. They offer online resources and training opportunities both for individual professionals and for organizations.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE EDUCATION

Offers cutting edge new technologies and experience-based practices and courses. It offers several paid online courses, conferences, and seminars.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPRINGBOARD

Online classroom-based training opportunities for professional development.

BERKSHIRE AHEC

Berkshire AHEC offers evidence‑based, inter-professional training centered on best practices in current patient care. Berkshire AHEC facilitates continuing professional development to enhance healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skills, competence, and performance.

BOSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

BGSP’s workshops, courses, and programs bring new insights and skills to everyday life, work, and clinical practice. An introduction to psychoanalytic principles and techniques helps develop a deeper understanding of human dynamics. Often this leads to approaching old problems in new ways.

CEU BY NET

CEU By Net offers Free Online CEUs for NBCC Counselors, Social Workers, and LMFTs, and an Unlimited CEU Plan at a fee. It’s an inexpensive online course in the Healthcare Reform era.

CEUS (CONTINUING EDUCATION) FOR COUNSELORS

Ce4Less.com provides continuing education for counselors who need courses approved by the CA BBS and FL CeBroker. It has some free courses as well as paid courses.

CEMOBILE

Offers quality courses at affordable prices that are convenient and easy to use. The CEmobile website is mobile-friendly; enrollment can be done using your laptop, tablet, and smartphone.

CE-CREDIT

Offers both free professional development courses as well as paid-for courses. It’s Affordable, convenient continuing education.

CENTER FOR APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPE, INC

CAPT provides approved classes for the MBTI® and Related Assessments, Psychological Type, Leadership, Teamwork, and Career Development. Professionals can earn CE credits toward the renewal of their required licenses by attending CAPT’s training programs.

COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

Offers a wide variety of approved half-day and full-day continuing education workshops for counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

THE COUNSELING CENTER

Offers continuing education programs as an APA and NBCC approved provider.

CONTINUING STUDIES

Offers courses whose certificate is sufficient for license renewals.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Offers High-quality video-based training workshops for counselors and addiction professionals. And also training workshops all at a fee.

CROSWAITE COUNSELING, PLLC

Croswaite Counseling, PLLC offers free and low-cost training to professionals in the greater Metro Area. The training offered is formatted to create a safe place for curiosity, discussion, and hands-on learning of new clinical tools and skills.

CEU MATRIX

Providing the most up-to-date online training for certification and recertification of professionals.

CEU-HOURS.COM

CEU offers 100% free online courses that can be tried before the paid courses are taken.

ELITE LEARNING

Elite offers continuing education for counselors, quality, and convenient courses for CEU credits. There is 24/7 access to courses, certificates, and more.

FAMILIES, INC.

Families, Inc. offers opportunities for professional development through a combination of onsite and web-based training. They provide multiple ways for mental health professionals to access these relevant topics.

FREE STATE SOCIAL WORK

Free Sate provides on-line social work continuing education, All of its courses are $4 per credit hour, and they have some free courses.

GENESIS CONTINUING EDUCATION GROUP

Genesis Continuing Education Group offers online CE Credits for professionals. They offer both free CEs and Unlimited CEs at a lower cost.

GOOD THERAPY

Good therapy events allow therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals to fulfill their license requirements while expanding their knowledge and clinical skills. Its membership is free and paid pro/premium membership. It has live events as well as home study CE courses.

HEALTH FORUM ONLINE

Health Forum Online offers a fast and convenient way to improve your patient-based knowledge, clinical skills and earn nationally-approved CE credits anywhere you have Internet access.

HUDSON VALLEY PSYCHODRAMA INSTITUTE

Hudson Valley offers workshops with CE certificates of $20 (one-day workshops) to $25 (two days and longer).

MINDFUL CONTINUING EDUCATION

They provide Mental Health Continuing Education for diverse professionals depending on their license type.

NBCC

NBCC offers diverse continuing education and its NBCC continuing education credit verification form for activities that do not provide completion certificates. Its approved content areas include; Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship, Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues, wellness and prevention, etc.

NETCE

The entire library of courses is FREE to print and read! Payment is only made when there is a need to receive credit. Continuing education can be extended year-round.

PESI

It offers several certificate courses, webinars, seminars, online courses, etc.; it also offers free online CE seminars.

PSYCHOTHERAPY.NET

Offers interactive CE online videos and articles at an affordable cost. Its certification is an easy process.

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION

NBCC has approved quantum Units Education as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.

TEACHME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TeachMe is made up of a solid team of professionals dedicated to providing innovative CE solutions to licensed professionals all across the nation. They offer both free CEs courses and Unlimited access CEs which are paid for.

THE SOCIAL WORK OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE (SWOPE)

SWOPE design workshops encourage social workers and professionals in related fields to think creatively about the problems confronting their clients and the delivery of effective services while also earning continuing education (CE) credits.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PRACTITIONER CE COURSE PROGRAM

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. offers a comprehensive, quality, Certification program for Health Care Professionals in Substance Abuse and Addictions counseling and care. This certification focuses on validating the attainment of advanced continuing education related to all facets of substance abuse, including addictive behavior. This program is open only to Health Care Professionals currently licensed to practice in their state or country.

WESTERN SCHOOLS

Western Schools offers expert-authored and peer-reviewed courses. It also offers affordable coursework in hard copy, online, video, and audio formats.

ZUR INSTITUTE

Offers over 125 courses for CE professionals.

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