Primary Care Behavioral Health

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits provided through Berkshire AHEC. A maximum of two workshops may be missed (Social Workers, see below) and made up (by viewing the recorded webcast on the programs materials link) to still obtain the Certificate of Completion, though CECs are granted for all workshops completed. Please note: Up to 42 credits (i.e. if you opt to take all 7 workshops) will be awarded at the end of the program. We are unable to award credits after each individual workshop.

Successful Completion Requirements:  Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations. Certificates will be distributed to participants by mail 6-8 weeks after the completion of the series. 

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Discipline

Credit Hours

Accreditation

Psychologists

36 

Berkshire Area Health Education Center provides APA continuing education credits through an agreement with The Spiritual Competency Reseource Center, who is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers

36 

This program has been approved for 36 or 42 Approved Entity Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D60130-4.

Check to see if your state is approved: www.naswdc.org/ce/response.asp

* Requirement per NASW: 100% attendance is mandatory except for extenuating circumstances in which they could leave at 80% complete and still get their CEUs for what is completed. Attending less than 80% will result in no CEUs. * No partial credit will be issued*

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

36 

Berkshire AHEC is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  Berkshire AHEC solely is responsible for all aspects of these programs.

Substance Abuse Counselors

36 

Berkshire AHEC, provider #762, is an approved education provider of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Attendees earn 36 continuing education credits for this course

Marriage and Family Therapists (MA)

36 

This activity has been certified by the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education. 

Nursing

36 

These courses are designed for Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses and other health care and human service professionals and meet the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Section 244CMR 5.04.

Continuing Education Credits: CMEs

Physicians

36/42 

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 42.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Testimonials

"After working as a clinical researcher in primary care for many years, I enrolled in course hoping to pick up some further perspectives and insights. I not only broadened my perspective on primary care behavioral health, but learned far more about my field than I ever anticipated. This course was incredibly valuable in my daily work with patients and providers and has had a profound impact on how I view my role within the primary care system. Any mental/ behavioral health specialist currently working in, or contemplating working in primary care should definitely take this course.”

Risa B. Weisberg, PhD
Co-Director, Brown University Program for Anxiety Research
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
September 2007 Participant