Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania Conference: Continuing Education Credits Available

Did you know that Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for attending the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania Education Conference?

Our 11th annual conference, Embracing Diversity: Cultivating Respect and Inclusion for a Stronger Mental Health System, offers the following Continuing Education Credit opportunities:


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.*


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.*

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT):

This program is offered for 5.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal.  For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711.*

Act 48:

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines.  WPIC adheres to the ACT 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.*

Mental Health Professionals:

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEU's).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.*

- Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 5.5 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biennual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.

- Peer Specialists:  This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

PA Certification Board (PCB) 6.5 credits:

Certified Addiction Counselors (CAC), Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate (CAC Diplomate), Certified Allied Addiction Specialist (CAAS), Certified Case Manager (CCSM), Certified Case Manager Supervisor (CCMS), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals (CCJP), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals (CCDP), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals Diplomate (CCDP Diplomate), Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling, Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)

*A $25.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations requesting Continuing Education Credits. No refunds can be issued once the program has begun.

Check out our conference brochure and visit our website for more details about our conference.  We hope to see you there!

Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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