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GeorgialicensedmentalhealthcounselorshavealicenserenewaleverytwoyearswithaSeptember30th
deadline,evenyears.
Thirtyfive(35)continuingeducationhoursarerequiredtorenewalicense,andten(10)hoursofonlineCEare
allowedifASWB,NBCC,orAPAapproved.
Five(5)hoursofprofessionalethicsarerequiredateachrenewal(notonlineorindependentstudy),andsix(6)
hoursoftelementalhealtharerequired.
GeorgiaBoardofProfessionalCounselors,SocialWorkers&MFTs
ViewtheBoardWebsite
Phone:4782072440
CERequired:35hoursevery2years
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OnlineCEAllowed:10hours
LicenseExpiration:9/30,evenyears
NationalAccreditationAccepted:ASWB,NBCC,APA
Notes:5hrsprofessionalethicsreq'deachrenewal(notonlineorindependentstudy),6hoursoftelementalhealth
DateofInfo:10/28/2015
ProfessionalDevelopmentResourcesisapprovedtoofferonlinecontinuingeducationbytheAmerican
PsychologicalAssociation(APA)theNationalBoardofCertifiedCounselors(NBCC)theAssociationofSocial
WorkBoards(ASWB)theAmericanOccupationalTherapyAssociation(AOTA)theAmericanSpeechLanguage
HearingAssociation(ASHA)theCommissiononDieteticRegistration(CDR)theAlabamaStateBoardof
OccupationalTherapytheFloridaBoardsofSocialWork,MentalHealthCounselingandMarriageandFamily
Therapy,Psychology&SchoolPsychology,Dietetics&Nutrition,SpeechLanguagePathologyandAudiology,and
OccupationalTherapyPracticetheOhioCounselor,SocialWorker&MFTBoardandBoardofSpeechLanguage
PathologyandAudiologytheSouthCarolinaBoardofProfessionalCounselors&MFTsandbytheTexasBoard
ofExaminersofMarriage&FamilyTherapistsandStateBoardofSocialWorkerExaminers.

MentalHealthCounselorsContinuingEducationCourses

IntheZone:FindingFlowThroughPositivePsychology
IntheZone:FindingFlowThroughPositivePsychologyisa2houronlinecontinuingeducation(CE)coursethat
offersahowtoguideonincorporatingflowintoeverydaylife.AccordingtotheCDC,fouroutoftenpeoplehavenot
discoveredasatisfyinglifepurpose.Further,theAPAreportsthatmostpeoplesufferfrommoderatetohighlevels
ofstress,andaccordingtoSAMSHA,adultprescriptionmedicationabuse(primarilytocounteractattentiondeficit
disorders)isoneofthemostconcerninghealthproblemstoday.Andwhilecliniciansnowhaveahostofresources
tomitigatedistressandreducesymptomatology,thequestionremains:howdocliniciansmoveclientsbeyond
baselinelevelsoffunctioningtoastateoffulfillmentimbuedwithasatisfyinglifepurpose?Theanswermaylieina
universalconditionwithunexpectedbenefits...Thiscoursewillexploretheconceptofflow,alsoknownasoptimal
performance,whichisaconditionweareallcapableof,yetseldomcultivate.

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ImprovingSocialSkillsinChildren&Adolescents
ImprovingSocialSkillsinChildren&Adolescentsisa4houronlinecontinuingeducationcoursethatdiscussesthe
socialskillschildrenandadolescentswillneedtodeveloptobesuccessfulinschoolandbeyond.Itwill
demonstratethechallengesanddifficultiesthatarisefromadeficitofthesecrucialskills,aswellasthebenefits
andadvantagesthatcancomeaboutwithwelldevelopedsocialskills.Thiscoursewillalsoprovidepracticaltools
thatteachersandtherapistscanemploytoguidechildrentoovercometheirdifficultiesinthesocialrealmandgain
socialcompetence.Whiletherearehundredsofimportantsocialskillsforstudentstolearn,wecanorganizethem
intoskillareastomakeiteasiertoidentifyanddetermineappropriateinterventions.Thiscourseisdividedinto10
chapters,eachdetailingvariousaspectsofsocialskillsthatchildren,teens,andadultsmustmastertohave
normative,healthyrelationshipswiththepeopletheyencountereveryday.Thiscourseprovidestoolsand
suggestionsthat,withpracticeandsupport,canassisttheminmanagingtheirsocialskillsdeficitstofunctionin
societyandnurturerelationshipswiththepeersandadultsintheirlives.

Cyberbullying
Cyberbullyingisa2houronlinecontinuingeducation(CE/CEU)coursethatreviewsevidencedbasedresearchfor
identification,managementandpreventionofcyberbullyinginchildren,adolescentsandadults.Bullieshavemoved
fromtheplaygroundandworkplacetotheonlineworld,whereanonymitycanfacilitatebullyingbehavior.
Cyberbullyingisintentional,repeatedharmtoanotherpersonusingcommunicationtechnology.Itisnotaccidental
orrandom.Itistargetedtoapersonwithlessperceivedpower.Thismaybesomeoneyounger,weaker,orless
knowledgeableabouttechnology.Anycommunicationdevicemaybeusedtoharassorintimidateavictim,such
asacellphone,tablet,orcomputer.Anycommunicationplatformmayhostcyberbullying:socialmediasites
(Facebook,Twitter),applications(Snapchat,AIM),websites(forumsorblogs),andanyplacewhereoneperson
cancommunicatewithoratanotherpersonelectronically.Theshortandlongtermeffectsofbullyingare
consideredassignificantasneglectormaltreatmentasatypeofchildabuse.Thiscoursewilldescribespecific
cyberbullyingbehaviors,reviewtheoriesthatattempttoexplainwhybullyinghappens,listthedamagingeffects
thatbefallitsvictims,anddiscussstrategiesprofessionalscanusetopreventormanageidentifiedcyberbullying.
Cyberbullyingisafastgrowingareaofconcernandallhealthcareprofessionalsshouldbeequippedtospotthe
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signsandprovidesupportforourpatientsandclients,aswellaskeepupwiththetechnologythatdrives
cyberbullying.

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