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Training Intervention Strategies

Other Certifications

Examples of certification programs for other behavioral health care professionals include:

SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program (KAP)maintains a Web site that lists a number of sources of relevant credentials under the category of “workforce development.”
International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) represents 75 Member Boards, including 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and three branches of the U.S. military. Members also include 22 countries and six Native American territories. IC&RC’s credentials include Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), Clinical Supervisor (CS), Prevention Specialist (PS), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), and Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD).
State and Sub-State Resources
Each State may offer professional programs for behavioral health professionals; to find your State’s resource search within your State Web site with appropriate key words or search for your State by using the information on the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Web site, specifically the IC & RC member board list

The Joint Commission Organization provides a Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC), including Changes to CAMBHC, Requirements for Accreditation, Policies, Procedures, and Other Information, and The Updates.

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education (AAMFT) is the nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada.

Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has been training mental health professionals to provide services in primary medical care settings for over fifteen years, which is a growing field.
Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Health Counseling provides an in-depth understanding of integrative approaches to health and well-being. Students obtain the clinical perspectives and tools necessary for the emerging and exciting field of collaborative health care, which is offered by The Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida.
Other Qualified Mental Health Professional (OQMHP) Certification is offered by the Center for Learning (CFL) at the Muskie School of Public Service, which works in collaboration with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services/Behavioral and Developmental Services to promote excellence in the ever-changing and rapidly evolving field of behavioral health. By providing a diverse array of competency-based training opportunities for staff working for the state and for provider agencies, CFL promotes best practices and informs policy.
Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology is offered by the University of Colorado and provides courses to obtain a certification for aging services and healthcare professionals, individuals, family members, and other professionals.
Center for Deployment Psychology has established the Military and Veteran
Behavioral Health Post-Master’s Certificate Program offered at Widener University to teach best clinical practices to mental health professionals who are addressing the behavioral health needs of military personnel, veterans and their families. This intensive program covers key topics identified by behavioral health experts in the field, such as military culture, combat trauma, suicidal risk, and blast-related TBI.

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