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College Approved to Provide Continuing Education for Mental Health Counselors

January 25, 2018

Tompkins Cortland Community College has been approved to offer state-mandated continuing education programs for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists. The classes will provide continuing education credits for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), satisfying new educational requirements from the New York State Education Department.

"We are thrilled the state has approved us to provide continuing education opportunities to these valuable members of the health care profession,” said the College’s Corporate and Community Partnerships Director Martha Hubbard. "With the changes in state licensing laws over the recent years, we’re very happy to be able to provide a local, cost-efficient opportunity for this important group of professionals to obtain the continuing education credits they need.”

The New York State Education Department requires LMHC and LMFT to complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each three-year registration period, with no more than 12 hours consisting of self-study. With the state approval of Tompkins Cortland as a provider, nine courses will be offered this spring. All the courses will be presented by BIZ, the professional development and business training arm of the College. The classes will also satisfy the continuing education requirements for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). The College has provided LMSW and LCSW programs since 2016.

Spring 2018 Courses
The Chemically Dependent Adolescent. March 2
Play Therapy Basic Training I. March 14
Theory and Practice of Motivational Interviewing. March 28
Play Therapy Basic Training II. April 4
Chemically Dependent Family Systems. April 20
Anxiety Camp: A workshop for Therapists. May 2
A Play Therapy Approach with Children on the Autism Spectrum. May 9
Working with Attachment Disordered Youth. June 1
The Immediate and Ongoing Consequences of Bullying. June 12

For more information on each class, including how to register, contact BIZ at 607.844.6586 or