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Alabama

Below you will find summaries of the continuing education requirements for mental health and addiction counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, nurses and psychologists in Alabama and links to the appropriate regulations.

 

Professions

 

Addiction Professionals

Precertification/Licensure

Continuing Education

Courses from a NAADAC approved provider like AllCEUs confirmed by email with Bill Bates

 

 

Marriage and Family Therapists

Accepted AllCEUs Approvals: Sponsored by allied mental health counseling agencies. AllCEUs is approved by the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy and NAADAC.

Required Hours: 40 hours biennially

Limits to Online: N/A

 

 

Mental Health Counselors

Accepted AllCEUs Approvals: NAADAC, CRCC

Required Hours: 40 hours by July 31 biennially

Limits to Online: 75% of hours must involve real-time interaction

 

 

Social Workers

Accepted Approvals: Accepts courses approved by other state boards of social work.  AllCEUs is approved by the Florida Board of Social Work.

 

 

 

Psychologists

Accepted AllCEUs Approvals: LIVE interactive CEUs only. Professional discretion that CE is relevant and appropriate as approved by a professional organization such as the Florida Board of Social Work (750-x-3A-.05 (2) )

Required Hours: 20 hours each year

Limits to Online: Only live interactive

Courses

Attachment

Continuing education courses on attachment theory, attachment trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), attachment styles, abandonment anxiety and more.

Addiction

Precertification/prelicensure curriculum and ongoing continuing education for addiction counselors, recovery support specialists and other addiction professionals. 

Child Development & Parenting

Online courses on child development adolescent development, parenting skills and special needs of college students.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common mental disorders in the DSM 5 TR and ICD-11

Goal Setting & Motivation

Explore goal setting best practices, types of motivation, ways to enhance motivation, causes for resistance and behavior modification techniques.

Integrative / Holistic & Neuropsychology

Learn about neurotransmitters, the relationship between hormones and mental health, the HPA, HPG and HPT-Axes; the gut brain axis and mental health; the importance of circadian rhythms on mental health, the connection between inflammation and mental illness and more.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Explore mindfulness and meditation practices and benefits for treating mental health issues, cognitive and attentional issues, pain, sleep disorders and more.

Older Adults

Explore unique needs of older adults, signs of dementia, dementia prevention strategies, special needs of caregivers, and communicating with the cognitively impaired.

Professional Development

Ethics, documentation, domestic violence, health and safety and supervision.

Tools and Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Person Centered Therapy.  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. EMDR and more…

Trauma, Crisis and Suicide

Explore current best practices for assessment, early intervention and treatment of trauma, crisis and suicidal and nonsuicidal ideation.