No other conference in health care offers as many continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits for professionals in the mental health and addictions field – as many as 22.5! NatCon19 offers a wide range of credits through multiple professional associations for everyone from nurses and social workers to psychologists and physicians. Approved continuing education topics range from finance, leadership and criminal justice to trauma-informed care, technology and addiction, and more.
We make it easy to earn your credits. Just scan your name badge on the electronic badge scanner when you enter and exit each required session and complete an online evaluation form either during the Conference or within 30 days after the Conference. Remember, you must attend the full session to receive CE and CME credits.
Educational Purpose and Learning Objectives
NatCon19 is dedicated to offering professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in mental health and addiction treatment and services, improve their skills, exchange information on best practices and learn strategies to incorporate the latest research and new trends in their practice.
NatCon19 Learning Objectives:
Promote development of innovative, locally responsive services in community-based settings.
Improve the overall quality of services delivered and increase the competencies of clinicians.
Assist organizations and practitioners with the vision, knowledge and skills needed to shape new and emerging mental health and addiction systems and support our vision in a rapidly changing health care environment.
Address the continuing education needs of our attendees and provide solutions to meet goals that ultimately create healthier lives for consumers we serve.
National CE and CME
The National Council has submitted and will be offering credit for CE and CME through the following organizations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Compliance Certification Board (CCB)
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
*The exact number of hours offered for each credit type is pending final approval and will be shared in February 2019.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Marriage and Family Therapist
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Professional/Clinical Counselor
Missouri Substance Use Disorders Professional Credentialing Board
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners: Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs)
New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit
Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Ohio Counselor Board
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
*Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many state boards grant reciprocity with national accrediting organizations and other state boards. It is the responsibility of each professional to understand the requirements for license renewal or check with the state or national licensing board and/or professional organization to become more familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.