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 26.4! 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:
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) - 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - 21.5 Contact Hours
American Psychological Association (APA) - 16.5 CEUs
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) 16.5 CEUs
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - 21.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) - 19.5 CEUs
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - 15.5 Clock Hours
*The exact number of hours offered for each credit type is pending final approval and will be shared in February 2019.
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
*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.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC and The National Council for Behavioral Health. Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this Live Activity for a maximum of23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC) adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, which include restrictions about the placement of exhibits at a CME activity offered by an accredited sponsor, and NCNA Standards for Commercial Support, which includes that Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC does not endorse any commercial product, the educational program is conducted for the benefit of the audience and that the content provided to participants during the educational program is objective and balanced with contrasting viewpoints. The distribution of drug and other product samples is not permitted. The final decision to permit exhibits, the type and other specific characteristics will be made by the course director and Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC. Exhibitors themselves are allowed inside the education hall, provided they do not solicit participants. Exhibitors must set-up their display materials outside of the education hall.
National Association of Social Workers This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886760166-6430) for 21.5 continuing education contact hours.
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Charlotte AHEC is recognized by the National Association for Addiction Professionals as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (Provider #166465). A co-sponsorship application has been sent to NAADAC for approval.
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) The Charlotte Area Health Education Center and the National Council for Behavioral Health are cosponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Charlotte Area Health Education Center is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
Compliance Certification Board (CCB) The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 26.4 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) National Council for Behavioral Health is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org
Relias Learning, LLC, in collaboration with the National Council is co-sponsoring/co-providing the following continuing education credits:
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
American Psychological Association (APA) Relias, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias Learning, LLC, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The National Council for Behavioral Health ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals, including a spouse/partner, in a position to control the content of an educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests for the past 12 months. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance to manage and resolve any real or perceived conflict of interest that may affect the balance and scientific integrity of an educational presentation. All such information disclosed by all appointed to participate in this Continuing Education activity have been reviewed and all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable, have been resolved. If any unlabeled, unapproved or the investigative use of a commercial product or device are to be mentioned, it will be disclosed at the start of the session.