Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:
A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.
A minimum of 15 hours of post-graduate level training, with 12 of those hours specific to mood disorder assessment and treatment topics and 3 hours specific to suicide assessment and prevention. Click here for details.
Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:
Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
The candidate must attest that over the course of their career, he/she has conducted a minimum of 200 contact hours with depressive disorder diagnosed clients.
To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of depression and/or mood disorder treatment training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.
Sample recertification trainings include:
Complete details can be found here.
“When clients come into my office I want them to know, and see, that I’ve taken the time to learn about trauma, a specialized skill. My certification is much more than a framed certificate”
“...the training and certification process reinforced my knowledge and credibility as a Trauma professional.” -
"The process and content of becoming a certified clinician in gaining my Evergreen Certifications in several areas has helped me be a better prepared and more effective clinician. I gained a deeper knowledge of specific disorders with effective means of how to treat them and deeper understanding for myself."