Certified Mood Disorder Professional - CMDP

Certified Mood Disorder Professional

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Counselor
  2. Marriage and Family Therapist
  3. Psychologist
  4. Social Worker
  5. And more!

Learn more about who can become certified from our detailed list of eligible CMDP professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 15 hours of continuing education, with 12 of those hours specific to mood disorder assessment and treatment topics and 3 hours specific to suicide assessment and prevention. Learn more about CMDP certification training requirements.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for CMDP certification include:

  1. Advanced Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders Online Course by PESI - Certification Fee Included!
  2. Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Course: Proven Strategies Using DBT, CPT, CBT, and More by PESI - Certification Included!
  3. Depression and Mood Disorder Certification Training Course by PESI

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CMDP certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Additional Requirements

The candidate must attest that over the course of their career, he/she has conducted a minimum of 200 contact hours with mood disorder diagnosed clients.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
    3. A completed CMDP application form
  3. Remit your initial application payment of 99.99 USD online

Renewal

To maintain CMDP certification, a renewal 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 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 CMDP renewal trainings include:

  1. Older Adults and Depression by Quantum Units Education
  2. New Hope for the Depressed Client by PESI
  3. Integrated CBT Treatment Techniques for Depression, Suicidal Ideations, & Other Co-Morbid Conditions by PESI
  4. Clinical Treatment for Bipolar Disorder by PESI
  5. Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Treatment Strategies for Lasting Recovery and Stabilization - by PESI
  6. Depressed, Borderline, or Bipolar? Accurate Diagnosis & Best Treatments - by PESI
  7. A Strengths-Based Approach to Suicidality: Crucial Strategies to Integrate in Your Practice
  8. Complex Mood Disorders: Practical Strategies and Tools for Bipolar, Depression and Insomnia - by PESI

Renewal CE content cannot be the same content used for prior renewal or initial certification

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
  3. Remit your CMDP renewal fee online.

Learn more about renewing your CMDP certification with Evergreen Certifications.

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