GoodTherapy.org is approved for CE sponsorship by:
- The American Psychological Association (APA)
- The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
- The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
- The New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (NYSED)
- The New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners (NYSED)
GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May of 2011, so events in our archive dated before May 2011 do not have APA approval. We received NAADAC approval in July of 2014, so events in our archive dated before July 2014 do not have NAADAC approval. All of our events, live and archived, after July 2014 do have NAADAC approval. All of our events, live and archived, do have NYSED approval for licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.
Due to the change in California laws regarding CEs, the BBS is no longer authorized to approve or renew continuing education providers as of January 2015, and this is why GoodTherapy.org's CE events are no longer approved by the BBS in 2016 and beyond. However, both the BBS and the California Board of Psychology recognize and accept continuing education credit courses provided by entities that are approved by the APA. This information can also be found on the New Continuing Education Regulations FAQs on the BBS website, which you can view here.
Given the breadth of approvals we have received, the vast majority of licensing boards for therapists accept our events. However, to confirm that our events are appropriate for your board's specific requirements, we encourage you to make certain your board accepts events approved by the APA, the ASWB, the NBCC, the NAADAC, or the NYSED. Since each board's requirements are unique, we are not able to confirm whether our events meet the requirements for your specific situation.
In short, only your board will be able to provide a definite answer to this question. However, in the vast majority of cases, the answer is "Yes."