The Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals ("the Board") voted at its meeting on July 18, 2008 to adopt the following Policy Guideline. This policy guideline is intended as a recommended protocol for the profession to follow. The guideline set forth below does not have the full force and effect of law, as would a Massachusetts General Law or a Board rule or regulation. However, the Board uses policy guidelines as an internal management tool in formulating decisions that relate to issues in the practice of allied mental health and human services.

Policy No. 08-01

Purpose:

The purpose of this policy statement is to offer guidance to Licensees and Continuing Education Providers regarding the entities designated by the Board to approve sponsors of continuing education programs and courses as set forth in 262 C.M.R. 7.00, et seq.

Policy:

Pursuant to 262 CMR 7.02, " Board - recognized Entities" is defined as "Entities that the Board has designated as appropriate to approve sponsors of continuing education activities. Entities may define CE (Continuing Education) content areas appropriate for the specific license. Designated entities may define procedures for the sponsors to follow in the delivery of CE activities."

In accordance with the above definition, the Board will accept courses or programs approved by the following entities:

For Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC): Courses approved under the standards of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MAMHCA).

For Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT): Courses approved under the standards of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and/or their appointed Continuing Education administrators approved by this Board.

For Licensed Rehabilitation Counselors (LRC): Courses approved by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Counselors Association ( MRCA ).

For Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP): Courses approved by the MA Department of Education, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association.

Authority: M.G.L. Chapter 13, Section 90; and 262 CMR 7.00 et seq.