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46 New Providers Added

NYSED has added 46 new providers to its list as of February 24, bringing the total to 265.

17 providers added in October

NYSED added 17 new providers to its list in October, bringing the total to more than 220.

15 providers added in September

NYSED added 15 new providers to its list in September, bringing the total to more than 200. Two of the providers—QuorumEDU and SAGE—had actually been approved earlier (as long ago as May 1st), but didn’t make it to the list until this past month.

 

Center for Practice Innovations provides self-study credits for free (there is a catch)

cpilogosmallLooking for self-study credits? Looking for free courses to complete your requirements? The Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry offers over 25 hours in continuing education in their Learning Community portal.

The courses are well-produced and informative, covering topics in

  • assertive community treatment (ACT)
  • integrated treatment for dual disorders (FIT)
  • wellness self-management (WSM)
  • supported employment (IP)
  • suicide prevention (SP-TIE)

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State will conditionally approve some providers to deal with its own backlog

In last week’s announcement from NYSED about provider approvals, there was a plea that they are overloaded up there in Albany: “due to the large number of applications and capacity issues in the Board Office, the application review process is taking longer than anticipated.” In response, NYSED has created a special status of providers: conditionally approved. This status allows a provider to deliver continuing education credits while they await the fate of their applications. The state has agreed to honor any credits for education a social worker receives while the provider is conditionally approved.

As of May 29, there was a single provider listed with that status, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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Flash Update: NYSED will cut you a break if you are due to renew in 2015

The Department of Education has modified the requirements exclusively for licensees scheduled to renew in 2015. If you are in that cohort, you can fulfill your continuing education exclusively with self-study courses. These courses are online—but not live—courses, with or without videos. Unlike the Live Online trainings, these don’t require you to log on at a specific date and time. Complete them in the evening or on weekends. The only catch is that they must be courses approved by the State and given by approved providers. We are currently working on our listing of self-study courses (launch in July). Here’s the relevant text from the Department of Education website:

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NYSED approves 15 new providers

The Department of Education has approved 15 new providers, raising the total number from 82 to 97. While they updated the list of providers, they didn’t announce the update or identify new providers. But that’s what we’re here for. As the old utility slogan goes, Dig We Must. Here’s the short list of new approved providers:

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