Diabetes education program for mental health professionals


carousel-ada-apa-diabetes_tcm7-217577.jpgIf you’re a mental health professional interested in better understanding the emotional impact of diabetes, and being better skilled at working with people who have diabetes, you can take a two part course to do so and earn credit.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Psychological Association (APA) have partnered to offer up to 12.0 CEUs for licensed mental health professionals interested in providing mental health care to people with diabetes.

The program takes place in two parts – a 7-hour in person program followed by a 5-hour online course. The upcoming sessions for this year take place in San Francisco at the ADA 79th Annual Scientific Sessions and in Chicago at the APA Annual Convention.

The cost of the program is $300. It includes the live program (7 CE), the online program (5 CE), listing in the directory and 1 year membership to the American Diabetes Association. Credit from the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers is provided through the American Diabetes Association.

ADA hopes to expand the amount of providers who can help people with diabetes manage the emotional weight of living with diabetes by understanding how diabetes affects mental health, not just the everyday tasks of managing blood sugar.

For any questions, please contact ADA staff at mentalhealthprogram@diabetes.org

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