The American College of Psychotherapy™ was conceived and grew out of a recognition that the clinical practice of mental health counseling has changed dramatically in the past decade or so. No longer can the therapist rely upon traditional techniques of treatment that have been the foundation of most practices. The advent and implementation of psychotherapy has dramatically altered the therapy landscape and those who fail to recognize its importance and understand how it can revolutionize the approach to treatment will find themselves out of touch with the current standards of practice and losing not only prestige but also the ability to attract patients in search of clinicians who are on the forefront of the latest modalities of care. To address this apparent gap in research and training, the American College of Psychotherapy™ was formed.
The field of mental health and psychotherapy has previously been fragmented both in scope of practice and in degrees of training. Our intention is to unite and develop a unique opportunity for a multidisciplinary collaboration with a common, evidenced-based curriculum for psychotherapy, the dissemination of pertinent research, and a high quality of post graduate education, provided in a cost- effective manner via the latest technology.
To accomplish this result, we consulted with licensed professionals, including physicians, professors, psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and medical and mental health providers. With the information derived from those conferences, we created an organization composed of addiction counselors, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, neuroscientist, clergy, functional and integrative medical practitioners, ethicists, and students. Our mission is to promote the profession of psychotherapy, to advance the delivery of ethical and qualitative patient care, and to provide the educational resources for an interdisciplinary dialogue while developing our professional skills in an integrative paradigm. We, also, focus on the personal and professional growth of the provider as being essential to the quality of life and overall wellness for the provider. We do this through professional education and support, conferences, workshops, video streaming, webinars, and more.
The very exciting news is the CEU’s offered through the American College of Psychotherapy™, and those we accept through “Strategic Alliances,” will not only allow you to meet your state licensure requirements but will, also, be qualified for Board Certification™ by the American Board of Psychotherapy™, an organization created to recognize those who have achieved an elevated level or excellence in ethics, professionalism and competence. Therefore, courses and training in psychotherapy sponsored by the American College of Psychotherapy ™ will count as credits toward the qualifications required to become Board Certified by the American Board of Psychotherapy™.
The American Board of Psychotherapy Certifications™ include American Board Certified Psychotherapist™, with Specialty in Clinical Psychotherapy™, Specialty in Integrative Psychotherapy ™, Specialty Neuropsychotherapy™, Specialty in Psychophysiological Psychotherapy™, Specialty in Relational and Family Psychotherapy™, Specialty in Rehabilitative Psychotherapy™, and Specialty in Addiction Psychotherapy™.
The field of Psychotherapy has never been more important or exciting than it is today. With the volume of new research in neuroscience, neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics, metabolic and integrative medicine, as well as psychopharmacology, and addiction, the world of psychology and psychotherapy has changed the practice of patient care forever. It is imperative that a psychotherapist stay abreast of this research, improve the development of his or her skills, and facilitate the integration of multidisciplinary information into one’s practice.
This opportunity to incorporate psychotherapy into our professions could not come at a more pivotal or critical moment in our society. As we face today’s challenges and the consequences of world events on our lifestyles, our relationships, our health, and our culture, it is imperative that our varied disciplines remain abreast of current developments and employ the latest advances in psychotherapy for the benefit of the patients and families we treat. Membership in and education through The American Board of Psychotherapy™ is the first and most important step in achieving that degree of competence and recognition that therapists need to achieve for the personal and professional growth so essential in responding to needs of our ever changing society.