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Continuing Education Home Study Program

Earn 10 Continuing Education Units

In the comfort of your home:

 

 

MaMHCA invites members to earn 10 Continuing Education Hours through several means:

1. The MaMHCA Home Study Library:

  • The MaMHCA Home Study library is newly organized below. You can click the "Group By" button to sort the available books by year of publication, author, type, keyword, and downloads.

 

2. Continuing Education Approaches: There are three (3) approaches you can take to receive Home Study CE credit via reading and taking or writing a test for Continuing Education Hours:

 

  1. Read an Approved Home Study Book and take the existing CE Test:
    1. The books in the Library already have a prepared test.
    2. Order your book.
    3. Order the test through the MaMHCA website. You will receive the test by email. (Tests cost $130.00 and are normally sent out on Wednesdays and Thursdays.)
    4. Read the book; take the test; and submit the test to josborne@mamhca.org to be scored. On passing with a score of at least 75%, you will receive your CE certificate in the mail. You have one year upon receipt of your test to return it for credit.

 

  1. Read a pre-approved Book from a curated list of books, and Create a Test:
    1. Pick a book from our curated list (this link will take you offsite to a Zotero library). These books are approved for 10 CEs by MaMHCA, but do not yet have a test.
    2. Contact josborne@mamhca.org to confirm your intent to write a test for the book for CEs.
    3. Order your book.
    4. Read the book; write a short-answer test (with answers); and submit them to josborne@mamhca.org
      • Directions for creating the test and answer key:
        1. It should be a short-answer test with a minimum of 30 questions.
        2. Questions should be either multiple choice or True/False questions.
        3. A maximum of 50% of the questions may be True/False.
        4. The test and answer key should be two different Word documents.
        5. The answer key should contain page references from the book for finding the information needed for each question.
    5. Once we approve your test and answer key, you will receive a CE certificate for the same number of CE hours that will be assigned to the book/test for the LMHC consumers. You have one year upon receipt of your test to receive CE credit.

 

  1. Suggest a Home Study Book:
    1. If there is a book you would like to read and create a test for, and you don’t see it in the onsite library or the Zotero library, you can contact MaMHCA to suggest the title. The same 10 CEs are available if your book is approved.
    2. Download the Book Submission Form (PDF), fill it out, and return it to josborne@mamhca.org
    3. Purchase a copy of the book and send it to:
      MaMHCA
      17 Cocasset Street
      Foxboro, MA 02035
      • If approved, read the book; write a test and answer; and submit them to josborne@mamhca.org
        • Directions for creating the test and answer key:
          1. It should be a short-answer test with a minimum of 30 questions.
          2. Questions should be either multiple choice or True/False questions.
          3. A maximum of 50% of the questions may be True/False.
          4. The test and answer key should be two different Word documents.
          5. The answer key should contain page references from the book for finding the information needed for each question.
    4. Once we approve your test and answer key, you will receive a CE certificate for 10 CEs.Please complete this process within 6 months. If we do not receive the book, test and answer key, the book will return to the Available folder after 6 months.

 

MaMHCA Continuing Education Book Catalog