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MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association



Continuing Education Home Study Program  

Home Study Options:

  • Read a Book
  • Suggest a Book
  • Attend a MaMHCA Webinar
  • Read a MaMHCA Newsletter

Read a Book

MaMHCA has approved a variety of books on mental health topics for continuing education credit. See our catalog of qualifying books below.

All you need to do is read the book (easily ordered through our web site link to Amazon.com) and pass the short answer test that MaMHCA provides.

Tests are available from MaMHCA electronically or by hard copy. Upon completion of your test with a score of 75% correct answers, you will receive documentation of your CE credit in the mail. You have one year upon receipt of your test to receive credit.

Costs:  MaMHCA is charging ONLY $13.00 per CE credis which included in the $130.00 fee. Also, please note that the cost is for CEs only and does not include cost of the book(s).

To Order a Home Study Book and Test follow these simple steps:

1.   Order your book through Amazon* by clicking on the book title on the Home Study Book Order Page or obtain the book on your own. *Ordering through Amazon via our website link helps to support your professional association!

2.   Order your CE Test online.

3.   Receive your test via email from the MaMHCA office.  (Tests are normally sent on Wednesdays and Thursdays.)

4.   Submit your CE Test: Send the completed CE test to the MaMHCA office  for scoring. You will receive your CE certificate in the mail. 

Mail to:   MaMHCA, 17 Cocasset Street, Foxboro, MA 02035 

Choose a Book 

MaMHCA invites members to earn Continuing Education Hours by choosing a book from our Zotero MaMHCA Home Study Library

All you need to do is read a book, and follow this four-step process:

  1. Submit  book title and topic to MaMHCA for approval.  Download the submission form.
  2. Create a short-answer test with a minimum of 30 multiple choice and/or True/False questions.
  3. Send your Test Questions and a copy of the Book to MaMHCA.
  4. Receive Your CEs  - Once we receive your book and review and approve your test questions, you will receive a CE certificate for the same number of CE hours (usually 10 CEs) that are assigned to the book/test for the LMHC consumers.

MaMHCA Webinars

MaMHCA offers webinars in both video and slide formats.

·NEW! “Regulations Changes LMHCs Need to Know Now!”;  This webinar in slide format, reviews ALL the important changes in the New LMHC CMR 262 regulations, with Midge Williams, LMHC, MaMHCA Executive Director. more info

·Working with Step Families”; A Video Webinar with Judy Osborne, LMFT, LMHC.  more info

MaMHCA Newsletters

LMHCs can earn 2 CEs for reading a MaMHCA Newsletter and submitting the CE Test Crossword within. The Newsletter is issued quarterly to MaMHCA Members, Not a member? Join Now.


MaMHCA Continuing Education Book Catalog

The following books are approved for 10 CEs. The cost of the Test is $130.00

AMHCA Diplomate Track categories and titles:
Child & Adolescent   
The Abandoned Child Within (Asper)   
Kids and the Law: A User's Guide to the Juvenile Court, 4th Edition (Pries & Rosensweig)
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child (Freed & Parsons)
Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach (Glasser & Eastley)
Couples & Families 
Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, Second Edition (Guilford Family Therapy) (Madsen)
Internal Family Systems Therapy (The Guilford Family Therapy) (Schwartz)
Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (Mendes)
Wisdom for Separated Parents: Rearranging Around the Children to Keep Kinship Strong (Osborne)
Substance Use and Treatment
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors (Shea)
Weight Wisdom: Affirmations to Free You from Food and Body Concerns (Kingsbury & Williams)
The Body Keeps the Score (van der Kolk)
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Levine)
Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Naparstek)
Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body (Korn)
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (Herman)
War and the Soul; Healing Our Nation's Veterans from PTSD (Tick) 
MAMHCA Designated categories and titles:

Expressive and/or IntegrativeTherapies
The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing (Rogers)
Mind-Body Connections
The Ancestral Mind : Reclaim the Power (Jacobs)
Freedom of Mind (Hassan)
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Siegel)
Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick (Carbonell)
Transforming the Pain (Saakvitne and Pearlman)
Neuro-Biological Basis of Behavior
Alzheimer's Disease (Cohen)
The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Dana)

Private Practice Development
Beyond The Professional Will: The Mental Health Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Plan of Action for Continuity of Care and Transfer of Records (Haberman)
Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle (Port)
How to Build and Market Your Mental Health Practice (Lawless)(Category II CE)
How to Get Referrals: The Mental Health Professional's Guide to Strategic Marketing (Lawless & Wright)(Category II CE)
Spirituality & Mental Health Counseling
Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy (Griffith et al)
Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety (Gerzon)
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death (Yalom)
Supervision Studies
Clinical Supervision Made Easy: The 3-Step Method, 1e (van Ooijen)

General Clinical Topics of Interest
Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self (Whitfield)
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents (Brown)
The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing (O’Malley)
The Gift of Therapy (Yalom)
How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To (Spring)
The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality - or If You Do (Engel)
Managing Anger (O’Neill)
Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding (Shea)
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life (Forward)
Transgender 101: A Simple Guuide to a Complex Issue (Teich)

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self (Golomb)