Whether you're a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, addictions counselor, registered nurse or psychologist, UC Berkeley Extension is the approved provider you want for your professional development and licensing needs—and the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award by the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for eight professional programs in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Our instructors are leading researchers and clinicians who offer the latest approaches to challenging issues you face every day, from treating patients with mood or anxiety disorders to facilitating grief counseling groups to diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children or older adults. You can also earn a professional certificate in alcohol and drug abuse studies, one of the best and first of its kind in the country, developed with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Most courses are held in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont and online.

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Health Advocacy Update

Effective July 7, 2014, the Professional Program in Health Advocacy has been expanded to include four additional required courses. Learn more about the program.

Interested in this field? Learn more about this growing field by attending the free event The Affordable Care Act: Access and Consumer Issues. Presenter Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D., president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, will speak about what the Affordable Care Act has accomplished in California, what progress has been made under Covered California, and what are some of the key access and consumer issues that lay ahead.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 4:30–6 pm
Berkeley: Golden Bear Center
Save your seat today!

Meeting Licensing/Relicensing Requirements and CE Credits

The continuing education (CE) credit for each course, if available, is listed after the course title in the online and print catalogs. We use the following abbreviations:

CAADAC: California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (provider 4C-99-416-0803), continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors;

LCSW/MFT: courses that meet the qualifications for CE credit for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 1505);

BRN: Board of Registered Nursing (Provider 00226);

CE credits for psychologists: UC Berkeley Extension is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UC Berkeley Extension maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Contact the Behavioral Health Sciences Department

For General Psychology and Counseling and Psychotherapy, extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu | (510) 643-3883

For Public Health and Health Management and Health Advocacy, extension-publichealth@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1061

For Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, extension-alcoholdrug@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1061

For the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu | (510) 643-3883

Stan Weisner
Director
Behavioral Health Sciences