I am a California state continuing education provider for LCSW’s and MFT’s through the Pine Mountain Institute. If you are a LCSW or MFT practicing in California and there is a book or audio/video course you would like to study to enhance your skills in clinical practice, we offer the opportunity for you to select materials suited to your unique clinical learning objectives by choosing any book, journal article, or audio/video material that relates to your scope of practice.

Submit the material you want to study to us via email (PineMountainInstitute@gmail.com), Include a link to the table of contents or course outline (from Amazon or other site) and upon acceptance, you can complete your study and submit a post-test of several brief essay questions to us online and your certificate will be sent to your email after submission of the post-test.

Once your post-test is submitted, a qualified evaluator will check for relevance, accuracy, and content. When it is determined that it is acceptable for CEU credit, you will receive an email of acceptance and may print your Certificate of Completion via email link.

The post-test essay questions are as follows:

  • Outline the overall theme, purpose and approach of this material.
  • Discuss the points you found most significant in this material for your professional practice.
  • Discuss how you will apply this material to the practice of your profession.
  • Write a critique of this material.

Several brief paragraphs in response to each question is sufficient to demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter. Along with your post-test you must also include your signed agreement with the following statement: “I certify that the material I have chosen for continuing education credit was read, listened to, or viewed in its entirety within my current license renewal period. I further certify that I personally and solely completed the post-test and course evaluation honestly and accurately.”

Books usually qualify for 6 CEU credits. Audio and video material receive credit for the hours they run. If you wish to obtain an additional 6 CEU’s you can complete and submit a detailed case study of your work along with your essay or at a later date that demonstrates your use of the material in the course you have completed. The case study should include:

  • Description and background of the client.
  • The presenting problem(s) and symptoms
  • Client’s stated goals for treatment
  • Your diagnosis
  • A description of how you used the selected material in treating the client
  • Response of and results with the client.

To consider taking courses designed by the Pine Mountain Institute, visit their website.. http://www.pinemountaininstitute.com/Continuing_Education.htm

Our courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the  California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #2309.