Continuing Education Credits Information
Continuing education credits:
Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered for many presentations. We have applied for the
following types of CEUs: Psychology, Social Work (LSW, LCSW, LFMT, and LPC), Act 48, Certified Peer
Specialists, PQAS for early childhood professionals, and General CEUs. Please note that not all presentations
will offer all types of CEUs, although all sessions will qualify for general and for Certified Peer Specialists (as
long as the session has a person with lived experience as part of the team).
Social work: The conference program is offered for 16 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship
of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited
school and therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit
hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social
work continuing education call (412) 624-3711.
Psychologists: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological
Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintain
responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for __ continuing education
Certified Peer Specialists: This program fulfills the requirement for annual Certified Peer Specialist
continuing education. This training counts towards the annual requirement of “Recovery Oriented” training.
Educators (Act 48): The University of Pittsburgh is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adhere
to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.
Early Childhood: We are working with PA Key to provide PQAS hours for the conference.
Participants are expected to attend the entire session to receive CE credits. Full attendance is required to
receive the designated CE credits for the session. Partial credit will not be awarded; late arrivals or early
departures will preclude awarding of CE credits. We will appreciate your cooperation in not asking for
exceptions to this policy. Our policy is designed to help maintain the integrity of the continuing education
program and is required by our accrediting bodies.