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08-21 Studying Abroad: Sovereign Health gives credits for studying here, there and everywhere

Studying Abroad: Sovereign Health gives credits for studying here, there and everywhere

Continuing education (C.E.) does not simply award its attendees with applicable knowledge in the diagnostic and treatment fields. Its awarded units, also known as CEUs, are required for mental health professionals to maintain their status as qualified experts and practitioners as well. Earning these credits is a necessity, but sometimes the various options for obtaining them can become overwhelming. With the busy schedule that many clinicians, nurses and other medical workers live by, finding a reliable well of information that one can keep coming back to is a highly desired goal.

Sovereign Health Group has offered continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences since its establishment of the Sovereign Institute in 2012. The institution is defined by its Continuing Education Program, which provides one-hour educational courses for those in the mental, behavioral and related health fields. Furthermore in 2014, Sovereign started a specialized series of webinars and networking events for both registered and licensed vocational nurses.

Regardless of one’s professional background, each seminar or workshop features an expert sharing his or her hands-on experience and acquired expertise to aid fellow professionals. For example, Sovereign welcomed a webinar by Leslee Brown, Ph.D., this past April titled, “Travel Psychology: How to earn CEUs and Boost the Power of Your CV on International Short Courses.” Dr. Brown’s talk explained how traveling to a foreign country and experiencing a new culture changes the brain and increases important faculties, such as creativity and problem-solving skills. In addition to improving multicultural and self-awareness, participants of international courses have also increased their professional marketability.

Other opportunities offered at Sovereign include:

  • Life coaching
  • Intervention
  • Family therapy
  • EFT techniques
  • Functional medicine
  • Yoga
  • Equine therapy
  • Dual-diagnosis

It is essential for anyone working within the health industry to remain well-informed through comprehensive and all-inclusive education, which is why Sovereign Health provides regular access to advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge and the latest techniques for treatment regardless of geographical location. While its affiliates also allow opportunities aboard and across the globe, Sovereign’s latest program track is licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing, allowing RNs and LVNs to earn units in California as well as out of state by transferring. According to Dr. Brown, “I believe that to know where one is and where one is going, one must know where we came from.”

If you or a colleague requires continuing education credits or desires to sharpen his or her clinical comprehension, visit or contact a representative to learn more. Live chat or call 888-398-1545 to learn about opportunities in your area.

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Written by Lee Yates, Sovereign Health Group writer

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