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March 15, 2008

HealthForumOnline Reaches Milestone, Now Offers Over 50 Online CE Courses

HealthForumOnline (HFO), a mental health continuing education provider, now offers over 50 courses focusing exclusively on health psychology and behavioral medicine. The group’s courses are useful for psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals, and are easily accessible online anytime. HFO is approved as a continuing education provider by several professional organizations.

(PRWEB) – HealthForumOnline (HFO), the only online continuing education provider exclusively focusing on health psychology and behavioral medicine topics, announces a new milestone in their educational mission. The group now offers over 50 online CE courses, all convenient, cost-effective, theory- and evidence-based, and tailored to provide the optimal benefit for mental healthcare providers treating the biopsychosocial aspects of illness.

HFO’s target audience includes psychologists, counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, and nurses. There are online continuing education courses available in 18 categories to serve these various healthcare providers and improve their patient care, including required continuing education topics such as Ethics, Aging, HIV/AIDS, Cultural Diversity, and Long-term Care.

“Our mental health continuing education courses are in line with current trends,” said Dr. Michelle Rodoletz, the co-founder of HFO and Director of the Continuing Education Program. “Because of the recent focus on interdisciplinary disease management, we have seen a growing number of healthcare professionals choosing health psychology and behavioral medicine topics for CE credit requirements.”

The online CE courses at HFO are of the highest quality, and offer state-of-the-science theory- and evidence-based education for mental health professionals and nurses toward licensure renewal requirements. The continually expanding CE course library offers a wide range of topics within health psychology and behavioral medicine. There are broad based introductory topics and highly specialized ones, each updated and maintained on a regular basis to remain current with scientific literature.

Dr Laura Stanton, HFO co-founder and Director of Clinical Services, added: “Online behavioral medicine CE is increasingly popular in helping healthcare professionals to integrate physical and psychological disease models. For example, our course content can help professionals support patients going through the anxiety of a cancer diagnosis or to explain the mental, behavioral, and physical connections in a patient with an eating disorder.”

The courses are available in an online format, as well as in downloadable, transportable PDFs. Professionals are able to access and complete courses at their own pace, on their own schedule, anywhere there is access to the Internet. Professionals can print their own online continuing education certificates to meet licensure deadlines, and courses can be revisited and certificates reprinted at any time.

For more information or a complete mental health continuing education course listing, visit HealthForumOnline.com.

About HealthForumOnline:

HealthForumOnline (HFO) is approved as a provider of CE courses by the American Psychological Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Association of Social Work Boards, and several state professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. HFO’s CE Program’s Advisory Committee and authors are comprised of over 50 nationally-recognized experts in behavioral medicine.

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