What is the overall time commitment for this program?
The certificate program consists of six months of online instruction and two separate days of in-person residency. The residency requirement is comprised of two separate 6-hour days, held at the William James College campus in Newton, MA. The online requirements span over 6 months and the time commitment varies depending on your registration type. Behavioral Health Providers will be required to log-in to the online course every week to complete the weekly requirements. Medical Providers will participate in a few less lectures but often have weekly assignments, as well. Administrators will be required to participate in two online modules, with most of their learning taking place during the in-person residencies. All participants are welcome to listen to those lectures they are not required to complete, however.
What should I expect to do in the online portion?
For every week the course meets online you will be required to watch a video lecture and participate in activities targeted toward your goal of practice transformation. Readings and links to additional information will be shared as resources. Activities vary from week to week but will always include a brief quiz and may include blackboard discussions, video conferences with the faculty, and an occasional brief written assignments in the form of action plans. These “action plan” assignments will take more time, however as practice level planning exercises they will prove useful in transforming a practice into an integrated model.
For the online portion, how many hours per week should I plan for?
While everyone learns at a different pace, and materials may vary from module to module, we recommend reserving about 1 hour a week to devote to the online learning portion. The video lectures are usually about 30 minutes long, and the assignments will usually take less than 30 minutes to complete.
Can I do the online portion on my own time?
You can log-in to the course website 24/7 and participate on your own schedule, however, you must adhere to the weekly deadlines.
What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. Eligible participants will also receive Continuing Education (CE) credits or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits that may be used to fulfill professional licensing requirements. Please see our Accreditation page for detailed information on CEs and CMEs.
Will I need to pass a test to get my certificate?
There is no formal testing in this program, however you will need to complete all of the weekly requirements, including the short quizzes that demonstrate your acquired knowledge of the module topics.