Registered professionals are counselors registered within the State Board of Registered Psychotherapists. They do not hold a license or certification, and are not required to hold a degree, training or any such experience. “Registered psychotherapist” means a person: (I) Whose primary practice is psychotherapy or who holds himself or herself out to the public as being able to practice psychotherapy for compensation; and (II) Who is registered with the state board of registered psychotherapists pursuant to section 12-43-702.5 to practice psychotherapy in this state. (b) “Registered psychotherapist” also includes a person who: (I) Is a licensed school psychologist licensed pursuant to section 22-60.5-210 (1)(b),C.R.S.; (II) Is practicing outside of a school setting; and (III) Is registered with the state board of registered psychotherapists pursuant to section. Registered professionals are governed by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Registered psychotherapists may however have training or qualifications in other realms; thus it is your responsibility to request this information.
Life coaches may or may not have ethical oversight. Aspen Strong recommends that Professional Life Coaches be certified through one of the following professional organizations:
– International Coaching Federation (ICF) – PCC and MCC certified who are active members.
– Association for Coaching (Full Members – MAC only)
– Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)
Licensed professionals must hold at least masters degree in their profession and have two years of post-masters supervision. A Licensed Psychologist must hold a doctorate degree in psychology and have one year of post-doctoral supervision. A Licensed Social Worker must hold a masters degree in social work.
A pre-licensed professional includes: a Psychologist Candidate, a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and must hold the necessary licensing degree and be in the process of completing the required supervision.
Certified Addiction Counselor I (CAC I) must be a high school graduate, complete required training hours and 1,000 hours of supervised experience. A Certified Addiction Counselor II (CAC II) must complete additional required training hours and 2,000 hours of supervised experience. A Certified Addiction Counselor III (CAC III) must have a bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, complete additional required training hours and 2,000 hours of supervised experience. A Licensed Addiction Counselor must have a clinical master’s degree and meet the CAC III requirements.
Registered dietitians are required to complete a formal education program that results in at least a baccalaureate degree. This program must be approved by the Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and include a practical component performed in a career-related site. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs). Nutritionists that do not intend to use the titles of “dietitian” or “registered dietitian” are often free from government regulation. Some states may require nutritionists to obtain an occupational license from a Board of Nutrition, while other states allow individuals to practice as nutritionists without any previous education, training or work experience.
Aspen Strong works closely with government bodies and stakeholders to address the mental health needs of the Roaring Fork Valley including areas to Parachute. All providers are asked to agree to the following in order to participate in the Aspen Strong Directory:
– Provider has read the terms and conditions
– Providers agrees to participate in reviewing monthly ‘Aspen Strong Directory Updates’ and a yearly survey request.
– Provider agrees to update their directory profile at least yearly.
– Provider agrees to represent themself and operate according to their professional ethics and Colorado regulations (DORA) within their specific title or license. If they are not a registered professional with DORA, then they agree to operate ethically within the scope of their practice and the certification(s) they have earned and promote.
Providers are not mandated but are encouraged to carry professional liability insurance, indemnity insurance, or errors & omissions insurance.
If you believe a professional or organization that has been included in the Aspen Strong directory should not be, or if you find any of the information in the directory to be inaccurate or misleading, especially in a way which may cause harm to consumers, please report this information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to report any breach of ethics or law to DORA.
I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!
Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.
I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.
We felt that mental illness is under-addressed by society and Aspen Strong fills this gap locally. Your mind is an organ like any other and deserves treatment and resources. One single point of contact and coordination is especially helpful for the most in need, the young and the poor.