Continuing Education Approvals


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Continuing Education Approvals

Dialogue House Associates is authorized to offer continuing education to the therapeutic and nursing community of professionals.




National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (#197.000213)

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS/ NO NBCC APPROVAL:  Dialogue House is no longer an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), effective May 10, 2017. The organization is not authorized to offer or grant NBCC clock hours or credits for any course or training program. 

Employee Assistance Professionals
  Employee Assistance Certification Commission (10 and 12 hour versions and 3 hour introductory presentation) - application filed - call 800-221-5844 for status.

Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (50-14644 - Exp. 3/19)

Social Work
Association of Social Work Boards (#1036)
Recognized in AK, AL, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, Hi, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT NC, ND, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VI, WA, WI and WY
Canada:  Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatoon

Dialogue House Associates (#1036), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Dialogue House maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/29/15-01/29/18. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (50-14644 - Exp. 3/19)


California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP-15073)

Ohio Board of Nursing - We are not approved but rather our continuing education activities have "been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession or related discipline or another jurisdiction meets Ohio's requirements.   These other boards are the state organizations that are listed above.


Policies and Procedures

ADA Policy

Workshops are held at locations that comply with the American Disabilities Act. Call
800-221-5844 for information.

Certified Program Leaders

Certified program leaders under the auspices of Dialogue House Associates conduct Intensive Journal workshops and seminars. They have completed the training program (Advanced Studies Program) and use guidelines of Dialogue House.

Attendance at seminars and workshops does not constitute completion of the training program to become certified and authorized to teach the program and to lead Intensive Journal workshops.

Completion Requirements to Receive Continuing Education Credits  

To qualify for continuing education credits, participants must attend the entire program, and immediately following the program, satisfactorily complete the application, evaluation and test questions. The instructor will then send the paperwork to Dialogue House for review; certificates are then sent within four weeks of receipt.

Course Agenda

Contact Dialogue House at 800-221-5844 or for a copy of the course outline or agenda.

Dealing with Stressful Situations 

Stressful emotions that arise in the workshop are dealt with by the safe, respectful process of the Intensive Journal method and non-judgmental trained facilitator.

Program Quality Issues  

Any questions about the quality of the program should be addressed to Jon Progoff at 800-221-5844 or email

Refund Policy  

In the event that the workshop is cancelled, participants are entitled to a full refund. If a participant cancels, a $35 nonrefundable deposit is forfeited from the tuition portion of the cost. If cancellation is within three weeks of the workshop, any room and meals portion may be forfeited depending upon the circumstances.

Target Audience   

 The Intensive Journal method is suitable for counselors, employee assistance professionals, marriage, family and child counselors, nurses and social workers. No particular specialty or experience is required.