March 2023 NATSAPPress Release!

Upcoming In-Person Conferences, Membership Updates, and more!

We are pleased to send you the latest release of our NATSAPPress Newsletter. We have some exciting information to share with you. 

Please feel free to distribute it to your colleagues and friends.

NATSAP 2022 Election Recap

2022 Mid-Term Election Results

As the year comes to a close, we turn our heads to the results of a very crucial election in today’s political landscape. On November 8, 2022, the following elections were held for 470 seats of Congress and 36 Governor races.   

Read the full article below for the entire election overview as we explain results and how it will affect NATSAP & NATSAP Programs

NATSAP Announces NBCC Provider Status

NATSAP is thrilled to announce we’ve just received NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) status!

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7272. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), is the largest counselor credentialing body in the United States. LPCs, LMHCs, LCPCs, and other state-credentialed counselors seek continuing education programs that offer NBCC continuing education credit.

As an ACEP, NATSAP is authorized to offer NBCC credit for Live Events, delivered in person or by electronic devices that permit the participant to communicate (E.g., Zoom, Google Meet, webinars and roundtables).

NATSAP welcomes interested presenters to submit their presentations for review. The presentation must satisfy specific content requirements and must not include any prohibitions. Presentations will be reviewed by a NATSAP member-run committee and overseen by Mike Haarer, Compass Rose Academy.  

Click Here to view the Qualifying Program Requirements for submissions

Member Spotlight: Newport Academy

Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents, teens, and families struggling with primary mental health issues and co-occurring eating disorders and substance abuse. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a compassionate, family-systems approach to treatment, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, recovery-based therapeutic day schools, and day treatment.

Newport Academy nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families.

To learn more about Newport Academy, check out their website here:

We Are NATSAP: January 2021


Highlighting the achievements of our members.

In this edition, we are honored to have 19 of our member programs sharing their exciting news with us through our latest edition of We Are NATSAP. Read all about their celebrations, accomplishments and collaborations in our newsletter.

Interested in participating?

Send in your latest accomplishments and upcoming projects or share a story in our next edition of We Are NATSAP. This is the perfect place to shine a light on your program and/or clients’ achievements.

To submit an article for the next newsletter release, all articles should be uploaded or copied and pasted into the submission form. Failure to do so could result in misplaced information.

If you are interested in submitting an article for the newsletter, please complete the submission form by Friday, February 26. Please be sure to complete this form in its entirety. All articles must be received by 11:59 PM ET.

This edition does not have a theme and will be released on Friday, March 5.

We are looking forward to sharing your stories!

Due to limited space and NATSAP policy, we are unable to share advertisements for admissions, job announcements and classified ads in our newsletters.