SAN DIEGO (June 10, 2011) – ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), announced the launch of its new Certificate in Integrative Mental Health.

This groundbreaking certificate demonstrates the dramatic shift taking place as a growing number of alternative, holistic and integrative therapies are being used to treat mental disorders. While the field of integrative medicine emphasizes treating the mind, body and spirit, integrative mental health offers a new approach to treating mental disorders by applying conventional and evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. While medication and psychotherapy can save lives, they can also be part of an integrative solution to mental health conditions.

For massage therapists and other health care providers, the Certificate in Integrative Mental Health offers 19 contact hours of continuing education and an in-depth exploration of integrative mental health. Topics include Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders in children and adolescents, chronic pain, depression, sleep disorders, and mental health and aging.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions adds this latest certificate to its extensive and growing list of courses and certificates. The company began in 1994 as a developer of more than 200 vocational, baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs for schools and colleges that wanted to enter the exciting new field of online learning. ALLEGRA quickly expanded, creating more than 300 online courses and content for more than 2,000 U.S. schools and colleges, customizing content for publishers, writing two highly successful books and achieving national endorsements for the quality of their work. ALLEGRA’s courses and certificates have been nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and other accrediting agencies. For a complete list of courses, visit