Professional Abbreviations

AAC American Acupuncture Council
AAHA American Animal Hospital Association
AAM American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
AAMA American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
AAMA American Alternative Medical Association
AAMFT American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
AANC American Association for Nutritional Consultants
AANP American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
AAO American Academy of Osteopathy
AAOM American Association of Oriental Medicine
AAPM American Academy of Pain Management
AARP American Association of Retired Persons
AASECT American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
AASP American Association of Spine Physicians
AATA American Art Therapy Association
AAUW American Association of University Women
AAVDA American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology
ABAS Association for Being Awareness and Service, founded 1984
ABMP Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
ACA American Chiropractic Association
ACE American Council on Exercise
ACHE The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
ACNP American College of Nurse Practitioners
ACS American Chemistry Society
ACSM American College of Sports Medicine
ACSW Academy of Certified Social Workers
ACVD American College of Veterinary Dermatology
ADA American Dietetic Association
ADEC Association for Death Education and Counseling
AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
AHMA American Holistic Medical Association
AHNA American Holistic Nurses Association
AMHCA American Mental Health Counselors Association
AMTA1 American Massage Therapy Association
ANA American Nursing Association
ANC Association for Network Care
ANMA American Naturopathic Medical Association
ANTA Australian Natural Therapists Association
AOA The American Osteopathic Association
AOMA Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
AP Acupuncture Physician
APA American Psychological Association
APP Applied Polarity Practitioner
APT Association for Play Therapy
APTA1 American Physical Therapy Association
APTA2 American Polarity Therapy Association
ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
ARNP-BC Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified
ASBP American Society of Bariatric Physicians
ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathology
ASHA American Speech and Hearing Association
ATA American Tarot Association
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association

BA Bachelor of Arts
BACP British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy
BCC Board Certified Coach
BFW® Birthing From Within
BMCA Body-Mind Centering® Association
BMus Bachelor of Music
BNHA British Natural Hygiene Association
BNI Business Networking International
BPW Business and Professional Women
BS Bachelor of Science
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CAP Florida Certified Addiction Professional
CAPN Council of Advanced Practice Nurses
CAPPA Childbirth and Postpartum Professional
CCE Certified Childbirth Educator
CCHt Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
CCI Certified Counseling Intuitive
CD Certified Doula
CEA/MNY Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York
CEU(s) Continuing Education Unit(s)
CHT Certified Hypnotherapist
CIHC Certified International Health Coach
CIMI Certified Infant Massage Instructor
CIMS Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
CKTP Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner
CKYT Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
CNC Certified Nutritional Consultant
CNH Coalition of Natural Health
CPFS Certified Practitioner of Feng Shui
CPIA Certified Practitioner of Interior Alignment
CPM Certified Professional Midwife
CPP Florida Certified Prevention Professional
CPSC Certified Practitioner of Space Clearing
CPT Certified Personal Trainer
CRS Certified Residential Specialist
CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CSVH Certified Sound and Voice Healer
CSWE Council on Social Work Education
CT Colon Therapist
cVSMT Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation (pet chiropractic)
CYT Certified Yoga Instructor

DABMA Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture
DAc Doctor of Acupuncture
DC Doctor of Chiropractic
DCH Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DICCP Diplomate, International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics
Dip.Ac. Diplomate in Acupuncture
DME Durable medical equipment, i.e., walkers, wheelchairs
DMin Doctor of Ministry
DN Doctor of Naturology
DNR Dermatology Nurses Association
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DOM Doctor of Oriental Medicine
DONA Doulas of North America
D.PSc. Diplomate in Pastoral Science and Medicine
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

EAGALA Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Ed S Education Specialist
EEM-CP Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
EIS Electro-Interstitial Scanning
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDRIA EMDR International Association (emdria.org)
ETPS Electrotherapeutic Point Stimulation

FADAA Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
FAIMH Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
FAMU Florida A&M University
FAPA Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
FATA Florida Art Therapy Association
FB Facebook
FCA Florida Chiropractic Association
FCCG Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
FCER Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
FCS Florida Chiropractic Society
FDA Florida Dietetic Association
FDA (US) Food and Drug Administration
FGNA Feldenkrais Guild® of North America (feldenkrais.com)
FITCM Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
FNA Florida Nurses Association
FNPC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
FNPN Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN.org)
FOMA Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
FPA Florida Psychological Association
FPTA Florida Physical Therapy Association
FS Full Specialist
FSAOM Florida School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
FSM Frequency Specific Microcurrent
FSMTA Florida State Massage Therapy Association
FSOMA Florida State Oriental Medicine Association
FVMA Florida Veterinary Medical Association

GLBT Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgendered
GNP Geriatric/Adult Nurse Practitioner
GPN Graduate Practical Nurse
GYA Green Yoga Association

HB HypnoBithing®
HBCE HypnoBithing Certified Educator
HBSc Honors Bachelor of Science
HEG Hemoencephalography
HNA Holistic Nursing Association
HPNA Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association
HTIA Healing Tao Instructors Association

IABM International Academy of Biological Medicine
IACT International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy
IAHP International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (iahp.com)
IAIM International Association of Infant Massage
IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists
IBACA Independent Business and Community Alliance
ICADC Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
ICPA International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
ICPS Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist
ICRT International Center for Reiki Training
IFM Institute for Functional Medicine (functionalmedicine.org)
IFPA International Fitness Professional Association
IHCP Integrative Health Coach Professional
IKYTA International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association
IMAP Integrative Massage Assessment Performance and Personal Training
IV Intravenous
IPA International Primal Association
ISDVMA International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association
ITP Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
ITTA International Thai Therapists Association
ITP Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
IVAS International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

KSU Kansas State University
KYTA Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people
LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
LLC Limited Liability Corporation
LM Licensed Midwife
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
LMT Licensed Massage Therapist
LNC Licensed Nutritional Counselor

MA Master of Arts
MAF Midwives Association of Florida
MANA Midwives Alliance of North America
MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLS Masters in Library Science
MP Mindfulness Professional
MRE Masters in Religious Education
MS Master of Science
MSN Master of Science in Nursing
MSPT Master of Science in Physical Therapy
MSW Master of Social Work
MT Medical Technologist
MT-BC Music Therapist-Board Certified
MTIA Master Teacher of Interior Alignment

NADA National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
NAET Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques
NAHA National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy
NAJAOM North American Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
NAMA National Ayurvedic Medical Association
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NASC National Association of Sports Counselors
NASW National Association of Social Workers
NBCCH National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Inc.
NBCHT National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy
NBPES National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards
NCBTMB National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
NCC National Certification Corp.
NCCAOM National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
NCGC National Certified Gambling Counselor
NCH National Center for Homeopathy
NCPG National Council for Problem Gambling
ND Naturopathic Physician
NDTA Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association
NGH National Guild of Hypnotists
NHA National Health Association
NHPCO National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
NLN National Lymphedema Network
NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming
NMT Neuromuscular Therapy
NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association
NST Neurostructural Integration Technique (Bowen)
NUNHA New Universal Church and Natural Healers Association

OMM Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

ONACS Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda
OT/L Occupational Therapist/Licensed

PA Physician Assistant
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (within any given field)
PL Professional Limited Liability Corporation
PMA Pastoral Medical Association
PMS Premenstrual syndrome
PRRT Pain Reflex Release Technique
PT Physical Therapist
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

RD Registered Dietitian
RMA Registered Medical Assistant
RN Registered Nurse
RYS Registered Yoga School
RYT Registered Yoga Teacher
RYT200 Nationally Certified Yoga Instructor
RYT500 Yoga Instructor-Trainer

SAKA South Atlantic Karate Association
SCIO Scientific Consciousness Interface Operating System
SDI Spiritual Directors International (sdiworld.org)
SHC Spiritual Health Coach

TAT Tapas Acupressure Technique
TMH Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
TTT Trauma Touch Therapist

UBI Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
UF University of Florida
UOT Unity of Tallahassee
USF University of South Florida

WPN Women’s Prosperity Network

YA Yoga Alliance

 

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