HG Institute

CPD Standards Office Provider Number: T90039 / 50376

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Category: Coaches, Coaching Programmes & Solutions, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology


The HG Institute specializes in emerging mental health disciplines within the digital landscape. It provides accredited educational and certification courses for coaches and clinicians. We are the certifying body for individuals ready to start their career as a coach, existing coaches looking to expand their specialized service offerings, and clinical mental health professionals seeking continuing education.

Our mission is to create a community of professionals who cultivate the mental health of their connected communities via personal and professional development. HG Institute meets the evolving and emerging mental health challenges through collaborative subject matter expertise, creation of best-in-class evidence-based learning, and the enhancement of peer-support and coaching services. The organization's current offerings include Core Coaching Certification and specializations in Career Coaching , Family Coaching, and Creator Coaching. It is recognized as an Accredited Provider of Training Excellence and offers Continuing Professional Development credits for certified coaches. The organization's unique qualities include its focus on the internet generation, subject matter expertise, use of evidence-based learning, and purpose to advance peer-support and coaching services.

HG Institute was founded by Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Dr. Alok Kanojia MD MPH. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert on digital mental health, video game addiction, and most prominent mental health authority for young people. Dr. K’s credentials include research, policy, teaching, and clinical expertise. His work includes advising the United Nations, the US Surgeon General’s Office, and other NGO’s regarding youth mental health. His integrative medical and psychiatric training includes:

  • Harvard Medical School’s MGH/McLean Hospital's residential addiction treatment programs (Naukeag and Fernside)
  • Outpatient integrated care in addiction treatment through Massachusetts General Hospital and Kanojia Psychiatry.
  • Addiction-based work with Veterans, Law Enforcement, and First Responders through McLean Hospital's LEADER Program
  • Addiction-based work with vulnerable populations: Nashua Street Jail
  • Ran the Benson Henry's SMART-R program, which trained over 600 peer support professionals in resilience training.

Accredited Activities:

  • Career Coaching
  • Creator Coaching Curriculum
  • Parent Coaching Curriculum
  • HG Institute Core Coaching Curriculum

Who Should Attend:

The HG Institute is the provider of certification and continuing education programs for professional coaches among others in the mental health space. Recognized as an Accredited Provider of Training Excellence, HG Institute offers Continuing Professional Development credits for licensed clinicians and certified coaches.

Additionally, HG Institute invites all successfully certified coaches to the HG Institute Coaches’ League which delivers valuable resources and hosts a community network for coaches including peer-support, mentorship, knowledge sharing, and a variety of coordinated social activities.

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