Continuing Education

New England Psychologist lists as many continuing education conferences as space allows. Listings with incomplete information will not be printed. CE credits listed are for psychologists. Deadline to submit information is the 1st of the month prior to the month listing appears in. (For example: Jan. 1st deadline for listing in Feb.). Conference information may be submitted via snail mail: ATTN: Continuing Education, New England Psychologist, P.O. Box 1202, West Chatham, MA 02669; or by email: ce@nepsy.com.


 

NOVEMBER

 

Nov. 1: Nurturing Unconditional Love. Wellesley, MA, 10am-4pm, $90, 5 CE Credits. Workshop combines lecture, experiential exercises, demonstrations, and useful take home techniques that expand the capacity of the therapist to bear witness to their own inner life as well as inner life of others. Sponsored by The Center for Intentional Living. Contact 781-239-1773.

 

Nov. 1: Pathways to Pain Relief: Psychological Treatment for Stress-Related Pain. East Sandwich, MA, 9am-3pm, $90, 5 CE Credits. Topics include: psychodynamics that contribute to pain and fundamentals of treatment. Sponsored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Contact 508-833-4014.

 

Nov. 1: MPA Annual Conference – Meeting Needs Through Sustaining Psychology: Behavioral Health, Advocacy, and Professional Affairs. Norwood, MA, 8:30am -5pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Conference will offer a range of presentations addressing practice skills, current theory, education and advocacy relevant to thriving in and growing the field of psychology during this time of evolving healthcare reform. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080.

 

Nov. 6: Mating For Life: Principles for Forming and Maintaining a “Good-Enough” Relationship. Brookline, MA, 7pm-8:30pm, $15, 1.5 CE Credits. Series will cover the topics of finding the right mate, settling down, and maintaining a “good-enough” relationship. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

Nov. 6-9: Creativity & Madness: Psychological Studies of Art and Artists. Bethesda, MD, 7:30am-5:30pm, $525, 20 CE Credits. Topics include: rise of the wounded feminine; beauty and the brain, neuroscience and creativity; and living with bipolar and PTSD. Sponsored by American Institute of Medical Education. Contact 800-348-8441.

 

Nov. 7: Virtual Addiction: Digital Media, Internet, Technology – Clinical Issues and Explorations. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will provide an introduction to the history, theory, research, and clinical treatment issues associated with addiction to the Internet and digital media technology. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Nov. 7: Psychophysiology and Peak Performance Training Workshop. Montreal West QC, 9:30am-4:30pm, $300, no CE Credits. Workshop is designed for optimal performance professionals interested in training self-regulation to athletes and executives using a combination of biofeedback, neurofeedback and psychology. Sponsored by Thought Technology, Ltd. Contact 800-361-3651, ext 135.

 

Nov. 7-8: Treating Couples. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course is designed to identify advances in treatment and research in couple therapy by explaining the dynamics of relationships. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

Nov. 13: Why are Middle School Kids in the White House Report on Ending Campus Sexual Assault? Wellesley, MA, 12:20pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime seminars. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

Nov. 14: Addiction Medicine in 2014: Neurobiology, Treatments, Frustrations, and Rewards. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Workshop offers a state-of-the-art review of 2014 addiction medicine in the context of our current understanding of the addictive process and its treatments. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Nov. 14-15: Autism Spectrum Disorders. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course is designed to offer an update on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

Nov. 15: A Mindful Approach to Cooling Hot Buttons. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Participants will work through the steps using their own experience. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Nov. 15: Working with the Negative Transference II. Groups and Organizations. Brookline, MA, 1:30pm-3pm, $15, 1.5 CE Credits. Recognition of destructiveness and interventions helpful in working with negativity and the negative transference will be discussed through case examples from the presenter and participants. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

Nov. 16: Introduction to EEG Neurofeedback. San Diego, CA, 9am-6pm, $275, 9 CE Credits. A one day introduction to EEG neurofeedback. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

Nov. 16-19: EEG Neurofeedback Certification. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 9am-6pm, $995, 36 CE Credits. A 4-day program meets all 36 didactic hours required by BCIA for neurofeedback certificate. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

Nov. 19: Challenging Geriatric Behaviors. Dedham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: significance of dementia and behavioral disturbances; classification and range of agitated behaviors; assessment and interventions; essential principles of care; and support and education for caregivers. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Nov. 20: Psychotherapy with Adolescent Clients. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Presentation will equip clinicians with skills to address the unique challenges of psychotherapy with teenagers. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Nov. 20: Movie + Discussion. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing the film “Philomena” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

Nov. 20: Open Circle in Uganda: Planting Seeds of Social Emotional Learning. Wellesley, MA, 12:20pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime seminars. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

Nov. 21: The Nexus Point: Mindfulness and Mastery of Clinical Timing and Decision-Making. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Workshop explores how cultivation of specific mindfulness skills can be used to maximize often neglected, and yet core skills of clinical mastery – how to sidestep biases and respond with well-timed interventions. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Nov. 21: Challenging Geriatric Behaviors. Woburn, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: significance of dementia and behavioral disturbances; classification and range of agitated behaviors; assessment and interventions; essential principles of care; and support and education for caregivers. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Nov. 21-23: Cultivating Compassion and Connection in Children and Teens with Mindfulness. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Fri-1pm Sun, $300, 12 CE Credits. Course explores the concept that mindfulness builds resilience for dealing with life’s challenges from childhood onward, helping cultivate emotional, cognitive and spiritual intelligence in place of stress, confusion and distraction. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347, ext 10.

 

Nov. 22: Beyond the NICU: Addressing the Emotional and Developmental Health of NICU Graduates and Their Families. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: enhance understanding of what occurs in the NICU; overview of outcomes; and strengthen ability to diagnose, treat and refer NICU graduates and their families. Sponsored by Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents and Freedman Center for Child & Family Development. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Nov. 22: Working with Affairs. Wellesley, MA, 10am-4pm, $90, 5 CE Credits. Workshop presents a proven stage-specific model for helping couples work through and heal from the pain of discovering an affair. Sponsored by The Center for Intentional Living. Contact 781-239-1773.

 

DECEMBER

 

Dec. 5: Adult Attachment in Romantic Relationships: Overcoming the Fear of Love. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will provide therapists with effective interventions for addressing the underlying issues that contribute to destructive behaviors. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Dec. 5: Loss & Grief: Strategies for Assessment, Intervention, and Transition. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: exploring grief theories; sources and impact of loss and grief; strategies that can more effectively help individualize interventions; and an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Dec. 5: Fifty More Shades of Purple: Affirmative Approaches to Working with Kids, Couples and Families Who Are Transcending Norms of Gender and Sexuality. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $125, 6 CE Credits. Will focus on effective approaches to families with gender non-conforming children as well as non-monogamous and polyamorous couples of all sexual orientations. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

Dec. 6: Conquer the Critical Inner Voice: Four Steps to Differentiation of Self. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Program will demonstrate a cognitive-affective-behavioral methodology informed by findings in interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Dec. 8: Evolution of the DSM: Use the DSM-5 to Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment. Hyannis, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: historical perspectives of the DSM; practical applications using the DSM-5; specific issues and implications for practice. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Dec. 10: Evolution of the DSM: Use the DSM-5 to Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment. Waltham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: historical perspectives of the DSM; practical applications using the DSM-5; specific issues and implications for practice. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Dec. 11-14: EEG Neurofeedback Certification. Mill Valley, CA, 9am-6pm, $995, 36 CE Credits. A 4-day program meets all 36 didactic hours required by BCIA for neurofeedback certificate. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

Dec. 11-16: Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Outcome-Oriented Psychotherapy. Rockville, MD, 8:15a.m-6:30pm, $1086, 50 CE Credits. Topics include: making sense of hypnosis; hypnotic phenomena; patterns of Ericksonian hypnosis; and innovative hypnotherapy. Sponsored by American Hypnosis Training Academy. Contact 800-343-9915.

 

Dec. 12: Evolution of the DSM: Use the DSM-5 to Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment. Springfield, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: historical perspectives of the DSM; practical applications using the DSM-5; specific issues and implications for practice. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Dec. 12-13: Treating Eating Disorders. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course is designed to offer an update on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

Dec. 12-13: Meditation and Visualization Practices for Everyday Living and to Enhance Peak Performance. Boston, MA, 8am-5:15pm, $495, 14.5 CE Credits. Topics include: evidence-based treatments; how to meditate; visualization practices; enhance peak performance; and application in everyday living. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

Dec. 13: Reciprocal Resilience: Surprising Clinical Advantage of Trauma Exposure. Brookline, MA, 12:30pm-2:30pm, $15, 2 CE Credits. Workshop explores the dimensions of newly studied phenomenon of reciprocal, or vicarious resilience. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

Dec. 16-17: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $330, 12 CE Credits. Introduction to the basics of the IFS model and an immersion in its use including videotaped and live demonstration interviews. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

Dec. 18: Movie + Discussion. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing the documentary “Journey with the Giant” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

JANUARY, 2015

 

Jan. 30-1: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course will look at findings that will enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Feb. 10-11: Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $330, 12 CE Credits. Presentation will describe and demonstrate the use of IFS model with attachment and trauma problems including intergenerational burdens. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

Feb. 16-20: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks. Marco Island, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $549, after 12/1: $599, 15 CE Credits. Will offer a variety of innovative treatment strategies and interviewing techniques for transforming many of the most problematic clinical challenges encountered in everyday care. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext 1.

 

Feb. 16-20: Brain-Based Therapy: Integrating Science with Theory and Practice. Marco Island, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $549, after 12/1: $599, 15 CE Credits. Seminar describes vision of psychotherapy that integrates neuroscience, psychotherapy research including outcome management and evidence-based practices, attachment theory, nutritional neuroscience, memory research and developmental psychology into a hybrid model of psychotherapy. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext 1.

 

Feb. 16-20: Clinical Psychopharmacology: From Neurobiology to Practice. Marco Island, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $549, after 12/1: $599, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: introduction to neurobiology; antipsychotics; mood-stabilizing agents; antidepressants; and psychopharmacology of pregnancy and of sleep disorders. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext 1.

 

Feb. 20: “Good Enough” Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: What Every Clinician Should Know. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Workshop offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach General Psychiatric Management, which has been demonstrated to equal DBT effectiveness in treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Feb. 23-27: Essential Psychopharmacology, 2015. Naples, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $875, after 12/15: $975, 15 CE Credits. Course will provide simplified and clinically relevant updated review of neurobiology and brain function with areas of emphasis on psychopharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and borderline personality. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

Feb. 23-27: Meditation and Visualization Practices for Everyday Living and to Enhance Peak Performance. Naples, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $875, after 12/15: $975, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: evidence-based treatments; how to meditate; visualization practices; enhance peak performance; and application in everyday living. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

MARCH

 

March 2-6: Psychopharmacology: A Master Class. Naples, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $875, after 12/15: $975, 15 CE Credits. Updated review of neurobiology and brain function will be presented taking the attendee through neurotransmission sequence from synthesis to gene transcription. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

March 2-6: New Innovations for the Treatment of ADHD and Psychological Brain Health. Naples, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $875, after 12/15: $975, 15 CE Credits. Will focus on specific approaches and interventions for patients with ADHD, aggression and mood, the addictions and social disorders – treatment issues will be emphasized. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

March 6-7: Treating the Addictions. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course will present the latest clinical, theoretical, and research findings on addictive b ehaviors for adolescents, adults, and families. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.