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 5464, Bradford, MA 01835; or by email: ce@nepsy.com.

April

April 5: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the popular film The Color Purple. Watertown, MA. 7-10pm, $55, 3 CEs. This Oscar-nominated adaptation of the novel by Alice will be used as a vehicle to help us understand the challenges for a black woman in finding her way in the world in the American South. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

April 6: Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory & Racially Conscious Interventions. Newton, MA. $130, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Obtain a better understanding and conceptualization of concerns and vulnerabilities
of individuals of Latinx backgrounds. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

April 7: Humanistic Psychology Lecture Series: Divine Darkness and Divine Light. Newton, MA. 9-Noon, $50, 3 CEs. Explore the mutual overlap and goals between certain psychoanalysts, and mystical philosophers and theologians. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

April 6-8: Intermediate Workshop in Hypnosis. Brookline, MA. 9-6pm. Total of 20 hours of lectures and small group practice. NESCH members by 3/9: $375; non-members $450. After 3/9: members, $450; non-members, $525. 20 CEs available for $30. ASCH-approved basic hypnosis training a prerequisite. Sponsored by The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Contact www.nesch.org or 617-734-5042.

April 9-12: Progressive Counting (PC). Northampton, MA. $790, 32 CEs. A hands-on clinical skills training for using Progressive Counting with clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. Requires 2 half-days of web-based group consultation sessions as well. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute and R. Cassidy Seminars. Contact www.childtrauma.com/training/pc or 413-774-2340.

April 9-10, May 17-18, 21-22, June 19, July 17: EMDR. Buffalo, NY. $1600, 49 CEs. A hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach — with adults as well as children. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute and R. Cassidy Seminars. Contact www.childtrauma.com/training/pc or 413-774-2340.

April 10-11: Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy. Auburndale, MA. 9-4:45 pm, $370, 12 CEs. This two day workshop will be an immersion in the basic premises of the model and their practice. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

April 11-13: 20th Annual Joint Conference: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management. Marlborough, MA. 8-4:30pm, $425, 18 CEs. Current evidence-based methods for assessment and intervention with sex offenders, and addresses public policy issues regarding sexual violence. Features regionally and nationally known researchers and presenters on the topic of sexual violence and sex offenders. Sponsored by Orlando Behavior Health, MASOC & MATSA. Contact 413-540-0712 ext.14.

April 20 | Master Series in Clinical Practice-Treating Couples Well: A Practical Guide to Collaborative Couples Therapy. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Learn how couples can design and take charge of their own approach to treatment. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

April 27: Diabetes Management: Intersection of Medicine and Psychology. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4:30pm, $169. 6 CEs. Topics include: behavioral and psychological challenges for diabetics; interventions to improve medical and psychosocial outcomes. Presented by Julie Wagner, PhD. Sponsored by RIPA. Contact 401-732-2400 or ripsych.org.

April 27: The Modern Military & Veteran Family: Caregivers to Men & Women Returning from War. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $140, 6 CEs. Explore the unique values, culture, and experiences of military families, as well as the power of their role in veterans’ readjustment and
recovery. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

April 28: LGBTQ Youth: Magnifying the Splendor of the Rainbow. Newton, MA. 8:30-4:30 pm, $130, 6 CEs. This conference builds an awareness of the challenges and adversity that LGBTQ youth face, while exploring ways to address these challenges and celebrate their unique talents, strengths, and gifts of resilience. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

April 28-29: Honing your Hypnotic Voice: Delivering Strategic Interventions for Mind/Body Healing. Watertown, MA. 8:30-5pm, $399 members, $499 non-members. $30, 14 CEs. Registrants must have completed ASCH-approved basic hypnosis workshop. Sponsored by The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Contact www.nesch.org or 617-734-5042.

May

May 3: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the popular film Lady Bird. Watertown, MA. 7-10 pm, $55, 3 CEs. A mom works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with her teenage daughter. This film will be a vehicle to help us learn about complexities in mother/daughter relationships. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

May 3-5: NHPA Three-Day Addictions Symposium. Topics include: Cybersex Use and Abuse, Key Elements in Chronic Pain and Addiction, and a Modern Perspective of Addiction. Hampton, NH. Sponsored by NHPA. Contact 603-415-0451.

May 4: Master Series in Clinical Practice: Treating Challenging Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Approach. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Learn how CPS addresses the needs of challenging youth. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

May 5: “Poto Mitan:” Change Agents that Promote Well-Being in the Haitian Community. Newton, MA. 8:30-5 pm, $130, 6 CEs. Identify assets that exist within the Haitian community, and raise awareness of individuals and organizations that serve as “Poto Mitan” or agents of social change. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

May 11: Annual Conference on Mental Health and Aging-End of Life: Clinical Care, Concerns and Challenges. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $130, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Topics include: palliative care, hospice & comfort measures, public policy on end of life, caregiving, ethics, and more. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

May 15: The Crisis in Masculinity. Auburndale MA. 10-4:30 pm, $175, 5 CEs. This workshop will help work with the negative effects of patriarchy on men, women and relationships, and introduces therapists to Relational Life Therapy. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

May 18: Master Series in Clinical Practice: Self-Compassion: An Antidote to Shame. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Learn the ways self-compassion can be an antidote to shame. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June

June 1: Master Series in Clinical Practice-Erotic Transferences: What Countertransferences Can Illuminate. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $225, 6 CEs. Addresses deficiencies in our literature to encourage more open discussion about erotic transferences in all of their manifestations. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June 1-2: High Conflict Divorce: Legal Context and Family Work with Parent Child Relationship Problems. Watertown MA. 9-4:45pm, $320, 12 CEs. Two day workshop will address the significant dilemmas of working with children, adolescents and adults caught up in the drama of high conflict divorce. It will provide information and strategies to help individual and family therapists meet the challenges to support healthier relationships among all involved. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

June 8: Master Series in Clinical Practice-Developmental Issues Throughout the Life Cycle for Same Sex Oriented Individuals and Couples. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June 8: Insurance Trust Program: Sequence VIII: Ethics and Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0. Warwick, RI. 8:30am-4:30pm, $195, 6.5 CEs. This workshop is a next-generation discussion of digital world issues, providing a review and update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-732-2400.

June 14: Surviving and Thriving in ‘Blended Families’: Clinical Skills for Individual, Couple and Family Therapists. Newton, MA. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June 15: Master Series in Clinical Practice-The Healing Power of the Therapist’s Presence: Holding Self-energy even with Triggering Clients. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June 15-16: Offering Family Life Education for Stepfamilies as Primary Prevention. Newton, MA. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

July 17-18: Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens. Auburndale, MA. 9-4:45 pm, $370, 12 CEs. This presentation by the founder of the model will provide a brief introduction to the basics of the IFS Model followed by demonstrations of its use with attachment problems and trauma, including intergenerational and cultural burdens. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

June 22: Master Series in Clinical Practice-A Heart Shattered and the Unlived Life. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

June 25-29: New Frontiers in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: A Retreat for the Heart and Mind with Ronald Siegel. Eastham, MA. $549 before 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs. In addition to exploring new frontiers in the clinical application of mindfulness practices, this workshop will provide guided instruction in different techniques along with the opportunity for personal exploration in a supportive atmosphere. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext.1 or www.neei.org.

June 25-29: Becoming a Master Clinician: Diagnosis, Drugs and Existential Psychotherapy with S. Nassir Haemi. Eastham, MA. $549 before 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs. Participants will learn advanced clinical approaches to diagnosing and differentiating clinical presentations of anxiety, depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. Emphasis will be placed on a little understood and used approach: existential/humanistic methods of psychotherapy. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext.1 or www.neei.org.

June 29: Master Series in Clinical Practice-Assessment and Effective Treatment of Alcohol
and Substance Use Disorders. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $225, 6 CEs. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/ce or 617-244-1682.

July

July 2-6: Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies To Nurture Balance, Self-Discipline, and Hope in Ourselves and Others with Robert Brooks. Eastham, MA. $549 before 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs. Symposium participants will learn: techniques for enhancing empathy and our own “stress hardiness”; the components of motivation and a “resilient mindset”; the importance of identifying and reinforcing “islands of competence”; how to change “negative scripts” and “negative mindsets” and how to promote change in oneself and others. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext.1 or www.neei.org.

July 2-6: Clinical Psychopharmacology: Overview and Recent Advances with Ross Baldessarini. Eastham, MA. $549 before 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs. Workshop will review the current status of psychotropic drug treatment of psychotic and major mood disorders, with an emphasis on the research base on which sound clinical practice rests. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489 ext.1 or www.neei.org.

Sept. 14: Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy: Working Well with Individuals, Couples, Families and Larger Systems. Watertown, MA. 8:30-4:30 pm, $3150, 81 CEs. This course improves participants’ confidence and capacity to hold effective meetings using practices from enduring and cutting-edge theories. Focus is on finding a balance between providing therapeutic leadership and empowering clients. Twelve Fridays from September to June and a weekend retreat in October on Chappaquiddick Island. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact us to attend a group informational interview at 617-924-9255.

Oct. 26: Shifting Families Toward Acceptance and Connection: Strategies for Helping When A Youth Comes Out as Transgender or Non-Binary. Waltham, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $140, 6 CEs. Considering the vulnerabilities of trans and non-binary youth, it is critical for therapists to have a sophisticated understanding of gender identity/expression. It is also critical to have a solid framework to hold the work and support these youth and families. We will start the day with a focus on a deepening understanding of gender, gender identity development and gender dysphoria. Next, a framework for working with families will be discussed which is relevant to providers who see individual youth, parents and families. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.