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.

 


APRIL

 

April 2-6: Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society: The Relief of Suffering. Norwood, MA, 8am-4pm, except Thurs: 8am-9:30pm, $87.50-$1051, up to 35 CE Credits. Cost and number of CE credits depend on number of sessions/days attended for this conference which will seamlessly entwine the science and practice of mindfulness with inspiration and rigor, wisdom and sensitivity. Sponsored by The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. Contact 508-856-2656.

 

April 3: Relational Neuroscience in Action: Reconnecting Dopamine to Healthy Human Relationships. Wellesley, MA, 12:30pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime lectures. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

April 3-8: Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Positive Outcome-Oriented Psychotherapy.  Rockville, MD, 8:15am-6:30pm, $1086, 50 CE Credits. This competency-based certification program teaches Ericksonian hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, and traditional hypnotic approaches. Sponsored by American Hypnosis Training Academy. Contact 800-343-9915.

 

April 4-5: Child Psychotherapy. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $280, 14 CE Credits. Objective of course is to examine the emotional, cognitive, biological and social issues affecting young children, their families, and the therapeutic relationship. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-503-8445.

 

April 5: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression: A Case Formulation Model. Wellesley, MA, 9am-12pm, $100, 3 CE Credits. Discussion of CBT for depression. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080.

 

April 9-11: Preventing Sexual Violence through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management. Marlborough, MA, 8am-4:30pm except 4/11: 8:30am-4pm, $365, 18 CE Credits. 16th annual conference which will provide workshops on current research and practice methods for clinicians in sexual abuse treatment and issues in sexual abuse in our society. Sponsored by Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC. Contact Diane Langelier, 413-540-0172, ext 14.

 

April 10: Men’s Changing Family Roles. Wellesley, MA, 12:30pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime lectures. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

April 10-14: The Embodied Heart: Mindfulness for Mental Health Professionals & Caregivers. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Thurs-1pm Mon., $600, 12 CE Credits. In a retreat environment, using the four foundations of mindfulness, will explore ways of creating a balanced posture of care that supports both the caregiver and the cared for. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347, ext. 10.

 

April 11: Movie Discussion: Warm Bodies. Brookline, MA, 7pm-9pm, no charge, no CE Credits. Given recent study that correlated interest in zombies with sputtering economy, will explore the question of what a fascination with the walking dead and zombie apocalypse says about our own experiences in the world. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

April 11: Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $165, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: presenting problems and symptoms of ADHD in adults; principles underlying CBT for executive dysfunction in adult ADHD; specific techniques and strategies used to treat these deficits in a structure intervention. Sponsored by Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4359.

 

April 11: Healing Community Trauma: A Relational Approach. Wellesley, MA, 8:30am-4:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Objectives include ways to effectively work with community trauma and the lives and relationships affected by it, and understanding the critical self-of-the-therapist issues that may impede effective work with families affected by trauma. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Contact 888-826-9210.

 

April 11: Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management in Psychological Practice. Wellesley, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $215, 6 CE Credits. Discussion of ethics and risk management issues. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080.

 

April 12: Crossing Boundaries: Integrating Couples Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy. Cambridge, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. New approaches to working with couples’ sexual problems, integrating traditional sex therapy techniques with psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral thinking. Sponsored by Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England. Contact 781-433-0906.

 

April 12: Exercise as a Tool to Help Emotional Regulation and Optimize Our Cognitive Resources. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Will explore how exercise is similar to medicine, how to prescribe it; how to recognize risks of exercise; and how to use exercise to reach optimal level of wellness physically and mentally. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 617-244-1682.

 

April 17: Mindful Management of Countertransference and Maximizing the Therapeutic Alliance. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $165, 6 CE Credits. Workshop provides hands-on, intensive training in mindfulness/acceptance evidence-based skills targeting clinicians’ reactivity to their work. Sponsored by Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4359.

 

April 18: Therapy Tools for Successful Reintegration for Veterans and Their Families. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Conference will present some evidence-based tools to assist health care clinicians to serve this population of heroes. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 617-244-1682.

 

April 18-20: Neuro-Bhavana: The Mindful Cultivation of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Fri-1pm Sun., $300, 12 CE Credits. Course will focus on steps to turn positive mental states into lasting positive neural traits and to build up a deep sense of core needs already being met, which reduces the sense of deficit and disturbance that drive craving, suffering, and harm. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347, ext. 10.

 

April 23: Cognition, Successful Aging, and Nutrition. Plymouth, MA, 9am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Program will present evidence-based strategies to protect the brain from the toxic effects of stress, mood disorders, age-related cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

April 24: Movie & Dialogue. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing of the film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

April 24: Preventing Depression in At-Risk Adolescents: The CATCH-IT Intervention Program. Wellesley, MA, 12:30pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime lectures. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

April 24-27: Global Neurofeedback Initiative. Woodbridge, VA, 9am-6pm, $1245, 36 CE Credits. A BCIA didactic course: neurofeedback boot camp for beginners. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

April 25 : Metaphor and Soma: Reconsidering the Body as a Mediator of Affect. Brookline, MA, 1:30-3pm, $18, 1.5 CE Credits. One in a series of Grand Rounds lectures. Sponsored by Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Contact 617-566-2200.

 

April 25: Behind Closed Doors: Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Issues Across the Lifespan. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will address the normal problems and possibilities facing virtually all couples as they struggle to sustain intimacy and sexuality in their long term relationships. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 617-244-1682.

 

April 25: Competencies in Clinical Psychology and Aging. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $165, 6 CE Credits. Course will use the Pikes Peak Model as its organizational structure, working from the attitudes, knowledge, and skills including areas such as assessment, consulting, and delivery of services in a variety of settings. Sponsored by Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4359. http://events.Signup4.net/aging

 

April 26-30: BCIA Feedback Certification. Hawthorne, NY, 9am-6pm, $1195, 48 CE Credits. A 5-day program meets all 48 didactic hours required by BCIA for biofeedback certification. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

April 28: Interventions for Generalized Anxiety & Panic Disorder. Dedham, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $189.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: understanding anxiety, physiology and purpose of panic; treatment techniques; and using sensory information to curb anxiety. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

April 29: Interventions for Generalized Anxiety & Panic Disorder. Woburn, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $189.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: understanding anxiety, physiology and purpose of panic; treatment techniques; and using sensory information to curb anxiety. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

MAY

 

May 1: It’s Not about Checking a Box: Confronting the Claims of Post-Racism. Wellesley, MA, 12:30pm-1:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. One in a series of lunchtime lectures. Sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women. Contact 781-283-2500.

 

May2: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A New Subtype and Novel Treatment Methods. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $165, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: features and clinical criteria to distinguish childhood onset bipolar disorder from other common childhood psychiatric disorders; and potential somatic therapies. Sponsored by Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4359.

 

May 2: Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management in Psychological Practice. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4pm, $169, 6 CE Credits. Topic areas will include multiple roles and relationships, record keeping, reducing risk in the digital age, patient suicide, limit setting and impasse resolution, and child custody disputes. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.

 

May 2-3: Attachment-Focused EMDR. Boston, MA, 8am-5pm, $309, 12 CE Credits. Topics include: five basic principles of attachment-focused EMDR; what is needed from the EMDR therapist for attachment repair; tragic consequences of abuse and neglect; and interweave strategies. Sponsored by Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Contact 800-258-8411.

 

May 2-4: Buddhist Roots & Ethics: A Training for Professionals Teaching Mindfulness. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Fri-1pm Sun., $300, 12 CE Credits. Course explores the principles of Buddhist psychology and practice that focus on the nobility of the healer. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347 x10.

 

May 2-5: EEG Neurofeedback Certification. Hawthorne, NY, 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.

 

May 3: Across Waters: Haitian Identity, Migration, and Psychosocial Adaptation. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $130, 6 CE Credits. A forum to engage in theoretical, research, and practice-based inquiries on the identity and cultural heritage of Haitians and Haitian Americans, and the impact on their psychosocial adaptation as immigrants living in the US.  Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 617-327-6777 x1241.

 

May 4: Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity Using Behavioral Language and Solution Focused Questions. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $140, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will help clinicians integrate a way to efficiently document clinical work without sacrificing quality care. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 6: Heal Your Heart After Grief. Waltham, MA, 8am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: inner world of grief; betrayal; complicated grief; disasters and how we copy; and tools for the clinician to help clients cope. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 7: Cognition, Successful Aging, and Nutrition. Westport, MA, 9am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Program will present evidence-based strategies to protect the brain from the toxic effects of stress, mood disorders, age-related cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

May 9 : Playing on the Color Line: Exploring Unspeakable Differences in the Psychotherapy Relationship. Brookline, MA, 1:30-3pm, $18, 1.5 CE Credits. One in a series of Grand Rounds lectures. Sponsored by Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Contact 617-566-2200.

 

May 9: Making a Difference: Positive Child and Youth Development in Clinics, Schools, and Communities. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Multi-disciplinary conference will provide a unique platform to highlight innovative programs that are making a difference in the lives of children and adolescents who are living with mental illness and those who are at imminent risk for social and emotional delays. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 617-327-6777 x1241.

 

May 9: Anger and the Healing Power of Forgiveness. Holyoke, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $165, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: what happens physiologically when people get angry; several health risks that correlate with chronic anger and hostility; and common obstacles that prevent people from forgiving. Sponsored by Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4359.

 

May 9-10: Positive Psychotherapy: Fostering Resilience and Well-Being. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $280, 14 CE Credits. Objective of course is to offer clinicians updated information on the growing field of positive psychology and its clinical applications. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-503-8445.

 

May 13: Smart But Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School. Cromwell, CT, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: assessment of executive skills; intervention strategies; and keys to effective intervention design. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 14: Smart But Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School. Warwick, RI, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: assessment of executive skills; intervention strategies; and keys to effective intervention design. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 14-18: QEEG, Brain Function, Neurotherapy and More. Cleveland, OH, 9am-6pm, $895, 36 CE Credits. Topics include: in-depth understanding of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology; use of comprehensive neurodiagnostic process to create fully customized training protocols; and QEEG interpretation. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

May 15: Movie & Dialogue. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing of the film “What Maisie Knew” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 15-17: The Art & Science of Mindfulness: Compassion & Wisdom. Washington, D.C., 8am-5pm, $459, 18 CE Credits. Topics include: healing power of compassion; wisdom and compassion in the treatment of trauma; and mindfulness, compassion and the pain paradox. Sponsored by Faces Conferences. Contact 877-633-2237.

 

May 16: Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology and Couple Therapy. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $140, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will explore neurobiological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, intergenerational, and cultural processes that shape interactional cycles of reactivity and disconnection that are frustrating challenges in couple therapy. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 16: Smart But Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School. Hyannis, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: assessment of executive skills; intervention strategies; and keys to effective intervention design. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 19: Cognition, Successful Aging, and Nutrition. Randolph, MA, 9am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Program will present evidence-based strategies to protect the brain from the toxic effects of stress, mood disorders, age-related cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

May 19-23: Psychotherapy, Spirituality and the Soul. Galway, Ireland, 9am-12:15pm, $699, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: Jung’s confrontation with his soul; myths for the psychotherapist; and the role of deep intuition and mystery ways of knowing. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489.

 

May 20-21: Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $300, 12 CE Credits. Workshop will be an immersion in the basic premises of IFS therapy. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 21: Cognition, Successful Aging, and Nutrition. Milford, MA, 9am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Program will present evidence-based strategies to protect the brain from the toxic effects of stress, mood disorders, age-related cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

JUNE

 

June 6: An Introduction to Behavioral Health Interventions for Cardiac Patients. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4pm, $169, 6 CE Credits. Program will focus on the adaptation and delivery of psychotherapy interventions for cardiac patients. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.

 

June 23-27: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen when Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $589, 15 CE Credits. Symposium will offer variety of innovative treatment strategies and interviewing techniques for transforming many of the most problematic clinical challenges encountered in every day. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext.1.

 

June 23-27: Evidence-Based Breath – Body – Mind Techniques for Personal Transformation, Stress-Resilience, and Wellbeing. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Participants will learn the core Breath – Body – Mind movement, breathing, and meditation practices and each session includes didactic and experiential components. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.

 

June 23-27: Mindfulness: An Educational Retreat. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $589, 15 CE Credits. Participants will develop a solid theoretical understanding of mindfulness from both the Buddhist and western scientific perspectives. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext.1.

 

June 23-27: The Nuts and Bolts of AEDP: Translating Theory into Clinical Practice. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Appropriate for both those new to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy and those with experience, this workshop will be a nuts-and-bolts, 5-day dig into how to do AEDP. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.

 

June 27: A Primer on the ICD: What you Need to Know for Your Behavioral Health Practice. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4pm, $169, 6 CE Credits. Program will offer an introduction and overview of the ICD-10-CM set of diagnostic codes that will be required for billing and health information in October 2014. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.