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.


 

OCTOBER

 

Oct. 6-8: EMDR 3-Day Intensive Training. Boston, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $599.99, 19 CE Credits. Topics include: neuroscience of trauma and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria; trauma treatment and an introduction to EMDR; practice EMDR for resourcing and processing traumatic memories. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Oct. 9: 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.

 

Oct. 10: Songs are Like Tattoos: Social Critique and Literary Artistry in Joni Mitchell’s Blue. Brookline, MA, 7pm-9pm, $15, 1.5 CE Credits. Presentation explores a feminist literary close reading of Mitchell’s album Blue, highlighting the female poet-musician’s own reading of the 60s counter-cultural era and its effect on her creative experience. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

Oct. 10: Integrating Mindfulness Based Skills into Your Biofeedback Practice. Montreal West QC, 9:30am-4:30pm, $300, no CE Credits. Mindfulness and Acceptance techniques will be explained in detail, in combination with practical demonstrations of integration of mindfulness skills and biofeedback, using biofeedback equipment. Sponsored by Thought Technology, Ltd. Contact 800-361-3651, ext 135.

 

Oct. 10: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: the Basics of Helping People Get Better. Windsor Locks, CT, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: overview of background and philosophy of CBT; systematic approach to CBT; common mental mistakes; and how to end therapy, encourage and foster long-term results. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

Oct. 11: 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.

 

Oct. 11-14: EEG Neurofeedback Certification. San Diego, 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.

 

Oct. 13: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Dedham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $219.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: the signs of trauma in each developmental period; naturalistic mechanisms of trauma; resolving traumatic reactions; and spirituality and trauma. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Oct. 17: Social Skill Development in the Academic Environment for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: comparison of neurological and biological development of those who are on autism spectrum with those who are not; and hows and whys of interventions that stimulate neurological growth. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356. https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/EventHomePage/CustomPage.jsp?ActivityID=11449&ItemID=44051

 

Oct. 17: Overcoming Roadblocks to Resolution: Strategies to Help Your Clients Navigate Both the Legal and Emotional Divorce. Freeport, ME, 8am-3:30pm, $175, 6 CE Credits. Common roadblocks to resolution such as new partners, substance abuse, forgiveness and communication problems will be addressed. Sponsored by Kids First Center. Contact 207-761-2709.

 

Oct. 18-19: The Wisdom of the Dream. Waltham, MA, 9am-4pm, $180, 11 CE Credits. Conference will explore the natural phenomenon of dreams to enrich the critical examination and understanding of the wisdom of the dream, its place in today’s culture, and the approach to dream work in contemporary psychotherapy. Sponsored by C.G. Jung Institute. Contact 617-796-0108.

 

Oct. 21: Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry & Panic: 60 Effective Strategies. Taunton, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: anxiety spirals, panic and early cue detection; self-controlled desensitization; cognitive therapy; and problems that are often treatment resistant and how to fix them. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Oct. 22: Challenging Geriatric Behaviors. Framingham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: significance of dementia and behavioral disturbances; classification of agitated behaviors; assessment and interventions; and support and education for caregivers. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

Oct. 22: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: the Basics of Helping People Get Better. Portland, ME, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: overview of background and philosophy of CBT; systematic approach to CBT; common mental mistakes; and how to end therapy, encourage and foster long-term results. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

Oct. 23: Trauma and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Will provide introduction to the basics of IFS model and its use with attachment and trauma. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Oct. 23: 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.

 

Oct. 23: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: the Basics of Helping People Get Better. Nashua, NH, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: overview of background and philosophy of CBT; systematic approach to CBT; common mental mistakes; and how to end therapy, encourage and foster long-term results. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

Oct. 24: Advanced Ethics for Addiction and Mental Health Professionals. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: review of common elements of professional codes of ethics in mental health arena; ethical and legal issues related to confidentiality; and common fallacies and abuses of ethics in order to strengthen decision making. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Oct. 24: 18th Annual Great Beginnings Conference – Culture: Yours, Mine and Ours. Worcester, MA, 8:15am-4:15pm, $140, after 9/19: $180, 6 CE Credits. Conference will explore the practice of “cultural humility” – the process of self-reflection and self-critique as a means for improving care and enhancing quality of services. Sponsored by Criterion Child Enrichment, Inc. Contact 508-473-3882, ext 319.

 

Oct. 24: The Marriage Checkup: Promoting Life-Long Relationship Health. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4pm, $169, 6 CE Credits. Learn about the Marriage Checkup, identifying the key challenges involved in working with couples and some of the key therapeutic techniques for promoting relationship health. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.

 

Oct. 24: Connecticut Psychological Association Annual Convention. Haddam, CT, 8am-4pm, $179, up to 5.5 CE Credits. Convention will feature forensic, pediatric, and practice issue tracks, and a keynote titled, Empirically Supported Treatments: What’s Working and What’s Not. Sponsored by Connecticut Psychological Association. Contact 860-404-0333.

 

Oct. 24: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: the Basics of Helping People Get Better. Boston, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: overview of background and philosophy of CBT; systematic approach to CBT; common mental mistakes; and how to end therapy, encourage and foster long-term results. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

Oct. 24-26: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks. Santa Fe, NM, 8am-1:30pm, $589, 15 CE credits. Symposium 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.

 

Oct. 24-26: Psychotherapy, Spirituality and the Soul. Santa Fe, NM, 8am-1:30pm, $589, 15 CE credits. The accent will be on becoming a person of soul and spirit while helping others deal with their own mysteries, challenges and initiations. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext 1.

 

Oct. 24-26: Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What “Expert” Psychotherapists Do. Santa Fe, NM, 8am-1:30pm, $589, 15 CE credits. Advanced workshop will critically examine the debate between those who advocate for evidence-based manualized treatments versus those who advocate for relationship-focused interventions. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext 1.

 

Oct. 25: Psychological Assessments for Immigrants and Refugees: How Mental Health Professionals Can Impact the Immigration Process. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will be relevant to those interested in cross-cultural psychology, forensic psychology, trauma assessment, immigration processes, and the clinician as an agent of social justice. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

Oct. 30: Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice. Waltham, MA, 8am-4:45pm, $99.95, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: engaging partners in the treatment of eating disorders; how your GI tract affects your mood; advances in pediatric eating disorders; and integration of eating and weight disorders. Sponsored by Walden Center for Education and Research. Contact Kristin Brawn, 781-647-6766.

 

Oct. 30: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Strategies that Stop the Worry Cycle. Brattleboro, VT, 8:30am-4pm, $156, 6 CE Credits. Participants will learn practical exercises, ideas for homework assignments, and a clear strategy for developing anxiety-busting skills. Sponsored by The Brattleboro Retreat. Contact 802-258-4356.

 

Oct. 31-Nov. 2: EMDR Basic Training – Part 1. Westfield, MA, 8:15am-5:30pm, $425, 20 CE Credits. Basic EMDR training is comprised of introduction to the eight phases of the EMDR approach and the Adaptive Information Processing Model, through lecture and video, and the learning of preliminary practice skills in small groups. Sponsored by Carson Center for Human Services. Contact David Arbeitman, Ph.D., 413-568-6141, ext 178.

 

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: What to Do When Treatment Doesn’t Work? An Integrative Approach to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Newton, MA, 9am-1pm, $85, 4 CE Credits. Focus of workshop will be on integrating cognitive-behavioral, developmental/psychodynamic, and family systems approaches in treatment of childhood and adolescent disorders. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

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. 8: Focusing and Mindfulness: Awareness Practices for Psychotherapy. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Workshop presents theory and practice of Focusing and Mindfulness, and demonstrates the application of these methods in psychotherapy and in the self-care of therapists. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

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. 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. 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.