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.


 

MARCH

 

March 2-6: Psychopharmacology: A Master Class. Naples, FL, 9am-12:15pm, $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, $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 3: Beyond Fish Oil: Complementary & Nutritional Treatments for Mental Health Disorders. Woburn, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $99.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: nutrition and the mind; assessment and integration strategies; integrative medicine strategies; and practical implementation for client. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 4: Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD. Worcester, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: movement techniques; frontal lobe working memory training; environmental influences; nutraceuticals, supplements and diet. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 4-5: Fostering Resilience in Trauma Impacted Youth: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework. Brookline, MA, 9:30am-4:30pm, $370, 11 CE Credits. ARC framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their care giving systems. Sponsored by The Trauma Center at JRI. Contact 617-232-1303, ext 203.

 

March 5: Beyond Fish Oil: Complementary & Nutritional Treatments for Mental Health Disorders. Waltham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $99.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: nutrition and the mind; assessment and integration strategies; integrative medicine strategies; and practical implementation for client. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 5: Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD. Taunton, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: movement techniques; frontal lobe working memory training; environmental influences; nutraceuticals, supplements and diet. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 6: Detecting and Arresting Interpersonal Violence: What Every Clinician Needs to Know. Warwick, RI, 8:30am-4pm, $169, 6 CE Credits. Topics include identification, assessment, and treatment strategies of interpersonal violence in clinical setting. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.

 

March 6: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. Wellesley, MA, 9am-12pm, $100, 3 CE Credits. Workshop will outline the principles of CBT and their application to youth with various anxiety disorders. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080, ext. 10.

 

March 6: Special Education Law in Massachusetts. Peabody, MA, 7:30am-3:45pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: evaluations, eligibility determinations and placement; IEP content issues; and student discipline. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 6: Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD. Hyannis, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: movement techniques; frontal lobe working memory training; environmental influences; nutraceuticals, supplements and diet. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

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 behaviors for adolescents, adults, and families. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

March 6-8: Buddhist Ecology of Mind: The Mind is Neither Within Nor Without. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Fri-12pm Sun, $300, 12 CE Credits. Course will work through a series of provocative perspectives based on Indian Buddhist ways of analyzing perception, consciousness, language and our hopelessly mistaken sense of self. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347 ext 10.

 

March 12-13: 20th Annual ASD Symposium. Cranston, RI, 7:15am-3pm, $290, 10 CE Credits. Topics include: prison or pathway autism affinities, neuroscience and autism, integrating the ASD diagnosis, and understanding dysregulation. Sponsored by Childhood Communication Seminars. Contact 774-955-8637.

 

March 14: Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and the Connection with an Addict/Alcoholic. Brookline, MA 11am-12:30pm, $20, 1.5 CE Credits. Will address the challenges of working with an addict’s resistance to treatment. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

March 14: An Educational Conference for Family & Friends of Individuals with Borderline Personality. Belmont, MA, 9am-1pm, $45, no CE Credits. Program will focus on identifying treatment resources and how to pay for them. Sponsored by New England Personality Disorder Association. Contact 781-686-1633.

 

March 18: Hoarding Disorder: Effective Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment. Woburn, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Workshop is designed to give you the assessment and treatment strategies you need to help your client move forward and live a healthy, uncluttered life. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 18: Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: The Insider’s Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Warwick, RI, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Seminar explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an in-depth analysis of the manipulation process. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

March 18: Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits. Hyannis, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Seminar will provide an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 19: Movie + Dialogue. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing of the film “The Joy Luck Club” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

March 19: Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: The Insider’s Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Leominster, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Seminar explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an in-depth analysis of the manipulation process. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

March 19: Hoarding Disorder: Effective Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment. Waltham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Workshop is designed to give you the assessment and treatment strategies you need to help your client move forward and live a healthy, uncluttered life. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 19: Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits. Taunton, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Seminar will provide an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 20: Counteracting the Harmful Effects of Stress Through the Use of the Relaxation Response and Resilience. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will provide a comprehensive review of how mind body interactions impact physiologic resilience and how they work synergistically within the intricate medium of the stress system to sustain health. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

March 20: Hoarding Disorder: Effective Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment. Dedham, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Workshop is designed to give you the assessment and treatment strategies you need to help your client move forward and live a healthy, uncluttered life. Sponsored by PESI, Inc. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 20: Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits. Worcester, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Seminar will provide an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

March 20-22: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Life Span. Boston, MA, 7am-7pm, Sun: 7am-4pm, $795, 25.25 CE Credits. Hands-on comprehensive conference that will provide clinicians with insights to optimize your assessment, treatment, and management of patients with ADHD and related impairments or psychiatric conditions. Sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry. Contact 866-644-7792.

 

March 20-22: General Biofeedback. Hawthorne, NY, 9am-6pm, $1195, 48 CE Credits. A new 3-day program format includes home study and web-based training that meets all 48 didactic hours required by BCIA for biofeedback certification. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

March 21: Couples on Fire: What Should I Say and Why Should I Say It? Newton, MA, 9am-1pm, $75, 3.5 CE Credits. Focus is on how to work with high-intensity, high-conflict couples or couples in acute crisis who require rapid intervention. Sponsored by Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England. Contact 781-433-0906.

 

March 21: PTSD: Effective Ways to Assess and Treat Survivors of Trauma. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Participants will learn contemporary methods for assessing patients with PTSD and will also learn current models for screening for PTSD in primary care, mental health, and substance abuse clinics. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

March 23-24: ACT Raising Safe Kids. Waltham, MA, 8:30am-4pm, $195, 12 CE Credits. Training in a national parenting program that strengthens families to nurture kids, understand anger and protect them from violence. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-736-2000.

 

March 26: Internal Family Systems and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Boston, MA, 8:45am-5pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Pre-conference institute that will look at IFS and psychodynamic therapies. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Continuing Education Program, and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

March 27: Public Mental Health Innovations: From Theory to Practice. West Hartford, CT, 8:30am-4:30pm, $75, 5 CE Credits. Focus on innovations in area of public mental health and will include topics such as crisis intervention team model and its application in police departments, addressing the needs of returning vets, and the heroin epidemic. Sponsored by APA Division 18. Contact 978-660-8485.

 

March 27: Movie Discussion: The Giver. Brookline, MA 7pm-9pm, no charge, no CE Credits. Discussion of the 2014 film “The Giver.” Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

March 27: Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy. Wellesley, MA, 8:30am-5:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Program offers introduction to mindfulness and acceptance therapies for relational problems, mindfulness informed case conceptualization, interventions and treatment planning. Sponsored by Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Contact 888-826-9210.

 

March 27-28: The Therapeutic Action of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Current Concepts of Cure. Boston, MA, 8:15am-5pm, $395, 13 CE Credits. Topics include: contributions of different theories to therapeutic change; integrating current theories into clinical practice; and scope of applicability of psychodynamic concepts to clinical situations. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Continuing Education Program, and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

March 27-29: Healing Relational Trauma. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $495, 17 CE Credits. Workshop will serve as an introduction to and immersion into the practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

APRIL

 

April 4: Moral Injury and the Long Journey Home from War. Brookline, MA 10am-12pm, $20, 2 CE Credits. Discussion on the profound effects moral injury can have on soldiers and veterans as they return from war. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

April 8: Social Skills for Building Social Competence in Children & Adolescents. Worcester, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: design, develop and facilitate successful social skills groups; strategies to use with families; and ethics of social skill acquisition. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

April 8: Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: The Insider’s Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Portland, ME, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Seminar explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an in-depth analysis of the manipulation process. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

April 8-10: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management. Marlborough, MA, 8am-4pm, except 4/10: 8:30am-4pm, $365, after 3/27: $390, 18 CE Credits. Conference provides 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 9: Social Skills for Building Social Competence in Children & Adolescents. Taunton, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: design, develop and facilitate successful social skills groups; strategies to use with families; and ethics of social skill acquisition. Sponsored by HealthEd. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

April 9: Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: The Insider’s Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Nashua, NH, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Seminar explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an in-depth analysis of the manipulation process. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

April 10: Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy: Affect Regulation and Family Therapy. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Day of training, with two complementary workshops, will focus on practical applications with a trauma-informed expressive arts therapy approach. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

April 10: Psychoanalysis Goes to Art and Design School. Brookline, MA 7pm-9pm, $20, 2 CE Credits. Presentation addresses the psychoanalytic methods and concepts used when working with art and design students. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

April 10: Compulsive Technology Use: Is It Addiction and How Do I Treat It? Wellesley, MA, 9am-12pm, $100, 3 CE Credits. Evidence-based approaches will be presented for recognizing, understanding and treating unhealthy technology overuse. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080, ext. 10.

 

April 10: DSM-5 and Cultural Formulation: From Theory to Practice in Working with Latino Immigrants. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Conference will provide a unique forum to discuss pressing socio-political and mental health issues related to immigrant Latino populations and their implications for services. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

April 10: Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: The Insider’s Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Wakefield, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Seminar explores the manipulator’s motivations for relating to others through drama, offering an in-depth analysis of the manipulation process. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

April 10-11: Treating Young Adults: Challenges from Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Objective of course is to present contemporary theory, research, and treatment issues for the “in between” age group from late adolescence through early adulthood. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

April 13: Sacred Dissonance: Attending to Client Spirituality and Religiosity in Complex Trauma Treatment. Brookline, MA, 9:30am-4:30pm, $175, after 3/15: $185, 5.5 CE Credits. Workshop will focus on understanding the manner in which developmental trauma can impact or be impacted by spirituality, with a focus on practical application. Sponsored by The Trauma Center at JRI. Contact 617-232-1303, ext 203.

 

April 14: Joining with the Truth. Watertown, MA, 10am-4:30pm, $140, 5 CE Credits. Workshop will teach a way to present the truth of what you see happening for clients. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

April 14-15: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body Into Treatment. Brookline, MA, 9:30am-4:30pm, $350, after 3/15: $370, 11 CE Credits. For clinicians working with traumatized people in any environment who wish to bring aspects of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for difficult to treat PTSD or complex trauma, into their treatment milieu. Sponsored by The Trauma Center at JRI. Contact 617-232-1303, ext 203.

 

April 16: Movie + Dialogue. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing of the film “Obvious Child” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

April 17: 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 offers introduction and overview of the ICD-10 CM set of diagnostic codes that will be required for billing and health information in October 2015. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-736-2900.

 

April 17-19: EEG Neurofeedback Certification. Hawthorne, NY, 9am-6pm, $995, 36 CE Credits. A new 3-day program that includes home study and web-based training that meets all 36 didactic hours required by BCIA for neurofeedback certificate. Sponsored by Allied Products/Biofeedback Instrument Corp. Contact 212-222-5665.

 

April 19-24: Essentials of Buddhist Psychology. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Fri-12pm Sun, $750, 27 CE Credits. Program consists of a broad introduction to the basic insights into mind, body and human behavior of the classical Buddhist tradition, both theoretical and practical. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347 ext 10.

 

April 29-May 3: Exploring the Three Characteristics – Retreat for Mental Health Professionals. Barre, MA, 7:30pm Wed-12pm Sun, $600, 12 CE Credits. Meditation methods to enhance therapeutic presence and manage the experience of impermanence and mental suffering with clinical applications. Sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Contact 978-355-2347, ext 10.

 

MAY

 

May 5: Senior Talks: Aging Well Workshops. Brookline, MA 6pm-7:30pm, no charge, no CE Credits. Workshop will explore the changing paradigm of aging as well as coping with the aging process. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

May 8-9: Meditation and Psychotherapy: The Power of Mindfulness. Boston, MA, 8:30am-5pm, $290, 14 CE Credits. Course will explore how mindfulness meditation can enhance patient care. Sponsored by Dept. of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

May 18-22: Mindfulness Meditation: An Educational Retreat. Galway, Ireland, 9am-12:15pm, $699, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: what is mindfulness; is mindfulness part of all good psychotherapy; and tailoring the mindfulness technique to the client. Sponsored by New England Educational Institute. Contact 413-499-1489.

 

May 29-30: Addictions 2015: Treatment, Comorbidites, Complex Cases. Cambridge, MA, 7am-4:30pm, $400, 13.75 CE Credits. Strategies, updates and best practices for: selecting treatment methods, prescribing medications, choosing therapeutic techniques, dealing with relapse, managing triggers, and developing support systems. Sponsored by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Contact 617-384-8600.

 

JUNE

 

June 1-3 and Aug. 24-25: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinician Training. Providence, RI, 9am-5pm, $4500, 32.5 CE Credits. Workshop prepares clinicians to be certified in PCIT and focuses on all aspects of treatment and is followed by 12 months of consultation and session review/feedback. Sponsored by PCIT International. Contact 304-685-7078.

 

June 22-26: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Symposium will offer a variety of innovative treatment strategies and interviewing techniques. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext. 1.

 

June 22-26: IMAGO: Helping Couples Connect. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Training will introduce the basic theory and therapeutic processes of Imago Relationship Therapy and will help in understanding the core issues all couples face. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.

 

June 22-26: Mindfulness: An Educational Retreat. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Will examine how mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic presence and transform our understanding of the causes of psychological suffering across the diagnostic spectrum. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext. 1.

 

June 22-26: Healing Sleep and Dreams. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: an integrative approach to sleep and dreams; cultural factors shaping our sleep; managing mind noise; and understanding dreams and dreaming. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.