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.

October

Oct. 3-4: Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Continuing Education Certificate. Shrewsbury, MA. 8:30-4:30 pm, $500 BIA-MA members, $550 non-members, 13 CEs. This two-day continuing education program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of major categories of acquired brain injury (ABI), including neoplastic, traumatic, vascular, metabolic and infectious disorders of the central nervous system. Epidemiology, factors affecting outcome, and the potential long-term consequences, focusing on neurobehavioral, neurocognitive and sensorimotor sequelae, will be reviewed. Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Contact biama.org/abitraining2 to register.

Oct. 4:  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):  An Overview.  Warwick, RI.  $120, 4 CEs.  This workshop will provide a theoretical, empirical, and clinical overview of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model.  Sponsored by the Rhode Island Psychological Association. Contact 401-732-2400 or ripsych.org

Oct. 5-6: Spiritual Diversity and Psychotherapy: The 2018 Merle Jordan Conference. Boston, MA. $275. Experience two days of rich clinical presentations and stimulating conversations with leading theorists of spiritually integrative psychotherapy, each with deep expertise in the close connection between spirituality and psychotherapy across diverse approaches and traditions. Sponsored by the Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. Contact www.bu.edu/danielsen/2018-merle-jordan-conference/

Oct. 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-Nov. 3:  What, Where Is Psychoanalysis: Classic Concepts, New Meanings 2018. Newton, MA. $450, 18 CEs. This 4-week course is designed for students, supervisors, teachers, and psychoanalytic practitioners who want a solid foundation in the history of theorizing and technique of psychoanalysis. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Oct. 11: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the popular film Call Me By Your Name. Watertown, MA. 7-10 pm, $55, 3 CEs. In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old American, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa. One day Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever. We will discuss the experience of adolescent desire and love from the viewpoint of a time when same-sex relationships were less acceptable than today,  recognizing the powerful role of family acceptance of same-sex sexual orientation in promoting young peoples’ well-being. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255 or learn more at: www.therapytrainingboston.com

Oct. 12: Overview of Neurodiagnostic Procedures and Neurological Effects of ABI. Shrewsbury, MA. 8:30-12:30 pm, $150 BIA-MA members, $175 non-members, 3.5 CEs. Participants will learn the pathophysiological mechanisms in acquired brain injury and the common acute neurological sequelae of ABI, including post-concussion syndrome, seizures, hydrocephalus and cognitive disorders. Late neuropsychiatric effects of ABI (e.g., psychosis, mood disorder and personality change) will also be described and discussed. An overview of neurodiagnostic tests (e.g., EEG, CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, fMRI, and DTI) and approaches to interviewing persons with ABI will be presented.  Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Contact biama.org/abitraining2 to register.

Oct. 15: Asperger/Autism Network’s Annual Conference with Tony Attwood. Boston, MA. 5.5 CEs. Topics: Special interests and the reason why specific interests occur as part of the Asperger profile; and Independence and Interdependence. Contact www.aane.org/event/tonyattwood2018/ or 617-393-3824

Oct. 20: Before It’s Too Late:  Treating Substance Abuse and Process Addiction in Couple Therapy. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $120 (members before 10/3)/$140 (non-members before 10/3), 5.5 CEs. Presented by  David Treadway, Ph.D.  Sponsored by Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE). Contact: www.pcfine.org, pcfine1934@gmail.com or call 781-433-0906.

Oct. 22:  Staring Down Panic: Communicating the Elements of Exposure and Response Prevention to Patients Suffering from Anxiety Disorders. Newton, MA. 4-6 pm, $30, 2 CEs. This program will consist of an overview of the recently published book, Staring Down Panic: Your Guide to Effectively Confronting Anxiety Using Exposure and Response Prevention by Brian D. Ott, Ph.D., followed by a Q&A and a social reception. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Oct. 22-Nov. 18:  Intimate Partner Violence 2018. Newton, MA + online course. $1100, 28 CEs. This course in Intimate Partner Violence is designed for professionals engaged in providing services to children, adults and families, and the courts who seek to provide or understand best practices of investigation, evaluation, and testimony in matters where domestic violence is alleged. This blended learning course will expose participants to emerging research in interpersonal violence and best practices using available guidelines and standards for evaluation of IPV. Sponsored by The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

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 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com

Oct. 26: Dr. Donald Moss: Heart Rate Variability: Applications to Common Medical and Emotional Disorders. Montreal, Quebec. 9:30-4:30 pm, $350, 6 BCIA hours. This workshop describes what heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is, explores its importance, and introduces potential uses for HRV training. Sponsored by Thought Technology Ltd. Contact bit.ly/2xyb5hO

Oct. 26:  What Kids with ADHD Wish You Knew and How You Can Help: Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Teens. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $150, 6 CEs. This workshop presents the untold voices of children and teens with ADHD as an effective way to assist parents and professionals in thinking differently about the challenges these children face. Dr. Saline explores how listening to and working with the kids diagnosed with ADHD to solve challenges together improves cooperation and success. This presentation by Sharon Saline, Psy.D. will be both didactic and experiential in nature. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

November

Nov. 3:  Nurturing Resilience in Children and Families: A Shift from Deficits to Strengths. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm, $150, 6 CEs. This conference takes a strengths-based stance and examines theories, factors, and processes that promote resiliency in children, parents, families and systems. Speakers will provide examples of their work promoting resilience using a strengths-based approach in various settings with diverse populations. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 Nov. 7:  Substance Abuse and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Shrewsbury, MA. 8:30-4:30 pm, $250 BIA-MA members, $275 non-members, 6.5 CEs. The clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders and their relationship to the occurrence of acquired brain injury, as well as their neurocognitive impact, will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn recommended approaches for recognizing, assessing and treating persons who present with the combined challenges of ABI and substance abuse, including misuse/overuse of prescribed and OTC medications (e.g., analgesics).  Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Contact biama.org/abitraining2 to register.

Nov. 7, 2018 – May 1, 2019: Monthly Master Series in Couple Therapy: Seven More Approaches to Interviewing. Newton, MA. 7 pm-9:40 pm, $775, 18 CEs.  On the first Wednesday of each month, observe and dialogue with seven senior couple therapists about their ideas about couple therapy (includes live role playing). Topics include using humor, paradox, and camaraderie to facilitate change; producing deep change quickly; using solution-oriented questions to deepen the conversation; examining your own relational style as a therapist; fostering collaboration in couples work; accessing the couple’s resources for love, compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness; and creating the safety necessary to create an increased depth of understanding. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com.

Nov. 9:  Rise Up! Spirituality, Faith, and Social Justice. Newton, MA. 8:30-5 pm, $130, 6 CEs. This Conference aims to engage agents of social change who are grappling with contemporary social issues that affect vulnerable and oppressed groups in the U.S. It seeks to promote greater awareness of the need for more socially conscious and spiritually sensitive mental health providers who can pursue a social justice agenda. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Nov. 29:  Neuropsychological Assessment with Attention to Developmental Trauma and Learning Disorders. Newton, MA. 8:30-5 pm, $140, 6 CEs. We will cover the use of the WISC-V, BRIEF-2 and BRIEF-A. Co-Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Nov. 30:  Assessment of Youth with the MMPI-A-RF and the R-PAS: Including Aspects of Developmental Trauma and Psychodynamically-informed Cognitive Assessment. Newton, MA. 8:10-5 pm, $155, 7 CEs. Data will be presented demonstrating the validity and reliability of the measures presented as well as their application to the target patient population. Co-Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

December

Dec. 1:  Integrated Assessment of Youth. Newton, MA. 8:30-5 pm, $155, 7 CEs. Case presentations highlighting the role of developmental trauma; including how we measure adulthood and its forensic implications; ethical issues in assessment of youth; and the trajectory of adolescent social and neurological development. Co-Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 Dec. 5: Functional Neuroanatomy Review. Shrewsbury, MA. 8:30-4:30 pm, $250 BIA-MA members, $275 non-members, 6.5 CEs. Participants will review the structures and functions of the central nervous system (CNS), including the cerebral hemispheres and subcortical structures (brain stem and spinal cord). The organization of the motor, sensory, vascular and ventricular systems within the CNS will also be presented and discussed. Participants will also learn the basic neuropathology of CNS lesions and the common associated functional sequelae, related to both congenital and acquired disorders. Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Contact biama.org/abitraining2 to register.

Dec. 6: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the film 13th. Watertown, MA. 7-10 pm, $55, 3 CEs. The title of Ava DuVernay’s documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. This film will be used as a vehicle to become aware of and learn more about the impact of political and legislative decisions on African Americans and the prison system, as a legacy and continuation of slavery in modern times. Contact 617-924-9255 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com

January 2019

Jan. 7:  Assessment of Youth with the MMPI-A-RF and the R-PAS: Including Aspects of Developmental Trauma and Psychodynamically-informed Cognitive Assessment. Newton, MA. 8:10-5 pm, $155, 7 CEs. Data will be presented demonstrating the validity and reliability of the measures presented as well as their application to the target patient population. Co-Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Jan. 7-Feb. 3:  Post Certificate Course: Advanced Parenting Coordination (Online Only Option) 2019. Newton, MA. $475, 12 CEs. Advanced Parenting Coordination is a post-certificate course offered in a blended learning format. Participants in this advanced training will learn advanced strategies and techniques to work effectively with difficult clients including those with personality disorders, and manage cases where children resist contact with a parent and where young children are involved. See website for details and pre-requisites. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Jan. 28–Feb. 24, Mar. 1-2:  Mental Health and Juvenile Justice 2019. Newton, MA. $1100, 28 CEs. Mental Health and Juvenile Justice is designed for professionals engaged in providing services to youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system who aspire to improve outcomes for youth and families through enhancing their programs and services, and by more effectively partnering with public and private agencies and providers (state, local, tribal or other). Sponsored by The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/