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 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 8-10: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management. Marlborough, MA, 8am-4pm, except 4/10: 8:30am-4pm, $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 11: Current Trends in Dialogical Practice: Community Mental Health, Research and Pedagogy. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Design of the program offers a balance in situating some very exciting practical applications in the context of social construction theory. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and the Salem Center for Therapy, Training & Research. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

April 11-12: Interpersonal Neurobiology Meets Internal Family Systems. Boston, MA, 9am-4pm, $330, 5.5 CE Credits. Topics include: how mindsight and Self Leadership differ, how much do clients need to learn mindsight skills or are there other ways to access Self, and ways IPNB and IFS might be changing the brain. Sponsored by The Center for Self Leadership. Contact Michele Bruce, 978-618-2394.

 

April 13: Sacred Dissonance: Attending to Client Spirituality and Religiosity in Complex Trauma Treatment. Brookline, MA, 9:30am-4:30pm, $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, $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 16: His Health/Her Health: Medical Challenges in Mid-Life. Worcester, MA, 7:45am-3:30pm, $81, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: myth of the mid-life crisis, medication side effects, fighting the battle of baby boomer bulge, recognizing sleep disorders, and everyday addictions. Sponsored by Institute for Natural Resources. Contact 877-246-6336.

 

April 16-21: Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Positive Outcome-Oriented Psychotherapy. Rockville, MD, 8:15am-6:30pm, $886 after $200 rebate, 50 CE Credits. A competency based certification program that teaches Ericksonian hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, and traditional hypnotic approaches. Sponsored by The American Hypnosis Training Academy. Contact 800-343-9915.

 

April 17: Helping Military Veterans Recover from War: Evidence-Based Practices and Complementary Approaches. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $135, 6 CE Credits. Conference will examine current research into war-related trauma, suicide and psychoactive substance abuse among those who have served in the Armed Forces. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Massachusetts Dept. of Veteran Services. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

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: Developing an Expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Marlborough, MA, 9am-4pm, $200, 6 CE Credits. Workshop will enable clinicians to develop competence in CBT-I using an empirically and clinically validated CBT-I protocol. Sponsored by Massachusetts Psychological Association. Contact 781-263-0080, ext. 10.

 

April 17: His Health/Her Health: Medical Challenges in Mid-Life. Springfield, MA, 7:45am-3:30pm, $81, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: myth of the mid-life crisis, medication side effects, fighting the battle of baby boomer bulge, recognizing sleep disorders, and everyday addictions. Sponsored by Institute for Natural Resources. Contact 877-246-6336.

 

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 20-23, June 5: Child/Adolescent Trauma Treatment Intensive. Northampton, MA, 9am-5pm, $640, 32 CE Credits. Hands-on clinical skills training for working with kids who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. Contact 413-774-2340.

 

April 21: Art Therapy & Anxiety: Healing Through Imagery. Portland, ME, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: fundamentals of art therapy, understanding the basis of fear, art therapy interventions, and using other treatments in combination with art therapy. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

April 21: Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation. Randolph, MA, 8:15am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: pathways to effective reasoning, passive and aggressive forms of anger, strategies for helping patients with strong emotions, and calming strategies for health professionals. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

April 23: Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation. Hyannis, MA, 8:15am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: pathways to effective reasoning, passive and aggressive forms of anger, strategies for helping patients with strong emotions, and calming strategies for health professionals. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

April 23: Art Therapy & Anxiety: Healing Through Imagery. Leominster, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: fundamentals of art therapy, understanding the basis of fear, art therapy interventions, and using other treatments in combination with art therapy. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

April 23: His Health/Her Health: Medical Challenges in Mid-Life. Waltham, MA, 7:45am-3:30pm, $81, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: myth of the mid-life crisis, medication side effects, fighting the battle of baby boomer bulge, recognizing sleep disorders, and everyday addictions. Sponsored by Institute for Natural Resources. Contact 877-246-6336.

 

April 24: Going In & Coming Out – ANS. Burlington, VT, 9am-1pm, $75, 4 CE Credits. Seminar series that cultivate ways to work with reactive states and increase integration of body-mind; ANS and Polyvagal theory. Sponsored by Wellspring Institute. Contact 802-472-6694.

 

April 24: Art Therapy & Anxiety: Healing Through Imagery. Boston, MA, 7:30am-3:30pm, $199, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: fundamentals of art therapy, understanding the basis of fear, art therapy interventions, and using other treatments in combination with art therapy. Sponsored by Cross Country Education. Contact 800-397-0180.

 

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.

 

April 30: His Health/Her Health: Medical Challenges in Mid-Life. Dedham, MA, 7:45am-3:30pm, $81, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: myth of the mid-life crisis, medication side effects, fighting the battle of baby boomer bulge, recognizing sleep disorders, and everyday addictions. Sponsored by Institute for Natural Resources. Contact 877-246-6336.

 

MAY

 

May 1: Keeping the Spark Alive: Burnout, Grief, and Spirituality in Our Professional and Our Personal Lives. Newton, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $225, 6 CE Credits. Participants will learn new strategies for addressing the sometimes overwhelming grief and helplessness in our work and in our lives. Sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Contact 888-244-6843.

 

May 1: Using Dream, Imagery and Metaphor in Clinical Practice: Taming Demons and Transforming Nightmares. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $140, 6 CE Credits. Learn specific protocols to work safely with dreams and nightmares without the risk of re-traumatization and by developing a container for deep healing through co-created imagery and expressive arts. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 4-7, June 5: Progressive Counting. Northampton, MA, 9am-5pm, $640, 32 CE Credits. A fairly new research-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients and relatively easy to master. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. Contact 413-774-2340.

 

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 7: Binge Eating Disorder: Medical, Nutritional & Psychotherapeutic Interventions. South Windsor, CT, 7:30am-12pm, $15, 3 CE Credits. Topics include: food addiction, the biology of appetite, therapeutic interventions for the treating binge eating disorder. Sponsored by Walden Center for Education and Research. Contact 781-647-6702.

 

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 8-9: Reflexes and Adult Behavior. Stowe, VT, 9am-5pm, $300, 12 CE Credits. Can be taken as one or two days – explore reflexive patterns and how they shape perception; cultivate new habits of body-mind. Sponsored by Wellspring Institute. Contact 802-472-6694.

 

May 9: Working with Borderline Personality Disorder: Psychodynamic Treatment and DBT: Friends or Enemies: Brookline, MA 12:30pm-2:30pm, $20, 2 CE Credits. Case presentations comparing and contrasting approaches using DBT and other techniques to address clinical work with this complicated and challenging dynamic. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

May 13: The Power of Play: Proven Strategies for Trauma and Attachment in Children & Adolescents. Hyannis, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: trauma and its warning signs, brain-behavior relationship, proven play therapy techniques in strengthening attachment between parent and child, and play therapy toolbox take home. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 14: The Power of Play: Proven Strategies for Trauma and Attachment in Children & Adolescents. Taunton, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: trauma and its warning signs, brain-behavior relationship, proven play therapy techniques in strengthening attachment between parent and child, and play therapy toolbox take home. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 15: The Power of Play: Proven Strategies for Trauma and Attachment in Children & Adolescents. Worcester, MA, 7:30am-4pm, $199.99, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: trauma and its warning signs, brain-behavior relationship, proven play therapy techniques in strengthening attachment between parent and child, and play therapy toolbox take home. Sponsored by MEDS-PDN. Contact 800-844-8260.

 

May 16: The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy. Manchester, NH, 8:30am-4:30pm, $150, 6 CE credits. Workshop will discuss the relational and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of psychotherapy, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Sponsored by NH-NASW, New Hampshire Psychological Association, and Vermont Society of Modern Psychoanalysis. Contact 603-714-1737.

 

May 17-22: Trauma Trainers Retreat. Northampton, MA, 9am-5pm, $1540, 31 CE Credits. For senior trauma-oriented clinicians who wish to develop their skills/repertoire as supervisors, consultants, workshop leaders, and instructors. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. Contact 413-774-2340.

 

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 20: Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation. Dedham, MA, 8:15am-4pm, $79, 6 CE Credits. Topics include: pathways to effective reasoning, passive and aggressive forms of anger, strategies for helping patients with strong emotions, and calming strategies for health professionals. Sponsored by Institute for Brain Potential. Contact 866-652-7414.

 

May 21: Movie + Dialogue. Watertown, MA, 7pm-10pm, $45, 3 CE Credits. Showing of the film “Boyhood” followed by discussion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston and the Public Conversations Project. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

May 22: Going In & Coming Out – ANS. Burlington, VT, 9am-1pm, $75, 4 CE Credits. Seminar series that cultivate ways to work with reactive states and increase integration of body-mind; ANS and Polyvagal theory. Sponsored by Wellspring Institute. Contact 802-472-6694.

 

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.

 

May 30: The Immigrant Experience and the Development of a Bicultural Self. Brookline, MA, 1pm-2:30pm, $20, 1.5 CE Credits. Talk addresses the personal significance of the feelings of being a stranger in a foreign land. Sponsored by Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Contact 617-277-3915.

 

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 16-17: Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy. Watertown, MA, 9am-4:30pm, $330, 12 CE Credits. Workshop will be an immersion in the basic premises of the model and their practice with demonstrations of IFS therapy. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255.

 

June 16-19: Circle of Security Parenting DVD Training. New Britain, CT, 9am-4:30pm, except 6/16: 8:30am-4:30pm, $900, no CE Credits. Seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to educate parents and caregivers on the program’s core components of evidence based Circle of Security protocol. Sponsored by Klingberg Family Centers. Contact 860-550-6682.

 

June 19: Going In & Coming Out – ANS. Burlington, VT, 9am-1pm, $75, 4 CE Credits. Seminar series that cultivate ways to work with reactive states and increase integration of body-mind; ANS and Polyvagal theory. Sponsored by Wellspring Institute. Contact 802-472-6694.

 

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.

 

June 29-July 3: Clinical Psychopharmacology: Overview and Recent Advances. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Symposium will review the current status of psychotropic drug treatment of major mental illnesses with an emphasis on the research base on which sound clinical practice should rest. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext. 1.

 

June 29-July 3: Meaning-Making in Psychotherapy: A Multilevel Approach to Change. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Workshop will explore the multifaceted nature of meaning-making in theory and clinical practice. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.

 

June 29-July 3: The Power of Connection: How People Change. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: introduction to relational-cultural theory, mutual empathy, mindfulness meditation and relational presence, and new modes of vulnerability, courage and strength. Sponsored by New England Education Institute. Contact 413-499-1489, ext. 1.

 

June 29-July 3: Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Eastham, MA, 9am-12:15pm, $599, 15 CE Credits. Topics include: attachment and intersubjectivity, being open and engaged with PACE, affective-reflective dialogue in therapy and at home, and co-creating narratives of autonomy and intimacy. Sponsored by Professional Learning Network, LLC. Contact 888-394-9293.