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. 18: Giving Your Brain a Workout: The Science and Practice of Promoting Lifespan Cognitive Health. Concord, NH. 8:30-12:15pm, $110 for members, $135 non-members, 3 CEs. The seminar will consider the importance of understanding and promoting cognitive health across settings and throughout the lifespan. In addition to participant exercises designed to reinforce seminar content, practical strategies will be discussed that can serve to incorporate cognition-promoting interventions into one’s clinical repertoire. Sponsored by the NH Psychological Assoc. Contact office@nhpsychology.org or nhpsychology.org to register.

Oct. 18: Best Practices in ASD/Neurodivergent Treatment for Adolescents and Emerging Adults. Concord, NH. 1:15-4:30pm, $110 for members, $135 non-members, 3 CEs. This 3-hour introductory workshop will discuss evidence-based practices in group and individual psychotherapy for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum and/or who identify as neurodivergent. This workshop will incorporate active, hands-on activities, a variety of case studies, and will discuss the current state of neurodivergent activism and justice. Sponsored by the NH Psychological Assoc. Contact office@nhpsychology.org or nhpsychology.org to register.

Oct. 19: Culturally Responsive Therapeutic Interventions for Boys and Men of Color Who Have Experienced Childhood Sexual Trauma. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $130, 6 CEs. This daylong workshop will offer four culturally-sensitive treatment approaches for helpers who work with boys and men of color impacted by psychological trauma (e.g., sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, race-based trauma). Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Oct. 23: Positive Psychology and the Science of Sustained Happiness: A Toolbox for Clinicians. Worcester, MA. 6-9pm, $79, 3 CEs. After 20 years of Positive Psychology research, what do we know for sure about promoting hope and identifying client’s capacities for resilience, creativity, and optimism? Learn positive psychology techniques which can be immediately integrated into your current clinical practice, and to identify techniques to clarify core motivations, support authentic self-esteem, and expand case formulation to include these personal and social strengths and assets. Sponsored by the HeartWell Institute/Cultivating the Mind. Learn more at: https://www.heartwellinstitute.org (under Programs).

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1: Not Just a Smiley Face: How Positive Psychology’s Strength-Based Theory/Practice Catalyzes Change. Warwick, RI. 8:30-4pm, $169, 6 CEs. This workshop will help you to identify and cultivate the qualities that strengthen your capacity for well-being. We will explore the measurement, development, and cultivation of character strengths such as: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. You will learn about the VIA classification for character strengths and learn skills to apply to your clinical practice. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Psychological Assoc. Contact 401-732-2400 or ripsych.org

Nov. 1: Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Safety Assessment Approach. Newton, MA. 9-4:30pm, $140, 6 CEs. This full-day workshop will provide schools with a roadmap to creating a safety assessment team, allowing them to understand how this team should work as part of a robust approach to school safety. Dr. Rappaport will detail her comprehensive school safety assessment approach for students whose behavior raises concern about their potential for violence. Sponsored by William James College & others. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 Nov. 1-2: Treating Couples. Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. Presentations center on the latest advances in treatment and research in couples’ therapy. The dynamics of relationships and patterns of interactions that negatively impact relationships will be explained and strategies offered to help clinicians advance treatment skills and improve effectiveness. Speakers/topics include: Barry Duncan (improving performance), Thomas Gutheil (risks and responsibilities), Jill Elka Harkaway (challenges), Kyle Killian (interracial couples), Harriet Lerner (forgiveness), Terry Real (high impact couples), Ronald Schouten (intimate partner violence), David Treadway (collaborative therapy), Rick Weinberg (positive psychology), Aline Zoldbrod (sex therapy), Elizabeth Brenner, Ann Drouilhet, and Wynn Schwartz (mistakes). Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Nov. 2: Palestinian Mental Health without Borders: Challenging Barriers and Taking Down Walls. Newton, MA. 8-4pm, $100, 6 CEs. This conference will generate transnational dialogues on community mental health in Palestine, and will take place simultaneously in Gaza City, West Bank, and Boston. The conference will explore and reflect on meanings and pathways for creating liberating knowledge and critical community mental health practices in Palestinian contexts.Sponsored by William James College & others. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Nov. 6-May 6, 2020: Monthly Masters Series in Couple Therapy: 7 More Approaches to Interviewing. Watertown, MA. 6:45-9:30 pm, $775, 17.5 CEs. Whether you are a veteran of the work or just putting your toe in to start working with couples, this course will deepen your learning, thinking and practice through a focus on many styles of interviewing couples. The learning will also support individual work with people who bring in relational dilemmas. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com

Nov. 11- Dec. 14: Intimate Partner Violence 2019. 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/

Nov. 13: Mass. Mental Health & The Law 2019. Dedham, MA. 8-4pm, $220, 6 CEs. Attorney Robert Landau and Dr. Frederic Reamer collaborate using recent case law and case studies to demonstrate best practice/protocols in mental health law. Sponsored by PESI. Contact pesi.com/express/75066

Nov. 14: Mass. Mental Health & The Law 2019. Worcester, MA. 8-4pm, $220, 6 CEs. Attorney Robert Landau and Dr. Frederic Reamer collaborate using recent case law and case studies to demonstrate best practice/protocols in mental health law. Sponsored by PESI. Contact pesi.com/express/75066

Nov. 15: The State of Therapy: Creating Collaborative Conversations. Newton, MA. 9-5pm, $150, 6 CEs. Collaborative conversations between therapists about impacting and improving the state of therapy in Massachusetts. Panel discussions and small group conversations to explore how therapists in Massachusetts can advocate for the practice of family and systemic therapy to larger systems. Sponsored by William James College & others. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Nov. 15-16: Sex, Sexuality & Gender. Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. The theoretical understanding of sexuality and gender as well as the clinical importance of these aspects of identity in treatment. Speakers/topics include: Leena Akhtar (gender and power), Sebastian Barr (transgender issues), Erin Belfort and Amy Mayhew (pornography), Marshall Forstein (HIV and other socio-cultural considerations), Suki Hanfling (aging), Sabra Katz-Wise (sexual fluidity), Scott Leibowitz (gender diverse youth), Peggy Orenstein (girls), Derek Polonsky (boys and young men). Panels include: Kate Dare-Winters, Treniece Lewis Harris, and Francisco Surace (race, sex, and religion), Elizabeth Freidin Baumann, Daniel Gonzalez, and Cynthia Telingator (case presentations), Paola Contreras, Patricia Harney, Usha Tammala-Narra, and Cecil Webster, Jr. (case discussants). Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Nov. 16: Your Brain Through the Ages. Worcester, MA. 9-3pm, $189, 6 CEs. This workshop focuses on learning about the changes that take place in our central nervous system due to development and aging throughout the human life-span. Effects in cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning will be detailed as well as strategies to help manage the natural course of changes expected through aging and to prevent disease. Sponsored by the HeartWell Institute/Cultivating the Mind. Learn more at: https://www.heartwellinstitute.org (under Programs).

Nov. 21: Helping Children Develop: Innovative Interventions for the Cradle, the Classroom and the Clinic. JFK Presidential Library, Boston, MA. 8:30-3 pm, $90, 5CEs. This conference will orient educators, psychologists and other mental health professionals to research on Adverse Childhood Experiences and cognitive, emotional and social development. The scientific basis for understanding the impact of trauma and its sequelae on children’s ability to perform in school, form healthy relationships and manage their emotions will be presented in an accessible fashion. Participants will become familiar with the literature on Social Emotional Learning and, in particular, the role that emotions play in school success. Presentations will demonstrate the manner in which these principles are successfully addressed in family settings, schools, therapeutic after school programs, hospitals and clinical practice. Sponsored by William James College & Florence H. Lerman Mintz Charitable Trust. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

DECEMBER

Dec. 5-7: The Twenty-First Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Assessment. Newton, MA. 8:30-5pm, $460, 20 CEs. Data will be presented demonstrating the validity and reliability of the measures presented as well as their application to the target patient population. Attend all 3 days or choose one of the day-long workshops: The Adolescent Brain in Court; New Developments and Applications with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS); The Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Method, The Controversy, and How to Use WISC-V Responsibly in a PSW Approach. Sponsored by William James College & others. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 Dec. 6: Into the Darkest Places: Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind, with Marcus West, Ph.D. Newton Highlands, MA. $35, 2 CEs (+$10 for CEs). C.G. Visiting Lecturer Series. The lecture will elucidate the psyche’s primitive ways of functioning – to avoid distress, to maintain control, and limit and manage contact with a dysregulating other – that are entirely natural and necessary for the infant. It introduces an overview of some of the different ways the psyche protects itself under threat, relating this to primitive mammalian defensive reactions and Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory. Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston. For more information, visit: www.cgjungboston.com, or call 617 796 0108, or email: cgjungbos1@aol.com

Dec. 6-7: Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care. Hyatt Regency. Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. Discussion of the integration of care for mental health, substance abuse, and medical practitioners and their patients. Speakers/topics include: Patrick Aquino (the importance of integrated care), Nancy Byatt (perinatal care), Shireen Cama (services for children/adolescents/families), Aaronson Chew (motivational interviewing), Ellie Grossman (opioid use), Liza Hoffman (technology), Robert Joseph (custom and culture), Rachel Kester (geriatric patients), Justin Lacasse (skills), Kirsten Meisinger (primary care), Leah Soumerai  and Kate Zona (traumatic stress), Miriam Tepper (serious mental illness), David Van Norstrand (alcohol use), and case studies on depression and panic disorder. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Dec. 7: The Early Relational Roots of Narcissism and their Resolution, with Marcus West, Ph.D. Newton Highlands, MA. $45, 3 CEs (+$10 for CEs). C.G. Visiting Lecturer Series. This talk concentrates on the detail of the effects of different forms of early relational trauma, relating this to a developed understanding of Jung’s concept of the complex and integrating many of the insights from attachment theory and contemporary trauma theory. The talk explores the way the particular traumatic events can become central to the individual’s identity and can structure the individual’s personality, and powerfully influence their ways of being with others (their internal working models). Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston. For more information, visit: www.cgjungboston.com, or call 617 796 0108, or email: cgjungbos1@aol.com

Dec. 19: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the film ‘Boy Erased’. Watertown, MA. 6:45-10 pm, $55, 3 CEs. A 19-year-old son of a Baptist pastor is outed and is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Lessons will be learned about working to minimize the negative the impact that fundamentalist interpretation of religion can have on family relationships and identity of youth who identify as gay. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com

 

UPCOMING

Jan. 24-25: The Age of Anxiety: Assessment & Treatment. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. The latest research findings and clinical applications for the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders throughout the lifecycle will be explored. Speakers/topics include: Saida Abdi (immigrants), T. H. Eric Bui (pharmacotherapy), Marni Chanoff (east/west traditions), Nicole Christian-Brathwaite (race and ethnicity), Robin Cook-Nobles (stress today), Alexis Davis (parenting), Sandra DeJong (technology), Rebecca Drill (psychotherapy), Todd Farchione (protocols), Mark O’Connell (sexuality), Srini Pillay (neurobiology),  Donn Posner (sleep), Robin Zachary (trauma), and David Zelaya (gender identity).. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Jan. 27–Feb. 23:  Mental Health and Juvenile Justice 2020. Newton, MA. $1,100, 28 CEs. 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/

Feb. 7-8: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. Emphasis will be on how to enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school. Topics will focus on students, teachers, mental health personnel, administrators, families, and others impacting the child and his/her school needs.  Speakers/Topics include:  Joseph Allen (e-cigs and vaping), Meredith Gansner (digital media), Julia Jeffries (diversity), Molly Jordan (promoting positive health), Francis Kuehn (CBT for stress reduction), Roberto Olivardia (body image), Christina Palmer (sexual misconduct), Rachel Poliner (school culture), Nancy Rappaport (threat assessment), Todd Rogers (truancy), Stephen Shore (autism), Christopher Willard (mindfulness), and Jacqueline Zeller (anxiety). Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Mar. 2-29 (online); Apr. 3-4 (on campus): Child Maltreatment 2020. Newton, MA. $1,100, 28 CEs. For professionals engaged in providing services to youth, families, and the courts who seek to provide or understand best practices of investigation, evaluation, and testimony in matters of child abuse or neglect including sexual abuse in the context of divorce. Participants will distinguish between forensic and clinical evaluations, enhance reliability of interviews of children, apply a systematic approach to providing a sound evidence-based report and opinion, and identify ethical issues inherent in evaluations and testimony. Sponsored by The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/