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.

January

Jan. 10-11: Winter Clinical Intensive: Thinking about and working with gender: How do I say who I am? Newton, MA. $250 ($125 for students), 11 CEs. Our 2020 Clinical Intensive focuses on our understanding of gender and the implications of this understanding as we work with our patients. Increasingly, we are seeing patients for whom gender identity is intertwined with their sense of self and process of individuation. How, then, do we understand and think about gender as a fluid aspect of our sense of identity? How do we approach this work and the issues of gender within ourselves that it inevitably triggers? Sponsored by the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston. Learn more at: www.cgjungboston.com

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. 25: Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness. Worcester, MA. 9 – Noon, $79, 3 CEs. This workshop provides introductory information about optimizing mental performance and cultivating beneficial states of mind. Participants will learn about how meditation, mindfulness, brain health, physical activity and relationships change the brain and improve our mental well-being. Practices include sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, awareness of breath, and body scan. Sponsored by the Heartwell Institute. For more information visit: www.heartwellinstitute.org/store/c8/Workshops.html or email ctmspkr@gmail.com

Jan. 27-28: Acquired Brain Injury Certificate Training. Shrewsbury, MA. 8-4:30pm, $550 ($500 for members), 13 CEs. 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 neuro-behavioral, neurocognitive and sensorimotor sequelae will be reviewed. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and presented by Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. To register: www.biama.org/abitraining.html or contact Laura Macfeeley at 508-475-0032 or lmacfeeley@biama.org

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/

February

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.

Feb. 26: Cognitive-Communication Disorders. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA. 8:30-3 pm, $275 ($250 for members), 5 CEs. This training will focus on evidence-supported evaluation and treatment of adults with mild, moderate and severe acquired brain injury. Particular emphasis will be placed on attention, memory, executive functions, language and the potential for behavioral therapy-facilitated post-injury neuroplasticity. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and presented by Dr. Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, CCC-SLP. To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register go to: www.biama.org/abi, or contact Laura MacFeeley at 508-475-0032, ext.19 or lmacfeeley@biama.org

Feb. 29: Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop. Worcester, MA. 9-3pm, $129, 6 CEs. Participants will learn about mindful communication skills, specific meditation techniques such as building concentration, the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions and the brain changes associated with mindfulness practices. Lifestyle factors will be reviewed including, nutrition, exercise and mindful movement and their impact on developing optimal mind states and brain health. Sponsored by the Heartwell Institute. For more information visit: www.heartwellinstitute.org/store/c8/Workshops.html or email ctmspkr@gmail.com

 

March

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/

Mar. 6-7: Treating the Addictions. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. This workshop will offer the latest clinical, theoretical, and research findings on addictive behaviors for adolescents and adults. At its conclusion, participants will be able to describe and categorize major issues in addictions and the recovery process, as well as delineate recent  advances  in addiction treatment. Highlighted  will  be  working  with  the  opioid  epidemic  and  strategies  for  treating  other  substances. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

 Mar. 7: Executive Functioning Across the Lifespan: Supporting Clients and Students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavioral Health Disorders. Worcester, MA. 9-3pm, $129, 6 CEs. This talk will focus on how executive function impairment presents itself in various conditions including ADHD and autism across the life span. Participants will learn how executive functions are assessed, typical executive function difficulties observed in various conditions and what clinicians can do to intervene including school-based recommendations. Sponsored by the Heartwell Institute. For more information visit: www.heartwellinstitute.org/store/c8/Workshops.html or email ctmspkr@gmail.com

Mar. 9: The Disease of Imagined Ugliness: An Introduction To Diagnosis and Treatment.  Manchester, NH. 9-12:15pm, $135 ($110 for members), 3 CEs. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a little known and poorly understood but common and often severe or even life threatening mental disorder. This presentation will review DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, symptoms and other features of the presentation of the disorder, useful approaches to assessment, and evidence based treatment including cognitive behavioral and psychopharmacological approaches. An introductory level workshop for those with little experience with BDD. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association. Learn more at: nhpsychology.org/events_page/

Mar. 20: The Last Chapter: Psychological Principles at End of Life Through Bereavement. Warwick, RI. 8:30-4pm, $169 ($109 for members), 6 CEs. This workshop provides an overview of the fundamentals of psychological care for adults nearing the end of their life, and for their caregivers during bereavement. Participants will be introduced to various tools and strategies to help patients/clients and their families navigate the end-of-life process, focusing on communication, legacy planning and meaning-making. Participants will learn four CBT strategies that they can use to care for seriously ill patients at the end-of life. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Psychological Association. Register at: www.ripsych.org/events/

 

Upcoming

Apr. 6-May 3 (online); May 8-9 (on campus): Parenting Coordination 2020. Newton, MA. $1,100, 28 CEs. Parents who are in chronic high conflict pose particular difficulties for the courts, the professionals who are involved with them, and their children. Increasingly, courts are appointing Parenting Coordinators to help reduce parental conflict and protect the children. This training will examine the role and functions of the Parenting Coordinator and the interventions helpful to reduce conflict. Mental health practitioners, mediators, attorneys, and other professionals will have the opportunity to expand their practice and skills in this emerging area. Sponsored by The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Sept.: 2020-2021 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship Program. Needham, MA. $2800, up to 50 CEs. This psychotherapy program is designed to enhance the individual professional development of clinicians who wish to deepen their clinical work. The program is limited to 8 Fellows participating in 25 weeks of evening seminars led by PINE faculty, 30 hours of individual supervision, access to the PEP online psychoanalytic library, and an individual mentor for professional/career mentoring. Sponsored by the PINE Psychoanalytic Center.  Contact the PINE office at office@pineanalysis.org or 781-449-8365.