Continuing Education for Psychologists

New England Psychologist lists as many continuing education conferences and workshops as space allows. Workshops must offer CE credit to psychologists in order to be listed. Listings with incomplete information will not be printed. CE credits listed are for psychologists. Deadline to submit information is Jan. 1, Apr. 1, June 1, and Sep. 1 for print editions; anytime for online. CE workshop information may be submitted by email: ce@nepsy.com.

 

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January 2022

Jan 9: Hypnotic Applications for Complex PTSD, Trauma Resolution, and Attachment Repair.  Live via Zoom. $45 (free for NESCH members),  3 CEs. This program is a follow-up to The Unrepressed Unconscious, Complex PTSD, Attachment, and Repair, addressing the application of clinical hypnosis strategies reviewed from the 11/07/21 workshop with an emphasis on demonstrations and practice.  Disturbances of attachment and self-organization that occur in Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders, and related memory systems will be reviewed.  The webinar will focus on attachment conceptualizations and methods of repair, including the application of polyvagal theory for neurophysiological stabilization. Specific interventions and management of potential issues that may emerge as the process unfolds will be reviewed, as well as strategies to assist with the promotion of positive self-regard, ego-strengthening, and self-efficacy.  Presented by Louis Damis, PhD, APBB, FASCH.  Sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Learn more & register: www.nesch.org  Questions: neschmsc@gmail.com

Jan. 21-22: Diversity in Mental Health Practice. Online. $320, 14 CEs. Explore the ways mental health of different population groups is impacted by dynamics of culture, diversity, social justice, and biases in care. Raise your awareness and develop techniques to address multi-level bias and promote equity for all of your diverse patients. Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance. Learn more & register: www.challiance.org/academics/psychiatry-continuing-education

Jan. 25 & Feb. 1: Anti-Asian Racial Trauma: Understanding History, Building Collective Resilience. Online. $110, 6 CEs. This workshop will describe anti-Asian racism and its long historical context, including through an intergenerational trauma lens; recognize the very real mental health impacts of anti-Asian racial trauma on AAPI students and educators/adults; and incorporate strategies in your own work setting to promote healing and resilience among AAPI students. Sponsored by William James College. Learn more & register: www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 

February

Feb. 1 – Mar. 1: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier. Online. $175, 7.5 CEs.  This course will address clinicians’ need to understand the history, science, neurobiology, and ethical and legal issues associated with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It will provide clinicians the information they require to evaluate their own interest and participation in this emerging field of research and practice. Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance. Learn more & register: www.challiance.org/academics/psychiatry-continuing-education

Feb. 3 & 10: Acquired Brain Injury Certificate Training. Live Virtual/Online program. Early Bird pricing through 12/31/21: $440 ($400 for BIA-MA Members). Regular pricing as of 1/1/22: $550 ($500 for BIA-MA members), 14 CEs.  This workshop will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the 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. Presenter: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Learn more & register: www.biama.org/abiprograms

Feb. 4: Advancements in Neuroscience Conceptualizations of Stress, Anxiety and Depression.  Online. $75, 2 CEs.  Neuroscientific research has led to new understandings about the neurophysiological basis of stress-related conditions such as anxiety and depression. This presentation will review key findings concerning the impacts of chronic and traumatic stress on neural functioning and networks linked to anxiety and depression, and provide mental health clinicians with psychotherapy and medication treatment options and approaches to address anxiety and depression that accompany chronic and traumatic stress. Sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine. Learn more &register: cme.bu.edu/guerette

Feb. 4 & 5: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. Online. $320, 14 CEs.  Despite our new reality of mostly virtual-based instruction for children and adolescents, many of the same school-related issues and struggles exist, some of which are exacerbated under the additional weight of pandemic-related mental health effects. We’ll review pertinent topics that providers and educators frequently encounter, and discuss how we can guide our students toward better mental health and resilience. Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance. Learn more & register: www.challiance.org/academics/psychiatry-continuing-education

Feb. 5: Meeting the (Big!) Challenges of “Blended Families”:   What Works and What Doesn’t for Couples and Families. Live via Zoom. $180 ($150 for members), 6 CEs. This all-day workshop will address “blended families” because step-families are a fundamentally different family form.  They create unique and often intense challenges for all involved, include their couple and family therapists.  Participants will learn a 3-level framework for meeting those challenges and avoiding some common “wrong turns” in their clinical work. Sponsored by Psychodynamic Couple & Family Institute of New England. Learn more & register: https://www.pcfine.org/event-4587414

Feb. 6: Sleep: Working Hypnotically with Complex Cases.  Live via Zoom. $45 (free for NESCH members),  3 CEs.  When our patients are complex, presenting with trauma histories, pain, or both, the importance of helping them sleep better requires addressing particular impediments to sleep that standard treatments for insomnia overlook, and may inadvertently aggravate.  This program will focus on identifying the unique needs of complex patients with insomnia, and explaining hypnotic strategies to enable their better sleep.  After reviews of relevant empirical information and hypnotic strategies, we’ll delve into de-identified cases to illustrate how to use hypnosis for insomnia in complex cases.  Presented by Suzanne Candell, Ph.D.  Sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Learn more & register: www.nesch.org  Questions: neschmsc@gmail.com

Feb. 9 – May 11: The Intersection of Criminal Justice and Occupational Therapy: Current Issues and Innovative Practice. Online. $125, 4 CEs or $500, 16 CEs. This four-part series led by experts in the field for an interprofessional, collaborative, interactive learning experience will explore the intersections of criminal justice with occupational justice. This series has been designed to involve consumers, practitioners, and researchers, in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, law, and others, in consideration of these important issues. The series will include an overview of the current criminal justice system, its population and disparities, and modern efforts towards reform. From a lifespan perspective, we will explore the experiences from early life through older adulthood that contribute to incarceration, and we present suggestions for prevention and interventions. Sponsored by William James College. Learn more & register: www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Feb. 22: Cognitive-Communication Disorders Following Acquired Brain Injury. Live Virtual/Online program. Early Bird pricing through 01/21/22: $185 ($148 for BIA-MA Members). Regular pricing as of 1/22/22: $231 ($185 for BIA-MA members), 4.75 CEs.  This course 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 post-injury neuroplasticity.  Presenter: Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Learn more & register: www.biama.org/abiprograms

Feb. 28 – Mar. 3: The 28th Annual Guerette Florida Symposia  (In Person, Fort Myers, FL).  $649, 15 CEs. Choose from two sessions,  Turning off the Gaslights: Working with Clients Experiencing the Fallout of Narcissistic Relationships with Dr. Ramani Durvasula or Mindfulness, Compassion, & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About Non-Ordinary States with Dr. Ronald D. Siegel. Learn more and register: https://cme.bu.edu/guerette

 

March

Mar. 4 & 5: Treating the Addictions. Online. $320, 14 CEs. In the midst of a pandemic and other forms of social upheaval, addiction of various types has worsened for many people. In the context of our new normal, clinicians must level-set and define again how we understand the science of addiction after such a traumatic period. This course will return to the roots of the field by paying tribute to Dr. Edward J. Khantzian’s self-medication hypothesis while incorporating the latest clinical, theoretical, and research findings on addictive behaviors for adolescents and adults.  Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance. Learn more & register: www.challiance.org/academics/psychiatry-continuing-education

Mar. 18 & 19: Trauma and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens. Online. $370, 12 CEs (additional charge). This presentation will provide a brief review of the basics of the IFS model by Richard Schwartz, PhD, who developed the model, then will focus in detail on its use with attachment injuries and trauma related presenting problems. IFS is a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy certified as an evidence-based practice by SAMHSA. The first day of the workshop will focus on helping clients release personal burdens related to traumatic experiences in their lives. An overview of the clinical applications of IFS in trauma work will be presented. You will learn through didactic teaching, interactive dialogue, demonstration, and live interviews. During the second day, the focus will be on understanding and releasing legacy burdens. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Learn more & register: www.therapytrainingboston.com/workshops.html

 

Upcoming

May 20: The Trust Insurance Sequence XI: Risk Management and Vulnerabilities: Yours, Mine, and Ours. Online. $179 ($119 for members), 6 CEs.  The Trust Risk Management Consultants have reviewed data from nearly 90,000 consultations provided to date, along with relevant research, to determine the problems practitioners often confront, and potential strategies for addressing them. Topics will include an updated review of decision science and its implications for bias and vulnerability in clinical, ethical and risk management decision making, strategies for reducing the impact of these vulnerabilities, issues arising in remote services (during and beyond the pandemic), addressing boundaries in advocacy by professionals on behalf of their clients/patients, and the risk management implications of self-care (or its absence) for behavioral health professionals. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Psychological Assoc. Learn more & register: www.ripsych.org/events/

 

 

Ongoing

EMDR Basic Training. Zoom. $1,550-$1,618 for 20 CEs. The EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Weekend 1 and 2) is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting (See Qualifications Section). EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. Sponsored by the EMDR Institute. Learn more: emdr.com

EMDR. Online. $1525-$1725, 52 CEs. This is hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach — with adults as well as children. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit www.childtrauma.com/training/emdr or call 413-774-2340.

Slaying the Dragon. Online. $50, 6.5 CEs. This program provides advanced clinical skills for trauma-informed evaluation, treatment planning, and supervision/consultation. Introduction to progressive counting (PC). Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit www.childtrauma.com/training/fairy-tale-model or call 413-774-2340.

Progressive Counting. Online. $850, 32 CEs. Progressive Counting (PC) is a fairly new research-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using Progressive Counting with clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, identification and assessment of traumatized clients, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit www.childtrauma.com/training/pc or call 413-774-2340.