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.

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. 13-15: New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis training: Level II (intermediate). The Walker Center, Auburndale MA.  New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis members: by 03/01 $445, after 03/01, $495.  Non-members: by 03/01 $520, after 03/01, $570. Breakfast and lunch included. Students/trainees (with verification of student status): $245. 20 CEs.  Workshop enables practitioners who have taken a basic hypnosis workshop to expand and refine their clinical skills.  They will learn advanced inductions for treatment of pain, functional disorders, habit change, anxiety and psychological trauma. This intensive workshop Includes 20 hours of lectures and small group practice sessions.  Please visit www.nesch.org for more information and to register.

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/

Mar. 23-24, Apr. 20-23, May 18, June 8: EMDR. Northampton, MA. $1725, 52 CEs. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach — with adults as well as children. Co-sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute & R. Cassidy Seminars. Learn more: www.childtrauma.com/training/emdr or call 413-774-2340.

Mar. 30-31, Apr. 27-30, May 19, June 9: EMDR. Framingham, MA. $1725, 52 CEs. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach — with adults as well as children. Co-sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute & R. Cassidy Seminars. Learn more: www.childtrauma.com/training/emdr or call 413-774-2340.

April

Apr. 1-2, May 7-8, May 11-12, June 11, July 14: EMDR. Erie, PA. $1725, 52 CEs. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach — with adults as well as children. Co-sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute & R. Cassidy Seminars. Learn more: www.childtrauma.com/training/emdr or call 413-774-2340.

Apr. 3: Slaying the Dragon. Northampton, MA. $60, 6.5 CEs. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss.  Co-sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute & R. Cassidy Seminars. Learn more: www.childtrauma.com/training/fairy-tale-model/ or call 413-774-2340.

Apr. 3: From Ancient Wisdom to Contemporary Practice: Integrating Mindfulness and Yogic Practices with Inspiration from LifeForce Yoga and the Internal Family Systems Model. This workshop will help you support clients’ abilities to access their own wisdom, using resources in creative and spontaneous ways. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Waltham MA. $140 for 6 CE’s. Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

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/

Apr. 13-14: 22nd Annual MASOC/MATSA Joint Conference: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management. Marlborough, MA. Best Western Royal Plaza. $175 (day 1), $175 (day 2), $125 (day 3), $25 (Psychology CEs), 18 CEs. Focused on current research and treatment of sexual abusers and victims for therapists and clinicians providing clinical and therapeutic services for these individuals. Designed for clinicians, policy-makers and mental health professionals to share new ideas, refresh current practices, network with other providers, and welcome new professionals to the specialized field of sexual abuse/offense. Now in its 22nd year, the conference will continue to host a national and international audience of nearly 800 participants, 72 workshops with a keynote address, and 112 presenters who are leaders in this field nationally. Sponsored by MASOC & MATSA. Learn more: www.masoc.net/conference-information.html or call 413-540-0712 x14.

Apr. 16: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the film Short Term 12. The film is set in a foster-care facility for at-risk youth whose troubles run the gamut from depression to substance abuse to self-mutilation. The film will be used to examine the various issues and challenges faced both by staffers in group homes for children and adolescents, and their charges. 6:45 to 10 pm. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Watertown MA. $55 for 3 CEs. Learn more and register at  www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

Apr. 24: The Effects of Excessive or Otherwise Inappropriate Usage of Interactive Screen-based Technologies by Mari Swingle, Ph.D. Montreal, Canada. $350; $300 before 3/23. In this full day presentation Dr. Mari Swingle will share her research mapping the effects of excessive or otherwise inappropriate usage of interactive screen-based technologies on both the brains of adults and children. Treatment approaches to co-morbid or co-occurring conditions (e.g., gaming addiction and depression or pornography addiction and anxiety) will be explored in tandem. Cases will be presented, and diagnostic flags and treatment protocols reviewed. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring client data (preferably Clinical Q) for review. Learn more: http://thoughttechnology.com/index.php/workshops

May

May 1: Culture, Racism and the American Racial Complex by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., Newton Highlands, MA. 7-9pm, $35.00, 2 CEs ($10 for CEs). The foundational theory of the Racial Complex developed from Carl Jung’s initial exploration of the complex. It furthers his work to include culture, ethnicity and racism as aspects of an American Racial Complex that has been mostly unexplored since Jung’s initial writing on the topic. We live complicated lives in terms of our American racial relations. The exploration and discussion of the Racial Complex offers another way of viewing our collective racial trauma and the possibilities for healing. 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.

May 2: Dreaming in Color: Race and the Unconscious by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., Mandel Center for the Humanities, Waltham, MA. 9am-12pm, $45.00, 3 CEs ($10 for CEs).  This lecture/discussion offers an opportunity to explore dreams that involve ethnic themes, imagery and racial topics. The focus of the group will be to open an avenue for deeper understanding of dreaming and the significance of ethnicity and culture to our dreams as well as our wake state. Participants are invited to bring a dream for sharing within the group. 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.

May 6: Seizure Disorders: Classification, Treatment and Neurobehavioral Aspects. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA, 1:00-5:15 pm. Cost: $175 ($150 for members), 4 CEs. Provides an overview of seizures subtypes and epileptic syndromes and their treatment. Neurobehavioral manifestations and neurocognitive sequelae associated with seizure disorders will also be reviewed. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). Presenters: Siobhan McKay, RN and Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. Learn more: www.biama.org/abitraining or contact Laura MacFeeley, 508-475-0032, x19, or email: lmacfeeley@biama.org

May 15: Therapy with High Conflict Relationships: From Disengagement to Divorce. This workshop provides guidelines for working with relationships stalled by disengagement and high conflict. $140 for 6 CE’s. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Waltham MA.  Learn more and register at  www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

May 16-17: The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis Advanced Workshop: Mark Jensen, PhD., presenting “Hypnotic Approaches to Chronic Pain Management”. Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton MA. NESCH members: before April 1, $399;  after April 1, $450. Non-members: before April 1, $499; after April 1, $550.  14 CEs. Prerequisite: Basic workshop in clinical hypnosis. Dr. Jensen is author of Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management, and the Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management Workbook, as well as numerous journal articles.  For further information and registration, please visit www.nesch.org.

May 22: Applications of Biofeedback, Self-Regulation, and Lifestyle Change in Palliative Care: A Pathways Approach to Chronic Conditions. Montreal, Canada. $300 before 4/20. This presentation introduces the Pathways Model and emphasizes integrating biofeedback and neurofeedback with teaching self-regulation skills and facilitating lifestyle change. Useful self-care strategies and lifestyle elements that combine well with biofeedback include mindfulness, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, nutritional changes, and breath training. The presenter will provide case narratives to show the clinical benefit of regular use of self-care strategies and lifestyle changes for multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, diabetes, chronic anxiety, and cancer. Learn more: http://thoughttechnology.com/index.php/workshops

June

June 5: Functional Neuroanatomy Review. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA, 8 am-4 pm. Cost: $275 ($250 for members) 6 CEs. 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 associated with acquired brain injuries. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and presented by Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. Learn more: www.biama.org/abitraining or contact Laura MacFeeley, 508-475-0032, x19 or email lmacfeeley@biama.org

June 5: Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity For Psychotherapists. Participants will learn a documentation process which will increase accuracy and efficiency while reducing anxiety and procrastination, ultimately contributing to higher quality of care and greater job satisfaction.Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Waltham MA.  $140 for 6 CE’s. Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

June 11: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the film Beautiful Boy. The film will be used as a vehicle to learn about family and individual struggles that emerge when a child copes with drug abuse and addiction, highlighting ways to work in a clinical setting with struggling youth and their families. 6:45 to 10 pm. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Waltham MA. $55 for 3 CEs. Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

Upcoming

July 27 & 28: Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens. This training will provide a brief review of the basics of the IFS model, then will focus in detail on its use with attachment injuries and other trauma. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston, Waltham MA. $370 for 12 CE’s. Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

Sept.11: The Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy. This academic year long course provides a replicable transtheoretical model to hold meetings with families, couples, individuals and all working groups. Group informational interviews begin in April. We meet approximately once a month in Waltham MA and for one 3-day retreat on Chappaquiddick Island. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. $3250 for 81 CEs. Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-957-7257

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.