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.

February

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. 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/

 

April

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. 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 ground-breaking research mapping the effects of excessive or otherwise inappropriate usage of interactive screen-based technologies on both the fully developed adult brain and the brain of the developing person (cradle/i-babies through Youth). She will explore the variance found by both chronological age and age of exposure, as well as level of emersion/immersion. Participants will explore universal alterations in biological priming and the rewiring or hijacking of biological systems, as well as specifics in the socio-emotional and cognitive development of infants, children, adolescents, youth, and adults. She will also discuss individual liabilities and epigenetic vulnerabilities that are client/person specific. 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 and exploration by the group. Learn more: http://thoughttechnology.com/index.php/workshops

 

May

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. This presentation will provide 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. To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register go to: www.biama.org/abitraining or contact Laura MacFeeley, 508-475-0032, x19, or email: lmacfeeley@biama.org

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

 

Upcoming

June 5: Functional Neuroanatomy Review. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA, 8 am-4 pm. Cost: $275 ($250 for members) 6 CEs. This one-day continuing education program will provide participants with a review of 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. To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register go to: www.biama.org/abitraining or contact Laura MacFeeley, 508-475-0032, x19 or email lmacfeeley@biama.org

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.