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. 1-2: Treating the Addictions. Boston, MA. $300 ($400 for physicians), 14 CEs.  This course will present 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 treatment. Highlighted will be working with the opiate epidemic. Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact www.cambridgecme.org

Mar. 4-31 (online), Apr. 5-6 (Newton, MA):  Child Maltreatment 2019. Newton, MA. $1100, 28 CEs. Child Maltreatment is designed 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. Sponsored by The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. Contact http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Mar. 8: Treating Pain of Individuals Who Have Work-Related Injuries. Wallingford, CT, $75 ($55 for CPA members), 3 CEs. Featuring Drs. Traci Cipriano and Arnold Holzman, this training will focus on the biopsychosocial model of treatment to enhance coping skills of individuals with chronic pain who have work-related injuries. Sponsored by the CT Psychological Association. For more information, visit http://www.connpsych.org/events

Mar. 11: Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Manchester, NH. 9-12:15 pm, $110, 3 CEs. This interactive workshop will introduce evidence-based concepts for treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The presentation is geared towards beginner to intermediate knowledge in treating OCD. Common and challenging presentations of OCD will be discussed, as will Exposure and Ritual Prevention Therapy and medications for the treatment of OCD. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  Contact NHPA at 603.415.0451 or http://nhpsychology.org/event/treating-obsessive-compulsive-disorder

Mar. 12: 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. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit http://www.childtrauma.com/training/fairy-tale-model or call 413-774-2340.

Mar. 18-19, Apr. 8-11, May 6, June 3: EMDR. Northampton, MA, $1690, 49 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. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit http://www.childtrauma.com/training/emdr or call 413-774-2340.

Mar. 22: Cybersex Use and Abuse: From Fantasy to Addiction. Wallingford, CT, $150 ($110 for CPA members), 5.5 CEs. Featuring Dr. Elaine Ducharme, this workshop provides in depth information regarding frequency of cybersex use by men, women and teens, and the components of assessment and current treatment recommendations for cybersex addiction. Sponsored by the CT Psychological Association. For more information, visit http://www.connpsych.org/events

Mar. 23: Happiness in Dark Times: The Role of Positivity When under Great Distress. Newton, MA, $150, 6 CEs. This program addresses a chronic need in patient/client populations of every age: how to create foundations of hope and resilience while under chronic or acute stress. Sponsored by William James College. Contact http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Mar. 27-28: Attachment and Dissociation Assessment and Treatment: An Introduction to Foundational Skills. Northampton, MA, $300, 13 CEs. This workshop will provide tools to both assess and work with attachment trauma and dissociation, as well as offer a structured approach to ensure client readiness and proper preparation for trauma work. Sponsored by Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with R. Cassidy Seminars. For more information, visit http://www.childtrauma.com/training/attachment-dissociation or call 413-774-2340.

April

Apr. 2: Diagnosis and Management of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures. Wallingford, CT, $25 (free for CPA members), 2 CEs. Featuring Drs. Stacy Cruess and Gabriel Martz. Co-sponsored by Hartford Hospital & the CT Psychological Association. For more information, visit http://www.connpsych.org/events

 Apr. 5-6: Treating Young Adults: Mental Health Risks and Challenges. Boston, MA. $300 ($400 for physicians), 14 CEs. Traditional  economic  and  social  markers  of  adulthood  have  changed  radically,  leaving  a  generation  of  youth  in  limbo.  The traditional transition to adulthood — finishing high school or college and beginning lifelong jobs and marriages are no longer the norm. The psychological and sociological factors that have given rise to this new developmental stage of “emerging adulthood” will be examined. Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact http://www.cambridgecme.org

Apr. 26: Critical Relationship between State Psychological Associations and the American Psychological Association. Wallingford, CT, $35 (free for CPA members), 2.5 CEs. Dr. Dan Abrahamson from APAwill address topics including: clinical practice guidelines, psychology’s clinical data registry, HIPAA, Medicaid coverage for psychology interns, mental health parity and getting involved in political advocacy. Sponsored by the CT Psychological Association. For more information, visit http://www.connpsych.org/events

Apr. 26: Innovations and New Horizons in the Psychological Care of Veterans. Newton, MA. 9-4:30 pm $140, 6 CEs. This conference will feature a number of speakers who can attest to a wave of recent development in the psychological treatment of military veterans. These developments include rapid expansion of technologically advanced devices, from the use of three dimensional virtual reality computer software in trauma exposure therapy to bio and neuro-feedback applications, as well as developments in the research and application of mindfulness and yoga practices for veterans with PTSD and depression. Sponsored by William James College. Contact http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Apr. 27:  Reclaiming Intimacy in a Digital Age:  Developing Relational Strategies for Families, Couples and their Therapists.  Newton, MA.  PCFINE Members $120; after 4/12/19 $150; Non-members: $140; after 4/12/19 $170, 5.5 CEs. Presented by Todd Essig, Ph.D.  Sponsored by Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.  For more information contact: pcfine1934@gmail.com or 781-433-0906.

May

May 3-4: Meditation and Psychotherapy. Boston, MA. $300 ($400 for physicians), 14 CEs.  Now that mindfulness practices are mainstream both in society and psychotherapy, this course will explore recent developments in their application to diverse challenges — offering clinicians and others new perspectives on how to integrate mindfulness practices into their personal and professional lives. Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization. Contact http://www.cambridgecme.org

Upcoming

June 3-7: Towards Psychotherapy Integration: Mind-Brain-Gene. $599, 15 CEs. Presented by John Arden, PhD. Sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine. For more information visit: www.bucme.org/ssmhp or call 617-358-5005 or email cme@bu.edu

July 8-12: 36th Annual Cape Cod Summer Symposia series.  $549 thru 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs. Choose from: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks (Shawn Shea, MD) or Forgiveness: Mindfulness and Compassion in Action (Ronald Siegel, PsyD). Sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine and Commonwealth Educational Seminars. For more information visit: http://www.bucme.org/ssmhp or call 617-358-5005 or email cme@bu.edu

July 15-19: 36th Annual Cape Cod Summer Symposia series. Eastham, MA. $549 thru 3/30; $599 after, 15 CEs.  Choose from: Clinical Psychopharmacology: Overview and Recent Advances (Ross Baldessarini, MD) or Challenging Clients: Creative Use of Best Practices (Ramani Durvasula, PhD).  Spoinsored by Boston University School of Medicine and Commonwealth Educational Seminars. For more information visit: http://www.bucme.org/ssmhp or call 617-358-5005 or email cme@bu.edu