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.

Dec. 5-7: The Twenty-First Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Assessment. Newton, MA. 8:30-5pm, $460, 20 CEs. Data will be presented demonstrating the validity and reliability of the measures presented as well as their application to the target patient population. Attend all 3 days or choose one of the day-long workshops: The Adolescent Brain in Court; New Developments and Applications with the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS); The Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Method, The Controversy, and How to Use WISC-V Responsibly in a PSW Approach. Sponsored by William James College & others. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Dec. 6: Into the Darkest Places: Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind, with Marcus West, Ph.D. Newton Highlands, MA. $35, 2 CEs (+$10 for CEs). C.G. Visiting Lecturer Series. The lecture will elucidate the psyche’s primitive ways of functioning – to avoid distress, to maintain control, and limit and manage contact with a dysregulating other – that are entirely natural and necessary for the infant. It introduces an overview of some of the different ways the psyche protects itself under threat, relating this to primitive mammalian defensive reactions and Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory. 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

Dec. 6-7: Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care. Hyatt Regency. Boston, MA. 7:45-5:00pm, $310 ($425 for physicians), 14 CEs. Discussion of the integration of care for mental health, substance abuse, and medical practitioners and their patients. Speakers/topics include: Patrick Aquino (the importance of integrated care), Nancy Byatt (perinatal care), Shireen Cama (services for children/adolescents/families), Aaronson Chew (motivational interviewing), Ellie Grossman (opioid use), Liza Hoffman (technology), Robert Joseph (custom and culture), Rachel Kester (geriatric patients), Justin Lacasse (skills), Kirsten Meisinger (primary care), Leah Soumerai  and Kate Zona (traumatic stress), Miriam Tepper (serious mental illness), David Van Norstrand (alcohol use), and case studies on depression and panic disorder. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact www.challiance.org/providers/psychiatry-cme to register.

Dec. 7: The Early Relational Roots of Narcissism and their Resolution, with Marcus West, Ph.D. Newton Highlands, MA. $45, 3 CEs (+$10 for CEs). C.G. Visiting Lecturer Series. This talk concentrates on the detail of the effects of different forms of early relational trauma, relating this to a developed understanding of Jung’s concept of the complex and integrating many of the insights from attachment theory and contemporary trauma theory. The talk explores the way the particular traumatic events can become central to the individual’s identity and can structure the individual’s personality, and powerfully influence their ways of being with others (their internal working models). 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

Dec. 19: Movie + Dialogue Night showing the film ‘Boy Erased’. Watertown, MA. 6:45-10 pm, $55, 3 CEs. A 19-year-old son of a Baptist pastor is outed and is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Lessons will be learned about working to minimize the negative the impact that fundamentalist interpretation of religion can have on family relationships and identity of youth who identify as gay. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston. Contact 617-924-9255 or register at www.therapytrainingboston.com

2020

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. 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/

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.

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/