Continuing Education for Psychologists

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.

Please check with the CE provider, as most CE face-to-face courses have been cancelled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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April

Apr. 10: Parent-Child Attachment from Infancy through Adolescence: A Relational Lens for Prevention and Treatment in Pediatric and Mental Health Settings. Online. $175, 6 CEs. This conference will address the gap between developmental science and practice by bringing together leaders in contemporary attachment theory and research with those on the front lines from pediatric, mental health and public health fields. We will learn about the importance and meaning of secure parent-child attachment for children from infancy through adolescence, and about ways to support and repair attachment in pediatric and mental health treatment settings. Sponsored by William James College, Psychodynamic Couple & Family Institute of NE, & Mass. Institute for Psychoanalysis. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Apr. 14-15: 23rd Annual MASOC/MATSA Joint Conference. Online. $205, 12.5 CEs. This year’s two day conference will be virtual with 16 fantastic presentations, covering issues related to children and adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors and adult sex offenders. Keynote speakers: Apryl A. Alexander, PsyD & Pierre R. Berastain, M.Div. Sponsored by William James College, MASOC & MATSA. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

Apr 16: Ethics Across the Professional Lifespan. Online. $210 ($150 for NHPA members), 6 CEs. This workshop will approach the topic of psychotherapy ethics from a provider-centered perspective. We will explore a wide variety of practical, developmentally-related issues that can lead to ethical impairment, including the pressures of conformity in early career, role and values conflicts due to personal challenges in mid-career, and difficulties associated with burnout or changes in functioning in later life. The framework for this developmental approach to ethics will be generalizable to clinical, supervisory, and teaching roles, and all examples provided will cite relevant ethics codes, state laws, and pertinent research. Lastly, we will review numerous changes in the field and larger culture, including the lasting impact of COVID-19 on telehealth and the influence of national politics on treatment, and identify resources for maintaining ethical practice in response. With an approach that aims for candor, relevance, humor, and practicality, this will be an engaging and up-to-date training on the topic of professional ethics. Sponsored by New Hampshire Psychological Assoc. Contact nhpsychology.org/event-4139083

Apr. 23: Healing Intergenerational Wounds: A Relational-Neurobiological Approach to Transform Relationships. Online. $140, 6 CEs. In this workshop, Dr. Fishbane will explore ways to facilitate healing and dialogue in distressed adult intergenerational relationships, and the positive impact such work can have on clients’ functioning in their own life as well as on legacies passed on to future generations. Utilizing a resilience-based view and a relational-intergenerational approach, topics to be addressed include intergenerational transmission of trauma and legacies, family loyalties, resentment and blame, cutoffs, differentiation, power, boundaries, guilt, repair, and forgiveness. The neurobiology underlying reactivity between adults and their parents will be explored, along with interventions to facilitate emotion regulation, relational empowerment, and compassion. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston.  Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

Apr. 23: But I’m Not Racist: Uncovering Blindspots and Integrating Anti-Racist Practices in your Practice. Online. $99 ($69 for RIPA members), 3 CEs. Given today’s socio-political climate, behavioral health clinicians, now more than ever, need to skillfully address topics of racism in therapy, clinical supervision, and other professional settings. During this program, Dr. Jackman will discuss historical theoretical perspectives that contribute to systemic racism in psychology. Dr. Jackman will discuss the clinician’s role in addressing bias that come in therapy and will share strategies for engaging in difficult conversations with clients. Leveraging her 20+ years in the field and as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator, Dr. Jackman will use current events, videos, and breakout rooms to provide an engaging learning experience for attendees. Sponsored by Rhode Island Psychological Assoc. Contact www.ripsych.org/events or 401-732-2400.

Apr. 30-May 1: Meditation and Psychotherapy: Learning from Non-Ordinary States. Online. $350, 14 CEs. Understanding the common and divergent change processes in meditation practices, psychedelic treatment, and other methods of evoking non-ordinary states offers clinicians and researchers an opportunity for deeper understanding of how psychological disorders are created and alleviated. This course will explore the history, science, neurobiology, and pros and cons of different ways of working with non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelics. It is intended for mental health and health practitioners, and others wanting a deeper understanding of non-ordinary states and their therapeutic potential. Multiple learning formats will be used including didactic presentations, panels, case discussions, and Q&A. Course directors will also lead participants in a guided meditation session. Sponsored by the Cambridge Health Alliance. Contact cmeregistration.hms.harvard.edu/meditationpsychotherapy2021

 

 

May

May 1: Compassion Fatigue and Covid-19: Building Resilience in the Helping Professions as Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. Online. $175, 6 CEs. Professional caregivers have faced extraordinary pressures over the past year, underscoring the challenges of compassion fatigue and resilience in helping professions. This workshop will survey the research on compassion fatigue including burnout and secondary trauma, and effective resilience strategies for individuals, teams, and organizations. The program will be delivered in a highly interactive online format incorporating discussions, reflections, and experiential learning. Participants will reflect on their own experiences, share stories in small groups, and assess contextual factors within their organization. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

May 1: Best Practices in Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Care & Workforce Development to Improve Outcomes for Children, Adolescents, and Families in Underserved Communities. Newton, MA. $100, 6 CEs. Join thought leaders and experts in the fields of education, behavioral health and workforce development to exchange knowledge on trauma-informed and culturally-responsive mental health care for children and families in underserved communities; and address best practices in the recruitment, training, and retention of culturally diverse providers. A new approach to building a diversified behavioral health workforce is urgently needed to reduce the burden of mental illness on children and their families, eliminate disparities in access to and utilization of mental health services, and ensure that culturally competent care is readily available to underserved youth and families throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Sponsored by Conference Hosted by the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI). Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

May 1: Trauma & the Body: Integrating Somatic Interventions into Psychotherapy. Online. $210 ($150 for NHPA members), 6 CEs. In surviving trauma, individuals are left with a host of easily re-activated somatic responses and an inadequate memory record. Traumatic reminders keep PTSD ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the body’s stress response system and survival defenses. Unaware that these too are memory, traumatized clients assume they are still in danger or at fault. In this presentation, participants will learn how to assess and make sense of trauma-based somatic symptoms and how to apply interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy for trauma. Without the necessity for touch or other ethically hazardous techniques, these interventions can be easily integrated into talking therapies and used to address overwhelming emotions and sensations, intrusive images and memories, impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, as well as numbing and disconnection. Sponsored by New Hampshire Psychological Assoc. Contact nhpsychology.org/event-4162640

 

June

June 4: Using IFS to Heal Parts Who Focus on Food and the Body. Online. $140, 6 CEs. We are a culture preoccupied with dieting, wellness and devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural burdens that can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting. The Internal Family Systems model offers an alternative to the endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. The model offers a way to help clients reconnect with their core wisdom, the Self, so we can help them heal the many legacy burdens, cultural and historical inheritances, that shape their relationships with food and their bodies and contribute to systemic bias. The workshop will include an overview of the IFS model to ground the learning for new and experienced IFS practitioners. Teaching methodology includes: didactic learning, experiential exercise, meditations, small group work. Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston.  Learn more and register at www.therapytrainingboston.com or call 617-924-9255.

June 19: Voices of Pride: Intergenerational Stories of Resilience from Across the LGBTQIA+ Community. Newton, MA. $110, 5 CEs. This conference raises awareness of the experiences that LGBTQIA+ individuals face at different stages of life in a variety of settings and situations. Presenters will give voice to the unique strengths and gifts of resilience experienced across the generations of the LGBTQIA+ community. Sponsored by William James College. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/

 

Ongoing

EMDR Basic Training. Virtual meeting on 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 & register at: emdr.com

EMDR. Online. Prices vary, start at $1525, 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. $650, 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.

William James College offers a variety of online courses for practicing professionals who are interested in learning more about topics in the field of psychology, behavioral health and mental health. Online. $45 for 1 CE. Contact www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/ce/ to learn more about any of the courses below, available to take at any time.

    • Cultivating Post Traumatic Growth in Kids and Families through Mindfulness during COVID
    • Effective Online Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
    • Successfully Managing during a Crisis: Community Service and Behavioral Health Management Strategies
    • Addressing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in a Time of Social Disruption
    • Contrasting Psychodynamic Approaches to Hysterical & Obsessive-Compulsive Personalities
    • Contributions of Infant Research to Adult Treatment: Development and Therapeutic Action
    • Creativity in Psychotherapy: An Adaptive Function of the Right Brain Unconscious
    • High Conflict Coparenting: Interventions for Children’s Alignment and Resistance
    • Mutual Vulnerability: An Ethic of Clinical Practice
    • My Psychoanalytic Journey: A Retrospective
    • Narrative, Meaning, and Motivation: From Theory to Technique
    • Relational Freedom
    • The Intersection of Psychology and Buddhism: The Synthetic Ego
    • Working at the Intimate Edge

 

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