Psychiatry Continuing Education

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2021 - 2022 Conference Schedule


Rainbow paitined face of a young personSex, Sexuality and Gender: Children and Adolescents (5-week Live Stream Miniseries)

Sep 24th - Oct 22nd, Fridays from 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Marshall Forstein, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Cindy Telingator, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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  • Overview

    We'll be exploring, in a new extended format, the current scientific and theoretical understanding of sexuality and gender, as well as the clinical importance of these aspects of identity in the treatment of children and adolescents. Clinicians will take away key strategies to effectively address the many and diverse questions from their young patients.

  • Course Detail

    Sex, Sexuality, and Gender: Children and Adolescents

    This mini-series will explore the current scientific and theoretical understanding of sexuality and gender as well as the clinical importance of these aspects of identity in the treatment of children and adolescents. These core characteristics of development are being addressed more directly in the mainstream media, social media, and within the younger generation. As a result, youth increasingly present with questions and concerns around gender and sexuality. In addition, the meaning of common terms such as sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual identity have changed rapidly in recent years. Finally, children and adolescents have almost universal access to the internet, facilitating interest in cybersex, sexting, and pornography.

    Clinicians need to be equipped with strategies to effectively address the many and diverse questions from their young patients, and understand how the shift in language impacts their practice and work with youth. Enhancing communication and understanding for parents, families and clinicians is critical in order to keep pace with the rapid cultural shift and create an environment in therapy to help young patients speak to their experiences and concerns.

    The online series format includes didactic lectures, case presentations, and plenty of Q&A discussion. Mental health clinicians, pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, and others will learn practical strategies to immediately apply in their practice setting.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the history of sexology over the past 50 years, including the rapid transformation of theory and practice.
    • Review the latest standards of care, recent research advances, and current knowledge gaps in working with gender identity development to help improve clinical competency in treating all youth, but specifically addressing non-binary and transgender youth.
    • Assess with enhanced comfort and skill the sensual, sexual, and gender development and identity in youth.
    • Summarize the current state of research regarding the extent of contemporary youth engagement with pornography, and its effects on their mental health and risk behaviors.
    • Develop their own skills and comfort in talking about sensuality, sexuality, gender and race with youth and families through an enhanced understanding of how youth communicate about intersectional identities.

    For a complete list of session-specific learning objectives, please email cme@challiance.org

    Target Audience

    This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Counselors and Sex Therapists. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychology and Mental Health.

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Marshall Forstein, MD
    Cynthia Telingator, MD

  • Agenda

    Friday, September 24, 2021

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The History, Theory and Practice of Sexology over the Last 50 Years
    Speaker: Marshall Forstein, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speaker: Marshall Forstein, MD

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Gender Identity Development in Children and Teens
    Speaker: Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Marshall Forstein, MD, Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH, Cynthia J. Telingator, MD

    Friday, October 8, 2021

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Talking to Teens about Gender and Sexuality
    Speaker: Stephanie Roberts, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Marshall Forstein, MD, Stephanie Roberts, MD, Cynthia J. Telingator, MD

    Friday, October 15, 2021

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Adolescent Pornography Use: Challenges and Opportunities
    Speaker: Paul Weigle, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Marshall Forstein, MD, Cynthia J. Telingator, MD, Paul Weigle, MD

    Friday, October 22, 2021

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Intersectionality and the Coming Out Process
    Speaker: Lisa Fortuna MD, MPH
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Marshall Forstein, MD, Lisa Fortuna MD, MPH, Cynthia J. Telingator, MD
  • Faculty
    Marshall Forstein, MD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Editor, Therapists on the Front Line: Challenges in Psychotherapy with Gay Men in the Age of AIDS; Contributing Author: Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry; Contemporary Perspectives on Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men; Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry

    Lisa Fortuna MD, MPH

    Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF where she leads 450 faculty and staff dedicated to providing culturally competent services to a diverse patient population and advancing the field of public psychiatry through clinical services, research and teaching. Dr. Fortuna has over 20 years of healthcare/ mental health services leadership and research with a focus on equity. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latino, adolescent and immigrant mental health, Her areas of expertise are child and adolescent psychiatry, treatment and research on PTSD across the lifespan, immigrant mental health, access to care and implementation research including digital interventions.

    Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and received her Medical Degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She also holds a Master's Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ramos serves as Medical Director of the UCLA Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic, the Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, and the EMPWR Program for LGBTQ mental health. She also directs LGBTQ services for the Department of Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include trauma and toxic stress, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and LGBTQ-affirming care. Dr. Ramos is also part of the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, which delivers programming and training to county agencies and promotes wellbeing across Los Angeles communities. She is active in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where she co-chairs the committee on gender and sexuality, and serves on the board of APLA Health.

    Stephanie Roberts, MD

    Attending Physician in the Division of Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital, and Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Roberts investigates observations from her clinical practice to investigate at the molecular level how genetic variants affect the neurobiology of puberty and reproductive disorders.

    Cynthia J. Telingator, MD

    Senior Consultant, Gender and Sexuality Clinic and Teacher and Supervisor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Recipient of Teaching Awards; Co-Chair, Women’s Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Private Practice, Cambridge; Publications include contributing author to Lewis Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, Suicide Among Diverse Youth, and Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (2nd Edition)

    Paul Weigle, MD

    Associate Medical Director for Ambulatory Services at Natchaug Hospital, Hartford CT; and Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Media Committee. Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Accreditation
    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7.5 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers and Family Therapists

    This program has been approved for a total of 7.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approval Program Authorization Number D90643-1.  NY Social Workers: Cambridge Health Alliance, Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 7.5 contact hours have been approved. 

    This activity has been certified by New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education, Certificate # PC-041161 for a total of 7 contact hours. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    Sex Therapists

    Application has been made to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    Counselors and Educators

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 7.5 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 7.5 credits.

    Nurses

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements.

    Physician Assistants

    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

    ABMS/ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    IOM Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Disclosure Policy

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for Sex, Sexuality, and Gender: Children and Adolescents is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

    Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender: Children and Adolescents

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $225.00
    View Refund Policy


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $175.00
    View Refund Policy


    Resident/Fellow

    $175.00
    View Refund Policy


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $175.00
    View Refund Policy

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.


Two hands together up close.Treating Couples (Live Stream Only)

Nov 5th & 6th, 8:50AM - 5:00PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Elizabeth Brenner, LICSW - Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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  • Overview

    Join us to learn from experts in the field about compelling topics that will inform your best practice of couple therapy. You will leave inspired to integrate new ideas and interventions with the couples you serve.

  • Course Detail

    Treating Couples

    Couples therapy is complicated and challenging; the complexity of our socio-political-cultural contexts during this worldwide health crisis has made it more so. The persistent stress of the pandemic has been a strain on couples and therapists alike. Effective couples therapy requires the ability to understand and address many types of intersectional identities, family forms, ethnicities, and relational challenges within the larger cultural context. Increased challenges are pushing therapists to address emerging issues.

    This course will center on the latest advances in treatment and research in couples therapy. Dynamics of relationships and patterns of interaction that negatively impact relationships will be discussed, as well as a variety of treatment interventions to demonstrate what works best for various scenarios. Clinicians will gain strategies to help advance their treatment skills and improve their effectiveness.

    Speakers will describe several specific therapy models as well as address many challenges unique to couples therapy, including the impact of culture, gender, and intersectionality on couples, as well as the use of meaning making, mindful self-compassion and spirituality in couples therapy. Finally, participants will learn tips and techniques for providing successful telehealth sessions with couples in the expanded virtual world.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Explain several specific techniques from IFS, Narrative and Brief Solution Focused Models to couples therapy.
    • Discuss methods to integrate sex therapy, spirituality, and mindful self-compassion into couples therapy.
    • Identify challenges of working with cross-cultural couples, intersectionality and gender identity in couples therapy.
    • Devise interventions to address particular challenges innate to couples therapy.
    • Apply strategies for providing effective couples therapy via the telehealth format.

    For a complete list of session-specific learning objectives, please email cme@challiance.org

    Target Audience

    The course is intended for mental health and health clinicians as well as others interested in the principles and practices of treating couples.

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Elizabeth G. Brenner, LICSW
    Jill Harkaway, EdD

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 5, 2021

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Day 1
    Speaker: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW, Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote: Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy
    Speaker: Tammy Nelson, PhD
    10:15 AM - 10:20 AM Stretch Break
    10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Navigating the Minefield: Managing the Unique Challenges of Couples Therapy
    Speaker: Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Stretch Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Engaging Taboo Conversations in Couples’ Work: Relational Identity Questioning
    Speaker: Hugo Kamya, PhD, MDiv
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Small Group Discussions: Applying Concepts Learned to Your Practice
    Speakers: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW, Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
    12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Break
    1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Keynote: Cross-Cultural Relationships
    Speaker: Celia Falicov, PhD
    2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Stretch Break
    2:35 PM - 3:35 PM Mindful Self Compassion and Relationships
    Speaker: Susan Pollak, MTS, EdD
    3:35 PM - 3:50 PM Applications of Mindful Self Compassion to Couple Therapy
    Speakers: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW, Susan Pollak, MTS, EdD
    3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Stretch Break
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Can Couples Change Gender? Supporting Couples Exploring Gender Identity
    Speaker: Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT

    Saturday, November 6, 2021

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Day 2
    Speaker: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW, Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote: Tracking Relationship Patterns in IFS Couple Therapy
    Speaker: Richard Schwartz, PhD
    10:15 AM - 10:20 AM Stretch Break
    10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Working with Meaning: An Exploration Across Models
    Speaker: Len Greenberg, PhD, Lyn Styczynski, PhD
    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Stretch Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Grappling with Dominance-Based Masculinity in Couple Therapy
    Speakers: Saliha Bava, PhD, Mark Greene
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Small Group Discussions: Applying Concepts Learned to Your Practice
    Speakers: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW, Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
    12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Break
    1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Keynote: Solution-Focused Brief Couple Therapy
    Speaker: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
    2:30 PM - 2:35 PM Stretch Break
    2:35 PM - 3:35 PM Couples and Spirituality in the Time of COVID
    Speaker: Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD
    3:35 PM - 3:40 PM Stretch Break
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Small Group Discussions: Experiences with Telehealth
    Speaker: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Translating Presence on the Screen for Telehealth
    Speaker: Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW
  • Faculty
    Saliha Bava, PhD

    Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mercy College; online faculty member, MS Relational Leading Program, Taos Institute, Advisor, Taos Doctoral Program and Associate, Taos Institute; Director of Research and Consultant, International Trauma Studies Program, affiliated with Columbia University

    Elizabeth (Liz) Brenner, LICSW

    Director, Therapy Training Boston where she is the primary instructor of the Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapies and Private Practice, Watertown; Supervisor, Couples and Family Therapy Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Recipient, Greatest Contribution to Social Work 2017, Massachusetts Chapter, National Association of Social Workers. Published two articles on doing home based family therapy and recently a short article in the New England Journal For Relational and Systemic Therapy: Couple Therapy in the Absence of Presence: Translating Presence to the Screen.

    Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

    Psychotherapist, Founder and Director, The Solution Focused University, an online learning community that also conducts trainings to help professionals master the Solution Focused Approach in their work; Author or Co-Author, The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, Solution Building in Couples Therapy, The Solution Focused Marriage, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma.

    Celia Falicov, PhD

    Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and the Department of Psychiatry; Director of Mental Health Services, Student-Run Free Clinic, University of California, San Diego; Past President, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Orthopsychiatric Association; Recipient, AFTA’s Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice Award.

    Mark Greene

    Speaker/consultant on masculinity, DEI; Author The Little #MeToo Book for Men, co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava, The Relational Book for Parenting; Founder, Remaking Manhood; Senior Editor, Good Men Project.

    Len Greenberg, PhD

    Faculty, Couples and Family Therapy Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC, Boston Campus; Private Practice, Lexington; Contributing Author, Psychotherapy Supervision: Theory, Research, and Practice; Manual de Terapia Sistemica.

    Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD

    Senior Faculty and Consultant, Couples and Family Therapy and recipient of several teaching awards, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychology (part-time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Couples Therapy Project; Editor: Eating Disorders; Private Practice, Newton.

    Hugo Kamya, PhD, MDiv

    Social Work Alumni Fund Endowed Chair and Professor of Social Work, Simmons College School of Social Work; Board/Founding Member, Makula Fund for Children; Board Member, Girma Haddis Foundation; Founding Member, Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices; Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Arlington, MA.

    Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD

    Member, Religious of the Sacred Heart; Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Author, Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness; Published five You Tube videos entitled, Conversations on Religion and Mental Illness.

    Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT

    Founder, Gender & Family Project, Ackerman Institute for the Family; Psychotherapist and Consultant in private practice, New York City; Media appearances include the TEDx Talk “The Gift of Gender Authenticity,” National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” PBS’s Frontline: “Growing Up Trans,” NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and more.

    Tammy Nelson, PhD

    Director and Founder, Integrative Sex Therapy Institute; Director of the PhD Program, Counseling and Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy, Daybreak University - Southern California; Faculty, California Institute for Integral Studies - San Francisco; Licensed Counselor; Board Certified Sexologist; Certified Sex Therapist; Certified Imago Relationship Therapist; Author, Getting the Sex You Want and The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity. Her new book Open Monogamy: Creating Your Ideal Relationship Agreement will be released in December 2021. She has been a featured expert in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, RedBook, MSNBC, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, and has been a source for Time Magazine.

    Susan Pollak, MTS, EdD

    Cofounder and Senior Teacher, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge, Health Alliance; Author, Self Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself; Co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and a contributing author of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition. Dr. Pollak is a frequent writer for Ten Percent Happier and writes the popular blog, The Art of Now for Psychology Today; Psychologist in Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.

    Richard Schwartz, PhD

    Creator of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. President, IFS Institute; Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Lyn Styczynski, PhD

    Faculty, Couples and Family Therapy Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC, Boston Campus; Private Practice, Watertown; Contributing Author, Psychotherapy Supervision: Theory, Research, and Practice; Manual de Terapia Sistemica

  • Accreditation
    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers and Family Therapists

    This program has been approved for a total of 14.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approval Authorization Number D90643-2. NY Social Workers: Cambridge Health Alliance, Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 14.0 contact hours have been approved.

    This activity has been certified by New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education, Certificate # PC-041159 for a total of 14 contact hours. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    Counselors and Educators

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits.

    Nurses

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements.

    Physician Assistants

    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

    ABMS/ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    IOM Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Disclosure Policy

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for Treating Couples is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

    Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: Treating Couples

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $420.00
    View Refund Policy


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy


    Resident/Fellow

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.


Black and white photo of woman in anguishTraumatic Stress (Live Stream Only)

Nov 12th & 13th, 8:50AM - 5:00PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Kate Zona, PhD - Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Leah Soumerai, LICSW - Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    This innovative conference brings together expert speakers and offers sessions covering contemporary topics in the trauma field, including racial trauma, the neurobiology of traumatic stress, and collective healing. Attendees will gain clinical insights about sequelae of traumatic experiences and working with specific groups, and will learn about the latest trauma research and treatment methods to promote healing, resilience, and growth.

  • Course Detail

    Traumatic Stress

    This course will provide an overview of perspectives and approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. Research findings and theories on traumatic stress will be presented from comprehensive neurobiological, sociocultural, and ecological perspectives.

    Speakers will explore the roles of mental health clinicians in evaluating and treating disorders of traumatic stress, as well as approaches to address common challenges related to working with traumatized clients. Various types of trauma and common presentations and issues among trauma survivors will be covered, with attention to special considerations in treating specific trauma populations, including refugees and gender diverse individuals. Particular areas of focus include the effects of racism as systemic trauma, and multiple dimensions of the trauma experience, including pain, addiction, eating pathologies, sleep disorders, and self-harm. Finally, the impact on practitioners of treating patients who have experienced trauma will also be discussed, with strategies provided to promote clinicians’ effective clinical practice and resilience, and to reduce the likelihood and impact of secondary traumatic stress.

    This livestreamed course will consist of lectures, case studies, discussion and Q&A sessions. It is intended for mental health and health practitioners, as well as healthcare administrators, policy creators, and others interested in the treatment of traumatic stress. Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of the etiology and correlates of traumatic stress, but will leave with essential skills to integrate into their clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Describe neurobiological effects of trauma and various psychopharmacological agents used to treat trauma-related symptoms.
    • Discuss the impact of systemic racism as a form of trauma and devise strategies to address racial issues with patients.
    • Identify evidence-based treatment approaches for dimensions of the trauma experience such as sleep disruption, pain, addiction, eating pathologies, and self-harm/suicidality.
    • Explain the differing approaches of trauma treatment for special patient populations, including pregnant women, refugees, and gender diverse individuals.

    For a list of session-specific learning objectives, please email cme@challiance.org

    Target Audience

    This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine Psychology and Mental Health.

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Leah Soumerai, LICSW
    Kate Zona, PhD

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 12, 2021

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
    Speaker: Leah Soumerai, LICSW, Kate Zona, PhD
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Racism as Trauma on a Systemic Scale
    Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Raising Awareness and Competence in Addressing Racial Trauma
    Speaker: Tia Tucker, MD, MPH
    10:45 AM - 10:55 AM Stretch Break
    10:55 AM - 11:40 AM Roundtable Discussion w/Q&A
    Speaker: Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, Monica O'Neal, PsyD, Tia Tucker, MD, MPH
    11:40 AM - 11:45 AM Stretch Break
    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Psychoanalytic Activism
    Speakers: Lynne Layton, PhD
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM The Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress
    Speaker: James Hopper, PhD
    1:45 PM - 1:50 PM Stretch Break
    1:50 PM - 2:35 PM Psychopharmacology for Traumatic Stress Symptoms
    Speaker: William Schleyer, MD
    2:35 PM - 2:45 PM Stretch Break
    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Evaluating and Treating PTSD in Primary Care
    Speaker: Sadie Elisseou, MD
    3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Stretch Break
    3:35 PM - 4:35 PM Perinatal Health and Trauma
    Speaker: Joanna MacLean, MD

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Day 2
    Speaker: Leah Soumerai, LICSW, Kate Zona, PhD
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Trauma and Population Health
    Karestan Koenen, PhD
    9:45 AM - 9:50 AM Stretch Break
    9:50 AM - 10:35 AM Trauma in Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations
    Speaker: Sebastian Barr, PhD
    10:35 AM - 10:40 AM Stretch Break
    10:40 AM - 11:25 AM Refugees and the Asylum Process
    Speaker: Katherine Peeler, MD
    11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Stretch Break
    11:40 AM - 12:25 PM Mindfulness as Traumatic Stress Therapy
    Speaker: Thomas Hübl
    12:25 PM - 1:10 PM The Role of Sleep and Dreams in the Genesis of and Recovery from PTSD
    Speaker: Robert Stickgold, PhD
    1:10 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch Break
    1:40 PM - 2:25 PM Self-Harm and Suicidality
    Speaker: Barent Walsh, PhD
    2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Stretch Break
    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Addiction
    Speaker: Elizabeth Davis, MD
    3:15 PM - 3:20 PM Stretch Break
    3:20 PM - 4:05 PM Eating Pathology
    Speaker: Jillian Burley, PsyD
    4:05 PM - 4:15 PM Stretch Break
    4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Pain
    Speaker: Alexander Brown, PhD
    5:00 PM - 5:05 PM Stretch Break
    5:05 PM - 5:50 PM Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth
    Speaker: Arielle Schwartz, PhD
  • Faculty
    Sebastian Barr, PhD

    Psychotherapist; Researcher; Consultant and Trainer on issues related to the transgender and gender diverse community; Alumnus of Pre-Doctoral Training, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School including specialized training within the Victims of Violence trauma program; Published in academic journals including The Counseling Psychologist, The Behavior Therapist, and non-scholarly media outlets including Autostraddle and Everyday Feminism.

    Alexander Brown, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist and core faculty member, New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program.

    Jillian Burley, PsyD

    Clinical Psychologist, Wellesley, MA. Co-Founder at Birch Hill Behavioral Health, LLC, a group practice specializing in integrative psychotherapy and the treatment of eating disorders; Teaching Associate in Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Former Clinical Manager in PCBHI program at Cambridge Health Alliance; Guest lecturer to Justice Resource Institute (JRI), William James College, and Community Health Centers of Burlington (VT).

    Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD

    Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist; Founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry and Consulting Company, PLLC; Senior Vice President and Medical Director for Scheduled Care and AtHome at Array Behavioral Care, the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the US; member of the Board of Directors of The New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Families for Depression Awareness.

    Elizabeth Davis, MD

    Clinical Director, Addiction Care, Cambridge Health Alliance; Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Boarded in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry; Primary care practice, Union Square Family Health; Private practice in forensic psychiatry; Founder and former Director, Support Wellness Program for Addiction Medicine, South End Community Health Center.

    Sadie Elisseou, MD

    Nationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed care (TIC); Primary Care Physician, VA healthcare system; Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine; Full-Time Clinical Practice in the field of TIC.

    James Hopper, PhD

    Consultant, Outpatient Addictions Service, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Therapist, Boston Site, FDA Phase 3 Trial, MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies; Co-Editor, Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices.

    Thomas Hübl

    Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been leading large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019.

    His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, which outlines his methodology called the “Collective Trauma Integration Process” as a safe framework for guiding groups through collective trauma. Learn more online at www.collectivetraumabook.com and thomashuebl.com.

    Karestan Koenen, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Principal Investigator, NIMH-funded, AURORA study; Co-Lead, PTSD working group, Psychiatric Genomics Consortium; Co-Author, Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma, Second Edition: STAIR Narrative Therapy.

    Lynne Layton, PhD

    Psychoanalyst, Boston; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School; Author, Who’s That Girl? Who’s That Boy?, Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory; Co-Editor, Narcissism and the Text: Studies in Literature and the Psychology of Self, Bringing the Plague. Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting, The Journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society; Associate Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and co-founder, Boston Psychosocial Work Group.

    Joanna MacLean, MD

    Psychiatrist, Women’s Behavioral Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Recipient, Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry; Clinical interests include psychiatric issues unique to women, including mood and anxiety disorders particularly related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum period and menopause.

    Monica O’Neal, PsyD

    Private Practice, Boston; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Former Staff Psychologist, Eating Disorders Team, Diversity Committee, and Grand Rounds Coordinator, Harvard University Health Services; Psychology Consultant and Contributor to various media outlets.

    Katherine Peeler, MD

    Expert on health and health rights of detained immigrant children and adults; Pediatric Critical Care Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital; Medical Director, Harvard Medical School Asylum Clinic; Instructor of Pediatrics, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Recipient, Geisel School of Medicine Young Alumni Award and Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Faculty Award.

    William Schleyer, MD

    Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Consult Service, Emergency Department, Everett Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance.

    Arielle Schwartz, PhD

    Private Practice in Boulder, Colorado providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation; Developer of Resilience-Informed Therapy which applies research on trauma recovery to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model

    Leah Soumerai, LICSW

    Clinical Social Worker, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration and Victims of Violence Programs; Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School

    Robert Stickgold, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Sleep and Cognition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Published over 100 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature, and Nature Neuroscience. His work has been written up in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Seed Magazine.

    Tia Tucker, MD, MPH

    Family Medicine and Primary Care, Malden, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Barent Walsh, PhD

    Expert in the topic of self-destructive behavior; Executive Director, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts; Author, Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide; Co-Author, Self-Mutilation: Theory, Research and Treatment

    Kate Zona, PhD

    Psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration and Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

  • Accreditation
    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers and Family Therapists

    This program has been approved for a total of 14.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approval Authorization Number D 90643-3. NY Social Workers: Cambridge Health Alliance, Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 14.0 contact hours have been approved.

    This activity has been certified by New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education, Certificate # PC-041160 for a total of 14 contact hours. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    Counselors and Educators

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits.

    Nurses

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements.

    Physician Assistants

    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

    ABMS/ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    • Medical Knowledge
    IOM Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Disclosure Policy

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for Traumatic Stress is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

    Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: Traumatic Stress

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $420.00
    View Refund Policy


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy


    Resident/Fellow

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.


Four children laughing in front of chalkboardSchool Mental Health: Treating Students K-12

Feb 4th & 5th, 8:10AM - 5:05PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Nancy Rappaport, MD
Christopher Willard, PsyD

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    Despite our new reality of mostly virtual-based instruction for children and adolescents, many of the same school-related issues and struggles exist, some of which are exacerbated under the additional weight of pandemic-related mental health effects. We'll review pertinent topics that providers and educators frequently encounter, and discuss how we can guide our students toward better mental health and resilience.

  • Course Detail

    School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12

    As we continue to navigate the pandemic and schools return to in-person learning, clinicians and educators will need to address its many effects on the mental health of children in the evolving ‘new normal’ school environment. This course will equip participants with up-to-date knowledge and skills to enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school.

    Topics will encompass fostering open communication around racial diversity and gender/sexuality, preventive strategies for substance abuse and suicide, pharmacotherapy for mental health disorders, interactive case studies in school safety assessment and cognitive processing speed, engaging youth via healing-centered and performance psychology skills, and applying lessons from family therapy with challenging families. The emphasis is on practical and timely clinical information and skills based on emerging research, evidence-based practices, and innovative learning strategies.

    *NEW* for this year is a hybrid format with an option to attend in-person or via online livestream. Mental health and health clinicians, educators, school administrators, researchers, and others interested in the development and treatment of school-aged children and adolescents will gain updated knowledge and skills via a mix of didactic lectures, case studies, panel discussions and Q&A.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Describe new ways to approach diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to student mental health
    • Review the current psychopharmacological medications for student mental health conditions
    • Identify the social and mental health issues facing LGBTQ students
    • More effectively assess safety risks for students, both within and outside of school
    • Describe the process of hospitalization for mental health issues
    • Cultivate protective factors against mental illness and suicide
    • Explain the impact of processing speed on behavioral issues such as aggression
    • Review current updates and preventive strategies for substance abuse
    • Devise strategies to build strong, healing relationships with students struggling with PTSD
    • Identify insights from family systems theory that can enable better collaboration and community in school systems
    • Assess the level and extent of stress of the coronavirus pandemic in students, and provide effective coping methods
    • Develop post-pandemic resiliency strategies for students and staff
    Target Audience

    This course is targeted to psychologists, nurses and social workers. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in pediatrics and adolescent, psychology and mental health.

    Course Directors

    Nancy Rappaport, MD
    Christopher Willard, PsyD

  • Agenda

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome
    Speakers: Nancy Rappaport, MD, Christopher Willard, PsyD
    8:20 AM - 9:50 AM Racial Diversity in Schools
    Speaker: Howard Stevenson, PhD
    9:50 AM - 10:50 AM How to Have Tough Talks on Gender/Sexuality
    Speaker: Peter Daniolos, MD
    10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Break
    11:10 AM - 12:10 PM Pharmacotherapy Update
    Speaker: Deborah Kulick, MD
    12:10 PM - 1:25 PM Lunch Break
    1:25 PM - 3:25 PM School Safety Assessments with Case
    Speakers: Sarah Goodrum, PhD, Nancy Rappaport, MD
    3:25 PM - 3:45 PM Break
    3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Hospitalizations/Suicide Prevention
    Speakers: Larry Berkowitz, EdD, Nicholas Carson, MD

    Saturday, February 5, 2022

    8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome Day 2
    Speakers: Nancy Rappaport, MD, Christopher Willard, PsyD
    8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Substance Abuse: Update and Preventive Strategies for Schools Post-COVID
    Speakers: Michelle Lipinski, Dana Sarvey, MD, Kevin Simon, MD
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM How to Incorporate Performance Psychology Skills into Everyday Parenting/ How to Help Youth Deal with Disappointment
    Speaker: Jonathan Jenkins, PsyD
    10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Break
    10:50 AM - 12:20 PM Processing Speed with Case
    Speaker: Ellen Braaten, PhD
    12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Managing Trauma at School/Building Relationships with Traumatized Kids
    Speaker: Sam Himelstein, PhD
    1:20 PM - 2:35 PM Lunch Break
    2:35 PM - 4:05 PM Lessons from Family Therapy on Dealing with Challenging Families
    Speakers: Dorothy Kelleher, PhD, Albert John Sargent, III, MD, Tyrone Williams, MD
    4:05 PM - 5:05 PM Healing-Centered Engagement for Adults and Youth
    Speaker: Christina Villarreal, PhD
    5:05 PM - 5:05 PM Close Day 2
  • Faculty
    Larry Berkowitz, EdD

    Psychologist, Co-Founder and Director, Riverside Trauma Center; Executive Committee member, Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and Co-Chair, Northeast Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention; Teaching Associate in Psychology part-time, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Ellen Braaten, PhD

    Executive Director of Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; most recent book: Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up.

    Nicholas Carson, MD

    Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Services and Clinical Research Associate, Health Equity Research Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

    Peter Daniolos, MD

    Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, University of Iowa Health Care

    Sarah Goodrum, PhD

    Senior Research Associate in Violence Prevention, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado Boulder; Co-author, Colorado School Safety Guide for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Co-PI on an evaluation of the training for the Colorado Threat Assessment and Management Protocol in partnership with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center.

    Sam Himelstein, PhD

    Psychologist, Founder, and President, Center for Adolescent Studies; Author, A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents, Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum, and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (forthcoming).

    Jonathan Jenkins, PsyD

    Assistant in Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Dorothy Kelleher, PhD

    Psychologist, Cambridge Teen Health Center, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Deborah Kulick, MD

    Private Practice, Consultant, and Attending Psychiatrist, School Based Health Centers, Cambridge Health Alliance; Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Michelle Lipinski

    Principal, Northshore Recovery High School; Founder, I Can Help

    Nancy Rappaport, MD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Consultant, School-Based Programs, Cambridge Health Alliance; Co-Author, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.

    Albert John Sargent, III, MD

    Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Vice Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Dana Sarvey, MD

    Associate Medical Director, Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program, McLean Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Kevin Simon, MD

    Private Practice; Addiction Medicine and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital; Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Howard Stevenson, PhD

    Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division, and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Executive Director, Racial Empowerment Collaborative.

    Christina Villarreal, PhD

    Faculty Director, Teacher Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Christopher Willard, PsyD

    Psychologist and Educational Consultant, Boston; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Board of Directors, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Author, Growing Up Mindful, Raising Resilience, Alphabreaths, The Breathing Book.

    Tyrone Williams, MD

    Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Cambridge; Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Accreditation
    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers a total of 14 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers and Family Therapists

    Application for social work continuing education credit has been submitted to the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work and to New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy for LMFT professional continuing education for a total of 14 credits. NY Social Workers: Cambridge Health Alliance, Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 14 contact hours have been approved. The states of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapists.

    Counselors and Educators

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits.

    Nurses Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements.

    Physician Assistants

    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

    ABMS/ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism
    • Medical Knowledge
    IOM Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Disclosure Policy

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12 is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

    Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    This year we are pleased to offer Two registration options: in-person and online livestream. Please note that for both options the course materials (i.e. syllabus) will be provided as digital pdfs. In addition, sessions will be recorded and, for those faculty giving their permission, the recordings will be available for all participants (both in-person and online) to view for 30 days post-conference.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12 - In-Person

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $450.00
    View Refund Policy


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $350.00
    View Refund Policy


    Resident/Fellow

    $350.00
    View Refund Policy


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $350.00
    View Refund Policy

    Course Registration: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12 - Livestream

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $420.00
    View Refund Policy


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy


    Resident/Fellow

    $320.00
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    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $320.00
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    Tuition includes electronic syllabus and refreshments at break(s).

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More courses in 2022

Jan 21–22 Diversity in Mental Health Practice
Feb 1 - Mar 1  Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier
Feb 4–5  School Mental Health
Mar 4–5  Treating the Addictions
Apr 1–2  The Age of Anxiety
May 6–7  Meditation and Psychotherapy


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Karen Kuc, MPH
Director

Nancy Felsheim, MSM Psychiatry CE Coordinator

Judy Reiner Platt, Ed.D.
Director Emerita

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