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Diana Fosha, PhD, AEDP Founder, and SueAnne Piliero, PhD present: The Use of Portrayals to Transform Trauma & Self in AEDP. Friday, 4/6, Lexington MA. A day long seminar. PORTRAYALS are a POWERFUL therapeutic TOOL in AEDP used for HEALING past, present, and (the imagined) future. Our goal in this workshop is to educate and show via VIDEOS OF ACTUAL THERAPY SESSIONS how portrayals help patients to TRANSFORM TRAUMA. 5.5CE.


FREE Suicide Prevention CEU Trainings. The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley offers 4 FREE trainings on suicide prevention. One training focuses on middle aged men and suicide (2 hours) the other three focus on elder suicide (2, 4, or 8 hours). CEUs offered at all trainings. For more information or to schedule a training contact Anna: apeicott@FSMV.orgor 978-327-6672,


Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals. Friday, March 23 West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA Earn 6 CEUs! Speakers: Larry Berkowitz, EdD, and Jim McCauley, LICSW, of Riverside Trauma Center. Training will help participants assess people at risk of suicide and develop a safety plan. Details and registration:


Save the Date for Massachusetts Children's Alliance's 8th Annual Statewide Conference - Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation. Tuesday, May 1 Framingham, MA Keynote: Mary Mazzio, Writer/Director/Producer of the documentary film "I AM JANE DOE," and Jessica Soto, Ropes & Gray Associate featured in the film, which chronicles the battle on behalf of child victims of sex trafficking on the classified advertising website Workshops include: mental health treatment for child victims of abuse and exploitation, vicarious trauma and resiliency, investigation of child pornography, prosecution of child sexual abuse, and more. Registration opens March 1st. For more information, visit CEUs have been applied for through NASW-MA.


The Home for Little Wanderers & J.W. Freiberg present LONELINESS & THE POWER OF PERMANENCY. A day long symposium focusing on the ever-increasing chronic disconnection and loneliness in the child welfare system. 6 CEUs offered (MSW/LMHC). Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston. Speakers: J.W. Freiberg, Ph.D., J.D.; Amy Banks, M.D.; Jacqueline Olds, M.D. and Richard Schwartz M.D.; Lesli Suggs, LICSW; Gov. Deval Patrick; Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. Register today at


Level I Gentle Reprocessing Workshop - A Simple Technique to Dissolve Trauma - May 18-19, 2018 at Clark University. Come learn this easy to learn and use technique to help you dissolve your clients's traumas, thus relieving their anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or phobias. This two day experiential workshop offers 12 CEUs and a 40 page manual. At the end, you will be ready to use Gentle with your clients. Contact: or Diane Spindler at 508-340-6055


68th Annual Convention of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. Join us for the 68th Annual Convention of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport NACSW 2018 will be held in Hartford CT October 25-28. Called to Serve Faithfully in a Rapidly Changing World. Keynote Speakers are Dr. Lisa Miller and Rev. Eugene Rivers. Network and worship with members from around the US and Canada. Choose from 125 workshops and poster sessions and earn up to 19.75 continuing education contact hours. Register today at or call 888-426-4712 /


Vinfen's Moving Images Film Festival. Vinfen’s Film Festival on March 24th will explore the risks people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges take through six inspirational films and panel discussions. Applications for Social Work CEs have been submitted. Event is free. For information and registration:


36th Annual Regional Social Work Conference. Save the Date! Western New England University will host the 36th annual Regional Social Work Conference Wednesday, May 23, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join us for the region's largest conference for human services professionals. Attend workshops to gain new insight and expertise while earning 6 CEUs. Topics include personal development, families, adolescents and children, elderly, multicultural, mental and physical health, and substance abuse and recovery. Learn more at


Become an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Interested in becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist? South Shore Sexual Health Center in Quincy, MA offers a year-long program, providing all Core Knowledge Courses and Skills Training CEU's necessary for certification. Students may register for the entire program or for individual courses. Supervision available. Call us at 6178041499.


ENHANCING SELF-COMPASSION FOR THERAPISTS - MARCH 23 (6 CEs). Sponsored by NH Psychological Association. Join leading expert in trauma and therapist self-care, Dr. Karen Saakvitne, in an experiential workshop that emphasizes specific strategies to build resilience. For details & early bird rates: Visit


AEDP Institute presents: 2 One-Week Retreats in the Boston (area). AEDP for Couples Hybrid Course: Learning & Embodying AEDPfC David Mars, PhD and Karen Pando-Mars, MFT Apr. 23-27, 2018 Auburndale, MA This course presents the theory and practice of AEDP for Couples & experiential exercises to help participants somatically track and affectively regulate two people at a time in couple treatment. AEDP Immersion: Spend 5 Transformational Days with Diana Fosha, PhD The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience Oct. 9-13, 2018 Lexington, MA. Contact: 866-992-9399 x 105 or Register Online:


Salem State University School of Social Work Professional Development for Social Work Professionals March-June, 2018. Workshops include: • Assessment and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction • Effects and Impact of Trauma on Children and Families • Intermediate Motivational Interviewing • Introduction to Mental Health Neuroscience • Multisystemic Equity in Social Work Practice: Inquiry and Change • Photography as a Path to Healing • Self-Help Groups: An Integral Component for Long-term Recovery • Supervision in Times of Trauma • Trauma, Attachment, Loss and Narrative Therapy • Trauma-Informed Animal Assisted Therapy • Trauma Informed Care • Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress: Applications for Clinical Practice Registration at Consider one of our social work degree options at Salem State University School of Social Work! Bachelor of Social Work degree, Master of Social Work degree with options for flexibility in study plans, a Saturday MSW program, Advanced Standing, and our new MSW/School Adjustment Counselor Initial License study plan. Visit


Therapy Training Boston CE Events from March to September. Therapy Training Boston provides continuing education that refuels and inspires. Courses: Monthly Friday Afternoon Narrative Therapy Course with Corky Becker, PhD, starting Friday March 16, 2018. 12 CEs. Informational Interviews for Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy start on Friday March 9. Course begins on September 14; we meet all day Friday approximately once a month with a weekend retreat in October, 81 CEs. Attend a group informational interview for an orientation to the course to see if it a good fit for you. Workshops: Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens on April 10 & 11 with Richard Schwartz, PhD. 12 CEs; The Crisis in Masculinity on May 15 with Terry Real, LICSW. 5CEs; High Conflict Divorce: Legal Context and Family Therapy on June 1 & 2 with Jane Appell, PhD, John Baker, PhD, and Corky Becker, PhD. 9 CEs; Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model on July 17 & 18 with Richard Schwartz, PhD; Using Books and Other Story Making Tools to Help Children in Client Families and Our Own on September 28 with Kaethe Weingarten, PhD. Movie + Discussion Nights: Learn from a facilitated discussion about the following films: March 8: The Big Sick, April 5: The Color Purple, May 3: Ladybird. Supervision: Individual supervision and monthly supervision groups facilitated by Liz Brenner, LICSW. For more information go to, email, or call 617-924-9255. Contact us for information about discounts for new social workers in need and those working with marginalized groups in home based settings.


Massachusetts Institute For Psychoanalysis, Inc. (MIP) Open House. HOUSE Wed. February 7, 2018 at 7:30pm The Harvard Faculty Club 20 Quincy St. Cambridge MA EXPLORE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS A Panel of MIP Analysts, Candidates and Fellows Reflect on their Training Experiences and Respond to Questions Visit for details about our Open House and MIP as an institute for comparative psychoanalysis.


The CPS Approach: How to Help Kids with Challenging Behaviors. January 17 - January 19, 2018, Boston MA Learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach directly from Think:Kids Founder and Director, Dr. Stuart Ablon! This 2 ½ day symposium is focused on the assessment, planning and intervention components of the Collaborative Problem Solving model. Parents/professionals interested in becoming more proficient in understanding and helping children/adults with challenging behaviors should attend. 16 CEUs for social workers. To learn more and register, please visit:


EAP ONLINE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM. Register now for the online EAP certificate program offered by the University of Maryland, taught by Professor Dale Masi. Students earn 48 Category II CEUS and 48 PDHs. For more information, visit and click on the “REGISTER TODAY” link on the home page.


RESPONDING PROACTIVELY OR PUNITIVELY: Rethinking Prosecution by Service Providers of Those They Serve. Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm Location: MCLE, Boston, MA Host: Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee People with mental health issues receiving services across a range of institutional settings increasingly face the possibility of being arrested and criminally charged for behaviors for which their treatment program is designed to provide care. Youth face this problem in schools or in residential programs. Adults experience this problem in hospital emergency rooms and psychiatric inpatient units. It is also a problem in Massachusetts prisons and in jails. Our expert panelists will discuss: the efficacy and ethics of pressing criminal charges; whether pressing charges is ever justified and whether it helps maintain institutional order and prevent violence; policies/practices and trainings various settings can implement; whether there are allies among facility administrators and employees and within the district attorney offices and courts; and, when charges are filed, how we can best defend people with mental health issues in the criminal court setting and through the civil litigation process. For Registration and CE credits details go to


Dementia Beyond Disease; Dr. G. Allen Power CEU Presentation on October 26, 2017. Care Dimensions presents a free CEU program, Dementia Beyond Disease with Dr. Power, noted geriatrician and author on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Reception at 4:30 p.m., presentation at 5:30 p.m. at Danversport, 161 Elliot Street, Danvers. Register by October 20 online at:


Adoption: Identity Through the Lens of Experience. This multi-media and experiential workshop will be presented Friday, October 6th, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Association Headquarters at 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA. The event includes the viewing of inspired short film Six Word Adoption Memoir (6WAM) 2017, an educational workshop about adoption identity formation, and a panel discussion. Social workers, adoptive parents, foster parents, adoptees, and birth parents will not want to miss this. Social Workers: NASW approved 2 CEUs are included in workshop registration. For event tickets, up-to-date details and parking information go to:


Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Training - First Responder Specific. Resiliency, suicide prevention, survivor support, PTSD, confidentiality, addiction. Focus - first responders and families. October 9-10, 8am-5pm, $50. 8 CECs pending approval. For more information: or


Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England 15th Anniversary Program: Couples on the Brink: Scenes from a (Teetering) Marriage. Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England 15th Anniversary Program: Couples on the Brink: Scenes from a (Teetering) Marriage Saturday, November 18, 2017; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Founder's Room, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA Fees: Member: $50 early bird; $65 after 10/31/17; Non-Member: $65 early bird; $80 after 10/31/17; student (with ID): $25 In celebration of the 15th anniversary of our Couple Therapy training Program, the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE) will present a conference, chaired by Joe Shay, PhD, focusing on a very common challenge faced by couple therapists. May couples arrive at our offices on the brink of separation or divorce. This can result in dicey, if not at times agonizing, experiences for the therapist. What if one member wants out and the other doesn't? What if they both want out and we think they can work this out? Is one member going through the motions briefly but planning to leave, and have they perhaps come to therapy too late to make any use of it? Does it matter to us if there are children in the picture? What place do the subjective feelings of the therapist hold in the therapy, and how does the therapist manage this additional complexity? To address how the therapist assesses these situations and intervenes, we will use as a jumping off point the couple Rebecca and Jack from the popular TV drama, This Is Us. We will show video clips from the actual TV show followed by brief excerpts from filmed mock therapy sessions. The roles of Rebecca and Jack and the therapists will be played by PCFINE faculty and alumni. These excerpts, as well as clips from three powerful movies, will serve as a springboard for discussion by several PCFINE faculty members striving to explore the general questions above. For continuing education information, please call the PCFINE office at 781-433-0906 or email


Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing. Easily incorporate Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into your clinical practice to help your clients heal from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related ANS disorders. Program evolved from the successful yoga protocol used to address combat stress in US military personnel based in Kirkuk, Iraq (Stoller et al, 2012, AJOT). Highly experiential; 125-pg. manual; no yoga experience necessary. Learn versions for mat, chair, and mixed mobility groups. Faculty: Lynn Stoller, MS, OTR/L, C-IAYT & Maj. (Ret.) Jeffrey Sargent, MS, C-IAYT. Visit or call 339-225-0084.


October offerings at BUSSW Professional Education Program. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, for Children and Adolescence with Chip Wilder ; November 28th//9am-4pm//6 CECs//; New Approaches for Challenging Students,Fran Kuehn, LICSW, M.Ed.; Clinical Social Worker, Brookline Public Schools; October 20th and October 27th, 4pm-7pm// 6 CECs// $110;"Dreaming Our Way Home: Resolving Nightmares and Working with Dreams in Clinical Practice"; Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW, November 3rd, 2017, 9am-4pm, 6 CECs, $110. More programs: 617-353-3756,


Medicare Made Easy/Online Program. Learn Medicare at your own pace, anytime, and anywhere with Medicare Interactive Pro, the online curriculum powered by the Medicare Rights Center. MI Pro makes it easy to become “Medicare smart,” so you can help your clients make their way through the Medicare maze. Up to 12 CEs. For more information, visit:


Love, Sex & Self-Respect: Your Body Holds the Keys. "Love, Sex & Self-Respect: Your Body Holds the Keys" Fall Bioenergetic Conference, Oct 18 - 22, 2017 at the beautiful Essex Woods Conference Center & Retreat, Essex, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis. Workshops, keynote talks & experiential groups. An opportunity to learn about this unique body-oriented approach to psychotherapy. Earn 17 CEUs, meet colleagues, enjoy the setting. For more information and registration go to: Do you wonder about other ways to help your clients, especially to feel more loved, have more pleasurable sexuality and/or respect themselves more fully? Do you wish to have more tools and techniques to address their underlying unhappiness? Although people express it differently, often beneath the suffering which brings clients to the attention of social workers, lies a desire to experience more of the joy of love, the pleasure possible with sexuality, and the good feeling of self-respect. Love, sexuality and self-respect are not merely mental constructs, however. They are rooted in bodily sensation and experience. Bioenergetic therapy includes working directly with the body in addition to talking, and provides social workers with tools and techniques to help people expand their capacity to enjoy life. When a person’s body is chronically tense from anxiety, depleted from depression, or overwhelmed by painful memories from PTSD, for example, their body lacks a capacity to enjoy positive feelings and experiences. The person may be riddled with doubt, pain, shame, self-hatred, or braced from a history of violations and may not be aware of the tensions or numbness in their body. Simply talking about these issues may not get to the root of the problems. The body based methods of Bioenergetic Therapy help people to increase their body awareness, free their bodies from tension, and develop more tolerance for feeling. Chronic physical tensions which underlie common mental health conditions are generally developed in early childhood experience. The person is often not aware of the tension and they may not identify chronic bodily experience as a root of their pain. Further, in our culture, we are often shy or embarrassed to talk about issues such as sexual experience and our longing for love. As social workers, our job includes encouraging our clients to explore these underlying issues. Working towards having more love, pleasurable sex and self-respect often initially means working through shame, fear, self hatred, guilt, grief and anger. Bioenergetic Therapy includes both stretching and physical work to release tensions, guidance to develop a stronger sense of boundaries and more connection to the ground, and exercises for releasing emotions that may be blocked or were unacceptable in the past. It also includes a healing therapeutic relationship where the person can experience a welcoming response from the environment to their natural loving feelings and their sexuality. In this way a person can claim more of their capacity to enjoy life - including loving relationships, pleasurable sexuality and healthy self-respect. Interested to learn more about this unique approach? Come to the workshop sponsored by NASW on Sept 15. Or attend the fall Bioenergetic conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis at the Essex Woods Conference Center & Retreat, Oct 18 - 22. Go to: Contact:


Psychodynamic Couple & Family Institute of New England, 15th Anniversary Program--Couples on the Brink: Scenes from a (Teetering) Marriage. Psychodynamic Couple & Family Institute of New England, 15th Anniversary Program--Couples on the Brink: Scenes from a (Teetering) Marriage. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill. Director: Joe Shay, PhD; Cast: Paul Efthim, PhD,, Belinda Friedrich, LICSW, Jerry Gans, MD, David Goldfinger, PhD, Barbara Keezell, LICSW, Mary Kiely, PhD, Mark O'Connell, PhD, Jennifer Stone, PhD. This conference, inspired by the television series "This Is Us," will focus on a very common issue faced by the couple's therapist. Many couples arrive at the office on the brink of divorce. This can result in several dicey situations for the therapist. What if one member wants out and the other doesn't. What if they both want out and the therapist thinks they can work this out? What if both want to remain a couple and the therapist sees disaster looming? Does it mater to us if there are children in the picture? How does the therapist assess these situations? Do the subjective feelings of the therapist hold an important place in the therapy or is this very subjectivity a complication? To address these questions among others, we will focus on Rebecca and Jack, the couple in the popular television drama, "This Is Us." We will show video clips from the television show followed by video sessions of Jack and Rebecca (performed by two of our PCFINE members) in therapy with two different therapists. These sessions will then be examined by several senior discussants from our PCFINE community striving to make sense of what is happening in these sessions as well as addressing the general questions above. For more information, please visit our website at or contact the administrator at 781-433-0906 or


Therapy Training Boston. Therapy Training Boston provides continuing education that refuels and inspires. Fall Courses: Intensive Certificate Program in Family Systems Therapy starting September 8, 2017 in Watertown MA. Monthly Master Series in Couple Therapy starting November 1, 2017 with Corky Becker, Esther Perel, John Sargent, Mona Fishbane, Sue Hallowell, Jil Fischer, Stuart Simon and Sharona Halpern in Auburndale MA. Fall Workshops: Shifting Families Towards Acceptance and Connection: Strategies for Helping When a Youth Comes Out as Transgender or Non-Binary on October 20 with Melissa MacNish in Waltham MA. Improving Provider Communication and Shared Decision Making with Multicultural Clients on November 17 with Margarita Alegria in Cambridge MA. Movie + Discussion Nights on the theme of learning from Black Lives: Hidden Figures on October 12; I Am Not Your Negro on November 9; Selma on December 7 in Watertown MA. Join us! For more information: or call 617-924-9255


Human Service Conference - Through Her Eyes. Human Service Conference - Through Her Eyes presented by CHD in partnership with Cambridge College, is a professional conference packed with best practices, practical workshops, inspirational keynotes, and high-quality networking for anyone working in social work, direct care, education, or other helping professions. With a focus on at-risk girls and young women, this conference will provide you with tools to better serve vulnerable populations. CEUS PROVIDED. REGISTER TODAY: CHD.ORG/THROUGHHEREYES. Contact: Evan Crimmins,, 413-439-2111


The Road Back Home: Supporting the Journey of Military Families 18th Annual Loss and Trauma Conference Wednesday, September 13, 2017-Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA 6 CEU’s, breakfast, lunch- World Renowned Trauma Expert Speakers Keynote Presenters: Brian Fleming-Charles Hoge-Catherine Mogil Choice of 6 different afternoon workshops. For more information: Email: for more information and to register.


Quality Assurance & Program Evaluation | Bullying, Teen Aggression, and Social Media | Legislative Advocacy | Yoga for Healing. Quality Assurance & Program Evaluation September 8th, 2017 // 9:00 am – 12:00 pm // 3 CECS // $65 Amy Donahue, MSW, MBA, Vice President at Quality Management and Advocates, Inc. Bullying, Teen Aggression, and Social Media September 16th, 2017 // 9:00 am – 3:00 pm // 5 CEC // $95 Elizabeth Kandel Englander, PhD, Director of Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University. Legislative Advocacy October 3rd, 2017 // 9:00 am – 4:00 pm // 6 CECs // $110 Reva Stein, MSW, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition. Yoga for Healing October 13th and 14th, 2017 // 9:00 am – 4:00 pm // 12 CECs // $220 Alexis Marbach, MPH, Program Manager, Health and Disability Working Group, Boston University School of Public Health. More programs: 617-353-3756,


Strategies for Engaging Diverse Youth & Families provided by Trauma To Wellness. Free event, 3.0 CEUs, free lunch. September 15, 2017 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register here: Contact for more information:


"Shifting the Narrative: Helping Adolescents Recover from Traumatic Grief and Suicide Loss" by Riverside Trauma Center. Presentations: "Making Sense of the Map: Journeying with Teens Through Traumatic Grief and Helping Them Identify Healing Connections" by Stephanie Handel, LICSW, child and family therapist, Wendt Center for Loss and Healing; "Can User-Generated Content (Still) Save Lives?" by Christopher Gandin Le, CEO, Emotion Technology. 10/20/17; Natick. Pre-registration. Application for 5.5 hrs CEUs submitted. Contact: or visit:


Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)/Newton, Brookline, Needham. Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP), K-5 curriculum addressing verbal, physical, known person sexual assault. Empowers with important life skills. Begins 10-29. 19 CE. Contact Gail Sommer, Director:


Male Engagement Institute (12 CEUs at A Discounted Rate). Male Engagement Institute (12 CEUs) Price: $100.00 DAY 1 Engaging Fathers & Families in Clinical, Education and Communal Settings Date: August 11, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CEUs DAY 2 A Seat At The Table: What Female Service Providers Should Know About Engaging Men Date: August 12, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CEUs. Please Contact:


Simmons College School of Social Work Please join us for our PhD information session on November 9th at 6:00 pm. The information session is a great opportunity to learn more about our PhD program by meeting the Director, Faculty and current students. To RSVP to attend our information session, please visit We are accepting applications for fall 2018. - 617-521.3939 - Boston, Massachusetts.

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