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2022 Conference Schedule

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Rainbow paitined face of a young personSex, Sexuality and Gender: The Transition to Adulthood

Sep 9 - Oct 7, Fridays from 12:00PM - 1:30PM
5-week webinar series

Faculty Course Directors:
Marshall Forstein, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School and CHA
Cindy Telingator, MD
Senior Consultant, Director of Education and Training, Gender and Sexuality Consultation Service, CHA

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  • Overview

    We continue our exploration of sexuality and gender throughout the life cycle with a focus on the particular needs of youth growing into young adults. We'll review aspects of identity formation such as culture, race, class and religion, plus discuss how clinicians can more confidently converse with young adults and collaborate with HCP colleagues to ensure more comprehensive mental health care for their transitional age patients.

  • Course Detail

    Sex, Sexuality, and Gender: The Transition to Adulthood

    In recent years there has been increasing attention paid to issues of sexuality and gender in the treatment of patients across the age and developmental spectrum. The period of life when adolescents transition to adulthood is an especially complex time. Young adults are navigating their individual internal growth alongside other developmental changes, relational issues and psychosocial stressors. Critically, the onset of major mental health disorders happens most often in this age group, further complicating their healthcare needs. Finally, there are well-documented issues with the continuity of care as youth transition out of pediatric practices and into adult primary care.

    Alongside awareness of these general systemic gaps, clinicians need to be especially attuned to how each individual patient's sensuality, sexuality, sexual and gender identity intersect with their overall mental health during this key transitional stage. However, many practicing clinicians were not taught these relevant concepts or developed skills during their training curricula; many have not received even basic training in this area, leading to inadequate provision of care that addresses the whole patient.

    This series is designed to fill training gaps for all mental health disciplines, and for those who specifically treat young adults. Join us for valuable and practical insights, lively discussions, and plenty of time each week devoted to answering audience questions.

    Who Should Attend

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Counselors
    • Family Therapists

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Evaluate the developmental stage of each patient and devise tailored treatment plans that address their particular mental health needs
    • Outline how cultural influences, including social media, have expanded and constricted expression of gender/sexuality
      Identify how race, culture, gender, religion, and class affect sexuality and gender identity formation in transitional age youth and their families
    • Develop skills and increase comfort in discussing topics relevant to sensuality, sexuality, sexual and gender identity
    • Identify the clinician's own complex countertransference in working with transitional age patients
    •  Discuss the importance of collaboration and communication between mental health and other HCPs around pertinent issues related to medical and mental health for transitional age youth

    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 Core Competencies:

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, September 9, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Tasks of Sensual, Sexual and Gender Identity Development; Working with Transitional Age Youth and Families
    Treniece Lewis Harris
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Marshall Forstein, Cynthia J. Telingator and Treniece Lewis Harris

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The Process of Identity Formation for Sexual and Gender Minorities
    Nathalie Szilagyi
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Marshall Forstein, Cynthia J. Telingator, Nathalie Szilagyi

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Intersectional Identity Development
    Cecil Webster
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Cynthia J. Telingator, Marshall Forstein and Cecil Webster

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Development of Relationships and the Role of Attachment
    Ron-Li Liaw
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Marshall Forstein, Cynthia J. Telingator and Ron-Li Liaw

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Communication: Talking Openly about Sensuality, Sexuality and Gender in a Therapeutic Setting
    Serena Chang
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Serena Chang, Marshall Forstein and Cynthia J. Telingator
  • Faculty
    Serena Chang, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    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

    Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD

    Associate Professor and Program Director, Master's Program in Counseling Psychology, Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College
    Assistant Professor, part-time, Harvard Medical School
    Founder of CULTURA Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC

    Ron-Li Liaw, MD

    Mental Health In-Chief, Cannon Y. & Lyndia Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair, Pediatric
    Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado
    Visiting Professor, Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Division Director of Child and Adolescent
    Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Nathalie Szilagyi, MD

    Instructor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine and Yale Gender Program
    Director, Greenwich Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (GCAP)

    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
    Co-Chair, Women’s Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Cecil Webster, Jr., MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Lecturer in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Consultant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 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

    Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at cme@challiance.org for the status of social work CE accreditation. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 7.5 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (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 for 7.5 credits.

    Family Therapists

    An application has been submitted to the 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. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    For the purpose of recertification, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 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

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found here.

    Disclosure Policies

    In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationships they have to companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

    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 judgement 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: The Transition to Adulthood is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Prices include CME credit, electronic syllabus and access to recordings for 30 days after the course.

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. 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: The Transition to Adulthood

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $250.00 / ($225 if registered by August 11, 2022)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 11, 2022)


    Resident/Fellow

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 11, 2022)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 11, 2022)

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.


Two hands together up close.Treating Couples: Surmounting Challenges

Sep 22 - Oct 20, 12 PM - 1:30PM
5-week webinar series


Faculty Course Directors:
Elizabeth Brenner, LICSW
Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jill Elka Harkaway, EdD
Senior Faculty and Consultant, Couples and Family Therapy, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

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  • Overview

    This course will focus on doing effective relational work in the midst of specific challenges in couple therapy including working with trauma, interpersonal violence and reluctance to change, as well as working with challenges the therapist brings from their own history.

  • Course Detail

    Treating Couples: Surmounting Challenges

    Couples therapy presents complexity unlike any other form of therapy, and today's couples therapists need to address increasingly difficult situations. Effective couples therapy requires clinicians to understand and address many relational challenges in an intimate context that can sometimes invite defensiveness and repetition of problematic patterns. In addition, the persistent stress of the pandemic and its effect on our socio-political-cultural contexts has been a strain on couples and therapists alike.

    This course will focus on doing effective relational work in the midst of specific challenges in individual therapy including working with trauma, interpersonal violence and reluctance to change, as well as working with challenges the therapist brings from their own history. These topics will be considered with regard to diverse populations and working efficiently despite challenges. We will also enhance participants' learning about the therapeutic position of a couples therapist, including ways to efficiently understand and help people change patterns using concepts from the Single Session Delivery Model, Narrative, Solution Focused and Collaborative Language approaches, the Collaborative Change Model, and enhancing our understanding of the Person of the Therapist as a tool to work effectively across differences.

    Our new format this year of a 5-week online series will devote 90 minutes to each topic in order to delve deeper and allow ample time for audience interaction and questions. Clinicians will gain key strategies to help advance their treatment skills and improve their effectiveness.

    Who Should Attend

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Counselors
    • Family Therapists

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe two practices to invite couple members to work on their part of the problem pattern that prevents them from living their preferred lives.
    • Identify two micro and two macro recursive steps of the Collaborative Change Model that can be used with couples in which trauma is a factor.
    • Outline three strategies to avoid reflexively siding with an individual client’s view of the relationship.
    • List three concepts from the Single Session Therapy Approach that will enrich their current clinical work with couples.
    • Describe two interventions related using one’s own personal life to strengthen and deepen one’s clinical skills with couples.

    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 Core Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Course Directors

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

  • Agenda

    Thursday, September 22, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Working with Trauma and Interpersonal Violence: The Collaborative Change Model
    Mary Jo Barrett
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion / Q&A
    Mary Jo Barrett, Elizabeth Brenner, Jill Harkaway

    Thursday, September 29, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Moving Beyond Blame: Inviting Partners to Take Responsibility for Change
    Elizabeth Brenner
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion / Q&A
    Elizabeth Brenner, Jill Harkaway

    Thursday, October 6, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Seeing Beyond the Person in the Room: Couple-sensitive Individual Therapy
    Bill Doherty
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Bill Doherty, Elizabeth Brenner, Jill Harkaway

    Thursday, October 13, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Optimizing Therapeutic Efficiency: Applying Concepts from a Single-Session Delivery Model to Short- & Longer-term Couples Work
    Monica Sesma
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Monica Sesma, Elizabeth Brenner, Jill Harkaway

    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The Person of the Therapist: Understanding the History and Identities We Bring to Couples Work
    Harry Aponte
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Harry Aponte, Elizabeth Brenner, Jill Harkaway
  • Faculty
    Harry Aponte, MSW, LCSW, LMFT

    Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

    Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

    Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Center for Contextual Change

    Elizabeth Brenner, LICSW

    Supervisor, Couples and Family Therapy Program, Cambridge Health Alliance, Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director, Therapy Training Boston

    Bill Doherty, PhD

    Professor, Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

    Monica Sesma, PhD, RSW, RMFT

    Assistant Professor, Couple and Family Therapy Program, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

  • 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 virtual activity for a maximum of 7.5 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

    Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at cme@challiance.org for the status of social work CE accreditation. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 7.5 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (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 for 7.5 credits.

    Family Therapists

    An application has been submitted to the 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. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    For the purpose of recertification, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 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.

    Disclosure Policies

    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 financial relationships with ineligible companies so that HMS may identify and mitigate 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 judgement 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: Surmounting Challenges is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Electronic syllabus and access to recordings for 30 days after the course are included.

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. 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: Surmounting Challenges

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $250.00 / ($225 if registered by August 24, 2022)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 24, 2022)


    Resident/Fellow

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 24, 2022)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by August 24, 2022)

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.

Caring For Your Whole PatientCaring for Your Whole Patient: Addressing Mental Health in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions

Nov 4 - 5, 2022
In-person conference, Hyatt Regency Boston

Faculty Course Directors:
Ellie Grossman, MD
Internist and Primary Care Lead for Behavioral Health Integration, CHA; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Astrea Greig, PsyD
Psychologist and Clinical Regional Manager, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, CHA; Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Lisa Rosenfeld, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist, CHA, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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  • Overview

    In recent years, health systems and care providers across medical specialties have become increasingly aware of the unmet mental health needs of patients. We are pleased to introduce this new course that focuses on helping clinicians who treat chronic diseases to better address the mental health of their patients. Interactive workshops in small groups will enhance skills in specific behavioral techniques. Join us as we return to the in-person format!

  • Course Detail

    Caring for Your Whole Patient: Addressing Mental Health in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions

    In recent years, health systems and care providers across medical specialties have become increasingly aware of the unmet mental health needs of patients. Further, there is growing appreciation for the dynamic interplay between patients’ medical and mental health outcomes.

    Due to frequent contact with patients, primary care providers and specialists who treat chronic medical conditions are well-positioned to assess and address the mental health of their patients. However, barriers—such as uncertainty about how to ask about non-medical concerns, interventions available to patients who screen positive, and stigma against mental illness—can interfere with the provision of appropriate care and exacerbate disparities in health outcomes.

    This conference will bring together clinicians who treat individuals with chronic medical conditions and empower them to treat the whole patient. Topics include overcoming one’s own existing stigma, screening patients for mental health concerns, deepening one’s understanding of the behavioral health ecosystem, and identifying supplementary resources in the community. Most importantly, the agenda integrates a series of interactive skill-building workshops that will allow participants to practice several behavioral techniques for use in clinical encounters:

    • Motivational interviewing
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral activation
    • Problem-solving therapy

    Participants will leave better equipped to address the mental health of their patients and navigate the system in more complex cases. We hope you will join us!

    Who Should Attend

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Psychologists

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Summarize how stigma around mental health occurs at the systemic and individual levels in the healthcare ecosystem
    • Develop skills to screen for and identify mental health concerns and symptoms in patients with chronic medical illness
    • Improve their confidence and skills to utilize specific behavioral tools, in order to address patients' mental health needs during routine clinical encounters
    • Identify and refer patients to mental health resources available outside of the medical care setting

    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

    IOM Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine Core Competencies:

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 4, 2022

    7:00 - 8:05 AM
    Registration Check-In Onsite

    8:05 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    Ellie Grossman, MD, Astrea Greig, PsyD, Lisa Rosenfeld, MD

    8:15 - 8:30 AM
    Icebreaker Activity
    Ellie Grossman, MD, Astrea Greig, PsyD, Lisa Rosenfeld, MD

    8:30 - 9:15 AM
    Introduction and Epidemiology of Medical & Behavioral Comorbidities
    Ellie Grossman, MD

    9:15- 10:15 AM
    Screening Essentials
    Christopher Lim, MD

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45 - 11:45 AM
    How to Evaluate Patients for Decision-Making Capacity
    Andrew Melaragno, MD, MS

    11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    Your Behavioral Toolbox: Motivational interviewing
    Aaronson Chew, PhD

    1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Lunch

    2:30 - 3:30 PM
    Understanding the Mental/Behavioral Health System of Care
    Astrea Greig, PsyD

    3:30 - 3:45 PM
    Break

    3:45 - 5:15 PM
    Your Behavioral Toolbox: CBT and Behavioral Activation
    Leonard Doerfler, PhD

    5:15 - 5:20 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    8:10 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2

    8:15 - 9:15 AM
    Health Care Disparities in Mental Health Care
    Michael Flores, MPH, PhD

    9:15-10:15 AM
    Exploring Unconscious Bias and Stigma
    Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45- 11:45 AM
    Resources: How to Find Them, Use Them, and Tailor Them to Patient Needs

    11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    Your Behavioral Toolbox: Problem-Solving Therapy
    James Cartreine, PhD

    1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Lunch

    2:30 - 3:30 PM
    Patient Panel: Elevating Voices
    Kate McCurdy

    3:30 - 3:45 PM
    Break

    3:45 - 4:30 PM
    Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan
    Laura Petrillo, MD

    4:30 - 5:15 PM
    The Intersection of Serious Mental Illness and Chronic Medical Illness
    Lisa Rosenfeld, MD

    5:15 - 5:20 PM
    Close Program
  • Faculty
    James Cartreine, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist and Program Lead, Short-Term Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Aaronson Chew, PhD

    Founder, Growth Proof LLC; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

    Distinguished Professor and Associate Chairperson for Research, Department of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology

    Leonard Doerfler, PhD

    Professor of Psychology and Director of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, Assumption University; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School; President, New England Psychological Association; Diplomate and Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy; Consultant, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Michael Flores, MPH, PhD

    Research and Evaluation Scientist, Health Equity Research Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance;
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Kate McCurdy

    Board Chair, Barth Syndrome Foundation

    Christopher Lim, MD

    Assistant Medical Director, Population Health Services, Boston Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

    Andrew Melaragno, MD, MS

    Staff Psychiatrist, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Laura Petrillo, MD

    Director of Training, Mass General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Course Directors

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Ellie Grossman, MD

    Internist and Primary Care Lead for Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Astrea Greig, PsyD

    Psychologist and Clinical Regional Manager, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance, Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Lisa Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

    Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance, 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 14.0AMA 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 14.0 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 14.0 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14.0 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 for 14.0 credits.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    For the purpose of recertification, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center acceptAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity withAMA 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

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found here.

    Disclosure Policies

    In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationships they have to companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

    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 judgement 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 Caring for Your Whole Patient: Addressing Mental Health in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Prices include CME credit, one course book, electronic syllabus and access to recordings for 30 days after the course.

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. ;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: Caring for Your Whole Patient: Addressing Mental Health in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 if registered by October 6, 2022)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 6, 2022)


    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 6, 2022)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 6, 2022)

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.

    Hotel Reservations

    All sessions will be held at Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Ave de Lafayette Boston MA, 02111.

    A block of rooms for the nights of 11/3, 11/4, and 11/5 has been reserved at the hotel for this event, under the group name Cambridge Health Alliance. All reservations must be made, modified, or canceled individually through the hotel’s Reservation Department by visiting this link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BOSTO/G-CHAA, or calling 617-521-6333 or 877-803-7534 and referring to Group Name. Reservations for rooms accessible to guests with disabilities may be made in the same manner. Reservations must be made on or before 10/6/22 to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    Single occupancy: $255

    Double occupancy: $255

    Triple occupancy: $280

    Quadruple occupancy: $305

    Guest room rates are exclusive of applicable taxes and service fees.


Traumatic StressTraumatic Stress: Pathways to Healing

Nov 18 - 19, 2022

In-person conference, Hyatt Regency Boston

Faculty Course Directors:
Kate Zona, PhD
Clinical Social Worker, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School
Leah Soumerai, LICSW
Psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

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  • Overview

    This course provides an overview of perspectives and effective approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. 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.

  • Course Detail

    Traumatic Stress: Pathways to Healing

    This course provides an overview of perspectives and effective approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. 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.

    This year we will review various types of trauma plus common presentations and issues among trauma survivors, with attention to special considerations in treating specific trauma populations including refugees and gender diverse individuals. In addition, we will introduce a complex case vignette and discuss several therapeutic approaches that may be effectively applied. Finally, we will highlight successful strategies to address collective trauma and secondary traumatic stress for clinicians, their teams and their patients via group and community-level interventions.

    Join us for a stimulating mix of lectures, case studies, discussion and Q&A sessions. The course 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.

    Who Should Attend

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Psychologists

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Develop strategies to identify and manage secondary traumatic stress reactions and symptoms in themselves and colleagues
    • Summarize and implement several community-level interventions to address collective trauma
    • Integrate and apply various therapeutic modalities such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CPT, EMDR, IFS, and
    • Psychopharmacology to complex case presentations
    • Synthesize tailored clinical and communication skills to meet the unique needs of different trauma populations such as children, refugees, and the transgender population

    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 Core Competencies:

    • Provide Patient-Centered Care
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    Questions?

    Please contact the Continuing Education Programs with any questions by email or phone at (617) 384-8600.

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 18, 2022

    7:00- 8:05 AM
    Registration Check-In

    8:05-8:15 AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    Leah Soumerai, LICSW, Kate Zona, PhD

    8:15-8:30 AM
    Icebreaker Activity
    Leah Soumerai, LICSW, Kate Zona, PhD

    8:30- 9:15 AM
    International Conflict/War and the Refugee Crisis

    9:15-10:15 AM
    Moral Injury/Secondary Traumatic Stress in First Responders
    Beth Murphy, MD

    10:15-10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45- 11:30 AM
    Racial Trauma

    11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
    Shireen Cama, MD

    12:30- 1:45 PM
    Lunch

    1:45- 2:45 PM
    Group Therapy Models
    Amy Dierberger, PhD, Stephanie Rickey, PsyD

    2:45-3:30 PM
    The Community Resilience Model
    Wendy Flick, MPA

    3:30-3:45 PM
    Break

    3:45- 4:30 PM
    Yoga/Meditation/Mindfulness as Recovery
    Jennifer Turner, LMHC, RYT, TCTSY-F

    4:30-5:30 PM
    A Journey from Trauma Survivor to Peer Support Specialist
    Thomas Brown, MEd, CPS

    5:30- 5:35 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, November 19, 2022

    8:10-8:15 AM
    Welcome
    Leah Soumerai, LICSW, Kate Zona, PhD

    8:15-8:30 AM
    Case Vignette Introduction
    Kate Zona, PhD

    8:30-9:00 AM
    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    Sebastian Barr, PhD

    9:00-9:30 AM
    CPT
    Ellen Healy, PhD

    9:30-10:00 AM
    EMDR
    Deborah Korn, PsyD

    10:00-10:30 AM
    Break

    10:30-11:00 AM
    IFS
    Fatimah Finney, MA, LMHC

    11:00-11:30 AM
    Psychopharmacology
    Simon Lejeune, MD

    11:30AM -12:00 PM
    Panel Discussion / Q&A
    Sebastian Barr, PhD, Fatimah Finney, MA, LMHC , Ellen Healy, PhD, Deborah Korn, PsyD, Simon Lejeune, MD, Kate Zona, PhD

    12:00-1:15 PM
    Lunch

    1:15-2:15 PM
    Stress and the Transgender Population
    Sidney Trantham, PhD

    2:15-3:15 PM
    Grief and Loss
    Clara Morrison, PhD

    3:15-3:30 PM
    Break

    3:30-4:30 PM
    Fostering Resilience through Religious and Spiritual Communities
    Nancy Kehoe, PhD, RSCJ

    4:30-5:15 PM
    Provider Self-Care
    Nancy Costikyan, LICSW, MSW

    5:15-5:20 PM
    Close Program
  • Faculty
    Sebastian Barr, PhD

    Psychotherapist, Researcher, Consultant, and Trainer

    Thomas Brown, CPS, MEd

    Certified Peer Specialist and CPS Founder

    Shireen Cama, MD

    Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Psychiatrist and Team Lead, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Nancy Costikyan, MSW, LICSW

    Director of Office/Work Life, Harvard University; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Amy Dierberger, PhD

    Psychologist, Hill Center, McLean Hospital; Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Fatimah Finney, LMHC, MA

    Therapist, Facilitator, and Consultant

    Wendy Flick, MPA

    Consultant and Educator Specializing in Trauma Resiliency, Entrepreneurship and Transformation; TRI International Coordinator, Trauma Resource Institute

    Ellen Healy, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Training and Education Coordinator for the CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) Training Program, VA Boston Healthcare

    Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD

    Member, Religious of the Sacred Heart; Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Deborah Korn, PsyD

    Psychologist in Private Practice; Faculty, Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute in Boston; Faculty, EMDR Institute

    Simon Lejeune, MD

    Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Clara Morrison, PhD

    Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Beth Murphy, MD

    Medical Director, Mood, Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Track and Leader, Outpatient Clinic, McLean Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Stephanie Rickey, PsyD

    Program Director, Hill Center, McLean Hospital; Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Sidney Trantham, PhD

    Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice; Associate Professor & Division Director, Division of Counseling & Psychology, Lesley University

    Jennifer Turner, LMHC, RYT, TCTSY-F

    Co-Director, The Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Justice Resource Institute

    Course Directors

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Leah Soumerai, LICSW

    Clinical Social Worker, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School

    Kate Zona, PhD

    Psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, 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 14.0 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 14.0 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 14.0 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14.0 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 for 14.0 credits.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    For the purpose of recertification, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 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

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found here.

    Disclosure Policy

    In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationships they have to companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

    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 judgement 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: Pathways to Healing is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Prices include CME credit and electronic syllabus.

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. 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: Pathways to Healing

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 if registered by October 20, 2022)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 20, 2022)


    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 20, 2022)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by October 20, 2022)

    Hotel Reservations

    All sessions will be held at Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Ave de Lafayette Boston MA, 02111.

    A block of rooms for the nights of 11/17, 11/18, and 11/19 has been reserved at the hotel for this event, under the group name Cambridge Health Alliance. All reservations must be made, modified, or canceled individually through the hotel’s Reservation Department via this link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BOSTO/G-HVCH, or calling 617-521-6333 or 877-803-7534 and referring to Group Name. Reservations for rooms accessible to guests with disabilities may be made in the same manner. Reservations must be made on or before 10/17/22 to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    Single occupancy: $255

    Double occupancy: $255

    Triple occupancy: $280

    Quadruple occupancy: $305

    Guest room rates are exclusive of applicable taxes and service fees.


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