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Continuing Education Programs

We work with Harvard Medical School to offer
quality educational programs for mental health professionals
highlighting the latest clinical, theoretical and research findings.

2021 - 2022 Live Stream Conference Schedule


Psychiatry CE - Diversity in Mental Health

Diversity in Mental Health Practice

Jan 21st - Jan 22nd, 8:05AM - 5:00PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD
Priya Sehgal, MD

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  • Overview

    Explore the ways mental health of different population groups is impacted by dynamics of culture, diversity, social justice, and biases in care. Raise your awareness and develop techniques to address multi-level bias and promote equity for all of your diverse patients.

  • Course Detail

    Diversity in Mental Health Practice

    This course will present the dynamics of culture, diversity and social justice that impact the mental health of people from diverse life experiences. We will examine contemporary thought on cultural humility, cultural identity development, privilege and bias, plus discuss strategies for incorporating anti-racism and trauma-based mental health care from various theoretical perspectives and systems of care. Interactivity and audience engagement will be a core feature of the format via workshops, small group discussions and plenty of Q&A time. Participants will gain skills to address biases in themselves, their patients and their practice environments.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Define the state of the mental health field with regards to diverse patient populations
    • Describe how implicit bias influences the quality of mental health care.
    • Identify clinical tools that will improve culturally sensitive patient assessment and treatment.
    • Incorporate cultural, diversity, and social justice factors into clinical case formulation.
    • Assess unconscious biases that may exist in themselves and their organization/practice system.
    • Devise strategies to actively combat existing biases to create a more equitable care environment for their patients.
    • Employ techniques to address and reduce racism in the clinical setting from patients

    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, Social Workers and Counselors. 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, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

    All sessions will be taking place virtually. After registering and completing your payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and further details on how to virtually join the course will be provided within 1 week of the course start date.

    For faculty who give permission, their sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for convenient online viewing via a course archive. Access to recorded sessions will begin within 5 days after a session’s live broadcast, and will continue for 30 days thereafter.

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD
    Priya Sehgal, MD

  • Agenda

    Friday, January 21, 2022

    8:05 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Priya Sehgal, MD
    8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote

    9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Icebreaker Activity
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Priya Sehgal, MD
    9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Racism and Mental Health
    Speaker: Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD
    10:30 AM - 10:55 AM Break
    10:55 AM - 11:35 AM Addressing Structural Racism in Healthcare Organizations
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD
    11:35 AM - 12:10 PM Immigration/Asylum Work during COVID
    Speaker: J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD
    12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Becoming an Active Ally Against White Supremacy (workshop)
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Charmain Jackman, PhD
    1:10 PM - 2:25 PM Lunch
    2:25 PM - 3:05 PM Racism in the Family
    Speaker: Jaime Francisco Matorras, LMHC
    3:05 PM - 3:45 PM Anti-Asian Bias
    Speaker: Justin Chen, MD, MPH
    3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Responding to Racism in the Clinical Setting (workshop)
    Speaker: Priya Sehgal, MD, Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD

    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Day Two
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Priya Sehgal, MD
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote: Reflections on Anti-Racism and Diversity Efforts in the Past Year
    Speaker: Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
    9:45 AM - 10:25 AM Trauma and Police Reform
    10:25 AM - 11:25 AM Clinical Applications for Police and Mental Health Reform--Table discussions
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Priya Sehgal, MD
    11:25 AM - 11:50 AM Break
    11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Combating Your Own Unconscious Bias
    Speaker: Roxana Llerena-Quinn, PhD
    12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Bias in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Developmental Disabilities
    Speaker: Laura Gaugh, PsyD
    1:10 PM - 2:25 PM Lunch
    2:25 PM - 3:10 PM Women's Mental Health During the Pandemic
    Speaker: Pooja Lakshmin, MD
    3:10 PM - 3:50 PM The Impact of Immigration on Children
    Speaker: Martin J. LaRoche, PhD
    3:50 PM - 4:30 PM The Intersection of Race and Gender: The Experience of Transgender People of Color
    Speaker: Sidney Trantham, PhD
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Discussion/Q&A/Conclusions
    Speaker: Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD, Priya Sehgal, MD
  • Faculty
    J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD

    Faculty at the Center for Bioethics; Staff Psychiatrist and Co-Founder, Human Rights and Asylum Clinic, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Justin Chen, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry Division and Co-Director, Primary Care Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School.

    Laura Gaugh, PsyD

    Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD

    Associate Professor of the Practice and the Program Director for the Master's Program in Counseling Psychology, Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College. Assistant Professor, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. Founder of CULTURA Psychotherapy & Consulting, LLC, where she provides psychotherapy and organizational consultation. Consultant to academic, hospital, religious and organizational executives on the social determinants of health and multicultural issues in health care provision.

    Charmain Jackman, PhD

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innosight, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color.

    Pooja Lakshmin, MD

    Board-certifed Psychiatrist, Medical Advisor to Peloton and Founder, Gemma, the first digital education platform dedicated exclusively to women’s mental health; Clinical Supervisor, Five Trimesters perinatal psychiatry clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine; Frequent contributor, New York Times parenting section; Her advice has been featured on The Drew Barrymore Show, NPR, and in Glamour, Marie Claire, Self, The New York Times, Shape, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle, among other media outlets.

    Roxana Llerena-Quinn, PhD

    Senior Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Boston Children's Hospital; Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Martin J. LaRoche, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital; Director of Mental Health Training at Boston Children's Hospital at Martha Eliot Health Center.

    Jaime Francisco Matorras, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Cambridge Health Alliance and in private practice; Certified in Traumatic Stress Studies and Health and Human Services Management.

    Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD

    Director of Trauma-Informed Treatment, Consultation, and Outreach, Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital; Associate Medical Director, Hill Center for Women; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

    Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA

    Professor of Medicine and Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

    Priya Sehgal, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director for Child Services at Riverside Community Care in Cambridge/Somerville, MA. Part time Instructor at Harvard Medical School; Course Director for Race and Resiliency and Cultural Psychiatry Case Conference for Child Psychiatry Fellows at The Cambridge Health Alliance. Private practice.

    Sidney Trantham, PhD

    Licensed Psychologist in Private Practice; Associate Professor & Division Director for the Division of Counseling & Psychology at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

    Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD

    Director, Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity, Director of Multicultural Studies and Director of Clinical Services, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Holmes Society, 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

    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 (7 credits/hours per day). 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.

    Nurse 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 Credits™ 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 MA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting MA 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: MA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for Diversity in Mental Health Practice 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.

    All sessions will be taking place virtually. After registering and completing your payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and further details on how to virtually join the course will be provided within 1 week of the course start date.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: Diversity in Mental Health Practice

    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


Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier

Feb 1st - Mar 1st, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Christopher K. Germer, PhD
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
Laura Warren, MD

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    This course will address clinicians' need to understand the history, science, neurobiology, and ethical and legal issues associated with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It will provide clinicians the information they require to evaluate their own interest and participation in this emerging field of research and practice.

  • Course Detail

    Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier

    Non-ordinary states of consciousness, such as hypnosis and free association, have played an important role in psychotherapy since its inception. More recently, we are seeing an explosion of research on the clinical application of non-ordinary states induced by pharmaceutical psychedelics. MDMA and psilocybin are being studied in FDA-approved trials in the United States, as well as government-sanctioned studies abroad, to enhance psychotherapy for PTSD, depression, and addictions, and to ease end-of-life transitions. Ketamine is increasingly used in clinical settings for the treatment of depression. Psychotherapy in combination with psychedelic treatment is a new treatment model for both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, offering intriguing possibilities for mutually enhancing neuroplasticity, shifting and broadening perspective, and expanding awareness rather than suppressing symptoms.

    There is also a growing need for clinicians to help patients integrate their psychedelic experiences in therapy and to advise patients who ask about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. To provide informed counsel, clinicians need to know about the benefits and risks of using psychedelics as well as treatment models that enhance safety and reduce harm.

    More research and training will be needed before psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can be offered by therapists to their patients, assuming the results of controlled studies continue to confirm its efficacy. Additional work is also required to adapt these treatments to patients from diverse cultures, especially historically marginalized populations.

    This course will address clinicians’ need to understand the history, science, neurobiology, and ethical and legal issues associated with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It will provide clinicians the information they require to evaluate their own interest and participation in this emerging field of research and practice.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify classical and novel psychedelic agents
    • Define what is meant by psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP)
    • Describe models of psychotherapy that may support PAP
    • Summarize the legal status of psychedelics for the general public, clinical practice, and in research
    • Describe principles for enhancing safety in PAP
    • Assess obstacles to PAP among marginalized groups as well as its potential benefits for treating racialized trauma
    • Review the outcomes research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
    • Identify neurological and psychological mechanisms of action of psychedelics and psychotherapy
    • Summarize the research and putative mechanisms of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, anxiety and depression
    Target Audience

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

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Christopher K. Germer, PhD
    Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
    Laura Warren, MD

  • Agenda

    Tuesday, February 1, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The Science of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
    Speaker: Charles Grob, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Christopher K. Germer, PhD, Charles Grob, MD, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Laura Warren, MD

    Tuesday, February 8, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Practicing Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
    Speaker: James Hopper, PhD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Christopher K. Germer, PhD, James Hopper, PhD, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Laura Warren, MD

    Tuesday, February 15, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Psychoanalysis and Psychedelics: Pathways to Repair and Connection
    Speaker: Gita Vaid, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Christopher K. Germer, PhD, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Gita Vaid, MD, Laura Warren, MD

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Mindfulness, Compassion and Psychedelic Medicine
    Speaker: Franklin King, MD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Christopher K. Germer, PhD, Franklin King, MD, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The Use of Psychedelics for Race-Based Trauma
    Speaker: Angela Haeny, PhD
    12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Christopher K. Germer, PhD, Angela Haeny, PhD, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Laura Warren, MD

  • Faculty
    Christopher K. Germer, PhD

    Faculty and Co-Founder, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Lecturer on Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Co-Developer, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program; Private Practice and Supervision, Arlington; Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; Co-author: Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook; Co-editor: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

    Charles Grob, MD

    Investigator, The Lundquist Institute; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Angela Haeny, PhD

    Director, Race Equity & Addiction Lab and Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

    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

    Franklin King, MD

    Psychiatrist, Emergency Department and Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

    Faculty, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and Assistant Professor of Psychology (part-time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Author of the Great Courses Program, The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being; Books include: Sitting Together, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, The Mindfulness Solution, Back Sense, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

    Gita Vaid, MD

    Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst; Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and NYU Department of Psychiatry; Training therapist, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

    Laura Warren, MD

    Psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and on the leadership team of CHA’s Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. Part-time clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School. Private practice. Dr. Warren is a board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and her interests include burnout prevention, the mind-body relationship, and holistic approaches to mental health.

  • 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 credit has been submitted to the NASW-MA chapter and to New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy for LMFT professional continuing education for 7.5 credits. Please contact us at cme@challiance.org for the status of CE accreditation. 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. 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 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.

    Nurse 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 MA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting MA 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
    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: MA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

    Tuition for Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier 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: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: The Next Frontier

    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


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.

    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

    Assistant in Psychiatry, Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (ASAP) Boston Children's Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Health Policy, Harvard University; Consulting Medical Director Wayside Youth & Family Network.

    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
    View Refund Policy


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $320.00
    View Refund Policy

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

Hands reaching out to touchTreating the Addictions

Mar 4th - Mar 5th, 8:15 AM - 5:05 PM

Faculty Course Directors:
Mark Albanese, MD
Jan Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    In the midst of a pandemic and other forms of social upheaval, addiction of various types has worsened for many people. In the context of our new normal, clinicians must level-set and define again how we understand the science of addiction after such a traumatic period. This course will return to the roots of the field by paying tribute to Dr. Edward J. Khantzian's self-medication hypothesis while incorporating the latest clinical, theoretical, and research findings on addictive behaviors for adolescents and adults.

  • Course Detail

    Treating the Addictions

    In the midst of a pandemic and other forms of social upheaval, addiction of various types has worsened for many people. As clinicians look toward treating their patients in the context of a 'new normal', we must also level-set and define again how we understand the science of addiction after such a traumatic period. This course will return to the roots of the field while incorporating the latest clinical, theoretical, and research findings on addictive behaviors for adolescents and adults.

    This year we will pay special tribute to a founder of the field of Addiction Psychiatry and a dear member of the faculty at CHA and HMS, Edward J. Khantzian, who passed away in March 2021. Accordingly, topics will focus on the seminal self-medication hypothesis that Dr. Khantzian developed and championed throughout his long and distinguished career. We will explore core tenets of this theory, including affect, self-care, self-esteem and relationships, plus discuss addictive vulnerability and the correlation of certain populations with specific substances. Participants will gain a renewed perspective and purpose of how to approach addiction therapy with the techniques and values that Dr. Khantzian embodied every day.

    We invite mental health and health care clinicians, addiction specialists, and others concerned with the care and treatment of addicted individuals to join us for this memorable event.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Define the current understanding and nuances of the concept of addiction in the clinical context
    • Explain the four major tenets of the self-medication hypothesis
    • Discuss how demographic and disease-state characteristics of various populations are associated with misuse of specific substances
    • Devise addiction treatment strategies that integrate key learnings from self-medication theory
    • Discuss the importance of clinician self-care treating substance use disorders and apply best practices for the health and support of providers.
    Target Audience

    This course is targeted to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and counselors. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, psychology and mental health, pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Mark Albanese, MD
    Jan Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC

  • Agenda

    Friday, March 4, 2022

    8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Welcome and Introduction
    Speaker: Mark Albanese, MD
    8:25 AM - 9:25 AM Edward J. Khantzian Memorial Lecture: The Enduring Relevance of the Self-Medication Hypothesis
    Speaker: Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC
    9:25 AM - 10:25 AM Women and Addictions
    Speaker: Shelly Greenfield, MD
    10:25 AM - 10:45 AM Break
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Trauma: Seeking Safety
    Speaker: Lisa Najavits, PhD
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM The Overlap of Trauma and the Self-Medication Hypothesis
    Speaker: Judith Herman, MD
    12:15 PM - 12:25 PM Break
    12:25 PM - 12:55 PM Panel Discussion: Trauma
    Speakers: Judith Herman, MD, Lisa Najavits, PhD
    12:55 PM - 1:55 PM Lunch
    1:55 PM - 2:10 PM Self-Care for Healthcare Providers in the 21st Century: Overview
    Speaker: Mark Albanese, MD
    2:10 PM - 2:55 PM The Provider as Patient: A First-Person Account
    Speaker: Glenn Pransky, MD
    2:55 PM - 3:55 PM Self-Care Roundtable
    Speakers: Mark Albanese, MD, Nancy Costikyan, MSWD
    3:55 PM - 4:15 PM Break
    4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Integrating Pharmacology with Therapy
    Speaker: Roger Weiss, MD

    Saturday, March 5, 2022

    8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome Day 2
    Speaker: Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC
    8:20 AM - 9:35 AM Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Lecture
    Speaker: Marshall Forstein, MD
    9:35 AM - 9:55 AM Break
    9:55 AM - 10:55 AM Addiction as an Attachment Disorder
    Speaker: Karen Walant, PhD
    10:55 AM - 11:05 AM Break
    11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Treating OUD – The Hub and Spoke Model
    Speaker: Kenneth Stoller, MD
    12:05 PM - 1:05 PM Co-Occurring Disorders
    Speaker: John Renner, MD
    1:05 PM - 2:05 PM Lunch
    2:05 PM - 3:05 PM How Kids Relate to the Notion of Self-Medicating
    Speaker: Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC
    3:05 PM - 3:15 PM Break
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Drug Story Theater: SMH from a Kid's Perspective
    Speaker: Joseph Shrand, MD
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wrap-Up Discussion/Q&A
    Speakers: Mark Albanese, MD, Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC
  • Faculty
    Mark Albanese, MD

    Medical Director, Physician Health Services, Inc., Massachusetts Medical Society. Most recently, Dr. Albanese was Medical Director for Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry

    Nancy Costikyan, MSW

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

    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

    Shelly Greenfield, MD

    Chief Academic Officer; Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry; Chief, Center of Excellence in Women's Mental Health and Director, Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Clinical and Health Services Research Program, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Judith Herman, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry (part time), Harvard Medical School; Former Director of Training, Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Author, Father-Daughter Incest and Trauma and Recovery; Recipient of 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

    Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC

    Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Educator and psychotherapist specializing in the care of adolescents and young adults; worked with clients for 33 years in public hospitals, agencies, schools and private treatment settings; Recipient of a 1994 Congressional recognition award for her work in prevention and treatment; Owns a practice group, Insight Counseling, llc in Ridgefield, CT; Consultant to Newport Healthcare (a national adolescent and young adult mental health and substance abuse treatment system); Frequent speaker and trainer on issues related to the impact of substance use on the brain and body; Recently part of a Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills.

    Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC

    Vice-President, Addiction Treatment Services, North Charles Foundation, Inc. Cambridge; Director of Addictions Consultation, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Delegate and First Vice President, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence; Founder and President, Massachusetts Opioid Treatment Providers Association; Contributor to: Primary Psychiatry; Harvard Review of Psychiatry; and SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol #43 & 63 and the Use of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Departments.

    Lisa Najavits, PhD

    Director of Treatment Innovations and Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Author: Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse; A Woman's Addiction Workbook; and the self-help book, Recovery from Trauma, Addiction or Both: Finding Your Best Self, and the upcoming treatment manual, Creating Change: A Past-Focused Treatment Manual for Trauma and Addiction; Former President, Society of Addiction Psychology of the American Psychological Association

    Glenn Pransky, MD

    Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Visiting Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts/Lowell

    John Renner, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Chief of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System; Vice-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Addiction Psychiatry and past President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; Director of the joint Boston University/VA Boston Addiction Psychiatry Residency; Associate Director of the Boston University Medical Center General Psychiatry Residency Program; has written and lectured extensively on the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction; Senior editor of the American Psychiatric Association Publishing’s handbook on Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder; Member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    Joseph Shrand, MD

    President and Founder, Drug Story Theater; Chief Medical Officer, Riverside Community Care; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Host of the weekly radio show, The Dr Joe Show: Exploring Who We are and Why We Do What We Do; Books include: Do You Really Get Me? Outsmarting Anger; The Fear Reflex; Manage Your Stress.

    Kenneth Stoller, MD

    Director, Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Karen Walant, PhD

    Private Practice, Ridgefield, CT; Author, Creating the Capacity for Attachment; 2021 Graduate from the Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Program

    Roger Weiss, MD

    Chief, Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction; Director, Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Clinical Research Program, McLean Hospital; Professor 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 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Risk Management

    This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 1.00 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 1.00 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. Please check you individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

    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 NASW-MA, and to New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy for LMFT professional continuing education for a total of 14 credits. Please contact cme@challiance.org for the status of CE accreditation. 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. This educational program is approved by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), #148258, for 14 continuing education hours.

    Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

    For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). 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.

    Physician Assistants

    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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
    • Professionalism
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    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 the Addictions 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.

    All sessions will be taking place virtually. After registering and completing your payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and further details on how to virtually join the course will be provided within 1 week of the course start date.

    Recordings will be available for 30 days following the course.

    Course Tuition: Treating the Addictions

    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.

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