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School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12

Feb 3-4, 2023

In-person conference, Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

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

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  • Overview

    At long last we’re thrilled to welcome participants back in person, to learn, network and continue to draw resilience from each other. We'll discuss a number of key issues confronting students, and how clinicians and educators can effectively guide them towards better mental health in a world still in disarray from COVID.

  • Course Detail

    School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12

    As we enter the third year of the pandemic, the impact on our students is increasingly clear but so too are new solutions and approaches. Mental health needs have skyrocketed among youth, and many schools struggle with burned out teachers and administrators, challenging parents and a lack of mental health providers in schools and their communities. We are eager to come together again in person to share successes and challenges on our collective journey through constant uncertainty.

    This course will equip participants with up-to-date knowledge and skills to enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school, as well as the well-being of larger systems and communities. Topics will cover pandemic effects on learning, navigating LGBTQ+ issues, autism & social communication, polyvagal theory, school avoidance, perfectionism and the impacts of prejudice and other traumas. We are excited to also offer an open 'Doc Roundtable' to address questions and concerns related to the latest medications, and a powerful lived experience panel on gun violence and youth activism. Participants will leave with practical and timely clinical information and skills based on emerging research, evidence-based practice 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.

    Who Should Attend
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Psychologists
    • Counselors
    • Social Workers
    • Marriage/Family Therapists
    Learning Objectives
    • Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
    • Develop strategies to address the pandemic's negative effects on learning, executive function and overall student mental health
    • Identify resources to assist children (and their families) who are dealing with anxiety, perfectionism, school avoidance and cultural stereotypes
    • Outline effective techniques to communicate with LGBTQ+ students around their concerns
    • Summarize a basic understanding of common pharmacotherapies for behavioral and mental disorders
    • Discuss the effects of gun violence on student mental health
    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
    • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
    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

    Questions?

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, February 3, 2023

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

    8:05 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome & Introduction
    Nancy Rappaport, MD; Christopher Willard, PsyD

    8:15 - 9:15 AM
    Recovering from Pandemic Effects (executive function gone awry; learning loss)
    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

    9:15 - 10:15 AM
    Eating Disorders
    Esther Dechant, MD

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break


    10:45 - 11:00 AM
    Icebreaker Activity
    Nancy Rappaport, MD; Christopher Willard, PsyD

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Navigating LGBTQ Issues
    Peter Daniolos, MD

    12:30 - 1:45 PM
    Lunch

    1:45 - 2:45 PM
    Autism & Social Communication in the K-6 Age Group
    Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP

    2:45 - 3:45 PM
    Case Vignette: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Sophia Maurasse, MD; Claire Bogan, DO

    3:45 - 4:00 PM
    Break

    4:00 - 5:15 PM
    'Ask the Doc' Roundtable
    Nancy Rappaport, MD; Priya Sehgal, MD; Kevin Simon, MD; Nandini Talwar, MD

    5:15 - 5:20 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, February 4, 2023

    8:10 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2

    8:15 - 9:30 AM
    Polyvagal Theory
    Deb Dana, LCSW

    9:30 - 10:30 AM
    Supporting Asian Mental Health in the Context of the Model Minority
    Justin Chen, MD, MPH

    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Break

    11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    Case: School Avoidance
    Nancy Rappaport, MD

    12:45 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch

    2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Lived Experience Panel: Gun Violence and Youth Activism
    Jaclyn Corin, David Hemenway, PhD; Jai Gillard

    3:00 - 4:00 PM
    Perfectionism
    Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD

    4:00 - 4:15 PM
    Break

    4:15 - 5:15 PM
    Dealing with Burnout
    Emily Read Daniels, M.Ed., MBA, NCC, SEP™ in training

    5:15 - 5:20 PM
    Close Program

  • Faculty
    Claire Bogan, DO

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Justin Chen, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry Division and Co-Director, Primary Care Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Jaclyn Corin

    American activist against gun violence and school shooting survivor Cofounder, Never Again MSD activist movement
    Student and Peer Concentration Counselor, Class of 2023, Harvard University

    Deb Dana, LCSW

    Trainer, Author, Advisor to Unyte, and Consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium, Kinsey Institute and Khiron Clinics
    Founding Member, The Polyvagal Institute

    Emily Read Daniels, M.Ed., MBA, NCC, SEP™ in training

    Author and Founder, The Regulated Classroom©

    Peter Daniolos, MD

    Psychiatrist, Outpatient Child and Adolescents Division, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

    Esther Dechant, MD

    Medical Director, Klarman Eating Disorders Center, McLean Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Social Thinking

    Jaivyance Gillard

    School shooting survivor, mental health advocate, community organizer, and student, Harvard University

    David Hemenway, PhD

    Director, Injury Control Research Center and Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University

    Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD

    Clinical Psychologist in private practice

    Sophia Maurasse, MD

    Medical Director, 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, McLean Hospital
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Priya Sehgal, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director for Child Services, Riverside Community Care
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School

    Kevin Simon, MD

    Chief Behavioral Health Officer, City of Boston
    Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist, Boston Children's Hospital
    Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Health Policy, Harvard University
    Medical Director, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Nandini Talwar, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

    Co-Director, Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice
    Adjunct Faculty, MGH Institute of Health Professions

  • 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(s)™. 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 14.00 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers and Marriage/Family Therapists

    This program has been approved for 14.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91445-1. 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 14.00 contact hours.

    This activity has been certified by New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education, Certificate #PC-041641 for a total of 14.0 contact hours. The States of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapy.

    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 14.00 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 14.00 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 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. Prices include CME credit, electronic syllabus and access to course materials 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.

    Please note, in person registration closes one day before the course starts and we do not accept onsite registrations. All learners should register prior to the course start.

    Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance reserve the right to cancel or postpone this program if necessary. In the event of cancellation, course fees will be refunded. We are not responsible for other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. All registered meeting participants, staff, vendors and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must also comply with all applicable regulations imposed by federal, state, and/or local health authorities and government mandates as well as abide by all safety precautions established by meeting and hotel venues.

    Course Tuition

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

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 if registered by January 5, 2023)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 5, 2023)


    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 5, 2023)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 5, 2023)


    Hotel Reservations

    All sessions will be held at:

    Fairmont Copley Plaza
    138 St. James Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116

    A block of rooms for the nights of February 2, February 3 and February 4 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 via this direct link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CHASchoolMentalHealth or by calling 1-800-441-1414 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 January 9, 2023 to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    The Fairmont Copley Plaza confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    • Moderate Room: $195
    • Fairmont Room (Single or double): $205
    • Deluxe Room: $245

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


Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Promises and Perils

Feb 10th - 11th, 2023
In-person or virtual conference, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

Faculty Course Directors:
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
Laura Warren, MD
James Hopper, PhD
Monnica Williams, PhD

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    Join us this year either in person or online to contemplate and critically discuss the benefits and risks of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. If you are curious, excited or skeptical about the integration of these compounds into clinical therapeutic practice, we hope to spur thoughtful discussion and an emphasis on the importance of harm reduction as a foundation of all patient encounters. Click to download the course summary.

    Screenshot of Live Psychedelic-Assisted Course
    Watch a free preview webinar of several topics we'll be delving into further in February.
  • Course Detail

    Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Promises and Perils

    What do clinicians need to know about the recent explosion in scientific research and media attention (including hype) focused on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies (PAP)? How might our patients benefit from these developments while avoiding harm?

    We are witnessing a proliferation of profit-seeking businesses, venture capital investment, and associated public relations and marketing—as well as national trends of decriminalizing and even legalizing psychedelic compounds for personal use and clinical services. FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy appears to be on the horizon. The genie is truly out of the bottle.

    Along with expanding our understanding of the potential clinical benefits of these compounds, it is essential for clinicians to understand their dangers. Harm can come from multiple angles, including reenactments of trauma and systemic racism and other injustices from which psychotherapy can never be fully insulated. Recent press highlighting exploitation and failures to competently treat the most vulnerable patients in the vulnerable states associated with these medicines highlights the need for clinicians interested in PAP to fully understand the complexities that may arise and the steps they can take to prevent or reduce various sources of harm.

    Accordingly, this course will address the research on the benefits of psychedelics for treating mental health disorders. It will explore the critical issues that clinicians must recognize and address to provide competent, safe and trauma-informed PAP. Finally, it will introduce trainings and organizations that promote effective and ethical work. We are pleased to provide options for both in-person and virtual attendance. Join colleagues from around the world to advance your knowledge and confidence in this burgeoning field!

    Who Should Attend
    • Psychologists
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Social Workers
    • Counselors
    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
    • Outline principles of harm reduction and a trauma-informed approach to PAP
    • Assess obstacles to PAP among marginalized groups as well as its potential benefits for treating identity-related trauma
    • List various risks of PAP related to power dynamics, boundary violations, re-enactments and patient destabilization Review the outcomes research on PAP
    • Identify neurological and psychological mechanisms of action of psychedelics and psychotherapy
    • Summarize the research and putative mechanisms of PAP for PTSD, anxiety and depression
    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:

    • Medical Knowledge
    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    IOM Competencies

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

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

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, February 10, 2023

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

    8:05 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    James Hopper, PhD; Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD; Laura Warren, MD; Monnica Williams, PhD

    8:15 - 9:15 AM
    Indigenous Mechanisms of Healing
    Mailae Halstead, LPC, NCC; Sutton King, MPH

    9:15 - 10:15 AM
    Cautions & Critiques Rooted in Historical Knowledge
    Christian Greer, PhD, Mdiv

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break


    10:45 - 11:45 AM
    Key Principles of Trauma-Informed Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
    James Hopper, PhD

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    Psychedelics and Racial Justice
    Monnica Williams, PhD

    12:45 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch

    2:00 - 3:00 PM
    New Perspectives on Treating Complex Trauma with Psychedelics
    Bessel van der Kolk, MD (presenting virtually)

    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Break

    3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Psychedelics for End-of-Life Care
    Yvan Beaussant, MD, MSc

    4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Learning from Non-Ordinary States: An Experiential Journey Into Mindfulness, Compassion, and Psychedelics
    Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

    Saturday, February 11, 2023

    8:10 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2

    8:15 - 9:15 AM
    The Promise of Curiosity, the Perils of Reductionism in Psychedelic Research
    Michael Mithoefer, MD

    9:15 - 10:15 AM
    Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: Key Principles, Clinical Applications, and Teaching Methodology
    Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break


    10:45 - 11:45 AM
    Building Standards of Practice and Training: Honoring our lights, learning from our shadows
    Alexander Cardenas, MD

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    Panel: Promoting a Safe Environment in PAP
    James Hopper, PhD; Monnica Williams, PhD; Alexander Cardenas, MD; Elizabeth Nielson, PhD, Michael Mithoefer, MD

    12:45 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch


    2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Psychedelics in Action: Case Study of a Trauma-Informed Approach
    Rheinila Fernandes, MD; Mailae Halstead, LPC, NCC; Laura Warren, MD

    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Break


    3:30 - 4:15 PM
    Brief, Intensive Adjunctive Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Addiction and Dual-Diagnosis Clients
    Mark Green, MD

    4:15 - 4:45 PM
    Exploring PAP for Individuals with Psychotic Symptoms and Disorders
    Joseph LaTorre, MTS

    4:45 - 5:30 PM
    Closing Discussion/Faculty Panel
    James Hopper, PhD; Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD; Laura Warren, MD; Monnica Williams, PhD

    5:30 - 5:35 PM
    Close Program

  • Faculty
    Yvan Beaussant, MD, MSc

    Instructor, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Alexander Cardenas, MD

    Co-Founder, American Psychedelic Practitioners Association
    Mentor, Center for Psychedelic Therapy & Research, California Institute of Integral Studies

    Rheinila Fernandes, MD

    Psychiatrist in private practice, Cambridge, MA
    Therapist and Sub-Investigator, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

    Mark Green, MD

    Addictions Psychiatrist in private practice; trained in MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy; certified AEDP therapist

    Christian Greer, PhD, Mdiv

    Lecturer, Stanford University; Academic Director, part-time, University of Amsterdam

    Mailae Halstead, LPC, NCC

    Therapist, Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic
    Group Facilitator and Lecturer, Integrative Psychiatry Institute

    Sutton King, MPH

    Co-founder and President, Urban Indigenous Collective
    Program Manager, Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund

    Joseph LaTorre, MTS

    Graduate Student, Department of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

    Michael Mithoefer, MD

    Senior Medical Director for Medical Affairs, Training and Supervision, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation

    Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

    Co-founder, Fluence
    Site Co-Principal Investigator and therapist for an FDA-approved Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    Co-founder & Chair and Co-Principal Investigator of MAPS Study, Trauma Research Foundation
    Author, researcher and educator

    Course Directors

    Harvard Medical School Continuing Education attracts the best and brightest faculty from all around the world. As a student in this course, you’ll have access to outstanding course directors and faculty.

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance​​​
    Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

    Faculty, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Assistant Professor of Psychology (part-time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

    Laura Warren, MD

    Faculty member, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Faculty and mentor, CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion; Part-time Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Board member, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

    James Hopper, PhD

    Consultant, Outpatient Addictions Service, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Teaching Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Therapist and Sub-Investigator, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

    Monnica Williams, PhD

    Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities, Director of the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities, and Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Clinical Director, Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC

  • 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 14.00 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 14.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91445-2. 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 14.00 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 14.00 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 14.00 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 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Promises and Perils 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.

    Please note, in person registration closes one day before the course starts and we do not accept onsite registrations. All learners should register prior to the course start.

    Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance reserve the right to cancel or postpone this program if necessary. In the event of cancellation, course fees will be refunded. We are not responsible for other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. All registered meeting participants, staff, vendors and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must also comply with all applicable regulations imposed by federal, state, and/or local health authorities and government mandates as well as abide by all safety precautions established by meeting and hotel venues.

    Course Tuition

    In Person: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Promises and Perils

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by January 12, 2023)

    Live Virtual: Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Promises and Perils

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $500.00 / ($455 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $380.00 / ($345 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Resident/Fellow

    $380.00 / ($345 if registered by January 12, 2023)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $380.00 / ($345 if registered by January 12, 2023)

    Hotel Reservations

    All sessions will be held at:

    Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
    138 Saint James Avenue
    Boston MA 02116

    A block of rooms for the nights of 2/9, 2/10 and 2/11 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 direct link https://book.passkey.com/go/CHAPsychedelic or by calling 1-800-441-1414 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 Jan 16, 2023 to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    • Single occupancy: $195
    • Double occupancy: $205
    • Deluxe room: $245

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


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The Art and Science of Expert Witness Testimony

Feb 14 - Mar 14, 2023

5-week webinar series

Faculty Course Directors:
Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

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  • Overview

    Have you ever considered or been asked to be an expert medical witness? We're pleased to introduce this truly unique and specialty-agnostic course that will build confidence and communication skills in a seldom-addressed area within traditional CME. The goal is for participants to identify and develop new skills in areas where the needs and expectations of the courtroom collide with the communication habits clinicians have developed over years of academic and professional training. Participants will gain key insights to answer the central question: "Does the answer I am about to give help these specific jurors with their difficult intellectual task of deciding the case?"

  • Course Detail

    The Art and Science of Expert Witness Testimony

    Physicians, psychologists and neuropsychologists are likely to be pulled into court as treating witnesses, particularly in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurology, pathology and psychiatry. Additionally, many physicians seek out expert witness work for the intellectual challenge and practice-building opportunities. Yet there is almost no formal training in expert witness testimony offered in medical school or residency and few high-quality opportunities exist for training with trusted colleagues via CME.

    The goal of this course is for participants to identify and develop new skills to address the areas where the needs and expectations of the courtroom collide with the communication habits clinicians have developed over years of academic and professional training. Topics include shifting one's mindset from academic teaching to juror-focused relational communication, using clear language and vivid visuals, understanding the needs of various courtroom stakeholders, establishing credibility and regulating one's own emotions during testimony. Participants will gain key insights to answer the central question: "Does the answer I am about to give help these specific jurors with their difficult intellectual task of deciding the case?"

    The 5-part online series will mix didactic components, interview-style formats and plenty of time for audience interaction with faculty from both the medical and the legal fields. Content will be specialty-agnostic so all interested clinicians are welcome. Join us for this new and truly unique course!

    Who Should Attend

    • Neuropsychologists / Psychologists
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Social Workers

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the actual communication partner in the courtroom setting
    • Utilize vivid metaphors and accessible visuals in testimony
    • Outline elements and characteristics that define an expert witness as credible by jurors
    • Define the unique needs of all courtroom stakeholders
    • Summarize the relational dynamics between stakeholders
    • Develop specific strategies for regulating one\'s emotional response in the courtroom in order to remain unbiased in testimony

    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:

    • Professionalism
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    Questions?

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

  • Agenda

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Who is Our Real Communication Partner? Helping Jurors with their Intellectual Work Product
    Judith Edersheim, MD, JD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Judith Edersheim, MD, JD, Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Person Centered Credibility: We Have a Direct, Dynamic and Unique Relationship with Each Juror
    Lynne Battaglia, MA, JD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Lynne Battaglia, MA, JD, Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Disrupting Traditional Academic Communication Patterns During Expert Witness Testimony
    Peter Cummings, MSc, MD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Peter Cummings, MSc, MD, Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Communicating in the Language of our Listeners to Reach Common Sense
    Ronald Sullivan, JD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Ronald Sullivan, JD, Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    The Difficult but Necessary Emotional Work of Expert Witnesses
    Nancy Hebben, PhD, ABPP-CN

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Nancy Hebben, PhD, ABPP-CN, Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN
  • 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 Credit(s) ™. 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

    This program has been approved for 7.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91445-3. 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.

    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 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 The Art and Science of Expert Witness Testimony 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: The Art and Science of Expert Witness Testimony

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $250.00 / ($225 if registered by January 16, 2023)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by January 16, 2023)


    Resident/Fellow

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by January 16, 2023)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by January 16, 2023)

  • Faculty
    Lynn BattagliaLynne Battaglia, MA, JD

    Judge (Retired), Court of Appeals of Maryland

    Peter Cummings, MSc, MD

    Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

    Judith EdersheimJudith Edersheim, MD, JD

    Founding Co-Director, MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Attorney

    Nancy HebbenNancy Hebben, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Part-time, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Karen PostalKaren Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Clinical Neuropsychologist; Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Ronald SullivanRonald Sullivan, JD

    Jesse Climenko Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Criminal Justice Institute

    Course Directors

    Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance​​​
    Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


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Treating the Addictions

Mar 3rd - Mar 4th


In-person conference, Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Faculty Course Directors:
Mark Albanese, MD
Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC 1

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  • Overview

    Faculty will review updates on the opioid epidemic, gambling disorder, stimulants, psychedelics and the implications of expanded marijuana use, as well as discuss the importance of considering diverse population perspectives, community initiatives and lived experience roles in the recovery process. Finally, we'll contemplate the future and place of digital psychiatry and telehealth models for addiction treatment.

  • Course Detail

    Treating the Addictions

    This course presents an overview of the latest clinical, theoretical and research findings on addictive behaviors for adolescents and adults.

    Faculty will review updates on the opioid epidemic, gambling disorder, stimulants, psychedelics and the implications of expanded marijuana use, as well as discuss the importance of considering diverse population perspectives, community initiatives and lived experience roles in the recovery process. Finally, we'll contemplate the future and place of digital psychiatry and telehealth models for addiction treatment.

    Join us as we return in person for a stimulating mix of didactic lectures, panel discussions, case presentations, Q&A and networking with colleagues! We welcome all mental health and health care clinicians, addiction specialists, and others concerned with the care and treatment of addicted individuals.

    Who Should Attend
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    Learning Objectives

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

    • Review the latest demographic trends and treatment strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
    • Summarize the short- and long-term neurobiological changes that occur in the brain as a result of misuse.
    • Explain the evolving knowledge on the use of marijuana and stimulants.
    • Identify effective strategies for behavioral addictions such as gambling.
    • Review the data on effectiveness of psychedelic agents for addiction treatment.
    • Explore how non-clinical care team roles can enhance treatment success.
    • Summarize innovative strategies to engage communities and diverse patient populations.
    • Discuss the future direction of digital psychiatry and the telehealth model.
    • List several ways clinicians can promote their own mental health, reduce burnout and maintain resiliency.
    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:

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

    Mark Albanese, MD
    Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC 1
    Karen J. Kuc, MPH

  • Agenda

    Friday, March 3rd, 2023

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

    8:05-8:15 AM
    Welcome & Introduction
    Mark Albanese, MD; Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LACD 1

    8:15-9:30 AM
    Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Lecture

    9:30-10:30 AM
    Neurobiological Effects on the Brain as a Result of Substance Misuse
    Scott Lukas, PhD

    10:30-11:00 AM
    Break

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Evolving Data on Marijuana
    Staci Gruber, PhD

    12:00-1:15 PM
    Lunch

    1:15-2:15 PM
    The Evolving Landscape of Digital Psychiatry and Telehealth
    Lisa Marsch, PhD

    2:15-3:15 PM
    Psychedelics for Addiction
    Michael Alpert, MD, MPH

    3:15-3:35 PM
    Break

    3:35-4:20 PM
    Conversation: The Unique Role of Recovery Coaches
    Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC 1; Jack Harper

    4:20-5:20 PM
    Conversation: The Unique Role of Recovery Coaches
    Mark Albanese, MD; Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC 1

    5:20-5:25 PM
    Close Day 1

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023

    8:10-8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2
    Mark Albanese, MD; Janice Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC 1

    8:15-9:15 AM
    Gambling Disorder: An Insidious Behavioral Addiction
    Igor Elman, DO

    9:15-10:15 AM
    Update on Stimulants
    Marielle Baldwin, MD

    10:15-10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45-11:45 AM
    Targeting Treatment Strategies for Different Populations
    Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE; Valeria Chambers, EdM, CAS, CPS

    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    Evolving Care Models: Balancing Access and Quality
    Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD

    12:30- 1:45 PM
    Lunch

    1:45-2:45 PM
    Update on Managing Opioid Use Disorder
    Miriam Harris, MD, MSc

    2:45-3:45 PM
    "The Streets Are My Clinic": Engaging Women at the Intersection of Commercial
    Sexual Exploitation and Substance Use Abigail Judge, PhD

    3:45-4:00 PM
    Break

    4:00-5:15 PM
    Provider Self-Care
    Zlatina Kostova, PhD

    5:15 PM
    Close Program
  • Faculty
    Michael Alpert, MD, MPH

    Psychiatrist in private practice

    Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

    Clinical Nurse Educator, Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction

    Marielle Baldwin, MD

    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

    Valeria Chambers, EdM, CAS, CPS

    Senior Community Researcher; Founder & Facilitator, Black Voices: Pathways4Recovery Health Equity Research Lab, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Igor Elman, DO

    Psychiatrist in private practice

    Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD

    Interim Chair and Chief of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Staci Gruber, PhD

    Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program, McLean Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Jack Harper

    Senior Recovery Coach, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Miriam Harris, MD, MSc

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

    Abigail Judge, PhD

    Founder, MGH Connect: Women's Outreach and Recovery, MGH Bridge Clinic
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Zlatina Kostova, PhD

    Director of Training, Lifeline For Kids
    Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

    Scott Lukas, PhD

    Director, McLean Imaging Center and Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory McLean Hospital
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Lisa Marsch, PhD

    Founding Director, Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
    Andrew G. Wallace Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation

    In support of improving patient care, Harvard Medical School is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians

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

    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.

    Risk Management

    This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for Risk Management Study, for 4.25 credits. This includes 1.00 credit of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training and 1.00 credit of Medical Marijuana Training.

    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 14.00 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 14.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91493-2. 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 14.00 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 14.00 credits.

    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 & Location

    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. Prices include CME credit, electronic syllabus and access to presentation slides 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.

    Please note, we are currently accepting onsite registrations by credit card only. Registration completed online within 1 week of the course must be paid for using a credit card. Registration payments by check or wire must be received one business day before the start of the course.

    Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance reserve the right to cancel or postpone this program if necessary. In the event of cancellation, course fees will be refunded. We are not responsible for other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. All registered meeting participants, staff, vendors and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must also comply with all applicable regulations imposed by federal, state, and/or local health authorities and government mandates as well as abide by all safety precautions established by meeting and hotel venues.

    Recordings will be available for 30 days following the course.

    Course Tuition: Treating the Addictions

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 If Registered By February 2, 2023)

    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 If Registered By February 2, 2023)

    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 If Registered By February 2, 2023)

    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 If Registered By February 2, 2023)

    Location

    Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
    138 Saint James Avenue
    Boston MA 02116

    Hotel Reservations

    A block of rooms for the nights of March 2, March 3 and March 4 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 the link: https://book.passkey.com/go/TreatingAddictions2023 or by calling 1-800-441-1414 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 February 9, 2023 to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    • $199 Moderate Room
    • $205 Fairmont Room (Single or double)
    • $250 Deluxe Room

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


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Digital Mental Health

March 17-April 14, 2023

5-week webinar series

Faculty Course Directors:
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD
Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

REGISTER TODAY

  • Overview

    The pandemic has rapidly accelerated a transition to the use of digital mental health tools for both the prevention and treatment of mental health symptoms. Technology is expanding clinicians' capacity to provide care remotely and to enhance treatment outcomes, while also reducing barriers to learning therapeutic skills through the dissemination of a plethora of apps in both the public and clinical domains. While many patients and clinicians have started using telemedicine, everyone can benefit from learning best practices to ensure safety and effectiveness in this new setting. This course will introduce learners to the burgeoning field of digital mental health.

  • Course Detail

    Digital Mental Health

    The pandemic has rapidly accelerated a transition to the use of digital mental health tools for both the prevention and treatment of mental health symptoms. Technology is expanding clinicians' capacity to provide care remotely and to enhance treatment outcomes, while also reducing barriers to learning therapeutic skills through the dissemination of a plethora of apps in both the public and clinical domains. While many patients and clinicians have started using telemedicine, everyone can benefit from learning best practices to ensure safety and effectiveness in this new setting. This course will introduce learners to the burgeoning field of digital mental health.

    The course will present a taxonomy of digital interventions, including those which are provided in the context of a professional relationship/therapeutic contract and those which are provided as self-help tools. We will describe the differences between consumable and non-consumable interventions, and the potential to reach very large numbers of people worldwide with the latter. We will also discuss the latest evidence for the prevention of mental disorders such as depression, and the opportunity to make preventive interventions widely available using digital tools.

    The task of learning how to start adding technology to one's practice, and researching the breadth of what is available, can feel daunting. This course will lay an introductory foundation of key concepts in the field to enhance participants' knowledge and confidence. We will summarize the various purposes for using technology, review targeted apps for specific conditions, discuss legal and ethical issues as well as best practices and explore how these new digital tools can be utilized equitably and safely in clinical practice and the promotion of community mental health. We welcome all clinicians and healthcare administrators in the mental health space to join us in a convenient weekly format.

    Who Should Attend

    • Healthcare Administrators
    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Counselors

    Learning Objectives

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

    • List the taxonomy of digital interventions.
    • Describe best practices for tele-mental health delivery and processes for supporting equity and cultural accessibility.
    • Utilize online databases to develop individualized treatment plans with specific digital mental health apps through case-based learning.
    • Identify how to implement low-barrier digital interventions for both prevention and treatment of mental health disorders.
    • Summarize best practices for online groups, and discuss the use of new technologies for augmenting care, such as computerized adaptive testing for population health screening, technology-assisted meditation and mindfulness, medication adherence tracking and wearable devices.

    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:

    • Systems-Based Practice

    IOM Competencies

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

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

    Questions?

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, March 17, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Harnessing the Potential of Digital Mental Health Tools
    Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Ricardo Muñoz, PhD, Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

    Friday, March 24, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Pros and Cons of TeleMental Health
    Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA, Donna Sheperis, PhD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, BC-TMH

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA, Donna Sheperis, PhD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, BC-TMH, Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

    Friday, March 31, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Evaluation and Selection of Digital Mental Health Tools
    Stephen Schueller, PhD, Emily Benedetto, MSW, LCSW

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Stephen Schueller, PhD, Emily Benedetto, MSW, LCSW, Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

    Friday, April 7, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Prevention and Treatment Digital Mental Health Tools for Underserved Communities
    Adrian Aguilera, PhD, Alinne Barrera, PhD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Adrian Aguilera, PhD, Alinne Barrera, PhD, Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

    Friday, April 14, 2023

    12:00- 12:50 PM
    Emerging Digital Trends in Population Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery
    Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

    12:50-1:30 PM
    Discussion / Q&A
    Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Ricardo Muñoz, PhD
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Adrian Aguilera, PhD

    Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley School of Social Welfare; Founder, Digital Health Equity and Access Lab (dHEAL); Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital

    Alinne Barrera, PhD

    Professor, Department of Psychology, Palo Alto University

    Emily Benedetto, MSW, LCSW

    Program Manager, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA

    Assistant Professor, Division of Health Informatics, Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health

    Stephen Schueller, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine; Executive Director, OneMindPsyberGuide.org; Co-Director, Dissemination & Implementation Unit, UCI ICTS

    Donna Sheperis PhD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, BC-TMH

    Professor, Associate Department Chair of Counseling, and PAU eClinic Director, Palo Alto University

    Course Directors

    Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Center Director, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Director of Research and Director, Mindful Mental Health Service, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Director of Addiction Research, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Investigator, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Dartmouth

    Ricardo Muñoz, PhD

    Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University; Founder, Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance​​​
    Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Accreditation

    In support of improving patient care, Harvard Medical School is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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

    This program has been approved for 7.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D91493-1. 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.

    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(s)™ 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(s)™ 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 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 Digital Mental Health 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: Digital Mental Health

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $250.00 / ($225 if registered by February 16, 2023)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by February 16, 2023)


    Resident/Fellow

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by February 16, 2023)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $195.00 / ($175 if registered by February 16, 2023)


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Courses from the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

If you are interested in continuing education opportunities in Mindfulness as well as Internal Family Systems (IFS), please explore the offerings from CHA's Center for Mindfulness and Compassion: https://www.chacmc.org/professionaltrainings.


Contact Us

Continuing Medical Education
Email

Phone:
617-384-8600 (9am-4pm ET, Monday-Friday)

CHA Voicemail:
617-806-8770

Karen Kuc, MPH
Director

Nancy Felsheim, MS
Coordinator

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