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MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association



Continuing Education

MaMHCA offers several ways to earn CE credits: Upcoming Workshops, Home Study Programs, Read the Newsletter and take the Crossword Quiz.

View all Continuing Education Workshops.  Register for a workshop.

If there is a workshop that you would like to see MaMHCA offer, or if you are a presenter and wish to offer a workshop for MaMHCA, please contact Elizabeth Handley.

Upcoming Workshops

Supervision Year 2, Complicated Trauma

With Karen Enegess, MA, LMHC

3 CEs

Topics will include: Navigation of the challenges of supervision when supervisees are working with trauma survivors.  An overview of trauma will be provided, with the intention that this overview will lend itself to psycho-educational tools for supervisees to use with clients.  We will explore appropriate interventions for different stages and types of trauma in the context of supervisees’ work settings, and with the use of case examples, incorporating a strengths-based perspective.  Vicarious traumatization will be discussed.

Date:  05/03/2014

Time:  8:45AM-12:00PM

Location:  MaMHCA Offices & Conference Space

Fee:  Members $70; Non Members $95

Registration Deadline:  1 week prior to workshop

Karen Enegess, MA, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University in 1999 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She maintains a private practice in Boston, and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Lesley where she teaches and supervises counseling interns. Formerly she was a site supervisor and staff clinician in various community-based agencies serving families, individuals, and children. She has worked for several years with adult survivors of domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse and other forms of childhood trauma, both in private practice and in a domestic violence shelter. She was a member of the Community Services program at the Trauma Center, providing crisis response services in the Boston area and co-leading expressive therapies groups to preschool-age children, designed to foster resilience in the face of poverty and trauma.


Supervision Year 2, Supervising Expressive Therapists

with Deb Spragg, LMHC

3 Cat. I CEs

Expressive therapists may have special requirements, especially when it comes to the art of their client's, in whatever form it might be.  This course strives to cover the special considerations in supervising clinicians that are expressive therapists.

Date:  05/3/204

Time:  12:45PM-4:00PM

Location:  MaMHCA Offices & Conference Space

Fee:  Members $70, Non Members $95

Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to workshop date

Deb Spragg, LMHC has been teaching at Lesley since 2005, when she began as a clinical instructor in supervision. In 2009, she joined the core faculty in the Expressive Therapies Division. Alongside her keen interest in the teaching and supervision of Lesley students, Dr. Spragg’s clinical work focused on those with psychotic disorders. She championed the use of non-verbal and artistic means for facilitating contact with self and connection to others for hospitalized clients. She worked full-time for fifteen years in clinical settings with individuals and groups in hospitals, residential treatment, and private practice. Now that she has joined the Lesley Community on a full-time basis, Deb is looking forward to becoming increasingly involved in research related to the supervision of expressive Therapists in training, the therapeutic action of the arts in therapy, and the role of mindfulness in both the expressive arts therapies and in conflict transformation. Recently, Deb has also been involved in hospice and attending the bereaved. In her teaching as well as in her clinical work, Deb has drawn inspiration from her meditation practice. The role of difference in relationship is a life-long interest, as is a relational view of health and wellness. 


Play Therapy 101:  Methods & Modalities

With Stefani Misiph, LMHC

6 Cat. I CEs

Participants will gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical uses of play therapy. Through a didactic and experiential training, participants will learn how play therapy can enhance current practices. Individual, group, and family therapy techniques will be learned as well as age specific modifications. Come join us and discover how the powerful world of play therapy can help your clients reach new goals. 

Date:  05/31/2014

Time:  9:00AM-4:00PM

Location:  Doubletree Hotel, 11 Beaver St, Milford, Ma 01757

Fee:  Members $135; Non-Members $180

Registration Deadline:  1 week prior to workshop

Stefani Misiph, LMHC is in private practice in Framingham, MA.  She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and has recently become an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University.  Stefani received her Masters in Expressive Therapy in 2001 and has been working with children and families in a variety of settings since that time.

Stefani is currently the Vice President of the NEAPT board and coordinates the annual conferences.  She recently complete the APT national Leaership Acaemy She provides trainings in the area and enjoys the supervision and teaching of play therapy.  Stefani is the mother of two young children and enjoys infusing play into all the aspects of her life.


Building a Successful Private Practice 

With Linda Lawless, LMHC 

6 Cat. II CEs                                                                                   

Whether it be a traditional,  "concierge," VIP, Integral, virtual practice, or a practice with multiple streams of income, there are many underlying structures that must be built for financial success and to avoid lawsuits, license loss, burnout, and survive an IRS audit. This workshop provides insights into the different forms of emerging practice as well as the nuts and bolts of a successful business. This workshop will NOT cover how to get more insurance referrals.

Instead we'll focus on how to build a successful professional practice/business that may include managed care, but is NOT dependent on it.

Date: June 7, 2014

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: MaMHCA Office & Conference Space

Fee: Members $135; Non Members $180

Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to workshop date

Linda Lawless, LMHC, LMFT, is a dynamic, nationally recognized teacher and speaker and author of How to Build and Market your Mental Health Practice. She has been in the human service field for over 35 years, the last 18 in private practice and the last 4 as a personal and executive coach. Linda has woven a professional life that includes writing, teaching, counseling, coaching and consulting. Over the span of her work her driving mission has been to mainstream mental/emotional wellness. She sees private practice as an integral piece in achieving this goal.