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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.

MaMHCA Professional Development Workshops and Trainings

Winter/Spring 2015

Featured Training:

Thriving Your Practice with Health Care Reform:Implications of Payment Reform for Individual and Small Group Practice

Jointly with NASW and MA Mental Health Coalition; April 17, 2015 (Friday) Holiday Inn, Dedham; 9-5, 6 CEs

Private Practice Clinicians in all Mental & Behavioral Health disciplines (mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and others) are struggling on their own to keep up with the myriad of changes happening due to Health Care Reform.  This Conference will help clinicians understand the changes that are happening, learn about strategies already being used, and what the future is bringing to our offices and organizations.  Using lecture, panel discussion, content presentations, and dedicated Q&A periods, experts and practitioners in this burgeoning field will share their expertise and experiences.  They will answer many of your burning questions and encourage you to continue looking for new ways to expand and enhance your clinical practice options.   

FEES:   Member - $95; Non-member - $145   Student member - $35;  Student non-member - $40;     Retired/unemployed member - $50 

New Workshops

Trauma: Treatment Strategies for Children & Adolescents with Thea Farrell, LMHC;  January 31, 2015 , 9-1:15;  4 CEs; 

This course will identify for clinicians the many facets of trauma that children and adolescents experience.  It will explore the typically known types of trauma as well as the newer challenges of instant trauma through exposure to the World Wide Web, violent video games, graphic war/crime videos as well growing up in a post 911 world.  Present treatment strategies and education on the importance of clinician self-care for efficacy with this population will also be discussed.

Helping Clients Cope Through Art with Amy Maricle, LMHC, ART-BC; February 14, 2015, 9-1:15;  4 CEs; 

Geared toward clinicians who are both experienced and non-experienced in art therapy, this workshop will focus educating participants on techniques to help clients cope through the use of art. Presenter Amy Maricle is a registered art therapist (ATR-BC) with over ten years working with teens, adults, and parents.

Domestic Violence: Treatment Strategies with Samantha del Gizzi, LMHC:  February 28, 2015, 9-1:15;  4 CEs; 

This workshop will focus on client centered methods to help clients managing domestic violence in their relationships address their ambivalence and fears and help motivate them to make positive changes. Clinical applications of social change in behavioral goal setting will be outlined in an effort to help clients strive for empowerment and health.

Love and Desire: A Closer Look into the Anatomy of Relationships with Paola Rodriguez, LMHC: March 7, 2015, 9-1:15;   4 CEs; 

This workshop will aim to address the most fundamental topics - communication skills, conflict resolution, and sex/sexuality -  that need to be addressed when working with couples. Specific strategies and exercises will be used to help clinicians learn how to apply principles and strategies in their own work.

Anger, Irritability and Addictions with David Favreau, LMHC; April 25, 2015,  9-1:15;  4 CEs; 

This workshop will explore anger and anger management in the context of addiction treatment. Factors that fuel anger and irritability will be explored as well as conflict and risk management, and negotiation skills.

Animal Assisted Therapy with Thea Farrell, LMHC, & Betsy Handley, LMHC ; May 2, 2015, 9-1:15;  4 CEs; 

This workshop is for those interested in practicing animal assisted therapy and clinicians who are interested in its applications and unique qualities. A short history and current standing in the mental health field will be covered. Fundamental theories on the human/animal bond as it can be utilized in clinical interventions will be explored. The need for client education about the practice of Animal Assisted Therapy and about the particular animal they may be working with, as well as risk assessment and management will also be covered.

Basic Drama Therapy Techniques for Individual Treatment in Clinical Settings with Jamie Osborne, LMHC, RDT-BCT; May 9, 2015, 9-1:15;  4 CEs;                   

This workshop will present several drama therapy techniques and action method techniques that are suitable for working with individuals in the clinical setting.  Participants will be invited to explore and experience these techniques. A discussion of application for use as a diagnostic tool, as well as uses with groups or couples will follow.

FEES:    4 hour workshops:    Members - $95         Non-members - $135

 

â–ºMaMHCA Workshops are MMCEP, NASW-MA and NBCC Approved for CEs