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Caring For Your Whole Patient

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

Nov 4 - 5, 2022

In-person conference, Hyatt Regency Boston

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

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  • Overview

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

  • Course Detail

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Who Should Attend

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

    Learning Objectives

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

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

    ABMS / ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

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

    IOM Competencies

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

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 4, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break

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

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

    1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Lunch

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

    3:30 - 3:45 PM
    Break

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

    5:15 - 5:20 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    8:10 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2

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

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

    10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45- 11:45 AM
    Resources: How to Find Them, Use Them, and Tailor Them to Patient Needs
    Margarida Cardoso Holmes, BS, CADAC, Norma Malkiel, LSW, CCM

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

    1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Lunch

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

    3:30 - 3:45 PM
    Break

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

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

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

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

    Aaronson Chew, PhD

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

    Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

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

    Leonard Doerfler, PhD

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

    Michael Flores, MPH, PhD

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

    Margarida Cardoso Holmes, BS, CADAC

    Mental Health Care Partner Lead; Cambridge Health Alliance Malden Family Medicine Center

    Norma Malkiel, LSW, CCM

    Mental Health Care Partner, Cambridge Health Alliance Union Square Family Health

    Kate McCurdy

    Board Chair, Barth Syndrome Foundation

    Christopher Lim, MD

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

    Andrew Melaragno, MD, MS

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

    Laura Petrillo, MD

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

    Course Directors

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Ellie Grossman, MD

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

    Astrea Greig, PsyD

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

    Lisa Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

    Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Accreditation
    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 14.0 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    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 91274-3. 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 14.0 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14.0 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation for 14.0 credits.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

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

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

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

    Disclosure Policies

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

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgement before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

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

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. ;Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. "No shows" are subject to the full course fee.

    Course Tuition

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

    Physician (MD/DO)

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


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

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


    Resident/Fellow

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


    Allied Health Professional / Other

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

    Tuition includes electronic syllabus.

    Hotel Reservations

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

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

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    Single occupancy: $255

    Double occupancy: $255

    Triple occupancy: $280

    Quadruple occupancy: $305

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


Traumatic Stress

Traumatic Stress: Pathways to Healing

Nov 18 - 19, 2022

In-person conference, Hyatt Regency Boston

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

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  • Overview

    This course provides an overview of perspectives and effective approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. Speakers will explore the roles of mental health clinicians in evaluating and treating disorders of traumatic stress, as well as approaches to address common challenges related to working with traumatized clients.

  • Course Detail

    Traumatic Stress: Pathways to Healing

    This course provides an overview of perspectives and effective approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. Speakers will explore the roles of mental health clinicians in evaluating and treating disorders of traumatic stress, as well as approaches to address common challenges related to working with traumatized clients.

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

    Join us for a stimulating mix of lectures, case studies, discussion and Q&A sessions. The course is intended for mental health and health practitioners, as well as healthcare administrators, policy creators, and others interested in the treatment of traumatic stress. Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of the etiology and correlates of traumatic stress, but will leave with essential skills to integrate into their clinical practice.

    Who Should Attend

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

    Learning Objectives

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

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

    ABMS/ACGME Competencies

    This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

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

    IOM Competencies

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

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

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

  • Agenda

    Friday, November 18, 2022

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

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

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

    8:30- 9:15 AM
    Understanding the Refugee Experience and the Role of Resettlement Communities in Promoting Healthy Adjustment
    Vanja Pejic, Ph.D.

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

    10:15-10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45- 11:30 AM
    Collective Racial Trauma: Healing Through Social Justice-Based Therapy
    Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD

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

    12:30- 1:45 PM
    Lunch

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

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

    3:30-3:45 PM
    Break

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

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

    5:30- 5:35 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, November 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

    10:00-10:30 AM
    Break

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

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

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

    12:00-1:15 PM
    Lunch

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

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

    3:15-3:30 PM
    Break

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

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

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

    Psychotherapist, Researcher, Consultant, and Trainer

    Thomas Brown, CPS, MEd

    Certified Peer Specialist and CPS Founder

    Shireen Cama, MD

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

    Nancy Costikyan, MSW, LICSW

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

    Amy Dierberger, PhD

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

    Fatimah Finney, LMHC, MA

    Therapist, Facilitator, and Consultant

    Wendy Flick, MPA

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

    Ellen Healy, PhD

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

    Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD

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

    Deborah Korn, PsyD

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

    Simon Lejeune, MD

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

    Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD

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

    Clara Morrison, PhD

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

    Beth Murphy, MD

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

    Vanja Pejic, Ph.D.

    Attending Psychologist & Research Associate, Trauma and Community Resilience Center, Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Boston Childre's Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Stephanie Rickey, PsyD

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

    Sidney Trantham, PhD

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

    Jennifer Turner, LMHC, RYT, TCTSY-F

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

    Course Directors

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Leah Soumerai, LICSW

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

    Kate Zona, PhD

    Psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Accreditation

    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 14.0 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    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 91274-4. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 14.0 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14.0 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation for 14.0 credits.

    Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

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

    Canadian Accreditation

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    European Accreditation

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

    Disclosure Policy

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

    Disclaimer

    CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgement before making clinical decisions of any kind.

    Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees

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

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    Course Tuition

    Course Registration: Traumatic Stress: Pathways to Healing

    Physician (MD/DO)

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


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

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


    Resident/Fellow

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


    Allied Health Professional / Other

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

    Hotel Reservations

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

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

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    Single occupancy: $255

    Double occupancy: $255

    Triple occupancy: $280

    Quadruple occupancy: $305

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


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Autism and Development: Optimizing and Integrating Service Delivery Models for the Neurodiverse

December 2-3, 2022

In-person conference, Royal Sonesta Boston

Faculty Course Directors:
Margaret Weiss, MD

Director of Clinical Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Peter Daniolos, MD
Psychiatrist, Outpatient Child and Adolescents Division, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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  • Overview

    In this course we'll discuss the latest thinking on how to best organize care and provide services to people with autism that fully promotes their development and participation in society. We are pleased to highlight several models of care from local and regional colleagues in MA and beyond. In addition, we'll offer a skill-building demonstration of an ADOS assessment interview. Join us to network with colleagues in person!

  • Course Detail

    Autism and Development: Optimizing and Integrating Service Delivery Models for the Neurodiverse

    The management of individuals with autism has suffered from a chronic lack of systemic resourcing. Specialized training requirements and the lack of established service delivery models create and perpetuate delays and inequities in care that start even before a diagnosis is made. These gaps are in contrast to robust diagnosis, treatment and medication models, which highlights the urgent need to close this disconnect and develop the infrastructure that we know will result in better patient outcomes.

    In this course we'll discuss the latest thinking on how to best organize care and provide services to people with autism that fully promotes their development and participation in society. Several recent innovative models will be highlighted, as well as how clinicians can care for special populations within the autism community, and how to meet the need for all patients to learn and bolster life skills to maximize their well-being.

    We invite all health and mental health clinicians to join us for a diverse program that will include lectures, panel discussions, case vignettes, group work and lived experience advocate perspectives.

    Who Should Attend

    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Psychologists

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Outline elements of successful delivery model examples in both outpatient and inpatient care
    • Identify ways they can support or help build a better service model in their clinical setting
    • Summarize the unique needs of special populations of individuals with autism
    • Formulate tailored strategies to address their particular strengths and challenges
    • Identify resources in their community or create in-house teams that can train their individuals with autism in life skills
    • Review the benefits of including various allied health team members that can address functional life skills in a comprehensive autism care plan

    For a list of session-specific learning objectives, please email cme@challiance.org.

    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
    • Systems-Based Practice

    IOM Competencies

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

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

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

    Course Directors

    Karen J. Kuc, MPH
    Margaret Weiss, MD
    Peter Daniolos, MD

  • Agenda

    Friday, December 2, 2022

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

    8:05- 8:15 AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    Peter Daniolos, MD, Margaret Weiss, MD

    8:15 - 9:00 AM
    Keynote: The Scope of the Problem
    Lee Robinson, MD

    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Health Disparities in Autism Services
    Anthony Rostain, MD, MA

    9:30 - 9:45 AM
    Q&A Panel
    Lee Robinson, MD, Anthony Rostain, MD, MA

    9:45 - 10:15 AM
    Break

    10:15 - 11:00 AM
    Effective Models of Outpatient Care
    Peter Daniolos, MD, Todd Kopelman, PhD

    11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Optimizing Telepsychiatry Techniques
    Todd Kopelman, PhD

    11:30- 11:45 AM
    Q&A Panel
    Peter Daniolos, MD, Todd Kopelman, PhD

    11:45 AM- 12:45 PM
    Pharmacotherapy for ASD
    Robyn Thom, MD

    12:45 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch

    2:00 - 3:30 PM
    Workshop: ADOS Interview Demonstration
    Ellen Hanson, PhD

    3:30 - 3:45 PM
    Break

    3:45 - 4:45 PM
    The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO): An Interdisciplinary Model of Care
    Jean Frazier, MD

    4:45 - 5:30 PM
    Lived Experience Advocacy Panel: Nothing About Us Without Us
    Yael Dvir, MD

    5:30 - 5:35 PM
    Close Day 1

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    8:10 - 8:15 AM
    Welcome Day 2

    8:15 - 9:15 AM
    Keynote: A History of Building Autism Services Through the Years
    Margaret Bauman, MD

    9:15 - 10:15 AM
    The Role of Specialized Inpatient Management for ASD Patients
    Kevin Coughlin, MD

    10:15- 10:45 AM
    Break

    10:45 - 11:45 AM
    The Intersection/Overlap of Autism and Gender
    Peter Daniolos, MD

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    Building a Dream Team: Interdisciplinary Roles
    Rachel Goldin, PhD, Yamini Howe, MD, Christopher Keary, MD, Julie O'Brien, MEd, LMHC

    12:45 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch

    2:00 - 2:45 PM
    Interventions to Manage Sleep and Screen Time
    Margaret Weiss, MD

    2:45 - 3:45 PM
    Making School Work: Effective Accommodations for Students with ASD
    Pamela Ely, MS, CCC-SLP, Social Cognitive Specialist

    3:45 - 4:00 PM
    Break

    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Meeting the Needs of Individuals Across the Life Spectrum
    James Bath, MD, Susanna Mierau, MD, PhD

    5:00 - 5:05 PM
    Close Program

  • Faculty
    James Bath, MD

    Director of Primary Care, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Margaret Bauman, MD

    Research Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine

    Kevin Coughlin, MD

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Unit, Somerville Hospital
    Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Yael Dvir, MD

    Vice Chair and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Medical Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, UMASS Memorial Health
    Associate Professor, UMASS Chan School of Medicine

    Pamela Ely, MS, CCC-SLP, Social Cognitive Specialist

    Social Cognitive Specialist, Owner and Director of The Ely Center, LLC

    Jean Frazier, MD

    Executive Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Medical Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism, UMASS Chan Medical School

    Rachel Goldin, PhD

    Staff Psychologist, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Ellen Hanson, PhD

    Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Developmental Program, and Attending Psychologist, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Yamini Howe, MD

    Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Christopher Keary, MD

    Behavioral Director, Angelman Syndrome Behavioral Clinic, Staff Psychiatrist, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Program Director, Multidisciplinary Clinic for Children, Adolescents & Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Todd Kopelman, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
    Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa School of Medicine

    Susanna Mierau, MD, PhD

    Associate Neurologist, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Member of the Faculty of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

    Julie O'Brien, MEd, LMHC

    Family Support Clinician, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Lee Robinson, MD

    Medical Director, Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk /Center for Children and Families
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Clinician Educator, Brown University

    Anthony Rostain, MD, MA

    Chief and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Cooper University Health Care
    Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Pediatrics, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

    Robyn Thom, MD

    Staff Psychiatrist, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Course Directors

    Karen Kuc, MPH

    Director, Continuing Education in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

    Margaret Weiss, MD

    Director of Clinical Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

    Peter Daniolos, MD

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

  • Accreditation

    Physicians

    The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Psychologists

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 14.0 continuing education credits.

    Social Workers

    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 91274-5. NY Social Workers: The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider #0038 of continuing education for licensed social workers. This course has been approved for 14.0 contact hours.

    Counselors

    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. This program meets the requirements for 14.0 continuing education hours. CHA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation for 14.0 credits.

    Physicians 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 Credits™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

  • Fees & Location

    Tuition for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment. Prices include CME credit, one course book, electronic syllabus and access to recordings for 30 days after the course.

    At the end of the registration process, a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be added to your registration. Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.

    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

    Physician (MD/DO)

    $540.00 / ($495 if registered by November 3, 2022)


    Nurse (RN/APRN)

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by November 3, 2022)


    Resident/Fellow

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by November 3, 2022)


    Allied Health Professional / Other

    $420.00 / ($385 if registered by November 3, 2022)

    Hotel Reservations

    All sessions will be held at Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

    A block of rooms for the nights of 12/1, 12/2, and 12/3 has been reserved at the hotel for this event, under the group name HMS Cambridge Health Alliance. All reservations must be made, modified, or canceled individually through the hotel’s Reservation Department via this direct meeting link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CHAHMSAutism, or by calling +1-617-806-4200 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 11/10/22, 5pm ET to guarantee the CHA group rate.

    Hotel confirms the following guest room rates per night:

    • Single occupancy: $249
    • Double occupancy: $249
    • Triple occupancy: $279
    • Quadruple occupancy: $309

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


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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
Consultant, School-Based Programs, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Willard, PsyD
Psychologist and Educational Consultant; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

REGISTER TODAY

  • 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

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    Building a Dream Team: Interdisciplinary Roles
    Rachel Goldin, PhD, Yamini Howe, MD, Christopher Keary, MD, Julie O'Brien, MEd, LMHC

    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, Lynn Community Health Center

    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

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

    • Single occupancy: $189
    • Double occupancy: $199
    • Deluxe room: $249

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


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Contact Us

Continuing Medical Education
Email

Karen Kuc, MPH
Director

Nancy Felsheim, MSM Psychiatry CE Coordinator

Judy Reiner Platt, Ed.D.
Director Emerita

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