Continuing Education Programs

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quality educational programs for mental health professionals
highlighting the latest clinical, theoretical and research findings.

2022 - 2023 Conferences

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Autism and Development  •  School Mental Health  •  Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy  •  Art and Science of Expert Witness Testimony  •  Upcoming Courses

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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

Peter Daniolos, MD

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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
    The Multifaceted Challenge of Autism
    Margaret Weiss, MD

    9:30 - 9:45 AM
    Q&A Panel
    Lee Robinson, MD, Margaret Weiss, MD

    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: Disruptive Behaviors in Autism: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
    Margaret Bauman, MD

    9:15 - 10:15 AM
    A Behavior Analytic Approach to Assessing and Treating Challenging Behavior for Individuals with ASD/IDD
    Michael Mullane, PhD, ABPP, BCBA-D

    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

    Yael Dvir, MD

    Vice Chair and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMASS Chan Medical School / UMASS Memorial Health; Medical Director of Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Early Childhood, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, UMASS Chan Medical School

    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

    Michael Mullane, PhD, ABPP, BCBA-D

    Psychologist and Behavior Analyst, Neurodevelopmental Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor, 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

    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
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

    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

    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 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 the foundation of all patient encounters. Click to download the course summary.

    *NEW* As a preview to the conference, join us on Thursday Dec. 15th, 5:15pm - 6pm ET for a free 45-minute webinar. Course directors Ronald Siegel, Monnica Williams, James Hopper and Laura Warren will be discussing the latest research, policy advances and implications for the field, plus taking questions from the audience. Sign up here for the free webinar!

  • 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
    • 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

    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
    Robert Bonazoli, LICSW

    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

    Robert Bonazoli, LICSW

    Psychotherapist in private practice; trained in MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

    Alexander Cardenas, MD

    Co-Executive Director, American Psychedelic Practitioners Association

    Rheinila Fernandes, MD

    Psychiatrist in private practice, Cambridge, MA

    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
Karen Kuc, MPH

REGISTER TODAY

  • 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 14.0 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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Contact Us

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Email

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

CHA Voicemail:
617-806-8770

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