Professional Workshops

Becoming a Racially Conscious Therapist

Becoming a Racially Conscious Therapist

When: Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25, 2020, 12-3:15pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Bukky Kolawole, PsyD and Tony Hudson, MEd
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This virtual, highly engaging, interactive experience focuses on introducing therapists to a foundational tool for building their capacity to engage in conversations about race, and ultimately center racial consciousness and intersectional equity in their personal and professional relationships.
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The State of Therapy 2020: Creating Collaborative Conversations *Hosted by NEAFAST*

The State of Therapy 2020: Creating Collaborative Conversations *Hosted by NEAFAST*

When: Fridays, October 2 & 9, 9am-12:30pm, 2020, 9am-12:30pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Facilitators: David Haddad, EdD; LaNisha Allen, MA; Simone Matthews B.A.; Lisa Saunders, MA; Jacqueline Gagliardi, LMFT; Frank Gomez; Beverly Ibeh; Scott Cohen, LMFT; Joe Winn, LICSW, CST; Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT, CST; Katherine Manners, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
The State of Therapy Conference, hosted by the New England Association for Family & Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST), is a two-day, 6 CE conference, dedicated to creating collaborative conversations between therapists about impacting and improving the state of therapy in Massachusetts.
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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: An Introduction

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: An Introduction

When: Monday, December 7, 2020, 9am-4:30pm EDT
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT
CEs: 6 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This workshop will focus on how therapists can help build a secure base for the next generation by strengthening the family unit using EFFT.
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Home Study

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Keynote Speakers: Sidney Trantham, PhD and Acey Mercer, LMSW
Case Presentation Co-Moderated by: MaryAnna Domokos-Cheng Ham, EdD, LMFT and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Panelists: Sidney Trantham, PhD; Acey Mercer, LMSW; Steffani Brandenburg, LCSW, LICSW, CST; Julie Mencher, LICSW; Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S; and Jane Fleishman, PhD, MS, MEd, CSE
Workshops by: Acey Mercer, LMSW and Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, and Lic. Psychologists; pending for LMHCs; and approved for AASECT
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2019 Fall Symposium "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape" featuring a keynote presentation, case study, and two workshops.
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Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
This online program brings to life the AAMFT Code Of Ethics as well as some of the ethical guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, in an engaging and thought-provoking way. Registration coming soon.
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On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Presenters: Carolyn Broudy, MD; Annette Cycon, LCSW; Charles Daniels, Jr., LICSW; Nancy Knudsen, LMFT; and Mirza Lugardo, LMHC
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2018 Fall Symposium "On Becoming A Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships" morning panel consisting of five speakers who each address a case study, drawing upon their own theoretical perspective and particular approach to family intervention.
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For the EFT Clinician

Follow the Emotion: The Challenges of De-escalation—A Refresher Course on Stage I of Emotionally Focused Therapy

Follow the Emotion: The Challenges of De-escalation—A Refresher Course on Stage I of Emotionally Focused Therapy

When: Friday, March 19, 2021 9am-5pm
Where: Location TBD
Instructor: Danielle Green, LICSW and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CE's: 6 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
This workshop is designed for those who have already received the basic training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, but would like to review theory and practice.
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Save The Date — Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Save The Date — Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

When: Wednesday-Saturday, June 9-12, 2021 9am-5pm
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Lorrie Brubacher, MEd, LMFT, RMFT
CE's: 28 CE's pending for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
The Externship in EFT is the basic four-day training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. It is a pre-requisite for certification & follow-up advanced training in EFT. More info coming soon.
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Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2021 9am-5pm (originally scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2020)
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 49 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Instructor: George Faller, MS, LMFT
CE's: 12 CE's approved for LMFT's, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists
Do escalated couples make you want to quit being a therapist? Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for couples, from still-face to high reactivity to despair and rage.
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