Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM
    • Rivier University, Nashua, NH

    With Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
    6 Ethics CEs

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    includes 15% off your Trust Sponsored
    Professional Liability Policy premium

    Co-Sponsored by Rivier University's Combine Counseling And
    School Psychology Doctoral Program


    Workshop Description
    For over two decades, The Trust has worked to educate and support psychologists in improving their risk management skills and strategies by providing live workshops, webinars, risk management consultation and expanding resources. The 10th workshop in our Sequence series will continue to emphasize more applied, integrated and strategic methods to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions, and stay grounded in ethical principles and practices. The Trust Risk Management Consultants have culled subject matter from some 80,000 consultations provided to date to focus this workshop on problems practitioners often encounter. Topics will include how decision science can inform clinical and ethical decision-making; interjurisdictional practice challenges and navigating the PSYPACT era; complexities in structuring and conducting supervision; managing technology and privacy concerns in practice; and handling subpoenas and depositions. The workshop is designed for an intermediate level.

    *This course will not fulfill requirements of all jurisdictions. It is important that potential participants review their respective state licensing board requirements prior to registering for this workshop.

    Learning Objectives 
    This workshop is designed to help participants

    1. Describe basic principles of risk management, as applied to several specific clinical situations that frequently arise in professional practice.
    2. Identify core heuristics and biasing processes that can interfere with appropriate risk management and ethical decision-making.
    3. List three strategies to ameliorate decision-making challenges.
    4. Describe preliminary considerations prior to engaging in interjurisdictional practice.
    5. Evaluate potential issues and preventive responses to supervisory risks.
    6. Identify three methods for reducing privacy risks when using technology in clinical practice and responding appropriately to breaches if they occur.
    7. Name three strategies for handling subpoenas and deposition demands.

    About The Presenter
    Amanda D. Zelechoski is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. Dr. Zelechoski received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, her M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University, and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (Brookline, MA) and is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. 

    Dr. Zelechoski is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, where she also serves as coordinator of the Dual Degree Graduate Programs in Law and Psychology. She teaches a wide variety of courses, including ethics and professional development in psychology, and provides clinical supervision to graduate students. Her primary research interests include forensic and mental health assessment, at-risk, delinquent, and traumatized youth, child custody and child welfare, and the intersection of psychology, law, and public policy. She also conducts research related to best practices in teaching and training in the areas of psychology, law, and trauma. In addition to her teaching and research interests, Dr. Zelechoski conducts forensic and psychological evaluations and has provided training and consultation to numerous mental health, law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

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    Cancellation Policy: 
    Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before April 3, 2020). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Inclement weather policy: 
    In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.

    Attendance policy:
    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the Trust evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.

    Payment Options
    Please note that payment by check must be received by NHPA postmarked three weeks prior to date of the event (March 27, 2020). Group discount rates are available for 3 or more attendees. Interested parties are encouraged to contact NHPA at office@nhpsychology.org. 


    • 7 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH
    Register

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals
    With Larry Berkowitz, MPA, Ed.D.
    6 CEs

    Description
    This full-day training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. Best practices in risk assessment will be presented and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Issues relative to liability management and planning for intervention will be presented. The training, which was approved in 2015 by the SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention, is based on current best practices and reflects the training objectives in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Research on the effectiveness of this training demonstrates significant gains in knowledge and confidence. This is designed to provide six (6) hours of continuing education


    Learning Objectives
     

    This workshop is designed to help participants:

    1. Describe the scope of the problem of suicide.
    2. Provide a clinically accurate definition of suicide.
    3. Manage personal reactions to suicidal clients.
    4. Identify suicide warning signs and risk and protective factors.
    5. Identify ways to elicit suicidal ideation and history of behaviors.
    6. Identify strategies and tools to formulate/assess risk.
    7. Describe ambivalence around suicide and the idea of suicide as a coping strategy.
    8. Describe the value of appropriate postvention and grief support services for individuals and communities affected by suicide loss

    Presenter Bio:
    Larry Berkowitz, MPA, Ed.D., is the Director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center in Needham, MA, and holds an appointment as a Teaching Associate in Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical Schoolhe directed Riverside Outpatient Center at Wakefield, MA –a mental health and substance abuse treatment center. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and was a member of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. A licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts, he has specialties in working with children, adolescents and families. He trains extensively on suicide prevention, assessment and management of suicide, and postvention activities to contain suicide contagion in schools and communities. Dr. Berkowitz has consulted with numerous schools and communities in Massachusetts on trauma responses and clinical issues for the past 25 years, and leads a state-wide behavioral health trauma response network. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Western New England College and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

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    Breakfast, lunch, mid-morning/afternoon refreshments
    included with registration.

    ~Thank you to our sponsors~

      

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    Cancellation Policy: 

    Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before April 23, 2020). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Inclement weather policy: 

    In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.

    Attendance policy:

    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.



    • 7 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH
    Register

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals
    With Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D.
    6 CEs

    Description
    This full-day training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. Best practices in risk assessment will be presented and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Issues relative to liability management and planning for intervention will be presented. The training, which was approved in 2015 by the SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention, is based on current best practices and reflects the training objectives in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Research on the effectiveness of this training demonstrates significant gains in knowledge and confidence. This is designed to provide six (6) hours of continuing education


    Learning Objectives
     

    This workshop is designed to help participants:

    1. Describe the scope of the problem of suicide.
    2. Provide a clinically accurate definition of suicide.
    3. Manage personal reactions to suicidal clients.
    4. Identify suicide warning signs and risk and protective factors.
    5. Identify ways to elicit suicidal ideation and history of behaviors.
    6. Identify strategies and tools to formulate/assess risk.
    7. Describe ambivalence around suicide and the idea of suicide as a coping strategy.
    8. Describe the value of appropriate postvention and grief support services for individuals and communities affected by suicide loss

    Presenter Bio:
    Larry Berkowitz, MPA, Ed.D., is the Director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center in Needham, MA, and holds an appointment as a Teaching Associate in Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical Schoolhe directed Riverside Outpatient Center at Wakefield, MA –a mental health and substance abuse treatment center. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and was a member of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. A licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts, he has specialties in working with children, adolescents and families. He trains extensively on suicide prevention, assessment and management of suicide, and postvention activities to contain suicide contagion in schools and communities. Dr. Berkowitz has consulted with numerous schools and communities in Massachusetts on trauma responses and clinical issues for the past 25 years, and leads a state-wide behavioral health trauma response network. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Western New England College and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders
    With Todd Farchione, Ph.D.
    6 CEs

    Description
    Recent conceptualizations of anxiety, depressive, and related “emotional” disorders emphasize their similarities rather than their differences. In response, there has been a movement in recent years away from traditional disorder-specific manuals toward treatment approaches that focus on addressing core psychological processes that appear to cut across these disorders rather than surface-level, DSM diagnostic symptoms. These “transdiagnostic” evidence-based treatments may prove to be more cost efficient and have the potential to increase availability of evidence-based treatments to meet a significant public health need. The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow et al., 2018; UP), developed by Dr. David Barlow and colleagues, is the most widely used transdiagnostic treatment with empirical support for its use. The UP is an emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets core deficits occurring across the neurotic spectrum (e.g., anxiety, depressive, and related disorders). This introductory workshop will first briefly discuss the rationale for a transdiagnostic approach to treatment and review evidence supporting the UP. This will be followed by a description and demonstration of how to apply core UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT. Audio and videotaped illustrations of core treatment interventions (e.g., mindful awareness, emotion exposures) will be presented and attendees will be invited to participate in exercises as part of these demonstrations.

    Learning Objectives
    This workshop is designed to help participants:

    1. Describe basic rationale for utilizing transdiagnostic CBT in the treatment of emotional disorders.

    2. Identify core temperamental characteristics and deficits in emotion regulation underlying all anxiety, depressive, and related disorders and describe how these processes are assessed and targeted within the UP’s transdiagnostic framework.

    3. Develop basic transdiagnostic case conceptualizations based on shared         underlying mechanisms.

    4. Observe and describe how to apply the UP’s five core emotion-focused treatment strategies - increasing mindful emotion awareness, fostering cognitive flexibility, identifying and reducing patterns of emotion avoidance, increasing awareness and tolerance of emotion-related physical sensations, and interoceptive and situational emotion-focused exposures - to patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders. 

    5. Create effective and cohesive emotion exposures for patients with anxiety, depression and complex comorbidities.

    Presenter Bio
    Dr. Farchione is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston University. He currently directs the Intensive Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). While at CARD, he has achieved the prestigious title of Master Clinician, which is awarded only to those with years of clinical experience and superior supervisory skills. His research focuses on understanding emotion regulation processes, identifying mechanisms of change in treatment, and on developing new preventative measures and improved treatments for emotional disorders. Dr. Farchione is also the Director of the Unified Protocol Institute. He teaches, guest lectures, and conducts professional training workshops on the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and has been recognized for his dedication to improving training of clinicians and dissemination of empirically supported treatment.

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    Breakfast, lunch, mid-morning/afternoon refreshments
    included with registration.

    ~Thank you to sponsors~

     

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    Cancellation Policy: 

    Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before April 23, 2020). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Inclement weather policy: 

    In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.

    Attendance policy:

    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.



    • 7 May 2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Puritan Back Room Manchester NH
    Register

    The Annual Meeting of Members is held during lunch on Day 1 of our Annual Symposium. This is a time to hear updates from the past fiscal year from the NHPA Board of Directors. The draft agenda is below:

    • Year in review
    • Remarks from our President, Dr. Cynthia Whitaker
    • Approval of our upcoming FY 2020-2021 Annual Budget
    • Vote tallies from online voting for new officers
    • Remarks from our incoming President, Dr. Jes Leonard
    • Question from our members

    If you are planning to attend Thursday's workshop, the annual meeting lunch is included with your registration. Can't make it in person? Sign-up to attend via ZOOM! Be "in the room" with fellow members. All you need is a computer or a smart phone. It's free! We will send you a link a few days before the meeting.

    Questions? Email Leslie Gould at office@nhpsychology.org or call 603-415-0451. 

    • 8 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:35 PM
    • Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH
    Register

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders
    With Todd Farchione, Ph.D.
    6 CEs

    Description
    Recent conceptualizations of anxiety, depressive, and related “emotional” disorders emphasize their similarities rather than their differences. In response, there has been a movement in recent years away from traditional disorder-specific manuals toward treatment approaches that focus on addressing core psychological processes that appear to cut across these disorders rather than surface-level, DSM diagnostic symptoms. These “transdiagnostic” evidence-based treatments may prove to be more cost efficient and have the potential to increase availability of evidence-based treatments to meet a significant public health need. The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow et al., 2018; UP), developed by Dr. David Barlow and colleagues, is the most widely used transdiagnostic treatment with empirical support for its use. The UP is an emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets core deficits occurring across the neurotic spectrum (e.g., anxiety, depressive, and related disorders). This introductory workshop will first briefly discuss the rationale for a transdiagnostic approach to treatment and review evidence supporting the UP. This will be followed by a description and demonstration of how to apply core UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT. Audio and videotaped illustrations of core treatment interventions (e.g., mindful awareness, emotion exposures) will be presented and attendees will be invited to participate in exercises as part of these demonstrations.

    Learning Objectives
    This workshop is designed to help participants:

    1. Describe basic rationale for utilizing transdiagnostic CBT in the treatment of emotional disorders.

    2. Identify core temperamental characteristics and deficits in emotion regulation underlying all anxiety, depressive, and related disorders and describe how these processes are assessed and targeted within the UP’s transdiagnostic framework.

    3. Develop basic transdiagnostic case conceptualizations based on shared         underlying mechanisms.

    4. Observe and describe how to apply the UP’s five core emotion-focused treatment strategies - increasing mindful emotion awareness, fostering cognitive flexibility, identifying and reducing patterns of emotion avoidance, increasing awareness and tolerance of emotion-related physical sensations, and interoceptive and situational emotion-focused exposures - to patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders. 

    5. Create effective and cohesive emotion exposures for patients with anxiety, depression and complex comorbidities.

    Presenter Bio
    Dr. Farchione is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston University. He currently directs the Intensive Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). While at CARD, he has achieved the prestigious title of Master Clinician, which is awarded only to those with years of clinical experience and superior supervisory skills. His research focuses on understanding emotion regulation processes, identifying mechanisms of change in treatment, and on developing new preventative measures and improved treatments for emotional disorders. Dr. Farchione is also the Director of the Unified Protocol Institute. He teaches, guest lectures, and conducts professional training workshops on the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and has been recognized for his dedication to improving training of clinicians and dissemination of empirically supported treatment.

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    Breakfast, lunch, mid-morning/afternoon refreshments
    included with registration.

    ~Thank you to our sponsors~

      

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cancellation Policy: 

    Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before April 23, 2020). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Inclement weather policy: 

    In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.

    Attendance policy:

    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount described below.




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Phone: 605-415-0451 
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