CE Website and Promotional Requirements

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Natalie Cohen at ncohen@waldenbehavioralcare.com or 781-647-2915. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled: Walden behavioral Care training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Natalie Cohen at ncohen@waldenbehavioralcare.com or 781-647-2915.

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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Name of presentation:Learning safety: Exposure-Based Treatment for Anxiety Disorders and Beyond

Date/Time: February 12, 2019, 12-1pm

CEs available: 1 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 9 Hope Avenue Waltham, MA 02453

Presenter: Kathryn McHue, Ph.D.

Event Description:

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders and are associated with significant distress and disability. Anxiety also plays an important functional role in a wide array of psychiatric disorders, motivating avoidance and escape behaviors that can prolong symptoms and worsen functioning. Exposure-based therapies are highly effective treatments for anxiety disorders and have clinical applications across psychiatric disorders. This presentation will provide an overview of exposure-based therapy. The evidence supporting exposure therapy, the rationale for its application, and specific examples of how to implement exposure will be presented. Challenges in the use of exposure therapy, such as the presence of co-occurring conditions will also be discussed. The presentation will end with a brief description of how exposure-based treatments may be applicable to other disorders and how its application might differ for those conditions.

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the effectiveness for exposure-based therapy.
  2. Identify the mechanisms that underlie exposure therapies.
  3. Identify the basic steps of conducting an exposure therapy session.
  4. Describe barriers to the successful implementation of exposure therapy.

Cost: FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: Counselors, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

References:

  • Gola JA, Beidas RS, Antinoro-Burke D, Kratz HE, Fingerhut R. Ethical Considerations in Exposure Therapy With Children. Cogn Behav Pract. 2016 May;23(2):184-193. Epub 2015 May 11. PubMed PMID: 27688681; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5036521.
  • Foa EB, McLean CP. The Efficacy of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders and Its Underlying Mechanisms: The Case of OCD and PTSD. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2016;12:1-28. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-021815-093533. Epub 2015 Nov 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 26565122.
  • Boswell JF, Farchione TJ, Sauer-Zavala S, Murray HW, Fortune MR, Barlow DH. Anxiety sensitivity and interoceptive exposure: a transdiagnostic construct and change strategy. Behav Ther. 2013 Sep;44(3):417-31. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.03.006. Epub 2013 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 23768669; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3727659.

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation: Cultural Influences on Eating Disorders and Body Image

Date/Time: December 18, 2019, 12-1pm

CEs available: 1 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 9 Hope Avenue Waltham, MA 02453

Presenter: Liya Akoury, PhD

Event Description:

An overview of cultural risk and protective factors for disordered eating symptoms. A discussion of clinical implications for under-represented groups, particularly women of color.

Objectives: 

  1. To identify and describe unique risk and protective factors for disordered eating for women of color.
  2. Assess foundations and limitations of the sociocultural theory of disordered eating risk.
  3. Identify and explain clinical applications of culture-specific risk and protective factors.

Cost: FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: Counselors, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation: Strengths-Based Strategies for Nurturing Resilience in our Patients

Date/Time: November 20, 2019, 12-1pm

CEs available: 1 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 9 Hope Avenue Waltham, MA 02453

Presenter: Robert Brooks, PhD

Event Description:

In his presentation Dr. Brooks will describe a strength-based approach for working with patients.  He will focus on the importance of (a) creating positive emotions in the therapeutic setting, (b) using empathic communication to reinforce cooperation and lessen resistance, (c) identifying and reinforcing each patient’s “islands of competence,” (d) preparing patients to cope more effectively with obstacles and setbacks, and (e) helping patients to develop a sense of purpose in their lives.

Objectives: 

  1. To identify and describe the impact of positive emotions on well-being and therapeutic effectiveness;
  2. To be able to explain the characteristics of a “resilient mindset”;
  3. To describe and apply therapeutic strategies for nurturing a resilient mindset and accompanying behaviors in patients.

Cost: FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: Counselors, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation: Trauma and the Brain: A Tale of Three Women and Implications for Treatment

Date/Time: October 23, 2019, 12-1pm

CEs available: 1 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 9 Hope Avenue Waltham, MA 02453

Presenter: Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD and Lauren Lebois, PhD

Event Description:

Posttraumatic stress responses can talk many forms.  In this talk, we will use case studies to illustrate the clinical phenomenology associated with three types of responses: 1) classic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 2) the dissociative sub-type of PTSD; and, 3) dissociative identity disorder (DID). We also will discuss the underlying neurobiology associated with each type of response including distinctive neural circuitries. We will end this talk by discussing implications for treatment in the clinical setting.

Objectives: 

1). Define the symptoms that differentiate the classic and dissociative subtypes of PTSD.

2). Identify whether the activation patterns of the amygdala are hyperactive, hypoactive or both in Classic PTSD, Dissociative Subtype, and DID.

3). Identify the three stages of treatment for complex posttraumatic presentations.

Cost: FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: Counselors, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation:Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART):  An Emerging Tool in Treating Trauma and Eating Disorders

Date: December 3, 2019

Agenda:

  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Registration and networking
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Presentation
  • 6:30 pm – 7:00: Q&A Panel
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Networking and cocktails

CEs available: 1 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346

Presenter (s): 

Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko, LPC, CEDS-S

Robert J. Keane, Ph.D., LICSW

Event Description:

Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a relatively new eye movement treatment developed to treat symptoms commonly associated with trauma.  In 2015, ART was recognized as an effective practice for the treatment of PTSD by the National Registry of Evidenced Based Programs and Practices, a division of SAMHSA.  The technique is relatively easy to learn and requires between one and three sessions in order to provide relief to a patient.  Walden Behavioral care, a system of care for the treatment of eating disorders, identified ART as a potential tool to use in working with patients who experience both an eating disorder and the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  We engaged Laney Rosenzweig, LMHC, the founder of ART, to conduct a three day training for nine Walden clinicians, representing three different levels of care.

This presentation reviews what we know diagnostically about PTSD and introduces the basic tenants of ART.  We review the training and implementation of an ART pilot program at Walden.  Results of a pilot study which reviewed pre and post results from ART for 28 eating disordered patients will be presented.  Perceptions of the treating clinicians using ART and select case studies will also be presented along with next steps in the training and development of ART as an effective tool to use with individuals struggling with these disorders.

Objectives: 

  1. Identify the core tenants of Accelerated Response Therapy along with research which supports its’ use as an evidenced-based practice for the treatment of trauma
  2. Describe the ART training and implementation experience across an eating disorder  treatment continuum (inclusive of Inpatient, Residential, and Clinic based levels of care) and to review the results of a pilot study
  3. Discuss case-specific cases that support the use of ART as a tool in the treatment of individuals with an eating disorder and a co-occurring trauma

Cost:FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Psychologists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation: LGBTQ+ and Cultivating Affirming Treatment Training

Date: November 15, 2019

Agenda:

8:00-8:45am Breakfast and Registration
8:45-9:00am Welcome
9:00am-12:00pm Presentation #1: Understanding LGBTQ Identities
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:15pm Presentation #2: Cultivating Affirming Treatment for LGBTQ+ Communities with Eating Disorders
4:15-4:30pm Closing

CEs available: 6 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 288 Walnut St. Suite 130 Newton, MA

Presenter (s) Bio (s): 

Raimi Marx is a facilitator, advocate, and consultant who, since 2005, has worked with communities to create more nurturing and equitable spaces for LGBTQ+ people and all those who experience oppression. They came to MaeBright with an MA in Education, for which they published a guide on building trans-inclusive educational spaces. Raimi has previously worked in sexual and reproductive health, survivor support, and legal advocacy. Currently, Raimi is pursuing an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling, with the intention of providing client-centered therapy specifically for queer, trans, and disabled folks.

Jamie Dannenberg, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition in Newton and Framingham. She uses a non-diet and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach in her clinical practice, and helps her clients heal their relationships with food and their bodies, to allow for a better connection and relationship to themselves. Jamie works with LGBTQ+ folks of all ages with disordered eating/eating disorders and body image concerns.

Jamie works with her partner to maintain their social media eating disorder and mental health advocacy platform, thirdwheelED. Through this platform, they seek to increase inclusive and affirming access for LGBTQ+ communities with eating disorders by providing trainings, education, and raising awareness of LGBTQ+ people affected by eating disorders for those in the field.

Jamie Bushell (OJ) is a mental health and eating disorder recovery advocate and writer. They co-created the blog, thirdwheelED, which serves as a platform to increase the visibility of how eating disorders impact an often marginalized LGBTQ+ community, and creates a space to participate in advocacy work through storytelling, trainings, education, and raising awareness. Their writing focuses on their own eating disorder recovery with a focus on the intersectionality of eating disorders and body image, a queer identity, trauma, and gender identity/expression. Their writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Mighty, Ravishly, Upworthy, and Adios Barbie, and they were interviewed as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019 by MTV News.

Event Description:

This one-day training will begin with a foundational presentation aimed at providing a clear understanding of LGBTQ+ terms, concepts and identities. In addition, education around intersectionality and strategies for supporting people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in your private practice will be discussed. The second part of the day will focus on what research shows us contributes to the high prevalence of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ communities. Best practices for providers in treatment settings will be discussed. The presentation will close with an overview of goals of treatment and a discussion on the consideration of intersectionality and barriers to care.

Objectives for Understanding LGBTQ Identities presentation: 

  1. Develop a clear understanding of LGBTQ+ terms, concepts, and identities
  2. Discuss LGBTQ+ experiences with a focus on intersectionality, microaggressions, and social disparities
  3. Demonstrate strategies for supporting people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations

Objectives for Cultivating Affirming Treatment for LGBTQ+ Communities with Eating Disorders presentation:

  1. List at least two factors that may contribute to the development of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ communities.
  2. Discuss the intersectionality of eating disorders, body image, and LGBTQ+ identities, along with the implications of that intersectionality.
  3. List at least three barriers to embodiment for transgender and non-binary people with eating disorders.

Cost: $40.00

Who is it appropriate for: Beginner

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

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Name of presentation: Combined Treatment Approaches for Multi-Problem Adolescents

Date: August 23rd 2019

Agenda:

Registration and Lunch 11:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Presentation 12:00 – 1:30 PM

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 69 Hickory Drive Waltham MA

Presenter (s) Bio (s): Michael Chiumiento, PsyD.

Michael has worked in Walden’s adolescent continuum for the last 8 years. In his current role as Clinical Supervisor of Adolescent & Family Services, Michael provides training and consultation to Walden’s adolescent treatment programs with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions, and primarily those indicated within Family Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Michael also provides training and consultation to schools and outside agencies, and continues to facilitate skills and support groups for parents and other caregivers across Walden’s adolescent continuum. Michael has received extensive training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), sits on a DBT consultation team, and provides outpatient individual and family therapy services. He completed a doctoral dissertation on the use of group therapy interventions for parents engaged in adolescent eating disorder treatment.

Event Description: This presentation will offer a review of current research specific to FBT (Family Based Treatment) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for eating disorders, with an emphasis on prioritizing treatment targets for adolescents with multiple problem behaviors. There will be suggestions made regarding the utilization of DBT skills to address parent and caregiver distress in the context of the FBT model. An argument will be made for the consideration of Anorexia Nervosa as a life threatening behavior, initiating discussion and dialogue in the context of fatality rates and current research.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe 1-2 data points from current research in Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  2. Participants will be able to identify 1-2 problem-solving strategies for situations involving the treatment of multi-problem adolescents with eating disorders
  3. Participants will be able to name 1-2 DBT skills that can be applied to supporting parents/caregivers in distress
  4. Participants will be able to name 1-2 key points around “life threatening behaviors” and “quality of life threatening behaviors” as they are understood in the FBT and DBT treatment models and referenced for use in prioritizing treatment goals.

Cost: Free

Who is it appropriate for: Beginner, intermediate or advanced professional levels? – Intermediate and Advanced

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of presentation: Psychological and Nutrition Counseling for Binge Eating Disorder: Clinical Perspectives

 Date: June 14th 2019

Agenda:

Registration and Lunch 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites, 867 Iyannough Rd Hyannis MA 02601

Presenter (s) Bio (s):

Katherine Craigen, PhD

Dr. Craigen is the Director of Clinical Integrity and Innovation at Walden Behavioral Care. In this role she is responsible for consistently evolving programming at Walden to ensure that what is being offered is the best, innovative, evidence-based therapies and programs that blend client needs with clinical integrity. Prior to stepping into this position, Kate was Walden’s Director of Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services. Before joining the company in 2014, Kate conducted her postdoctoral fellowship and was a clinical instructor at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Kate received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Catherine Gustamachio, RD, LDN

Katie Gustamachio received her BS in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and completed her dietetic internship at Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri. After her internship, she worked at several acute care hospitals in Massachusetts. Katie has been a dietitian at Walden Behavioral Care since December 2013, and has experience working with adults and adolescents at all levels of care. Katie currently works in the Waltham clinic, where she provides nutrition counseling for adults, adolescents and families in PHP and IOP. At present, she is enrolled at Plymouth State University, pursuing a master’s degree in health education with a concentration in eating disorders. In her free time, Katie enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and taking care of her houseplants.

Event Description: Nutrition interventions for binge eating disorder are encompassed within some of the effective therapeutic treatments for this population. In the process of re-designing the nutrition programming for an intensive outpatient program for binge and emotional eating, there was little in the way of research to guide program development. This presentation reviews the collaborative effort to design nutrition interventions and curriculum that both dovetails the therapeutic programming and improves eating competence to support the path to freedom from binge eating.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will be able to list 2-3 reasons why we recommend incorporating triggering foods into diet and practicing exposure to forbidden foods
  2. Participants will be able to identify when building a meal plans for a BED client is clinically appropriate
  3. Participants will be able to explain 2-3 key points regarding the importance of decreasing judgements about food and challenging the diet mentality

Cost: Free

Who is it appropriate for: Beginner, intermediate or advanced professional levels? – Beginner and Intermediate professional levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 1.5 CE hours of credit.

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Name of presentation: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Understanding Levels of Care

 Date: June 14th 2019

Agenda:

Registration and Lunch 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: 2 Corporation Way, Peabody MA 01960

Presenter (s) Bio (s):

Bob Bordonaro, MSW, LICSW received his graduate degree in social work from Simmons College in 1998. He has worked in the mental health field for 30 years working at many different levels of care. He started as a milieu/group therapist in residential care for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and conducted weekend mental health PHP for adults at Mclean Hospital. He handled psychiatric crisis evaluations in the emergency room at a metro west Boston Hospital, case managed at Walden Behavioral Care for inpatient eating disorders unit, inpatient psychiatric unit and residential program, and directed their PHP and IOP eating disorders program. He was the Admissions Director at Laurel Hill Inn for residential eating disorders program, then spent 2 years as the Professional Outreach Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and currently is the Program Director at Walden Behavioral Care in Peabody, MA. He also maintains a small private practice treating clients and families struggling with eating disorder. He served as Past-President of iaedp Metro Boston. Bob also has extensive knowledge in dealing with managed care insurance.

Amanda Smith, LICSW, is the Assistant Program Director at Walden Behavioral Care’s Peabody clinic. In this role she oversees the day-to-day care of adolescents in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She works closely with staff, providers, families and clients to help foster a recovery-focused environment. Her career at Walden began in 2010 when she served as a clinical case manager on the inpatient unit for eating disorders. Prior to her current role, she spent time as a clinical case manager in residential and the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Waltham. She received her masters of social science administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Event Description: This presentation will cover how level of care and treatment recommendations are determined for an eating disorder client through the initial evaluation process. There will be discussion around the steps taken by a multidisciplinary team to manage a client’s treatment plan within a level of care system, with specifics paid to the role of the therapist, registered dietitian, prescriber and medical provider. Criteria and considerations for stepping clients up or down through a system will also be outlined, as well as for discharging a client to an outpatient team.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to name all the levels of care that are available to manage an eating disorder
  2. Participants will be able to list 2-3 factors used to determine level of care recommendations
  3. Participants will be able to identify 1-2 responsibilities of various members of the interdisciplinary team in working with an eating disorder client and family

 Cost: Free

Who is it appropriate for: Beginner, intermediate or advanced professional levels? – Beginner and Intermediate professional levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 1.5 CE hours of credit.

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Name of presentation: Treatment and Risk Management of Eating Disorders in Adults and Adolescents

Date: May 9th 2019

Title: Eating Disorders 101: Assessment and Diagnoses

Location: ServiceNet, 21 Olander Drive Northampton MA 01060

CEs available: 5.5 CEs

Organization (s): Walden Behavioral Care and ServiceNet

Presenter and their Bio:

Michael Chiumiento, PsyD.

Michael has worked in Walden’s adolescent continuum for the last 8 years. In his current role as Clinical Supervisor of Adolescent & Family Services, Michael provides training and consultation to Walden’s adolescent treatment programs with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions, and primarily those indicated within Family Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Michael also provides training and consultation to schools and outside agencies, and continues to facilitate skills and support groups for parents and other caregivers across Walden’s adolescent continuum. Michael has received extensive training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), sits on a DBT consultation team, and provides outpatient individual and family therapy services. He completed a doctoral dissertation on the use of group therapy interventions for parents engaged in adolescent eating disorder treatment.

Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko, M.Ed., LPC, CEDS

Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko is the Assistant VP of Clinical Operations at Walden Behavioral Care. In her current role, Bekah is responsible for program development and clinical, administrative and fiscal oversight of ambulatory clinics in Amherst, MA, Worcester, MA South Windsor, CT, Guilford, CT and our inpatient unit in Rockville, CT. Bekah also directed the development and implementation of various specialized treatment tracks including trauma, LGBTQ, substance use and bariatric tracks at Walden’s Connecticut sites. Prior to working at Walden, Bekah was an Intensive Care Manager at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (Beacon Health Options, Inc.) in Rocky Hill, CT. She also founded and directed the Intuitive Eating Program (IOP) at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital in Hollywood, FL and held various clinical positions at The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, FL where she was on staff for 10 years. Bekah composed the foreword to the highly acclaimed “Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders” self-help book by Naomi Feigenbaum and was featured in the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary “THIN.” Bekah earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.

Brief description of event:

This presentation will provide an overview of characteristics and criteria for the diagnosis of eating disorders in adults and adolescents according to the DSM-V. Warning signs, risk factors, and assessment tools will also be discussed, with a focus on determining the appropriate level of care for treatment.

Treatment Modalities for Adults

This presentation will cover the use of Meal Coaching, Body Tracing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of eating disorders in adults, and include an overview of the core tenants of both modalities. Exploration of the cross-over between trauma/PTSD and eating disorders and providing trauma-informed care will be discussed, as well as the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) in a treatment setting for patients and clients with a history of trauma.

Family-Based Treatment and Prioritizing Treatment Targets in Multi-Problem Adolescents

This presentation will begin with an overview of Family-Based Treatment (FBT), including a brief history, key characteristics, and the three stages of treatment. Following this, the presenter will offer a review of current research specific to FBT (Family Based Treatment) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for eating disorders, with an emphasis on prioritizing treatment targets for adolescents with multiple problem behaviors. An argument will be made for the consideration of Anorexia Nervosa as a life threatening behavior, initiating discussion and dialogue in the context of fatality rates and current research.

Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Session

A minimum of 30 minutes will be reserved for the end of the conference day in order for presenters to facilitate a discussion with the audience tying together the themes of the talks. There will also be a moderated question and answer session.

Objectives:

Eating Disorders 101: Assessment and Diagnoses

  1. Participants will be able to name 3 eating disorder diagnoses as listed in the DSM-V
  2. Participants will be able to identify risk factors for the development of eating disorders, using the biopsychosocial model
  3. Participants will be able to name 2-3 reasons an outpatient provider would make a recommendation for a higher level of care for the treatment of an eating disorder

Treatment Modalities for Adults

  1. Participants will be able to list the 4 modules of DBT
  2. Participants will be able to name 2-3 benefits to using cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of eating disorders
  3. Participants will be able to describe Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and how it is applicable in the treatment of Eating and Feeding Disorders.
  4. Participants will be able to name 3 food rituals and their functions.

Family-Based Treatment and Prioritizing Treatment Targets in Multi-Problem Adolescents

  1. Participants will be able to describe 1-2 data points from current research in Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  2. Participants will be able to identify 1-2 problem-solving strategies for situations involving the treatment of multi-problem adolescents with eating disorders
  3. Participants will be able to name 1-2 key points around “life threatening behaviors” and “quality of life threatening behaviors” as they are understood in the FBT and DBT treatment models and referenced for use in prioritizing treatment goals.

Cost: $65.00

Who is it appropriate for? All levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 5.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 5.5 CE hours of credit.

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Name of presentation: Celebrations, Special Occasions, and Sustainable Recovery

Date: 12/7/18

Agenda:

Registration 11:30-12

Lunch 12 – 12:30pm

Presentation 12:30 – 2pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Location: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse 1250 market St Lynnfield MA 01940

Presenter (s) Bio (s):

Bob Bordonaro, LICSW

Bob is the director at Walden’s Peabody clinic. He is responsible for ensuring effective clinical programming, program staffing, selection and supervision of staff, budgeting and compliance with all organizational and regulatory agency standards. Formerly, Mr. Bordonaro was Timberline Knoll’s professional outreach representative for the Northeast region. In this role, he collaborated with professionals in the mental health and medical field, specializing in eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. Prior to that, Mr. Bordonaro was director of admissions at Laurel Hill and was responsible for managing all aspects of the admissions department. Before working for Laurel Hill, Mr. Bordonaro was Walden’s director of the partial hospitalization program for several years. Mr. Bordonaro earned his master’s in social work from Simmons College. He is the recent past president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Metro Boston Chapter and has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1998.

Paul Lavella Jr., MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS

After completing a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Paul pursued a path toward enriching the lives of adolescents, young adults, and families healing from substance use disorders and other self-destructive behaviors.  Licensed as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey, he continues to collaborate clients and professionals to educate, enrich lives, and advocate for ongoing, sustainable recovery. Paul has worked in the addictions field for the past 14 years and has amassed experience as a clinician, administrator, outreach director and now serves as the Director of Alumni & Family Connections at Serenity at Summit & Summit Behavioral Health.

Event Description: Holidays and other festive occasions can be a social time of year filled with food, family and friends, however some or all of these things may serve as obstacles during early sobriety or for someone living with an eating disorder. This presentation will provide an understanding of the challenges to anticipate as well as provide some practical insight and strategies on how to support your clients in recovery.

Objectives:

  1. Attendee will be able to describe approaches and interventions to help someone with an eating disorder get through a holiday event reducing their risk of relapse.
  2. Attendee will be able to identify 3 strategies to support eating disorder recovery during the holidays or during high risk events
  3. Attendee will be able to assess situations which may pose risk to those in recovery form SUD
  4. Attendee will be able to identify 3 strategies to support recovery from SUD during holidays & other at risk occasions.

Cost: Free

Who is it appropriate for: Beginner, intermediate or advanced professionals levels? – Beginner/Intermediate

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Different Approaches to Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Event Date: 11/30/18

Agenda:

Registration 11:30-12

Lunch 12 – 12:30pm

Presentation 12:30 – 2pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: Seasons 52 220 Boylston St Chestnut Hill, MA

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Jyoti Daniere, LMHC has over 25 years of experience treating eating disorders and related issues in a variety of settings including The Renfrew Center of Massachusetts and her private practice in Cambridge, MA.  She has been a strong advocate for women’s issues throughout her career and brings a feminist approach to her work.  She has extensive experience working with colleges and universities and served as the Director of Health and Wellness Education at Middlebury College and as the Educational Specialist at Harvard University’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S is a Health at Every Size, anti-diet, certified eating disorder dietitian and supervisor. She has worked in the Boston community, at all levels of care, and as an outpatient provider, for the last decade.  Anna is the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling, a nutrition therapy practice dedicated to supporting clients with disordered eating, eating disorders and body image distress.  Anna serves on the national certification committee for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and is an active member of the greater Boston Eating Disorder community.

Kate Craigen, PsyD is the clinical director of binge eating and bariatric support services. She is responsible for the clinical development and consistent implementation of binge eating disorder programming across Walden’s inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels. Additionally, Dr. Craigen collaborates with various bariatric providers and partners throughout New England, ensuring both pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients gain the proper behavioral skills to enhance long-term outcomes. Previously, she was a clinician in Walden’s partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Waltham. She also served as a postdoctoral fellow and clinical instructor at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Craigen received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her professional interests include the role of supervision and training in the field of eating disorders and the role of gender in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

Event Description: A panel discussion providing an overview of multiple approaches in the clinical treatment of binge eating disorder (BED). Panelists will lead conversations about utilizing the Unified Treatment Approach in an eating disorder treatment setting, the nuances of providing nutrition care for clients with BED, and presenting new approaches to food via exposure and the concept of “de-villainizing” food. Case anecdotes and examples will be utilized, and there will be discussion around weight stigma, tools to increase body acceptance, and challenges to anticipate.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the basic components of the Unified Treatment model, and how it pertains to treating clients with Binge Eating Disorder.
  2. Participants will be able to identify factors that may make treating binge eating disorder more challenging than treating other eating disorders.
  3. Participants will be able to explain weight stigma and bias.
  4. Participants will be able to describe the impact of diet culture on clients with binge eating disorder and discuss supportive ways to challenge diet culture with clients
  5. Participants will be able to use cue exposure in their clinical work with BED patients.

Cost: $12

What Professional Levels Should Attend:  Intermediate

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Eating Disorder Treatment for Transitional-Age Clients (18-22)

Event Date: 6/15/18

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: 2 Corporation Way Floor 2 Peabody, MA

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Joanna Imse, LICSW, CEDS

Event Description:

This presentation will include current challenges that transitional-age clients face and provide information about current best practice eating disorder interventions that have been effective with this population. Case studies will be utilized to better prepare attendees to incorporate skills learned into their own practices.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the risk factors specific to transitional-aged clients seeking eating disorder treatment
  2. List 5 important questions to assess severity, intensity and frequency of eating disorder behaviors in this population
  3. Describe best practice methods to provide eating disorder treatment to transitional-age clients
  4. Identify how eating disorder treatment for this population differs from adolescent and adult populations

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Trauma and Eating Disorders: Accelerated Resolution Therapy and other Trauma-Informed Interventions

Event Date: 5/24/18

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: 2600 Tamarack Ave South Windsor, CT

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Bekah Bardwell, LPC, CEDS and Brooke Lombardo, 

Event Description:

What we now know about co-occurring trauma and eating disorders is that it is most effective to treat both concurrently. For those in short-term treatment for these conditions, it can be difficult to delve into intense trauma work while also focusing on treatment for their life-threatening eating disorder. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is being used at Walden for those in short-term treatment as it has been proven to achieve benefits much quicker than traditional trauma therapies. This presentation will discuss how to use ART within the constructs of short-term eating disorder treatment and how to complement this intervention with the use of other Trauma-informed therapies.

Objectives:

  1. Define Accelerated Resolution Therapy and how it works
  2. Identify why ART is helpful for eating disorder patients
  3. Identify the benefits of trauma informed care in eating disorder treatment
  4. Describe the Survivor Track at Walden Behavioral Care and when to include ART sessions

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers, LMFTs

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Interventions and Treatment Overlap

Event Date: 5/11/18

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: 2 Corporation Way Floor 2 Peabody, MA

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Becky Bernat, MSW, LICSW, CEDS

Event Description:

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and Eating Disorders occur together frequently. Commonalities include impulsivity and use of poor coping skills which lend to difficulty in reaching the core function of the addiction and behaviors that come from both disorders. Recommendations for treatment of patients with a SUD and eating disorder and the importance of provider collaboration throughout care will be presented.

Objectives:

  1. Describe how the addiction model can be helpful and unhelpful within eating disorder treatment
  2. Identify where to send a patient who is struggling with both a SUD and eating disorder
  3. Identify where the two disorders overlap the most in symptomology
  4. Describe helpful interventions specific to this population

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Psychological and Medical Considerations of Eating Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Event Date: 5/4/18

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 867 Iyannough Rd. Hyannis, MA

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Rachel Drummey, PMHNP, Nurse Practitioner – Hyannis and Braintree Clinics

Event Description:

Eating disorders are psychologically complicated illnesses. While most understand the devastating effects that these conditions can have on the brain and psyche, many are unaware of the myriad of medical consequences experienced by those living with eating disorders. Individuals may exhibit a wide array of behavioral and physical symptoms which will be important in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of these conditions. This presentation will focus on evidence-based interventions and medications that have been proven effective with this population and discuss the importance of treating both the medical and psychological components of this disorder concurrently.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and differentiate the different signs and symptoms for each eating disorder diagnosis
  2. List the psychological and physical consequences of each eating disorder
  3. Identify appropriate clinical and medical interventions for each diagnosis
  4. Describe how to manage eating disorders from a psychopharmacological perspective

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders

Event Date: 4/13/18

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: 150 Grossman Dr. Suite 404 Braintree, MA

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Becky Bernat, MSW, LICSW, CEDS

Rebecca Bernat is the director of residential programs at Walden. She is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient clinical programming for the programs, while managing the staffing, selection, discipline, development and supervision of staff. Previously, Ms. Bernat spent several years as director of Walden’s Braintree clinic where she was responsible for providing clinical, administrative and fiscal oversight and development for the clinic. Formerly, she worked 10 years as a clinical administrator at Germaine Lawrence, a treatment center for adolescent girls with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges. During this time, Ms. Bernat obtained extensive understanding, training and skills in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy, family-based treatment and adolescent development. Over the past several years, she has managed an outpatient practice in Brookline, working with adolescent girls and facilitating DBT treatment. She also sits on a weekly consultation team at McLean Hospital and provides outpatient clinical supervision. She earned her master’s degree from Simmons College and has been DBT- trained through Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech LLC.

Event Description:

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a cluster – B personality disorder, the essential feature of which is a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affectinterpersonal relationships and self-image. The pattern is present by early adulthood and occurs across a variety of situations and contexts.  Frequently, patients presenting with an eating disorder can also present with a co-morbid diagnosis of BPD, resulting from a variety of differing circumstances.  This presentation will discuss the conjunction between these two diagnoses and the best practices for treating this population.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms indicative of Borderline Personality Disorder and eating disorders.
  2. Identify the relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and eating disorders.
  3. Describe helpful interventions specific to this population

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.

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Name of Presentation: Solving Picky Eating: How Family-Based Treatment Can Transform Your Child’s Eating Habits

Event Date:

April 6th 2018

April 25th 2018

May 10th 2019

May 18th 2018

June 8th 2019

Agenda:

Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30am

Presentation 11:30 – 1pm

CEs available: 1.5 CEs

Organization: Walden Behavioral Care

Event Location: 

  • 2 Corporation Way, Suite 260

Peabody, MA 01960 (4/6/18)

  • 49 Cedar Street

Milford, MA 01757 (4/25/18)

  • 100 University Drive, Second Floor

Amherst, MA 01002 (5/10/18)

  • 150 Grossman Drive, Suite 404

Braintree, MA 02184 (5/18/18)

  • 867 Iyannough Road

Hyannis, MA 02601 (6/8/18)

Presenter(s) and their Bio (s):

Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director – Peabody Clinic

Amanda Smith, LICSW, is the Assistant Program Director at Walden Behavioral Care’s Peabody clinic. In this role she oversees the day-to-day care of adolescents in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She works closely with staff, providers, families and clients to help foster a recovery-focused environment. Her career at Walden began in 2010 when she served as a clinical case manager on the inpatient unit for eating disorders. Prior to her current role, she spent time as a clinical case manager in residential and the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Waltham. She received her masters of social science administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Event Description:

This presentation will discuss the relatively new eating disorder diagnosis, ARFID (Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and how it differs from normal latency picky eating tendencies. Strategies adopted from Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders will be introduced as a helpful intervention. Attendees will also learn ways with which they can support and encourage a healthy relationship with food for their child/adolescent.

Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between Picky Eating and ARFID
  2. Describe how to assess for ARFID and know when professional assistance is appropriate
  3. Identify sensory and fear components of ARFID
  4. Apply learned strategies to use with families to support a healthy relationship with food
  5. Recognize how to avoid secondary gain/ assess behavioral strategies

Cost: FREE

What Professional Levels Should Attend: All Levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive1.5 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 2.0 CE hours of credit.