Continuing Education Events


Join Us for Upcoming Courses for Mental Health Professionals

McLean Hospital, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, hosts a series of conferences focused on topics in mental health. With expert speakers from around the globe, the courses include panel presentations, question and answer sessions, and other engaging learning formats.

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Who Attends

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Physicians & Physician Assistants
  • Administrators
  • And More!

Upcoming Courses

Understanding Narcissism: From Healthy to Disordered

Narcissism has been described since antiquity, yet the mental health field still struggles with defining and treating it. This virtual 2-day conference brings together some of the foremost authorities in the field to try to bring some clarity to understanding and treating narcissism in clinical practice.

Dimensional concepts of narcissism will be explored, ranging from healthy to pathological. Objective measures to assess how narcissism can affect people’s ability to function in life will be reviewed. Through the lens of social and organizational psychology, strategies for managing narcissistic employees and leaders in the workplace will be discussed.

Join us online: December 9-10, 2021, plus optional workshops on December 11

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Have You Been Watching Our Free Webinar Series?

Our webinars feature something for everyone, from patients and families to health care providers looking to sharpen their skills.

Upcoming topics include:

  • Supporting children with autism
  • Understanding body dysmorphic disorder
  • Social media and the mind
  • Mental wellness for kids and teens
  • The impact of grief
  • And more

Join us to learn more about mental health and well-being. Continuing education credits are not offered for these free, virtual sessions.

Upcoming Webinars

Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: What Clinicians Should Know

This one-day, virtual conference focuses on the nature and treatment of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Obsessive compulsive personality disorder, or OCPD, is a chronic maladaptive pattern of excessive perfectionism, preoccupation with orderliness/detail, and need for control over one’s environment that frequently co-occurs with OCD.

This conference will review the core features of OCPD, how the condition impacts functioning, and explain how it can be differentiated from OCD. Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for the maladaptive traits and behaviors of OCPD will be focused on. Attendees will learn the challenges of working with these patients and ways of overcoming treatment obstacles.

Join us online: February 11, 2022

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PTSD Conference

This comprehensive conference focuses on post-traumatic stress and related disorders. The intensive two-day course and two-day optional workshop brings together some of the foremost authorities in the field, with expertise in not just the science of this disorder, but the art of treating struggling patients and families.

Join us: March 25-26, 2022

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PTSD Workshop

To accompany the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Continuing Education Conference, we are pleased to offer an intensive 2-day workshop.

Join us: March 23-24, 2022

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Watch Suicide Assessment and Treatment Workshop On Demand!

To respond to our field’s most pressing clinical challenge, ten national suicide experts presented the most recent, cutting-edge advances in suicide-focused assessment and treatment in our inaugural workshop.

Learn to identify current risk factors, apply newer approaches to suicide assessment, evaluate newer treatments—and more—now, available to watch from the comforts of home.
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Addictions Conference

McLean Hospital is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in substance addiction to address the latest advances in the field.

Join us online: May 13-14, 2022

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Psychiatry Conference

This intensive, three-day course is designed to update participants in numerous aspects of the practice of psychiatry, including recent advances in medications, psychosocial treatments, and assessment of psychiatric patients.

Join us: June 9-11, 2022

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Clinician Training for Borderline Personality Disorder

Through conferences and workshops for clinicians, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute aims to increase quality of care and access to treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

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Coaching in Leadership and Health Care

The Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School offer this 3-day virtual course will explore how we can sculpt our future in coaching conversations that evoke the humanity and innovation needed to fully transform the pandemic’s forces into sustainable good.

Join us: Dates TBD in 2023

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Trauma-Informed Systems Change Workshops

McLean Hospital’s Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change is collaborating with national and international experts in neuroscience, trauma, and trauma-informed practices to offer 12 hours of training in trauma-informed practices and approaches, brain development, neuroscience of fear and trauma, and trauma-informed systems change.

Join us: 2-day workshops are offered monthly, starting July 2021

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Continuing Education

McLean Hospital provides professional education opportunities for a wide range of mental health and allied health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, nationally certified counselors, nursing home administrators, and educators. Our fully accredited programming attracts a broad base of health providers for further training in a variety of specialties.

ACCME-commendation-full-color-WebCurrent training offerings include a variety of academic programs such as lectures, symposia, conferences, specialty trainings in areas such as borderline personality disorder, and a hub of online resources. All programming supports the continuing professional development of mental health professionals with a focus on improving patient care.

McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and other organizations to provide continuing education credits to physicians, psychologists, nurses, and other board certified clinicians.


Have You Been Watching Our Webinar Series?

Our webinars feature something for everyone, from patients and families to health care providers looking to sharpen their skills. Join us to learn more about mental health and well-being.

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