Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Cambridge, MA

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g., infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours on Sundays following classes. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Newton, MA
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g. infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes usually meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours at a time mutually agreed upon by the members and the supervisor. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium, 2014 Washington St, Newton, MA

    Parent-Child Attachment from Infancy through Adolescence:

    A Relational Lens for Prevention and Treatment in Pediatric and Mental Health Settings

    A day of interdisciplinary learning and dialogue for pediatric, mental health and public health professionals interested in the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders.

    At Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium
    2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA

    Click Here for Registration Link on Front Page

    Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

     

    Conference Coordinator: Susan Phillips, PhD

    The Conference Faculty: Monica Bassette; Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD; Julie Dollinger, MD, FAAP; Shani Dowd, LCSW; Diane Woods Englund, LICSW; Claudia M. Gold, MD; Kathryn Litwin, MD; Norka T. Malberg, PsyD; Susan Phillips, PhD; Arietta Slade, PhD; Charlie Slaughter, MPH 

    Children of all ages need to feel understood, cherished and supported by their caretakers in order to develop a sense of security essential to lifelong mental health. An abundance of evidence now points to the foundational significance of secure parent-child attachment for the development of mentally healthy, resilient and compassionate adults. Conversely, problems with attachment are linked to a myriad of poor outcomes in mental and even physical health starting in childhood and lasting all the way into old age. Despite this, much of the scientific knowledge about parent-child attachment still exists in silos. Ongoing parent-child relational factors are often overlooked in models of direct care, even though these very factors may be contributing to increasingly entrenched and distressed patterns. Crucial opportunities for repairing and strengthening attachment while both parent and child are still deeply affecting one another are thereby lost.

    This conference will address this gap between knowledge and practice by bringing together leaders in contemporary attachment theory and practice, and those on the front lines from pediatric, mental and public health fields to teach and learn about parent-child attachment from infancy through adolescence. We will learn about ways to bolster or repair the security of that attachment in pediatric and mental health treatment settings. We strongly believe this awareness gives us our best chance to intervene effectively together to prevent the development of mental health disorders, both across childhood and into adulthood.

     

    Learning Objectives:

            Explain the connection between fear/threat/dysregulation and insecure modes of attachment, along with its impact on a childs development over time.

            Explain the concepts of reflective function and mentalization and how they can play a role in treatment of behavioral, attentional and emotional regulation problems from infancy through adolescence.

            Explain how research from the Still-Face experiment has implications for understanding the development of trust in the parent-child relationship.

            Provide examples of the way patterns of attachment derailments can be transmitted across generations, and how this can be incorporated into work with parents and their children.

            Explain how Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) is being used to create an attachment lens in one Connecticut pediatric practice, and more broadly at a statewide level in Connecticut.

            Describe some of the challenges of bringing an attachment lens to pediatric and mental health care for teens and their parents, and ways to address these in pediatric and mental health settings.

     

    Prerequisites & skill level needed to participate in this program:

    The program is intended for pediatric, mental health and public health professionals. The focus of presentations is appropriate for those from graduate level to more senior levels of experience in each of these respective fields. 

    PCA6 | 6 CE/CME/PDP Credits for PY, SW, LMHC, LMFT, RN, MD, educators, pediatricians, pediatric nurses, physician assistants | Lunch will be available for purchase in the NWH cafeteria

    FEES:

    Early Registration (by 1/31/2020)           $150

    General Registration (after 1/31/2020)   $175

    Full-time Graduate Students, Fellows, Interns, Retirees, Unemployed:  $75

     

    There is a $20 discount available for PCFINE, WJC, MIP members/faculty/field supervisors

    Please contact your organization for details.


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