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Events

Upcoming Events

    • September 17, 2021
    • October 17, 2021
    • Zoom Recording
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    The recorded version of this powerful presentation is still available for registration & viewing for both members and non-members of PPC. The recorded version will be available for viewing until October 17th, 2021. Please consider viewing this 3 hour presentation (no CEs available for any discipline) because it addresses many concerns of a broader nature in our profession. Registration for members is $30 and for non-members it is $45.

    Misperceptions and misunderstandings of the evidence bases supporting depth-oriented psychotherapy, short-term structured therapy, and psychiatric medication have permeated the public and our own profession for decades. As a result, many people, including therapists, lack clear, updated information about which therapies are most effective. Evidence bases supporting short-term treatment -- whether manualized cognitive-behavioral treatments or medications -- are undisputedly large and do show these treatments can be efficacious. However, there are many indications that these evidence bases are crumbling, and short-term treatments have been overvalued and depth therapies undervalued. Unfortunately, the narrative from proponents of short-term treatments (academic psychology, government funding sources, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies), with their substantial financial resources, has crowded out awareness and understanding of the strong evidence for longer-term, psychodynamic treatment.

    The general public is also influenced by these narratives, in addition to having their own biases and ideas about therapy. To assess what people know about therapy and mental health, and what they really want from treatment, the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN) conducted extensive original research with the general public.  From this innovative and unprecedented effort to talk directly to the public, we learned about the attitudes people have towards therapy, which benefits matter most, what their misperceptions and biases are, and what they know and don’t know about mental health and therapy. 

    It’s critical for therapists to have the most updated and accurate information about the evidence bases for different forms of treatment. It’s also invaluable to understand how the general public views therapy and what’s really most important to them. This presentation will review the evidence bases for short-term and long-term treatments, and outline the various factors that have contributed to the misperceptions of the evidence. It will also share the findings from PsiAN’s original research with the general public. Finally, it will offer ideas about how to communicate and engage with the public in ways that are meaningful and relevant, so that the public gains greater awareness, understanding and appreciation for therapies of depth, insight, and relationship.

    Learning Objectives:

           1)    Describe the evidence base for psychoanalytic treatment

    •  2)    Describe the evidence base for short-term structured treatments

       3)    Assess the consequences of misinterpreting these evidence bases

       4)    Describe the benefits that the general public seeks from therapy and their       attitudes towards issues of mental health care


    Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago. She is Co-Chair of the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN), Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, a fellow of the Lauder Institute Global MBA program. She has published and presented on the value of psychotherapy, the therapeutic relationship and technology, and scientism. Linda has a former career in business, with over 15 years’ experience consulting organizations in the US and Latin America, focusing on marketing, brand and innovation strategies. In addition to her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, she is a graduate of the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and has an MBA from Wharton, and a BA from Harvard.


    Evidence in peer-reviewed research:

           Gnaulati, E. (2019). Overlooked ethical problems associated with the research and practice of evidence-based treatments. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, pp. 1 – 16. doi: 10.1177/0022167818800219. 

           Laska, K.M., Gurman, A.S., & Wampold, B.E. (2014). Expanding the lens of evidence-based practice in psychotherapy: A common factors perspective. Psychotherapy, 51, 467-481.

           Lazar, S. (2018). The Place for psychodynamic therapy and obstacles to its provision. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2018.01.004

           Leichsenring, F., Abbass, A.l, Hilsenroth, M. etal. (2018). “Gold standards,” plurality and monocultures: the need for diversity in psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:159. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00159.

           Leichsenring, F., & Steinert, C. (2017). Is cognitive behavioral therapy the gold standard for psychotherapy? The need for plurality in treatment and research. JAMA, 318, (14), 1323-1324.

           Norcross, J. & Wampold, B. (2019). Relationship and responsiveness in the psychological treatment of trauma: the tragedy of the APA clinical practice guideline. Psychotherapy, 56 (3). http:dx.doi.org/10.1037/pst0000228 

           Shedler, J. (2015). Where is the evidence for “evidence-based” therapy? Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, 4, pp. 47-59.

           Steinert, C., Munder, T., Rabung, S., Hoyer, J., & Leichsenring, F. (2017). Psychodynamic therapy: As efficacious as other empirically supported treatments? A meta-analysis testing equivalence of outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, issue 10, p. 943-953. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17010057

    There are no CEs available to watch this recorded version for any discipline. Nonetheless, the content is very much worth the time.

    • October 01, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • The Hotel Salem 209 Essex Street, Salem, MA
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    In many ways, it is the new year. We have had our first CE event of the season and we are looking to connect with colleagues after a summer of "relative" relaxation. It is still strange times but let's make the best of it. We have reservations on the roof deck of The Hotel Salem. They will accommodate us indoors if the weather isn't cooperating. The usual, PPC will pay for hors d'oeuvres and there will be a cash bar. Come and be relieved of some of the burdens of the week.

    Hope to see you there!

    PPC Board


    • October 08, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mission Oak 26 Green Street Newburyport, MA
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    In many ways, it is the new year. We have had our first CE event of the season and we are looking to connect with colleagues after a summer of "relative" relaxation. It is still strange times but let's make the best of it. We have reservations at the Mission Oak The usual, PPC will pay for hors d'oeuvres and there will be a cash bar. Come and be relieved of some of the burdens of the week.

    Hope to see you there!

    PPC Board


    • October 08, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Yard House 106 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
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    In many ways, it is the new year. We have had our first CE event of the season and we are looking to connect with colleagues after a summer of "relative" relaxation. It is still strange times but let's make the best of it. We have reservations outdoors at the Yard House in Burlington. They have options if the weather isn't cooperating. The usual, PPC will pay for hors d'oeuvres and there will be a cash bar. Come and be relieved of some of the burdens of the week.

    Hope to see you there!

    PPC Board


    • November 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD


    • December 10, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    • January 14, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • February 11, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    • March 11, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • April 08, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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    • May 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    • June 10, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Past events

June 28, 2021 Thinking About Heading Back to the Office?
June 11, 2021 Annual Meeting: Come Zoom with the Board
May 21, 2021 The Short-Comings of Trauma-Informed Care in the Treatment of Women’s Sexual Trauma, Cassie McCarthy LICSW, MBA Applied for 3 CEs
April 23, 2021 The Black Girls' Guide to Getting Rid of Sexual Shame: Practices for Practitioners Dr. Lexx Brown-James, Applied for 3 CEs
March 26, 2021 Uses and Misuses of Therapist Self-disclosure in a Time of Collective Upheaval, Grief, and Loss Dr. Janine Roberts, Applied for 3 CEs
March 12, 2021 PPC Networking Meeting on Zoom: The Balancing Act
February 26, 2021 Deconstructing Whiteness: Anti-Racism for Clinicians, Carlton Perry
January 22, 2021 Shining A New Light on 2021
December 11, 2020 It's the most wonderful time of the year, except for COVID
October 02, 2020 PPC Networking Event
September 26, 2020 The Long Haul of Teletherapy in a Pandemic: Making it Work, Gillian Isaacs Russell, Ph.D., Todd Essig, Ph. D., 3 CEs offered
September 18, 2020 Northern Essex County Networking Event
September 18, 2020 Middlesex County Networking Event
July 30, 2020 Annual Meeting: Come Zoom with the Board
June 05, 2020 Transgender 101 Sarah Whedon, PhD 3.0 CEs Zoom
April 17, 2020 Zoom Meeting To Process Our Clinical & Administrative Challenges Due to Covid 19
April 08, 2020 Zoom Meeting To Process Our Clinical & Administrative Challenges Due to Covid 19
March 27, 2020 Competing Perspectives on Evidence-Based Treatment Stephen Soldz, PhD 3.0 CEs offered
February 07, 2020 A Deeper Dive Into Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Deborah Curtis, LICSW & Naomi Rather, LCMHC 3 CEs Offered
January 10, 2020 In the Shadow of the Net: Understanding, Preventing & Treating Problematic Use of Technology, Ozgur Akbas, LMFT
October 18, 2019 Middlesex County Networking Event
October 04, 2019 Cannabis: Science, Policy and Practice Kevin Hill, MD 6 CEs
September 27, 2019 Friday After Work Networking Event
June 21, 2019 Middlesex County Networking Event
June 07, 2019 Friday After Work Networking Event
May 21, 2019 Annual Meeting: Come Talk with the Board
May 03, 2019 Newburyport/Northern Essex County Networking Evening
April 26, 2019 Anatomy of Litigation: Malpractice vs Licensing Board Matters (and how to avoid them) Jennifer Boyd Herlihy, Attorney 3 CEs
March 15, 2019 DREAMING OUR WAY BACK HOME: USING DREAMWORK FOR HEALING & GROWTH LINDA YAEL SCHILLER, LICSW 3 CEs OFFERED
February 08, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED COUPLE'S THERAPY DEBORAH CURTIS, LICSW & NAOMI RATHER, PhD 3 CEs OFFERED
January 25, 2019 PUTTING THE CHILD BACK IN CHILDHOOD JEANINE K. FITZGERALD, MA 3 CEs
November 09, 2018 ADHD AND COUPLES: MOVING FROM BLAME TO ACCEPTANCE, SUE HALLOWELL, LICSW 3 CEs OFFERED
October 19, 2018 MIDDLESEX COUNTY FRIDAY AFTER WORK NETWORKING EVENT
October 05, 2018 HOARDING DISORDER TREATMENT IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE OFFICE AND BEYOND, PATTY UNDERWOOD, LICSW 3 CEs OFFERED
September 28, 2018 FRIDAY AFTER WORK GATHERING IN SALEM
September 18, 2018 Northern Essex County Networking Evening
September 14, 2018 DEALING WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE: FAMILY ALIENATION, EVAN LONGIN, EdD 3CEs offered
June 01, 2018 What Neuropsychology Can Add to Mental Health Services Robert Sedgwick, EdD
May 11, 2018 PPC Annual Meeting
May 11, 2018 What Neuropsychology Can Add to Mental Health Services Robert Sedgwick, EdD
April 27, 2018 Friday After Work Gathering
March 09, 2018 The Politics of Helping: Distinguishing Narrative and Normative World-Views Stephen Gaddis, PhD, LMFT
March 06, 2018 Introduction To Neurofeedback David Helfand, PsyD, BCN
February 09, 2018 Update in Medication Management: Review for Therapists Liz Alfson, MD
January 12, 2018 Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity Beth Rontal, LICSW
November 10, 2017 Introduction To Neurofeedback David Helfand, PsyD, BCN
October 13, 2017 Friday After Work Gathering
September 15, 2017 Refueling Your Creative Self, Christine Routhier, MA, LMHC, MT-BC & Marina Strauss, MA, LMHC
August 11, 2017 Salem (Circulating) Practice Circle
June 17, 2017 Essential Oils 101
June 16, 2017 After Work Gathering for Middlesex County Members
June 16, 2017 PPC Annual Meeting
June 09, 2017 Salem Practice Circle
May 12, 2017 Social Justice Matters!: The Liberation Health Framework for Mental Health Practice, Dawn Belkin Martinez, PhD, LICSW
April 28, 2017 Friday After Work Gathering
April 14, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event North Reading Friday
April 07, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Salem
March 10, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Salem
March 10, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Stoneham Friday March 10, 10:00 to 11:30
March 05, 2017 Theory To Practice: Incorporating Telemental Health Into Your Psychotherapy Practice Jennifer Tsappis, MSW, LICSW
February 10, 2017 Insurance and Investments for Psychotherapists
January 13, 2017 Lyme Disease: The Hidden Epidemic
December 07, 2016 Health Care in the Commonwealth: Now and Looking Ahead

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Private Practice Colloquium, Inc.
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Salem, MA 01970

Email: ppcsalem@gmail.com

Phone: 978-741-8066