Upcoming Events

    • March 12, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    What are your thoughts of the "ideal private practice?”  Maybe you’re finally seeing the clientele you desire, the days that work for you, making an income that feels right AND have plenty of time for a hike Saturday & the New York Times Sunday?  It takes trial and error, sometimes even years to explore the quality of life that we want and often continues to be a Balancing Act.  We all strive to discover what type of therapist we want to be, quality of care we want to provide and take some time off in the Summer and maybe around the Holdays…..”How Does Everyone Find THEIR Balance?”  


    Come share with your colleagues how you’ve found that "sweet spot" for yourself, learn some tricks, or gain insight if still trying to navigate what allows you to love the work you do.  Do you like to take a day off for that dreaded administrative “stuff” or are you inclined to get the notes/billing done at the very end of each day?  Do you work 3, 4 or 5 days and why?  Do you prefer to bookend the week with Monday or Friday off, and why?  Something special about  a few clients Saturday AM's?  Does your schedule change seasonally?  Come network, learn or share with your colleagues about the fabulous work that we do and discuss some of the tools you have gained to live a fruitful, balanced life.  


    See you on March 12th from 4:30-6:00!  

    • March 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
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    Many clinicians share their own experiences with clients in the hopes of demystifying therapy and creating a collaborative treatment relationship. As well, in these times, therapeutic boundaries have loosened with virtual therapy, or in new locations outdoors; the pandemic, widespread recognition of social injustices, and imperatives to be open about “racial” and social identities. Some clients have found it important and easier to ask how their therapists are doing. New information about clients' living situations, as well as therapists', can show up on zoom or emerge during phone sessions. Clients and clinicians are experiencing the pandemic and social and political upheaval together in real time.

    Disclosures have the potential to both heal and harm.  In this experiential workshop (with both small and large group activities), participants will learn under what circumstances therapist transparency is legitimate and useful and when it carries risks, including interrupting the flow and tone of therapy, crossing established boundaries, and triggering a client's fear that the clinician isn't “there” for her, their, him. Participants will come away with 11 guidelines for making self-disclosure a safe, clinically helpful part of the therapeutic process.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  Participants will be able to identify 4 ways therapist self-disclosure can be helpful in therapy (e.g. for joining, normalizing processes of therapy, shifting hierarchy, working more collaboratively, etc.).

    2.  Participants can list and explain 3 ways therapist self-disclosure can be harmful and unethical in therapy.

    3. Participants will be be able to name and discuss 4-5 guidelines for ethical therapist self-disclosure with clear explanations and rationale.

    4.  Participants can describe 3 features of their therapeutic position in regards to using self-disclosure as a tool in therapy.

    Brief Bio:

    Dr. Janine Roberts is Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and former president of AFTA (American Family Therapy Academy). She has been a clinician for 40 years in multiple settings, and directed the doctoral and masters programs in family therapy at UMass for 25 years. Janine authored Tales and Transformations: Stories in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press); coauthored Rituals for Our Times: Celebrating, Healing, and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships (Jason Aronson); coedited Rituals in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press); and has written some seventy articles and chapters, and a poetry book, The Body Alters (Slate Roof Press). She has had two Fulbrights to Latin America and works frequently there as well as other parts of the world.

    Workshop schedule:

    9:00 to 10:00: Introductions to each other; creating our learning group. Intro and discussion on how therapist and client disclosures have shifted during this pandemic time as well as ways we inadvertently disclose all the time as therapists. Overview (with clinical examples) of ways in which therapist self- disclosures can be helpful and harmful, or both at the same time.

    10:00 to 11:00: Small group exercises on participants' experiences growing up with self-disclosure, secrets, and confidentiality, and in their workplace(s). Presentation of 11 guidelines for helpful therapist self-disclosures particularly in a time of teletherapy. Discussion of the guidelines and adding other ones.

    11:00 to 12:00: Small group exercises on participants' experiences growing up in regards to their social identities, and how their social identities and lived experiences affect their use of self-disclosure as a therapeutic tool.

    Reflection and discussion about ways people will explore making changes to their current work given ideas shared in this workshop. Closing words.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICIES

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation of your registration with full refund can be done up to 7 days before the event. Simply send an email requesting to cancel to ppcsalem@gmail.com

    Accommodations for the Differently Abled

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars' training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact the Private Practice Colloquium ppcsalem@gmail.com

    Grievance Policy

    The Private Practice Colloquium, Inc. (PPC) and Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seek 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 PPC, 564 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 or to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact PPC at (978) 741-8066 or Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

    Continuing education credit is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following disciplines:

    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 3.0 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselors/Licensed Clinical Professional 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 3.0 hours of continuing education credit.

    Psychologists:

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 3.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

    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 3.0 CE hours of credit. Please provide us with any promotional materials, online and/or hard copy brochures/flyers which have the above required statements.  Please provide us with your evaluations and/or an evaluation summary.

    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 3.0 hours of continuing education credit.



    • April 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    The Black Girls’ Guide to Getting Rid of Sexual Shame TM is a workshop for clinicians and practitioners to learn about a cognitive behavioral based model for combating sexual shame. This model focuses on Black women because of the unique shaming instances Black women are exposed to around sexuality. The suffering Black women experience by oppressors is growing in research and documentation, but Black female sexual healing is still under served and ignored. This workshop presents a model to combat the shame that Black women ultimately internalize from the sexualization, sexual exploitation, and sexual shaming faced daily.

    Dr. Lexx Brown-James {She/Her/Dr} is an Amazon Best Selling Author, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and sexologist. As the #CouplesClinician she works to ensure folks build and maintain fulfilling intimate relationships. At The Institute, Dr. Lexx believes Healing Does Happen and works to take of the relationship between lovers versus the ego of lovers. She also merges education and therapy using her skillset training professionals within and outside of human sexuality. In professional development, Dr. Lexx works to support organizations in de-centralizing harmful oppressive practices with their clientele. In classrooms and training, Dr. Lexx utilizes experiential pedagogy coupled with affective based learning to challenge attitudes and support learners in being able to apply knowledge and skills.



Past events

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

Private Practice Colloquium, Inc.
564 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Email: ppcsalem@gmail.com

Phone: 978-741-8066