Middle School through College Mental Health and Education 2015

Updates to improve student mental health and educational performance

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Middle School through College
Mental Health and Education 2015
Nov. 6-7, 2015 • Cambridge, MA
Earn up to 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Equivalent CE credits available for psychologists, nurses, educators, social workers and counselors
Dear BHS Families,

With the increasing frequency and complexity of mental health challenges affecting students in their teens and early 20s, we invite you to a special conference,Mental Health and Education 2015, where you’ll get updates and best practices to help optimize mental health and education outcomes for young people who are in middle school through college. Coverage includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bullying and
  • Suicide Prevention
  • OCD
  • Self-Injury
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • ADHD
  • Psychosis
  • Parents and Family
  • Internet Addiction
  • “Sexting”
  • LGBT Advocacy
  • Underage Drinking
  • Recreational Drug Use
  • Anger Management
  • Building Resilience
  • Sexual Victimization
  • Eating Disorders

This conference provides important updates and best practices for physicians, psychologists, educators, college mental health professionals, administrators, special education professionals, nurses, social workers, and counselors.View the complete agenda here.

Please note this special program is in high demand and seating is limited. Early registration is strongly advised.

AtMental Health and Education 2015, inspiring leaders in the field lead comprehensive lectures and highly interactive workshops in which interdisciplinary groups explore how to help struggling students in different settings. Experts in different professions share new approaches and show how integrated and coordinated treatment can improve both health and educational outcomes from middle school through college. Recommendations include:

  • Instruction for early detection of psychological conditions
  • Academic accommodations that help students succeed
  • Guidance for risk reduction of suicide, sexual victimization, alcohol and drug use, self-harm, and school violence
  • Best practices for development of treatment and education plans for students with psychiatric and psychological challenges
  • Improved techniques for engaging parents and families
  • Innovations that enable students to better advocate for themselves
  • Updates for psychopharmacologic, psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments

The curriculum will broaden your knowledge, advance your expertise, and provide you with practical recommendations that you can immediately put to use to help students in need.

We sincerely hope you willreserve your seat today, and join us in November forMental Health and Education 2015.


Joseph Gold, MD
Chief Medical Officer, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD
Director, College Mental Health Program, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Cynthia Kaplan, PhD
Associate Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Programs, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Palmer, MD
Director, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Agenda and Registration


  • Psychiatrists and Pediatricians
  • Teachers, Educators and Guidance Counselors
  • College Mental Health Service Providers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Special Education Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • School Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • School and College Administrators
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Social Workers



Physicians:Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.00AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists:McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 14 CE credits.

Nurses:This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 14 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers:For information about continuing education credit for Social Workers, please call 617-855-3140.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors:McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The hospital’s provider number is 6085. This program is approved for 14 clock hours of CE credit or 1.4 CEUs.

Educators:McLean Hospital is a registered provider of professional development points (PDPs) for educators in Massachusetts. This program is approved for 14 hours of continuing education.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canadarecognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States forAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to theEuropean Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©)granted by the UEMS. OneAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 14.00 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Systems-based practice

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