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  • 27 Feb 2020 8:30 AM | Amy Safford (Administrator)

    ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

    Presenters: Richard Lewis, LCPC and Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

    Thursday and Friday: Feb 27 & 28, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Woodfords Club,179 Woodford Street,Portland, ME 04103

    12 CEUS          $179

    Clients get stuck; helpers get stuck with them.  They get stuck in their feelings, thoughts, stories and repetitive behavioral patterns, called psychological rigidity. Persistent psychological rigidity can be seen as the core of most mental disorders.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) views clients as stuck rather than sick and occasional psychological rigidity and experiential avoidance as a part of the human condition.  ACT is an accepted evidenced based practice helping clients with a wide range of emotional, psychological and behavioral difficulties. It combines the wisdom and effectiveness of mindfulness practices and behavioral activation.   Integrating ACT into your practice, you can help your clients to:

    Unhook from negative/harmful thoughts

    Be more present

    Accept what cannot be changed

    Focus on what’s most important in their lives

    Take committed action toward their values

    Have a kinder and more realistic view of themselves

    Using a combination of didactic presentation and experiential exercises, this workshop will introduce ACT model, philosophy and core concepts of psychological rigidity and flexibility.  Attendees will leave this training with a basic understanding of ACT approaches and with specific interventions they can employ immediately.  This workshop is a combination of didactic material, individual reflections, group discussion, and experiential activities. 

    Target Audience: Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, Counseling Staff, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and clinical staff in mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, behavioral or health settings.  

    vallierecps.com/workshops


  • 30 Jan 2020 8:30 AM | Amy Safford (Administrator)

    The Power of Circles: Group Leader Workshop

    Presented by Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

    Thursday and Friday: Jan 30 & 31, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    12 CEUS          $179

    Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103

    The healing effect of group is widely accepted in the fields of substance abuse, mental and behavioral health. Most healthcare organizations seek to take advantage of group dynamics to access and encourage the human potential to grow, heal and change. While the content and focus of groups varies across settings, many of the powerful processes of group work are universal.  

    This 2-day workshop is designed for beginner and experienced group facilitators to step back and take a broader view of group functioning, as well as lean in and explore the challenges within their practice.  We will examine and demonstrate evolution, neurobiology, purpose, process, content and dynamics as they play out in a group setting.   Participants will share ideas on best practices, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and reinvigorate passion for group. 

    This workshop is active and will change the way you experience groups. It is a gentle and illustrative method of demonstrating how a group of strangers can become a circle of support, growth and healing. It Built on six core processes of psychological flexibility (defusion, expansion, presence, perspective, values and committed actions) of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, it is a combination of didactic material, individual reflections, dyads and group, and other experiential activities.  

    Target Audience:   Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, Counseling Staff, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and clinical staff currently facilitating or interested in developing groups in those settings.   Certificates provided. 12 CEUS for LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LADC, CCS, PhD, PsyD. Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Approval pending.

    vallierecps.com/workshops


  • 16 Dec 2019 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    OFFICE SPACE available in Augusta: one to three offices plus shared workroom, conference room, kitchenette, on-site parking, complete array of office equipment, including phone system with space for up to 5 lines, and on-site storage. Rent depends upon how much space is needed, but will be between $500 and $2,000 per month, including use of equipment. Conference room and workroom will be shared with existing business, a governmental relations firm which represents Maine Psychological Association, and with little traffic from visitors. Very near Capitol Park, YMCA, Kennebec River Trail and state house. See Photos on Craigslist:  https://maine.craigslist.org/off/d/augusta-office-space-near-state-capitol/7059761834.html


  • 28 Nov 2019 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Dec. 6, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm: Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine

    Register at https://www.masponline.net/event-3583993

    Dr. Melissa Pearrow is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining UMass Boston, she worked for ten years as a school psychologist in an urban district, where she coordinated the program for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She will be presenting What School Psychologists Need to Know About Students with Internalizing Disorders.


  • 23 Oct 2019 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center (EEPC) at MaineGeneral Health, is seeking a full-time, doctoral level Child/Adolescent Psychologist to join our innovative, inter-disciplinary team.  The team is dedicated to providing a full range of specialized services to children and families.  You would join a team that includes developmental/behavioral pediatricians, 6 other child psychologists, clinical social workers, and occupational, physical and speech therapists.

    Details and Requirements:

    • Doctoral level training and experience in evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a wide array of, behavioral, and developmental challenges, including children who have experienced trauma and neglect.
    • Provide evaluations including standardized testing, both as individual psychological assessments, and as part of interdisciplinary evaluation teams.
    • Training in evidence-based individual, family and group treatment for children.
    • Ability to collaborate with primary care providers at MaineGeneral to support their care of children who have developmental and behavioral needs.
    • Must be licensed or immediately license-eligible in Maine

    Benefits include:

    • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance
    • Educational loan repayment
    • CME allowance and days off to attend conferences
    • Relocation Assistance

    About the Pediatric Center

    Since opening in 1958, the EEPC has provided comprehensive interdisciplinary assessments and therapeutic interventions for a range of childhood difficulties including speech, motor, emotional and behavioral. In addition to developmental assessments, our staff provides comprehensive assessments of the medical and behavioral needs of children entering temporary state protective custody.  Located in Augusta, Maine’s state capital, our physicians and psychologists are very involved in programs that help develop medical and mental health policy.  We have close working relationships with many academic institutions and teach undergraduate and graduate students as well as host family medicine residents from the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program. 

    Apply at:  www.mainegeneral.org


  • 09 Sep 2019 4:12 PM | Anonymous

    Learn from the Leader
    In 1998, Alliant's California School of Professional Psychology established the nation’s first Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

    Over 500 psychologists in 40 states have graduated from or are currently enrolled in our program, which integrates medication and its management in the biopsychosocial treatment of mental disorders.

    APA Approved Two-year Master's Program—Delivered Entirely Online

    Provides in-depth training tailored to active licensed, or license-eligible, psychologists to prescribe safely and effectively in states and federal jurisdictions with prescriptive authority

    Includes coursework in neuropathology, chronic diseases, gender and ethnic issues, child and geriatric psychopharmacology, and molecular nutrition

    LEARN MORE: psychopharm.alliant.edu

  • 19 Aug 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA — September 12-14, 2019

    PASG2019 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, which is adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport. This three-day conference will feature presentations on many aspects of parental alienation, including: the identification and diagnosis of parental alienation; interventions; research; and legal issues. The conference is intended for mental health clinicians, legal practitioners, writers, researchers, child advocates, and targeted parents and grandparents—anyone with a sincere interest in learning about parental alienation.

    Registration is available for three days, one day, as well as attendance by online streaming. Visit the registration website at: PASG2019.com.

    More Info


  • 24 Jul 2019 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Neurobehavioral Services of New England has a position available for a psychologist or neuropsychologist in Portland. This position can be either full-time or part-time. Maine license required.  Primary focus is providing consultation and clinical services including assessment and counseling to medical rehab patients in an inpatient setting, working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  Experience in medical settings, and with stroke or brain injury patients, is a plus, but not required.  There is also an opportunity to develop an outpatient practice based on individual interests.  For more information please contact Howard Kunin, Psy.D. at 207-662-8596.  Informal inquiries welcome.