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Please find below a listing of upcoming courses offered by Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy. MGHPA provides international leadership in education and dissemination of best practices in mental health. Utilizing the faculty and resources of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, they work with clinicians, departments, governments and other entities to improve the mental health of patients worldwide through innovative teaching methods, technology, educational research and institution level consultation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents
4-Week Online Course begins on July 3
This interactive online course offers an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course reviews diagnostic criteria for OCD, the impact of common comorbidities, the differentiation of OCD from other psychiatric disorders of childhood, strategies to combat treatment non-adherence and much more. It also focuses on evidence-based CBT interventions such as psychoeducation, cognitive strategies and exposure and response prevention (E/RP). The course includes live weekly call-in times when you can ask questions and get direct feedback from course faculty.

Advanced Psychotherapy Strategies: CBT, DBT, and Dynamic Concepts for Use with Challenging Cases
4-Week Online Course begins on July 3
Conducting psychotherapy creates the potential for reactive and nonempathic behavior in even the most compassionate therapy providers. This interactive online course teaches practical concepts and strategies that you can use in challenging therapy situations. It helps expand your clinical skill set and enhances your knowledge so you feel grounded and effective in complex therapy situations, and aids in resiliency against reactivity and burnout. The course includes live weekly call-in times when you can ask questions and get direct feedback from course faculty.

Anxiety: Advanced Techniques for Primary Care and Psychiatry
Sept. 9-10
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
In mental health and primary care practices, patients with anxiety disorders are not only common, they often need more of your time and resources to manage their conditions. There are many evidence-based pharmacologic and behavioral treatment options, yet practice measures show that patient outcomes often do not meet expected or desired levels of improvement.

This brand new medical conference provides advanced guidance on how to treat and manage patients who have anxiety disorders. During this event, our faculty focus on advanced concepts that go far beyond the basics. Their guidance is 100 percent practical and ready for use in any primary care and mental health setting. more


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