Continuing Education Conferences On Hold

​​In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Brattleboro Retreat’s Office of Continuing Education has canceled continuing education conference series for the remainder of the year.

Ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19 and general uncertainty about the future have paused our ability to plan for upcoming conferences at this time.

We are exploring safe, alternative educational opportunities and will announce future plans for the program at the appropriate time.

We're Committed to Meeting Your Continuing Education Needs

Our workshops cover the latest research and information on mental health and addiction care--information our attendees can put to work immediately in their clinical practices to ensure the most effective patient care.

In addition to our conferences in Brattleboro, VT, we now offer an expanded series of conferences in Agawam, MA, at the Crestview Country Club. This comfortable venue is located just minutes off Interstate 91, and is a very convenient option for our friends in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and parts of New York.

Useful Information

Conference Fees and Early Registration Discounts

Fees for two-day conferences (12 CE credit hours) are as follows:

A hearty continental breakfast, full lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks (each day) are included in the price of your registration for two-day conferences 

  • Early online registration (paid 30 days or more prior to conference date) is $305.
  • Full price online registration (paid less than 30 days prior to conference date) is $325.
  • Full price registration by mail, purchase order, fax, or phone is $355.

Fees for single day conferences (6 CE credit hours) are as follows:

A hearty continental breakfast, full lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks are included in the price of your registration for full-day conferences 

  • Early online registration (paid 30 days or more prior to conference date) is $147.
  • Full price online registration (paid less than 30 days prior to conference date) is $169.
  • Full price registration by mail, purchase order, fax, or phone is $179.

Fees for half-day* conferences (3.5 CE credit hours) are as follows:

  • Early online registration (paid 30 days or more prior to conference date) is $90.
  • Full price online registration (paid less than 30 days prior to conference date) is $112
  • Full price registration by mail, purchase order, fax, or phone is $122.

* lunch not included

Group & Bulk Discounts:

  • Organizations that wish to register groups of four or more employees for a single conference may now do so online.
  • Groups of 4 or more for a single conference pay $275 per registration for two-day conferences, $132 per registration for one-day conferences and $80 per registration for half-day conferences.
  • Groups of 8 or more for a single conference pay $265 per registration for two-day conferences, $127 per registration for one-day conferences and $75 per registration for half-day conferences.
  • Individuals wishing to attend three or more different events should call 802-258-4359 to receive a bulk discount.
Optional Fees
  • CE Certificates - The Office of Continuing Education uses email to deliver conference evaluations and CE certificates to all attendees immediately following each conference. Due to the number of requests for hard copies in addition to the electronic versions of CE certificates, we will now charge a $10 fee for printed CE certificates. Please note: printed certificates will not be available on the day of the conference, but will be mailed the following week.
  • Course Materials - Prior to every learning event, registered participants will receive links by email to all the course materials. We will no longer be providing hard copies in a folder at workshops, but ask that you download them yourselves or save them to your devices. If you require hard copies of the course materials, we can provide them for you at a cost of $15.00.
Printable PDF of our Spring 2020 Conference Registration Form

Printable Registration Form Click Here.

Guidelines for Registration by Phone, Mail, Fax, or Purchase Order

Registration forms to print may be downloaded here.

  • Checks should be made out  to the Brattleboro Retreat and mailed to the Office of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 803, Brattleboro, VT 05302
  • Our fax number is 802-258-3790
  • Purchase orders for individuals are only available at full price -  $179 for one-day conferences, $355 for two-day conferences, $122 for half-day conferences - and must be accompanied by the registration form, purchase order number, and institution’s contact information. The early discount does not apply to purchase orders.
Refund Policy

A refund minus a $30 processing charge is only available up until two weeks prior to a conference.

Conference Schedule for Brattleboro

Full-day & Two-day Conference Schedule

  • 8:00 am registration and coffee
  • 8:30 am introductions, morning session begins
  • 12:45 pm Lunch in the Retreat cafeteria (included with registration)
  • 4:00 pm Conference ends

Half-day Conference Schedule

  • 8:00 am registration and coffee
  • 8:30 am introductions, conference begins
  • 12:15 pm Conference ends
Conference Schedule for Agawam

Full-day Conference Schedule

  • 8:00 am registration and coffee
  • 8:30 am introductions, morning session begins
  • 12:00 pm Lunch at the Crestview (included with registration)
  • 4:00 pm Conference ends

Half-day Conference Schedule

  • 8:00 am registration and coffee
  • 8:30 am introductions, conference begins
  • 12:15 pm Conference ends
Workshop Attendance Requirements
  • Participants are required to attend conferences in their entirety.
  • No partial credit will be given. No exceptions.
  • All professional disciplines must sign-in at the beginning of the day and sign-out at the end of the day.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your state licensing /certificate board(s) to determine eligibility to meet your continuing education requirements.
  • Evaluations will be distributed electronically within 24 hours of the conference. Receiving a CE is contingent on completing the online evaluation.
CE Credit Hours

The Brattleboro Retreat's Office of Continuing Education is approved to provide continuing education credit by the following organizations:

  • Social Workers: The Brattleboro Retreat, provider #1139, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Brattleboro Retreat maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: October 10, 2019 - October 10, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • New York State Social Workers: NBCC ACEP LogoThe Brattleboro Retreat is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0298.
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Brattleboro Retreat has been approved by NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6309. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Brattleboro Retreat is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselors: The Brattleboro Retreat, provider #62508, is an approved education provider of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education contact hours will be requested through the Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners.
  • Physicians: The Brattleboro Retreat is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Medical education for physicians.
  • Psychologists: The Brattleboro Retreat is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Brattleboro Retreat maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
  • Nurses: The Brattleboro Retreat is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Teacher Re-certification: Continuing education contact hours approval based on submission to state licensure board as part of Professional Development Plan.
Additional Information
  • Special Accommodations: Participants  in need of special accommodations to attend a continuing education event are encouraged to contact the Office of Continuing Education as far in advance as possible at 802-258-4359.
  • Pets: Only registered service animals are permitted to accompany conference participants.
  • Program Planning: When we plan our workshops and conferences we consider suggestions and input from:
    • your conference evaluations
    • our quarterly in-house Continuing Education Committee meeting
    • members of our clinical staff
    • requests from clinicians across the region
    • professionals working in programs and institutions with missions similar to ours.