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.

2020 Mid-Winter Luncheon Series

Mid-Winter Luncheon Series

Registration for free learning events for mental health care professionals.

Occupational Therapy: The Neuroscience of Meaning
with Daniel Lang, OTR/L, Tuesday, February 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1 CE contact hour
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Helping Transgender Youth Thrive
with Angela Rowan, LICSW, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1 CE contact hour
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What Really Works to Alleviate Anxiety: Lessons Learned from My Patients
with Marc Laurens, LICSW, Tuesday, February 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1 CE contact hour
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Homelessness: Innovative Community Interventions
with Kurt White, LADC, LICSW, Rebecca Burns, BS, RN, Rhianna Kendrick, and Zach Wigham, MSW
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1 CE contact hour
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Spring 2020 Schedule of Conferences & Online Registration

Registration is now open for the upcoming Spring 2020 Continuing Education Conferences!

Brattleboro Retreat Spring 2020

What Kids with ADHD Wish You Knew and How You Can Help: Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Teens
with Sharon Saline, PsyD, Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Paranoia in Nonpsychotic and Psychotic Patients
with Michael Garrett, MD, and Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
with Amy Hoch, PsyD, Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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First, Put On Your Oxygen Mask: Coping with Vicarious Trauma
with Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Trauma Stabilization: A Map and Rules for the Road
with Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, Friday, May 1, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Disrupting Rumination: Changing the Cognitions that Underlie Anxiety and Depression
with Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, Friday, May 8, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Pandora's Box: Talking about Sex in Clinical Work
with Kevin Gallagher, MA, LCMHC, Friday, May 15, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Never Enough: The Neuroscience of Addiction
with Judith Grisel, PhD, Friday, May 29, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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What is Recovery?
with Geoff Kane, MD, MPH, Friday, June 12, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 3.5 CE hours
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Crestview Country Club, Agawam, MA Spring 2020

Love, Hate, Sex, and Death in the Clinical Setting: Intense Feelings and How to Manage Them
with Andrea Celenza, PhD, Friday, March, 20, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Adoption Search and Reunion: A Clinical Perspective
with Marie Dolfi, LCSW, Friday, April 24, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
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Practicing Effectively with Complexly Diverse Clients
with Jose A. Soto, PhD, Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
Learn more and register now online...»»

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents
with Jamie Micco, PhD, Thursday, June 4, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 6 CE hours
Learn more and register now online...»»

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.
Printable PDF of our Spring 2020 Conference Registration Form

Check back when dates are announced.

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 obtains approvals for most mental health disciplines as well as for nurses and physicians. Continuing education credits (or CE credit hours) for full-day programs are as follows:

  • 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, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in a one-day course will receive 6 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • 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. LCMHCs  (and LMHCs) participating in one-day courses will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.
  • 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). Attendees earn 6 continuing education credits for each one-day course completed.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: 6 contact hours for a one-day course 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. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Psychologists: 6 CE credit hours for a one-day course. The Brattleboro Retreat is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Brattleboro Retreat maintains responsibility for this program an its contents.
  • Nurses: 6 ANCC contact hours for a one-day course. 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: 6 credit 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.