Community Lecture Series

Open to all mental health professionals.

Lunch, learn, and refresh your practice. We offer 10 free lectures each year.

The Brookline Center welcomes all mental health professionals who work in the Brookline schools or community to join our staff for our community lectures. Experienced therapists and specialists present a wide variety of clinically relevant topics. During these lunchtime sessions, clinicians learn from experts in the field, while making connections with colleagues. We provide drinks and snacks.

Social workers may purchase continuing education units (CEUs); attendance for at least four of five lectures in a semester is required to receive them. Please indicate your interest in CEUs when registering.

Registration appreciated but not required

To sign up, email Jeff Brand, PsyD, or call at (617) 277-8107. Drop-ins also welcome!


Fall 2018 Lecture Dates:

October 4, 2018: Behavioral Health: Treating Medical Conditions with Best Practices
Jason Samlin, PsyD
Coordinator for Behavioral Medicine Services & health psychologist at Commonwealth Psychology, Newton-Wellesley, MA

October 18, 2018: First to Care: Treating First Responders
Tanya Farber, PsyD
Staff psychologist for LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) outpatient services and private practice, Belmont, MA

November 1, 2018: Bearing Witness with the Original People: Being Present on the Black Hills Reservation
Tracy MacNab, PhD, CGP
Brookline Center clinician and private practice, Newton, MA

November 15, 2018: Therapy as Craft: An Argument for Complexity in Treatment
Jeb Fowler, PhD
Psychologist & psychoanalyst, private practice, Brookline, MA

November 29, 2018: Grieving in Groups: A Panel of Grief Support Groups
Maureen Foster
GRASP: Grief After a Substance Use Passing

Emily Britt
Grief Support Services Manager at Samaritans: Suicide Prevention & Support

Louis Strasenburgh
Compassionate Friends: Supporting a Family After a Child Dies