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 Rob Sawtelle, PsyD, or call at (617) 277-8107. Drop-ins also welcome!

Fall Lecture Dates:

October 5, 2017: Kids in Context(s): Partnering with Parents and Schools
Deborah Offner, Ph.D.
Family Education Consultant and Psychotherapist
Private Practice, Newton, MA

October 19, 2017: Mental Health Self-Direction 101
Bevin Croft, MA, MPP
Research Associate, Human Services Research Institute
Principal Investigator, Demonstration and Evaluation of Self-Direction in Behavioral Health

November 2, 2017: The Costs of Caring: Compassion Fatigue, Occupational Hazards and Self-Care
Susan Meagher, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine
Private Practice, Cambridge, MA

November 16, 2017: Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Cancer Patients
Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA
Executive Director, Facing Cancer Together

November 30, 2017: Clinical Work with Adopted Teens and Parents
Katie Naftzger, LICSW
Author, “Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years”
Private Practice, Newton, MA