Upcoming events

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Please join NHPA BHAC for an open discussion on the business of practice both for solo or group practices and for integrated care.  

    • What are your thoughts and concerns about the future of your practice?
    • What is your most time-consuming administrative task?  
    • Has your practice been impacted either positively or negatively by venture capitalist companies? 
    • Are you concerned about patient confidentiality, quality of care, or access to care?  
    • Have you found something that brings joy to your work day?  
    • Do you plan on retiring soon or changing your practice in a way you hadn't expected?  

    We want to know about your experiences - that way we can better advocate for you - so please join BHAC on March 15th from 12-1p! 

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Friday March 22, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    1 CE Credit

    Live via Zoom

    Program Description:
    While all clinicians are trained in managing potential risks and maintaining safety for our clients, very few trainings focus on the clinician's safety and how clinicians can manage threats from clients.  Participants will get an overview of clinician safety concerns examples, organizational and legal options, and anecdotal experience from clinicians. (Most, if not all the examples will be for outpatient therapy, but we welcome any anecdotal experience from other therapeutic environments from participants). We also hope to hold space for clinicians to share and learn from personal experiences.  Please note, this CE is NOT a replacement for legal or insurance advice, but merely an educational space to identify potential options.  

    Level of Instruction:

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify 
    at least two possible vulnerabilities for clinicians while working in outpatient therapy 
    2. Identify at least two practical steps that can be included in a clinician safety plan 

    About the Presenters:
    Jessica Leonard, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has been practicing since 2016. She currently serves as the Training Director for the post-doc and practicum training program at Lifestance NH and as the Regional Clinical Assessment Director for Lifestance NH/ME. She graduated from West Virginia University with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and Ithaca College with a masters of science degree with a concentration in sport psychology.

    Dr. Leonard believes in the resilience of all humans and has a client-centered approach in assisting clients live a more purposeful and meaningful life and providing tools to manage life stressors. She is trained as a generalist psychologist and specializes in treating trauma, including childhood, sexual, combat, and complex trauma. Dr. Leonard is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). She also specializes in group therapy intervention and believes that groups can provide a great source of social interaction, support, and hope while also providing a safe environment in which to learn. Dr. Leonard also provides required Bariatric pre-surgical psychological assessment for local Bariatric Surgery Programs.

    Dr. Leonard recently joined the faculty at Rivier University's PsyD program as an adjunct professor for FA 2023 semester and will join the full-time faculty as Assistant Professor of Practice.

    Dr. Leonard enjoys spending time with family and has been actively involved in New Hampshire Psychological Association and assisting newly trained psychologists getting licensed in the state.

    Thomas Scaggs PsyD Practicum Student - Rivier University

    Thomas is a third-year doctoral student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. Prior to serving in the U.S. Army, Thomas was involved in social work providing services to adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities both in home and in the community. Attaining a Master’s in Developmental Psychology while enlisted as a public affairs noncommissioned officer, he has always been driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world and entered his doctoral program immediately after being honorably discharged. Thomas has completed a master’s-level internship in Kansas, a doctoral practicum within the Chelmsford Public School system, and is presently working with Dr. Leonard at LifeStance providing adolescent and adult therapy using the ACT model. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, attending concerts, meditation, and doing just about anything family oriented.

    Calvin Sanborn, PsyD Practicum Student - Rivier University 

    Calvin Sanborn is a third year doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology PsyD Program at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. Prior to entering this program, Calvin served as an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church in a variety of contexts including parishes and university settings. This vocation gave him the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages (children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults) as well as couples and families. Calvin’s approach to counseling is informed by a multicultural and family systems perspective and ACT. He is committed to forming strong therapeutic relationships with his clients and honors the many ways in which their life experiences, relationships, and societal influences may impact their mental health and wellbeing. He works from a strengths-based perspective and favors a client-led approach. Calvin is passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people, particularly those who have experienced the trauma of being rejected or alienated by a religious community. Calvin also has experience supporting adoptive families and families with children who have special needs.


    Paying with a check: 
    Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

    Cancellation policy: 
    Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Attendance policy:
    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 1 continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

    Registrations are Transferable: 
    Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

    This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    NHPA would like to thank the following for support of our educational programming


    • 5 Apr 2024
    • 6 Apr 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • New Hampshire Audubon Society, Concord, NH

    This Program is Co-Sponsored with
    Collaborative Divorce New Hampshire

    April 5th & 6th
    8:30AM - 5:00PM
    14 CE Credits

    New Hampshire Audubon Society
    Concord, NH

    What is Collaborative Practice?

    Collaborative Practice is a growing worldwide movement to promote respectful family law dispute resolution without litigation.  It offers a way to resolve differences by working together with lawyers and other trained professionals to reach agreement.  Lawyers and clients meet together to explore options.  Mental health professionals work as “coaches/facilitators” to provide support to both the clients and the team, and to assist with parenting issues.  Financial professionals assist in gathering and analyzing information in order to reach a sustainable resolution. Clients make their own decisions rather than relying on a judge.  All of the participants—clients and professionals—agree at the outset that they will work together to reach resolution without going to court. For more information about Collaborative Practice, go to and see NH RSA 490-J. 

    The Collaborative Divorce New Hampshire (CDNH) began using the collaborative team approach in 2010.  This is our eighth interdisciplinary collaborative training.  In the past we have had to use trainers from across the country to provide these extensive trainings, but we are now able to provide this training with our own CDNH training team, consisting of two attorneys, one neutral financial professional, and one neutral mental health professional, who have had extensive experience using Collaborative Divorce here in New Hampshire.  

    Over the course of the two days, participants will learn and see how the collaborative team works from start to finish.  There will also be demonstrations, discussions, and plenty of time for participants to comment and ask questions.  The training will address the role of each profession, individually and as a team.  The training includes introducing clients to collaboration, interest-based negotiation concepts, enhancing communication and team building skills, and ethical considerations, as well as the emotional, legal, financial and psychological components of divorce and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the history, theory, and practical application of multidisciplinary collaborative practice to potential divorcing couples.

    2. Apply the language and techniques of each other’s professions so as to be able to promote successful negotiations aimed at helping couples reach their own constructive settlements.

    3. Explain how and when to work in various multidisciplinary combinations (for example, how to conduct one’s self in meetings involving attorneys, clients, and mental health professionals together).

    4. Prepare for impasse and resistance from potential clients and professionals.

    5. Utilize and explain important forms, such as formal participation agreements and court-required forms, and important questionnaires and checklists, such as those pertaining to family history, marital circumstances, and personal concerns.

    6. Discuss the unique ethical considerations of working with a multidisciplinary team (boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality).

    7. Use debriefing skills that can be applied at the end of a collaborative case so that continual learning takes place.

    The Trainers:

    The members of the team who will be leading this training include Jane Schirch, Esquire, Catherine McKay, Esquire, Karen Ela Kenny, MSW, LICSW, and Jill Boynton, CFP ®, CDFA. They are experienced collaborative practitioners and have all held leadership roles in furthering CP in New Hampshire. Jane Schirch is a former Board member and former co-chair, and Cathy McKay, Karen Ela Kenny and Jill Boynton are current Board members.

    For the Flyer: Click here!

    For the Registration Form: Click here!

    This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and Collaborative Divorce New Hampshire. NHPA  is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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