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Education and Training

Continuing Education

McLean hosts several daylong and multiday conferences with faculty from McLean and Harvard, as well as other esteemed national and international leaders in psychiatric care, research, and academia.

Recent topics at conferences have included advances in psychopharmacology, McLean Hospital psychosocial treatments, assessment of psychiatric diagnoses, geriatric psychiatry, medical disorders in psychiatric patients, borderline personality disorder, child and adolescent mental health, and suicide.

A full listing of McLean conferences and events can be found in our calendar.


Post-Traumatic Stress and Related Disorders 2018 Conference

March 16-17, 2018
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School are pleased to offer this comprehensive conference on the latest from neurobiology to treatment of post-traumatic stress and related disorders.

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Conference

March 23-24, 2018
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of NPD, a prevalent personality disorder which complicates the care of its co-existing conditions.

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Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training

April 19-21, 2018
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialty treatment. Common clinical situations will be discussed and role played to practice skills.

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Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Practitioner Level Training

April 21-22, 2018
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

The two-day workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorders. The course will expand on previous knowledge and embed the basic skills of MBT.

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Addictions 2018 Conference

May 18-19, 2018
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, MA

McLean Hospital is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in addiction to address the latest advances in the field.

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Psychiatry 2018 Conference

June 14-16, 2018
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

This intensive, three-day course is designed to update participants in numerous aspects of the practice of psychiatry, including recent advances in psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, and assessment of psychiatric patients.

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Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare 2018 Conference

September 28-29, 2018
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

This energizing and groundbreaking event features keynotes by world-renowned experts in leadership, coaching, positive psychology, behavioral psychology, health and well-being, and neuroscience.

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Middle School through College Mental Health and Education 2018 Conference

Dates TBD

Leaders in the field conduct comprehensive lectures and highly interactive workshops in which interdisciplinary groups explore how to help struggling students in different settings.


Attachment 2019 Conference

Dates TBD

McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School are delighted to offer this conference, bringing together leading authorities in the field of attachment to help clinicians develop strategies to better diagnose and treat patients using attachment principles.