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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.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) Workshop 2019

January 19-21, 2019
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

This 2-day course offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach DBT-PTSD. This course teaches mental health clinicians what they need to know to provide care for a wide range of patients experiencing PTSD after severe interpersonal violence.

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Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) Workshop

May 2, 2019
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder in adolescents is mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A). In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT-A techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment for young people diagnosed with or developing BPD.

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Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training 2019

May 2-4, 2019
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder is mentalization-based treatment (MBT), which was developed based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment.

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Addictions 2019 Conference

May 3-4, 2019
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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Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention for BPD (GAP) Conference

May 4, 2019
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

The GAP Conference is a one-day course focusing on prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder (BPD). During this conference, leaders in the field of BPD will present on a range of topics, spanning neurobiology and course of BPD to evidence-based treatments for BPD in adolescents. Cutting-edge research and practice will be distilled into presentations accessible to both professionals and lay audience members.

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Psychiatry 2019 Conference

June 13-15, 2019
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 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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Attachment 2019 Conference

September 13-17, 2019
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge MA

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

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Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare 2019 Conference

October 18-19, 2019
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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