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Throughout the academic year, September through June, McLean offers weekly lectures, given by world-renowned speakers, on a variety of topics, such as psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments and clinical case conferences. Grand Rounds are held every Thursday 12-1pm in Pierce Hall.
Grand Rounds conferences are free and open to the public. McLean Hospital physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit on a weekly basis.
Clinical professionals not employed by McLean Hospital and who wish to receive continuing education credit may do so for a charge of $20 per conference.
The Grand Rounds schedule may be found on the McLean Events page.
McLean Hospital is pleased to offer past Grand Rounds lectures to view for informational purposes. Please note that continuing education credits (CME, CEU) are not available.
Visit our library of lectures on an array of topics from top-notch experts in mental health treatment and research.
McLean Hospital hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multidisciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare.
In a typical session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day’s topic.
Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress.
Schwartz Center Rounds are held monthly and are open to McLean employees only (ID required).
Note: Recordings of Schwartz Center Rounds lectures are not available for viewing.
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