Continuing Education Sponsor

The Brien Center is our Conference’s Continuing Education Sponsor

Continuing Education CREDITS

Applications, for up to 6.5 credits, have been submitted for the above listed disciplines.
For CE credit status, please contact Anna Paladino, Training Coordinator, The Brien Center, at anna.paladino@briencenter.org

  • Social Work: Application for NASW-MA continuing education credits for Social Work has been submitted.

  • LMHC: Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits for LMHC has been submitted.

  • LMFT: Application for NEAFAST certification hours for licensed marriage and family therapists has been submitted.

  • Nursing: Application for nursing contact hours is in process.

  • LADC: Application for DPH-BSAS Unit for LADC CE credits has been submitted for approval.

  • Psychology: Berkshire Medical Center-The Brien Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Berkshire Medical Center-The Brien Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Application for Psychologists continuing education hours is in process.

Continuing Education CREDITS - UPDATEd 7 mar 2019

Discipline Approving Entity Approved CEUs

Social Work NASW-MA 2/28/2019 Approved for 6.5 CEUs

LMHC MaMHCA 2/13/2019 Approved for 6.0 CEUs


Nursing BMC-Nursing Dept 2/25/2019 Approved for 3.9 CEUs

LADC BSAS 1/31/2019 Approved for 6.5 CEUs

Psychologists APA 1/22/2019 Approved for 6.0 CEUs

Successful CE Completion Requirements

Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign in and out, attend the entire program, and complete an evaluation. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conference Overview

Risk factors for suicide are characteristics of a person or his or her environment that increases the likelihood that he or she will die by suicide. Protective factors are personal or environmental characteristics that help protect people from suicide. This conference aims to increase clinical knowledge of two major risk factors of suicide: thwarted belongingness and trauma/adversity; as well as protective factors against these risks: connection and resiliency.

Conference Objectives:

 1.  The learner will identify risk factors for suicide.

 2.  The learner will identify the importance of connection and resiliency as protective factors in suicide prevention.

 3.  The learner will analyze how connection and resiliency are already being fostered in the Berkshires.

 4.  The learner will learn how to identify and access resources that already exist in the community, and how to reproduce these factors in their own lives/settings.

 5.  The learner will extend the knowledge of resiliency and connection to developing self-care skills for themselves.