Public Events Calendar

Events listed here are free and open to the public, though some (where noted) are intended for specfic audiences. All times are EDT.  For additional educational and programming opportunities, please see the Hub page on Continuing Education and Other Programming.  For other virtual and at-home activities, please see Parenting Resources. 

For Mental Health Professionals

Drop-In Virtual Training & Support: Behavioral Health and Community Services Managers
William James College is offering a free resource to managers in community organizations to provide support, reduce isolation, and brainstorm and share strategies for effective management and getting through the current challenges. Read the full description here,  register via the links below (advance registration is appreciated but participants are welcome to register at the start of each session). Additional dates to be scheduled. 

  • Additional dates TBD

Asian Counselors Networking Group
Treating COVID-19 patients is taking an emotional toll on medical staff, as is caring for the mental health and wellbeing of people and communities impacted. Providers of Asian descent, and providers working directly with Asian communities, are experiencing additional challenges. This group is a free, open space for Asian counselors to come together to learn about managing the emotional impact, to share ideas and to receive support.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 982 5166 2616
    Password: 641202

Mental Wellness for Workers in Aging Services
Additional dates TBD

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on older adults brings with it a high impact on those who serve them. This session is for anyone working in the field of aging who would like additional support and training to buoy their well-being during this challenging time. This includes nurses, social workers, case managers, activities professional, home health aides, and more. Facilitated by Katherine King, PsyD. Over the course of the sessions, the group will: 

  • Discuss burnout prevention, compassion fatigue, and self-care
  • Get help with managing stress during even the hardest times
  • Discuss grief and learn new ways to help cope with our losses
  • Engage in brief guided relaxation and contemplation practices to restore energy and a sense of purpose

This workshop is for educational and professional development purposes only. 

Webinars, External Events and Academic Presentations

Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology Annual Gathering
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, CMTP Speaks: Centering on the expertise and lived experiences of the Network's Black psychologists, with Orlando Lightfoot, WJC Board of Trustees board member Shani Dowd, Ferdinand Jones, and Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter. 

The Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) is located at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

   Zoom: https://bostonmedicalcenter.zoom.us/j/98517379512?pwd=T2tRQkphYS9jS1Q3QmVrUUxuRXpKUT09
   Meeting ID: 985 1737 9512
   Password: 042360

Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) Virtual Peer Support

MPA's Disaster Resource Network will be facilitating two virtual peer support groups for MPA members. The focus will be on helping MPA member psychologists manage the stresses related to being providers in this unprecedented pandemic crisis. These support groups will not provide case review or consultation/supervision, but rather will focus on supporting those who are supporting others. They will be led by Disaster Resource Network members. Virtual groups are expected to occur weekly for one hour via ZOOM, with one group meeting Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am and the second meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Each group will be limited to ten participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up will occur weekly. A waitlist will be initiated if there are more than ten people interested in joining each group; if a space becomes available, those on the waitlist will be contacted. MPA members,  please click here to register. 

Needham Parent Al-Anon Meeting
Weekly, beginning Monday, May 4 from 7 – 8:30pm via Zoom.

For parents who have a child navigating addiction, this is a new open-speaker style meeting and all are welcome. Weekly meetings will begin starting Monday, May 4. This program is open to non-Needham residents. 

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95089183610
Meeting ID: 950 8918 3610
Or Dial in by phone:   929-205-6099

For more information, please contact Sandra at srizkallah@comcast.net . You can also view this flyer at:  https://www.spanneedham.org/al-anon.  For more information about Al-anon, please visit: https://ma-al-anon-alateen.org/

Additional Information

New events and activities, for a variety of audiences, are added as they are announced. Please check back for new offerings, or use the form on the COVID-19 FAQ page to suggest an event or ask a question. 

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