Continuing Education

General Information and Policies for Continuing Education

The Danielsen Institute offers several kinds of continuing education programs.

Our Professional Development seminar offers practice-oriented continuing education program to help licensed mental health professionals improve their clinical services, especially in the domains of psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation. We utilize expert presenters to provide programming appropriate for professionals in independent practice.

The Danielsen Institute sponsors a biennial conference which focuses on the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. This event may be of interest to mental health professionals, clergy, and others with interest in these disciplines.

The Danielsen Institute occasionally co-sponsors other events and conferences, e.g., the 2015 Psychology and the Other Conference.

The Danielsen Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Danielsen Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. Select programs offers CEU’s for social workers, as approved by the Boston University School of Social Work.

Please note the following information regarding our CE programming:

  1. Selected programs offer NASW approved continuing education units for social workers (these programs are identified in the program specific announcements).
  2. Program specific details will be provided via the Danielsen Institute Calendar (available to affiliated staff) and printed or electronic announcements. Details to be provided are:
    • The specific learning objectives for the training;
    • Presenter’s name and credentials;
    • The schedule for the training;
    • The number of CE credits available for this training;
    • Any commercial support and any conflicts of interest regarding this training;
    • Additional accreditation information (if applicable); and
    • Any exceptions to the general guidelines listed below.
  3. Our CE programs generally follow the guidelines below. Any exceptions will be specifically noted and detailed in the announcements or calendar notations for that program.
    • Our CE programs are designed to assist doctoral level psychologists, licensed independent social workers, and other licensed mental health practitioners to improve their clinical practice and service to their clients.
    • Our CE programs focus on intermediate to advanced instruction for doctoral level psychologists and other qualified professionals.
    • There is no cost for Danielsen-sponsored CE programming for affiliated staff or invited colleagues/guests.
    • Complaints or concerns about any aspect of our CE programming will be addressed as outlined in Policy for Complaints, which can be accessed at [insert link]
  4. The Danielsen Institute was, and is currently applying to be, approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. We will post notice when we are approved and able to offer continuing education hours for psychologists.
  5. If you have any questions about a specific CE program or about our overall CE programming, please feel free to contact Lauren Kehoe, M.A., Assistant Director of Administration and Finance (lkehoe@bu.edu) or David Rupert, Psy.D., Director of Training (drupert@bu.edu).

 

Danielsen Institute Policy for complaints about CE programs

 

The Danielsen Institute at Boston University (DI) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the ethical codes of all of its participating disciplines (psychology, social work, psychiatry).  The DI will comply with legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Director of Training in consultation with the Assistant Director of Administration and Finance, the DI Management Team, and the Executive Director.

While the DI goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there may be occasional issues which come to the attention of the Director of Training or the Assistant Director of Administration and Finance, which will require intervention and/or action by them or by an officer of the DI.  This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

When a participant files a grievance, either orally or in written format, and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.

1.  If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by a speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format.  The Director of Training will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

2.  If the grievance concerns a particular program offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Director of Training and the Assistant Director of Administration and Finance will try to bring the matter to final resolution with input from the Management Team as appropriate. If the grievance cannot be resolved at this level, the matter will be forwarded to the Executive Director.  Should further action be required, the Institute will refer the matter to the appropriate resources at Boston University.  In these matters, the resolution may include a partial or full refund or a credit toward a future program if the participant has paid a fee for the program.

3.  If the grievance concerns the DI Continuing Education Program, in a specific regard, the Director of Training will try to bring the matter to final resolution with input from the Management Team as appropriate. If the grievance cannot be resolved at this level, the matter will be forwarded to the Executive Director.  Should further action be required, the Institute will refer the matter to the appropriate resources at Boston University.

  1. If you wish to make a complaint regarding any aspect of a DI Continuing Education program, please contact Lauren Kehoe, M.A., Assistant Director of Administration and Finance (lkehoe@bu.edu) or David Rupert, Psy.D., Director of Training (drupert@bu.edu). Phone is 617-353-3047.