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Trainings that are open for registration are listed below. Please check back often for updated information. If you are interested in scheduling a training for your organization, see Our Trainings.

Neurobiology of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience
in the Life Course

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (registration is 9-9:30 a.m.)

Friday, June 29, 2018, Saint Michael Parish, 90 Concord Road, Bedford, MA 01730


This presentation will introduce the concepts of brain development as they pertain to clinical work with populations across the life course. The primary focus will be on the brain in social contexts that support the development of resilience, and of adaptive coping tools such as positive emotion and humor.

We’ll examine how the brain and body are impacted by adversity, trauma, and toxic stress, and how these negative experiences influence health and mental health across the life course. We’ll discuss the biopsychosocial lens of resilience by talking about the healing upward spiral that can be built within the mind, body, and brain through attention to the positive and the possible.

The presentation will blend clinical practice with cutting-edge neuroscience and genetics research to explore the many ways in which the brain is built through a positive social context. No background in the biological sciences is needed for this presentation.

Learning Objectives:
After the training, participants should be able to describe how:

Who Should Attend?
This talk will benefit mental health clinicians, health care professionals, and educators. This training is targeted towards advanced, intermediate, and beginner practitioners.

Jessica M. Black, PhD,
is an Educational Neuroscientist and an Associate Professor at the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW). She obtained her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Stanford University School of Education and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research within the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Black has been published in top research journals, such as Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, and The Journal of Neuroscience. She’s the Chair of the Children, Youth and Families Concentration within the BCSSW, and she teaches MSW courses.

The registration cost is $55 per person or $35 per person for Riverside Community Care employees. The registration deadline is 6/27/18. Coffee and bagels will be available.

Continuing Education:
Applications for 3 hours of continuing education credits will be submitted for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses. Please contact Jenny Huynh ( for the status of the CE accreditation. This training is approved for 3 hours of continuing education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for Psychologists. Riverside Community Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Pre-registration is required by 6/27/18. Complete the registration online at and pay by credit card or, if you prefer, print out this registration form to pay by check or credit card. Please make the check payable to “Riverside Community Care” and send it to: Jenny Huynh, Riverside Trauma Center, 255 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494.

Refunds will not be available for this training.

Please contact Jenny Huynh at with any questions or to request any accommodations.

There is no commercial support or conflict of interest known for programs or instructors listed in this training announcement.