Continuing Education

Bringing science to practice on Main Street.

Lorenz hosts an Annual Invited Practitioner series, an annual conference that invites internationally recognized scientist-practitioners to help bring science to practice on Main Street.  Along with bi-weekly consultation and over 100 in-house continuing education hours each year, this conference contributes to a rich professional ecology for staff and trainees alike and enlivens work at all levels of the organization.


Mary Claire Heffron, Ph.D. & Salam Soliman, PsyD, IMH-E® – The Reflective Supervision Primer: Kicking Off Lorenz’s Multiyear Reflective Practice Initiative (3/23/23)


Bill Doherty, Ph.D. – Therapy in a Polarized Political Environment (5/11/22)

Pauline Boss, Ph.D.  – The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (1/12/22)


Anthony Chambers, PhD, ABPP  – Assessing Couples Distress in Systemic Context (11/5/21)


Steven Harris, Ph.D. – Discernment Counseling (5/13/20)

Froma Walsh, MSW, Ph.D. – Shelter Through the Storm: Strengthening Family Resilience in the Time of COVID-19 (12/4/20)


Bill Doherty, Ph.D. – Couples-Sensitive Individual Therapy (9/19/19)

C. Edward Watkins, Ph.D. – Supervision: Begin, Build, Broaden (10/7/19)


David Hong, Psy.D., LP – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training (2/22/18 – 2/23/18)


Harry Aponte, Ph.D., MSW – The Challenge for the Person of the Therapist in Working with Disadvantaged Families (10/13/17)

Peter Zelles, Ph.D., LP, ABPP – Tolerating Ambiguity in the Diagnostic Process (6/30/17)


Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D. – Systemic Epistemology (11/16/16)

Alan Sroufe, Ph.D. – Attachment, Relationships, & Development (10/28/16)

Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D. – Complex Systems (5/25/16)*

Sue Johnson, Ed.D. – Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (1/27/16)*


Bruce Perry, MD – Small Group Discussion (9/29/15)

Pauline Boss, Ph.D., LMFT & Mary Hayes, Ph.D., LP, LMFT – Professionalism (9/16/15)

Irv Yalom, MD – Small Group Discussion (9/8/15)*

Macaran Baird, MD, MS – Cognitive Bias in the Mental Health System (6/10/15)


Peter Zelles, Ph.D., LP – The Function of Diagnosis (12/19/14)

Sarah Cherwien, Psy.D, LP – DSM-V (8/6/14)

Sarah Paper, Psy.D., LP, RDT – Drama Therapy with Children (3/26/14)

*denotes web conference