Education Briefs


Blogging 101 workshop to be held at Marlboro Grad Center

BRATTLEBORO -- The Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies Center is hosting a Blogging 101 workshop on Tuesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Center is located at 28 Vernon St. The workshop is free, but register at

In this introductory blogging workshop, participants will determine what their audience is, learn how to brand and discover five ways to grow their readership. This class will not teach the technical skills of starting or designing a blog. However, it is geared toward anyone who is thinking about starting a blog or who wants to grow their small business through online media. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for hands-on learning.

Leading the workshop will be Desha Peacock, a Career Development and Lifestyle Expert. To learn more about Peacock, visit For more information about the workshop, contact Angie Hamilton at

Retreat to launch education spring conferences series

BRATTLEBORO -- The Office of Continuing Education at the Brattleboro Retreat will launch its all-day continuing education spring conferences series on Friday, March 28, with Dr. Barent Walsh’s presentation at the Brattleboro Retreat entitled "Cognitive Restructuring for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Reduction of Self-Harm Behaviors." Walsh is the author of the groundbreaking book, "Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide," and the Executive Director of The Bridge in Worcester, Mass.

The Retreat’s spring continuing education series runs through mid-June with events at both the Retreat campus and the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massa. Conferences coming in April include: Sexual Boundary Violations: How do they Happen? with Andrea Celenza, PhD, on April 4 at the Brattleboro Retreat; Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Mary Solano, PhD, on April 11 at the Log Cabin; and Mindful Management of Countertransference & Maximizing the Therapeutic Alliance with Mitch Abblett, PhD, on April 17 at the Brattleboro Retreat. Conferences begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Behavioral health clinicians, addictions counselors, physicians, and other helping professionals can learn about the entire spring conference series and also register online by going to or calling Gay Maxwell, manager of the Office of Continuing Education, 802-258-4359.

Six continuing education units are available for most professions. Registration is $165 and is required for all conferences. Discounts available when registering online and/or 30 days prior to an event. Continental breakfast, snacks throughout the day, and lunch included.


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