Inter-Disciplinary Case Collaboration and Managing Difficult Conversations

November 28th, 2018

Inter-Disciplinary Case Collaboration and Managing Difficult Conversations

Mental Health Series

Collaborating with other disciplines can often provide the best support for our students. This conference will focus on effective ways to bring everyone’s voice to the table and how to navigate differences of opinions. Listening for the meaning behind what is being said, staying balanced in the face of attacks and accusations, and moving from emotion to productive problem-solving will be addressed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Location: Beverly Golf & Tennis Club - 134 McKay Street, Beverly 

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference

Cost: Free for members || $100/nonmembers


  • Ellen M. Sandoval, LICSW, Ed.M, Parent Program Coordinator, Manville School at Judge Baker Children’s Center
  • Debbie Connell, M.Ed., Director of Special Education, Nahant Public Schools
  • Tom Nuttall, Esq., Partner, Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, P.C.
  • Craig Martin, M.Ed., Principal, Michael J. Perkins Elementary School, Boston Public Schools
  • Barbara Gortych, Ph.D., Consultant

Membership Information
Member rates for MPY events are available to current employees of member organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two conferences. In order to facilitate awarding PDPs, we will be issuing PDPs under the heading of Mental Health and Safety Conferences. Any combination of conferences an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the conferences and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is greanted by the NASW and MaMHCA separately for each conference. Conference participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork at MPY conferences. CEUs are given at Mental Health Series conferences in a minimum of 5 hours, they do not need to be combined with other conferences. 

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations
All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at

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