When clients have chronic health problems, therapy becomes even more complicated.
Already struggling with their mental health symptoms, these clients are confused, frustrated, and demoralized by their medical illness. It interferes with their self-efficacy and functioning, and it creates profound shifts in their identity and relationships.
Of course, they need their medical providers to help manage their condition.
But they also need you.
Faced with complicated terminology, unappealing decisions regarding treatment options, and challenging lifestyle changes, you might feel as intimidated and hopeless as your clients.
Now you can become a source of help and hope for your clients with chronic medical illness. During this training, Teresa Deshields, PhD, ABPP, will use her 20+ years of experience treating clients with chronic illness to walk you step by step through the latest evidence-based strategies to improve mood, pain, and functioning. You’ll gain the skills you need to confidently implement:
PURCHASE TODAY to meet the growing demand for behavioral treatment interventions for clients coping with chronic medical illness!
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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Teresa L. Deshields, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified health psychologist. She is adjunct professor of medicine and psychiatry & behavioral sciences at Rush University School of Medicine in Chicago. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and its past president. She has worked for over 20 years as a clinician in psycho-oncology, treating cancer patients and survivors and their family members, throughout the cancer continuum. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, several invited papers, and a book on psychological treatment of cancer patients.
Financial: Dr. Teresa Deshields has an employment relationship with Rush University Medical Center and receives royalties as a published author. She is a consultant with AstraZeneca and R3 Continuum. Dr. Deshields receives a grant from the American Cancer Society. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Teresa Deshields is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Health Psychology, and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
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Establishing Whole Person Care
What it is and why it’s important
What Does Grief Have to Do With It?
Psychological distress in the medically ill
Depression and Anxiety
Are they inevitable after diagnosis of an illness?
CBT and ACT Interventions for Clients with Medical Illness
Top techniques for fears of death, fears of recurrence, and other distressing outcomes
How Behavioral Health Providers Can Assist with Management of Physical Symptoms
CBT, ACT, MI and other interventions to improve mood, pain, and functioning
Terminal Illness and End of Life Considerations
Disentangling quality versus quantity of life
Ethics and professional issues in working with medically ill clients
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