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SBCPA Salon Series: In Sickness as in Health; Psychology's Role in Medical Illness, Presented by: Betsy Bates Freed, Psy.D.

  • 06 Feb 2015
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara

Registration

This Salon is full.  To be put on a waiting list, please email Karen Lehman -- dr.karen.lehman@gmail.com


Description:  The purpose of this workshop is to assist psychologists in taking an active role in their patients’ physical as well as mental health, serving as important players in preventive health care and attending to the myriad emotional, physical, developmental, and familial, and cultural challenges posed by physical illnesses and serious injuries. Important intersections between psychological and physical health will be explored, with particular attention given to the leading causes of death in the U.S.: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and pulmonary diseases. Evidence-based preventive health strategies will be reviewed, with an eye to how psychologists can become integrated with their patients’ primary care health teams. In addition, psychologists will learn strategies to assist their clients with new diagnoses of serious medical illness and how to help cultivate strength, resilience, and acceptance in those with chronic and terminal illnesses. Finally, psychologists will consider how they can be steadfast in supporting patients at the end of life, while attending to countertransference issues and their personal grief.


Goals and Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to be active participants in their patients’ primary health care teams, being attuned to key preventive health strategies and learning ways to legally and ethically communicate with other healthcare professionals with this goal in mind. 
  2. Become familiar with the biopsychosocial model of medical illness and develop a working understanding of the impact illness/injury can have on the individual and family.
  3. Demonstrate specific ways in which inner strengths, resilience, and acceptance can be fostered in patients facing life-altering physical diagnoses through evidence-based psychotherapy. 
  4. Consider personal countertransference issues with respect to end of life issues and explore how these can be recognized and used in individual and family therapy.


Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize

5:30-5:35pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

5:35-6:45pm – Presentation of topic (following the above description and objectives)

6:45-7:00pm – Q&A/evaluations


1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists


The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


Directions to SBCPA Salons @ 2060 Alameda Padre Serra

Attendees will be able to:

  • 1.   Identify ways to be active participants in their patients’ primary health care teams, being attuned to key preventive health strategies and learning ways to legally and ethically communicate with other healthcare professionals with this goal in mind.  
  • 2.   Become familiar with the biopsychosocial model of medical illness and develop a working understanding of the impact illness/injury can have on the individual and family.
  • 3.   Demonstrate specific ways in which inner strengths, resilience, and acceptance can be fostered in patients facing life-altering physical diagnoses through evidence-based psychotherapy.
  • 4.   Consider personal countertransference issues with respect to end of life issues and explore how these can be recognized and used in individual and family therapy.



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