On-Demand: Health Psychology for Non-Health Psychologists: Strategies for Working with Clients with Chronic Illness - 3 CEUs
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- CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for details)
- Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
- Investment: $87 (provides lifetime access!)
- Presented by: Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D., ABPP (see bio below)
- Instruction Level: Intermediate
- Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Identify at least three common conditions that may be present in a mental health practice and why.
- Apply at least three evidence-based strategies for working with individuals with chronic medical illness.
- Explain the neuromatrix theory of pain and its role in the bidirectional relationship between physical and mental health
- Describe at least three ways in which mental health providers can be a critical part of the care package for someone with a medical condition.
This workshop is designed to provide mental health providers of various backgrounds with an introduction to the subdiscipline of Health Psychology and give insight in how mental health providers can play a pivotal role in the care of clients with chronic medical conditions. This workshop will cover the role of stress as a contributor and exacerbator of both physical and mental health. We will review common chronic medical conditions that may present in a mental health practice (including chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer) and discuss how to differentiate between physical illness and psychological distress. Importantly, we will discuss ways to incorporate evidence-based strategies including CBT interventions and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into work with people with co-morbid medical conditions.
Schedule of Workshop:
- Introduction to “What is Health Psychology” and why it is important that all mental health providers know a little about this subfield, especially in today’s climate (15min)
- Brief overview of the Biopsychosocial Model and the bidirectional relationship between physical and emotional health -(20 min)
- Common condition #1 Diabetes (25min) – explanation of mental health factors that influence the disease process, the role of mental health, case example and discussion of evidence-based strategies applied to case example
- Common Condition #2 Cardiovascular Disease (25 min)- explanation of mental health factors that influence the disease process, the role of mental health, case example and discussion of evidence-based strategies applied to case example
- Break (15 minutes)
- Common Condition #3 Chronic Pain (25 minutes)- explanation of mental health factors that influence the disease process, the role of mental health, case example and discussion of evidence-based strategies applied to case example
- Common Condition #4 Cancer (25 minutes)- explanation of mental health factors that influence the disease process, the role of mental health, case example and discussion of evidence-based strategies applied to case example
- Application of specific evidence-based strategies not already mentioned, with a specific focus on ACT (40 minutes)
- Question and Answers (5 minutes)
Presented by: Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Jennifer Steiner is a board-certified clinical health psychologist, founder of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, and an Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Steiner is an expert in the field of pain psychology and has worked with patients with chronic pain for over 14 years. Prior to founding her private practice, Dr. Steiner worked as a pain psychologist for the Atlanta VA Healthcare System. Dr. Steiner has trained over 20 psychology interns and postdocs in health psychology and has published multiple scholarly articles on psychological correlates and interventions for chronic pain and coping with cancer. Additionally, Dr. Steiner is a seasoned presenter and has presented on these topics at the regional, national, and international levels. She is committed to furthering both professional and public education on the psychological impact of chronic pain and illness and frequently serves as a guest on various podcasts. Dr. Steiner has also served as a subject matter expert for the Arthritis Foundation and was recently featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times. Lastly, Dr. Steiner currently serves as President-elect of the Georgia Psychological Association.
What people are saying about this workshop:
- "I thought she did very well in summarizing the topics in the given amount of time. Her organization and knowledge base as well as experience really helped to present such a complex topic in a concise manner." – JW
- “Great material and made sense in working with pain, chronic pain, and my cancer patients.” – HC, LCSW
- "Very interesting workshop and no suggestions for improvement." - MV, LPC
- "She was very knowledgeable and the case studies were extremely helpful." - AP, LPC
- “She was very knowledgeable!” – SH, LPC
- “Everything was awesome! Thank you!” – SS, LAPC
3 Core "Asynchronous" CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:
- PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
- COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
- Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64963611.
- SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #060423. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
- MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #107-2023. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
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