Working with Individuals and Families Dealing with Chronic Illness: Clinical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals (FULL CLASS) | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Working with Individuals and Families Dealing with Chronic Illness: Clinical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals (FULL CLASS)

 

Preferred registration deadline: September 7th

3 CEUs

Valentina Penalba, MA, MS, LMFT
PhD candidate, St. Louis University

A chronic illness diagnosed in one person impacts their entire family. Illness may bring to the fore issues of psychological stress, marital and familial function, socioeconomic or other environmental factors, education, and employment.

This workshop will help you improve your skills for working with patients with chronic illnesses and their family members.
We will examine aspects of illness, including typology, phases, course and outcomes. A biopsychosocial perspective will be used to understand the interdependent relationships of the biological, psychological, individual, familial, and community and larger systems. Brief treatment approaches such as Motivational Interviewing and the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) will be presented.

This interactive workshop will include lecture, case studies, experiential activities and will offer strategies regarding assessment and treatment planning with affected individuals and their family.

Class size is limited to 25.

$50 General Admission
$30 Discounted Admission**
$10 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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