Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, COPD, Arthritis and the list goes on…
Chronic illness has become rampant across the United States and no doubt it has made its way into your office. Many chronic conditions require people to undergo demanding, debilitating treatment and make incredible lifestyle changes.
Treating these clients comes with the challenge of addressing ongoing medical stressors and the accompanying depression, anxiety, and quality of life concerns.
Teresa Deshields, Ph.D., ABPP, knows first-hand how difficult it can be to navigate these challenges – she knows that treating these vulnerable individuals is serious work that demands a thoughtful, organized, and dedicated approach.
Watch her as she shares 20 years of experience treating clients with chronic illness in this compelling, practical recording.
You’ll learn specific strategies to:
Address the psychosocial needs of clients coping with physical illness
Assess for co-morbidity between mental health and physical conditions
Motivate clients to undergo lifestyle changes to benefit their health
Teach clients mindfulness techniques to cope with physical pain
Process ever-changing thoughts and feelings related to illness
Provide advocacy for your clients among their medical team
This cutting-edge training will take your practice to the next level!
Teresa L. Deshields, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical associate professor in the departments of medicine and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is a Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and its past-president.
She was the manager of the Siteman Counseling Service for the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for 20 years. Her clinical practice is devoted to treating cancer patients and survivors and their family members, throughout the cancer continuum – diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, end of life, and grief. Her research is focused on issues related to psychological adjustment and quality of life in cancer patients and survivors.
Financial: Teresa Deshields is a clinical associate professor at Washington University School of Medicine. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Teresa Deshields is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Determine the psychological challenges for the medically ill and their family caregivers.
Choose psychological/behavioural interventions to address psychological distress and distressing symptoms.
Point out challenges in communication with different disciplines.
Specify the differences between supportive care, palliative care and hospice care.
Utilize mindfulness-based strategies, ACT and CBT tools to decrease symptoms of pain, nausea, fatigue and insomnia.
Assess the psychological, social and behavioural factors that contribute to chronic illness and articulate their treatment implications.
Establishing Whole Person Care
Formal assessments to identify physical and emotional stressors
How to ask “What do you think is wrong”
The client who considers their problem only medical and isn’t open to behavioural interventions
Setting a collaborative agenda
Addressing quality of life concerns
Psychological Distress in the Medically Ill
Manifestations in medical populations
Distress screening tools
Balance efficiency with depth
Identify changing feelings related to disease progression
Is it really “expected” after diagnosis of an illness?
What to do when symptoms of disease overlap with signs of depression
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy interventions
Creating balance with ACT
Establish an integrated approach
Forms of anxiety that are particularly prevalent in medical illness
Interventions when anxiety threatens tolerance for treatment
Specific mindfulness and relaxation therapy exercises and scripts
CBT tools to address worry and illness related anxiety
Strategies to address: “I’m not the same physically and emotionally …”
Tools for releasing negative and obsessive thinking
Working with the emotions and turmoil of Anticipatory Grief
Behavioural Interventions for Physical Symptom Management
Addressing physical issues
Motivational interviewing to help the client process lifestyle changes
Self-management skill development
Strategies to minimize symptoms
Help the client determine the what and how of symptom relief
Addressing pain with ACT
Exercise recommendations for fatigue
Increase the likelihood of adherence
CBT for insomnia
Mindfulness techniques for nausea
The clinicians “tool box” for symptom management
Ensure a wide array of options
Determine the next step
End of Life Considerations
Quality vs. quantity of life
Assessing patient preferences
The difference between supportive, palliative, and hospice care
Managing family disagreements related to treatment options
What about family dysfunction
Decision to withhold or withdraw care
Breaking bad news with the SPIKES protocol
With healthcare professionals
Efficient but effective interprofessional communication with the SBAR method
Sharing information without breaking confidentiality
Sociodemographic changes & changes in medical care that make caregiving even more challenging
Impact of the family caregiving on the caregiver’s health
Caregiver psychological issues
Prevalence of depression and anxiety in caregivers
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.