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Millions of Americans suffer chronic and serious medical illnesses which impact their self-esteem, daily functioning and most cherished relationships. In this teleconference, therapists will learn how to prevent illness from consuming clients' lives, preserve and deepen family bonds through medical adversity, and serve as a guide to our complex and perplexing health care system. Case transcripts will be used to illustrate a systemic and collaborative approach that draws on clients' spiritual, religious and cultural values. Special attention will be paid to building a psychotherapy practice by partnering with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD
Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers-Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent (Guilford, 2006). As a clinician, he specializes in helping families cope with serious and chronic medical illnesses. As an educator, he works as the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, PA and has had adjunct faculty positions with the Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University. He is the national spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association. A former journalist, he writes an advice column for "Take Care!", the newsletter of the National Family Caregivers Association, co-writes a caregiving column for healthcentral.com, and is the editor of the "In Sickness & Health" column for the APA Journal of Families, Systems and Health. Dr. Jacobs lives with his wife and two children in Swarthmore, PA.
1.5 CE credits will be provided for this teleconference.
In short, participants will join the teleconference by calling into the teleconference center and entering an access code. The teleconference will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This teleconference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
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