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.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
This teleconference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
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 held 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 the newsletter of the National Family Caregivers Association, "Take Care!" and co-writes a caregiving column for healthcentral.com. He is also 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.