Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. Serious illnesses and treatment can involve pain, distress and negative life changes. Psychological factors are viewed as modulating influences in pain, and behavioral symptoms can signal psychological distress. Living with what can be an enduring condition with the possibility of recurrence or death is known to have significant effects on a
patient's emotions and interpersonal relationships. Recognizing and treating the psychological symptoms may or may not be addressed or followed through in a systematic way, leaving patients and families to struggle with these issues in isolation.
The field of psycho-oncology investigates and describes how patients learn to deal with the psychological stress or emotional disturbances that can accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Theories of stress and coping are drawn from to understand and design treatments to aid in reducing psychological distress and can be applied to the treatment of other serious illnesses. This crucial one-day seminar will provide an overview of serious illnesses including cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig´s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and scleroderma. It will introduce research and treatments to assist professionals in providing competent and effective interventions for the emotional and behavioral complications of serious illness. These procedures can be utilized by a wide variety of professionals to offer hope and choices to those who often feel that their options, and life, are limited.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Build an effective treatment plan for clients with serious illnesses: cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig´s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and
- Dealing with mortality: understand and face issues with clients
- Life- and quality-of-life-threatening diseases: learn to validate vs. minimize or reframe reality-based fears
- Prevent clinician stress and burnout
- Identify and understand the relationship between physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms of serious illness
- Review research on effective psychological interventions for serious illness
- Discover how to increase awareness of spiritual concerns and conflicts of the seriously ill as well as opposing views on the connection between religion
- Describe an eight-session psychoeducational treatment for cancer patients
- Practice reframing and distinguish between validating an actual fear and reframing a cognitive distortion
- Gain competency in delivering effective psychological treatment for the seriously ill
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Stacey Scott, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an extensive background in the psychological treatment of individuals with cancer and serious illness. She designed a faith-supportive model of group therapy approved by Virginia Beach General Hospital for her dissertation research with female breast cancer patients. Dr. Scott obtained her Doctor of Psychology Degree from Regent University and received the award for Outstanding Graduate of her program. She served as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctorate of Psychology Program for three years. Currently, Dr. Scott is the Clinical Training Director of Eden Counseling Center´s Pre-Doctoral Internship Program and coordinates the agency´s APA-approved Continuing Education Program. Dr. Scott has served as Director of the agency´s crisis response team since 2001 and has been involved in coordinating and providing mental health disaster relief in New York City post-9/11 and in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Scott is currently developing a Southeastern Virginia division of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and began serving as President of the division in 2007. Dr. Scott has spoken and presented nationally at American Psychological Association annual conventions, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies; and in New York and New Orleans in consultative and educational capacities as part of the crisis team. Dr. Scott is published in two psychological journals and is presently a full-time clinical psychologist in Norfolk, Virginia.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Dr. Scott is a knowledgeable and very competent clinician whose work with cancer patients is both professional and personal. She conveys information with compassion, humor and expertise. I have benefited greatly from attending seminars she has presented because she has made the material come alive without diminishing or watering down the content." - Erica Tan, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk, Virginia
"Dr. Scott´s style of teaching expands and deepens our understanding of the mental health field and simplifies the complex for the most challenging
clients. She offers not only a wealth of knowledge and experience, but also empathy and sensitivity." - Carletta N. Perry, Psy.D. Candidate, Virginia Beach, Virginia
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Oncology Nurses and Support Staff
- Cancer Support Group Facilitators
- AIDS Hospice and Other Hospice Providers
- Cardiac Care Nurses and Support Staff
- Hospital Chaplains
- Any medical professionals working with serious illness
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-06). Cross Country Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB´s website at www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center´s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of social work continuing education with the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #06-29. This course is offered for 6.5 clock hours.
This program has been submitted to the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners for approval of 6 continuing education hours.
Application has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy for pre-approval of six continuing education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME
Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM