By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
- Explain four factors that affect how a client copes with cancer.
- Explain the three issues regarding dealing with discovery.
- Explain how the stop awfulizing technique works.
- Explain the four steps in beating cancer.
- Explain four steps to taking charge of treatment.
- Explain three questions that help clients determine if emotion is realistic and appropriate
- Explain the two steps to the “act as if” technique.
- Explain the third approach to reforming negative emotions.
- Explain three factors which can influence or result in hopelessness.
- Explain three reasons for making plans for the future.
- Explain three techniques for breaking the news of cancer.
- Explain three hospital strategies
- Explain a technique for clients who begin to accept they may not recover from cancer
- Explain the first step toward recovery after remission.
Course Content Manual Objectives
- Explain under what circumstances are women with breast and ovarian cancer more likely to die.
- Explain the benefit of support groups
- Explain the differences in body image between women and timing of surgery
- Explain differences in decision-making styles of women who chose reconstructive surgery
- Explain a technique associated with reduced distress and longer survival
- Explain four benefits that group psychotherapy offers
- Explain ultimate goal of meaning-centered psychotherapy
- Explain four psychosocial stages cancer patients experience
- Explain Huxleyan danger of positive psychology
- Explain the difference between supportive and structured psycho-education interventions
- Explain what negative fighting spirit lead Watson to say.
- Explain how humor and beauty avenues for transcendence
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
This course belongs within NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4, Counseling Services.
CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs