By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss four factors regarding coping with cancer.
-Discuss three issues regarding emotional distress after diagnosis of cancer.
-Discuss three cognitive biases in hypochondriasis.
-Discuss four cognitive therapy for cancer.
-Discuss four techniques regarding self-efficacy for coping with cancer.
-Discuss first role of negative affect in cancer.
-Discuss second role of negative affect in cancer.
-Discuss third role of negative affect in cancer.
-Explain three factors in assessing hopelessness in cancer patients.
-Discuss three reasons regarding study of hope in cancer patients.
-Explain three techniques regarding parental cancer awareness.
-Explain three strategies regarding hospital anxiety.
-Discuss a technique regarding cancer treatment, depression, and beginning to give in to the idea that he or she may not recover from cancer.
-Discuss first step regarding psychological resilience following cancer.
-Explain under what circumstances are women with breast and ovarian cancer more likely to die.
-Explain what is the benefit of support groups for cancer patients.
-Explain what were the differences in body image between women who immediately underwent reconstructive surgery compared to women who underwent delayed reconstruction.
-Explain what were the differences in the decision-making styles of women who opted for reconstructive surgery and those who didn’t.
-Explain what treatment technique was associated with reduced distress and longer survival.
-Name four benefits did Yalom suggest group psychotherapy offers that is not available in individual settings.
-Explain what is the ultimate goal of meaning-centered group psychotherapy with cancer patients.
-Name the four psychosocial stages that cancer patients experience.
-Explain what is the Huxleyan danger of positive psychology.
-Explain what is the difference between supportive and structured psycho-education interventions in group psychotherapy.
-Explain what did the negative fighting spirit finding lead Watson and colleagues to say.
-Explain how are 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."
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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs