By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four factors that affect how a client copes with cancer.
-Name three issues regarding dealing with discovery.
-Explain how does the stop awfulizing technique work.
-Name four steps to beating cancer.
-Name four steps to taking charge of treatment.
-Name three questions which you can ask a client to help them determine if an emotion is realistic and appropriate.
-Name the two steps to the “act as if” technique.
-Explain what is a third approach to reforming negative emotions.
-Name three factors which can influence or result in hopelessness.
-Name three reasons for making plans for the future.
-Name three techniques for breaking the news of cancer.
-Name three hospital strategies.
-Explain what is a useful technique for clients who are beginning to give in to the idea that he or she may not recover from cancer.
-Explain what is the first step toward recovery after remission.
-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