Health Psychology Interventions Dina Tell, PhD and Thomas H. Brandon, PhD Describe the relationship between psychosocial stress, immune response, and the autonomic nervous system. Describe changes in cytokines and natural killer cells in response to cancer onset and treatment. Conduct mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions. Discuss prevalence and risks of smoking. Provide assessment and interventions to treat nicotine addiction.
Impaired Mental Function: A Focused Approach John D. McLennan, M.D. and Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O. Review diagnostic criteria for ADHD based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition). Obtain and assess feedback from parents and school faculty to optimize management of ADHD. Distinguish normal age-related changes from cognitive changes associated with dementia. Differentiate between types of dementia. Counsel patients and family about medications for dementia, decision making, and advanced care planning.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Christine E. Reilly, Ph.D., R.N. Describe the cognitive model and how it is applied in psychotherapy sessions. Identify common cognitive errors. Identify elements of a thought record and use it to identify, evaluate, and reframe automatic thoughts and cognitive errors. Use the cognitive model to facilitate adherence to medication. Implement cognitive therapy techniques in primary care and community settings.
Psychosocial Approaches to Pain Management Daniel M. Doleys, Ph.D. Discuss chronic pain along with the factors and behaviors associated with it. Describe the role of cognitive processes as they relate to interventions for and coping with chronic pain. Discuss the relationship between depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Consider the role of addiction in the management of chronic pain. Recognize the benefits and limitations of various treatment options for chronic pain.
Diagnosis and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D. Review current trends in research on ASD. Discuss the role of genetics in understanding the causes and symptoms of ASD. Evaluate children for ASD based on current diagnostic criteria. Provide evidence-based treatments for children with ASD. Identify upcoming changes to diagnostic criteria and their implications for assessment and treatment.
The Power of the Voice Selina Matthews, Ph.D. Cite examples of positive inner voice experiences throughout history. Help patients transform and reframe negative inner voice experiences. Describe levels of consciousness and their relationship to the outer voice. Discuss the connection between voice and physical and emotional trauma and disease. Utilize voice integration therapy as an adjunct to other forms of psychotherapy.
Resilience and Healing from Trauma Henri Parens, M.D. Identify processes and factors that contribute to resilience. Describe and apply the temporal model for determining resilience. Discuss the phases of the temporal model for determining resilience as they apply to trauma and recovery from trauma. Discuss moments of resilience as they pertain to trauma survivors in general and the speaker’s Holocaust narrative in particular. Identify potential negative psychosocial ramifications experienced by survivors of trauma in general and genocide in particular.
Evidence-Based Interventions for Learning Disabilities Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D. Discuss academic deficits with a focus on domains of impairment. Describe factors that contribute to effective assessment and intervention. Explain the role of neurobiologic and environmental factors in learning disabilities. Review published evidence for the effectiveness of various types of interventions. Provide evidence-based interventions for children with difficulties in word-level reading, reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematics computation and problem solving.
Cultural and Socioeconomic Factors in Psychotherapy for Youth and Families Andres J. Pumariega, M.D. and Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D. Recognize the connection between immigration, acculturation, and mental health. Develop treatment plans and interventions based on culturally sensitive models of service. Compare and contrast the roles of supportive and expressive therapies for underprivileged and diverse populations. Assess evidence on the efficacy of psychotherapy in ethnic minority populations. Identify and implement appropriate interventions for underprivileged patients and their families.
Adoption and Psychotherapy Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D. and Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D. Encourage the healthy development of attachment in adopted children. Recognize developmental consequences of adoption. Provide adoptive parents with strategies for coping with difficult behavior in adopted children. Identify psychodynamic challenges particular to work with adopted patients. Use transference in the context of therapy with adopted patients.
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