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Helping Patients Help Themselves

PRESENTER: Meagan Dwyer, PhD

This webinar will cover a brief overview of common emotional responses to dealing with chronic or serious illness, including identifying when a patient’s anxiety or depression may warrant referral to a mental health provider. The webinar will also include tools for brief supportive counseling, behavioral activation, behavioral modification, and motivational interviewing that can be used to aid patients in making change and moving toward their goals. Quick and easy application of materials with case examples will be included.

CECs: 1 (one) CECs

RECORDING: This event will be recorded. Access to a recording of this event will be available to all who register for 3 months after the event.

  1. Participants will be able to identify common emotional reactions to chronic or serious illness.
  2. Participants will be able to identify signs of more significant anxiety or depression.
  3. Participants will be able to utilize brief counseling, behavioral activation, behavioral modification, and/or motivation interviewing tools to apply in the clinical setting to aid patients in making change/advancing toward their goals.
Dr. Meagan Dwyer is a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist with over 13 years of experience working with those impacted by cancer. She was a faculty member of the University of Kansas Medical Center for 11 years and continues as a volunteer Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Dwyer served as the Director of the Onco-Psychology Program at the NCCN KU Cancer Center for 8 years, also directing the APA-Accredited Fellowship there. In January 2023, Dr. Dwyer opened Starboard Therapy and Coaching. This private practice serves those impacted by cancer or chronic illness, bereavement from cancer/illness-related loss, and individual, group, and organizational coaching and consulting around burnout and compassion fatigue. Dr. Dwyer is the current Director of Professional Education for the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, on the advisory council for Mind Over Cancer, and serves on the Professional Advisory Board for Gilda’s Club KC. She is also a member of APA, and the Missouri and Kansas Psychological Associations. 
Friday, May 12, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Additional Info:
CEPA webinar
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This webinar will be held 1 - 2 pm ET. The time shown elsewhere for this event might be adjusted to your local time zone.