CE Training: Caring for the Caregiver: A Psychotherapy for Isolated and Weary Family Caregivers
Date(s) - November 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
JSSA - Ina Kay Building
301-816-2645 [email protected] https://www.jssa.org/events/professionals-ce-training-meanings-skews-psychotherapy-careworn-isolated-family-caregivers/
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Over 49 million Americans care for aging parents and disabled spouses each year. In this workshop by AARP columnist and the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, we will review research findings on the psychological and medical effects of long-term caregiving and discuss how modifying caregiver beliefs (including attributions, existential/spiritual meanings and attitudes towards giving and receiving help) can increase caregiver resilience and strengthen family ties. Video clips and transcripts will be used to demonstrate working with overwhelmed individual caregivers, contentious couples and divided and stalemated sibling groups.
- Review research findings on negative and positive psychological and medical effects of long-term family caregiving,
- Describe two models of family stress and coping,
- Identify 7 empirically supported means for increasing caregiver resilience,
- Outline 4 areas of caregiver beliefs that significantly impact caregivers’ emotional responses to caregiving,
- Explain 3 clinical methods for modifying maladaptive caregiver beliefs to decrease depression and reduce sibling dissension.
CE Credits: Eligible for 3 CE credits