John Rolland, MD: Mastering Family Challenges with Illness and Disability: An Integrative Model
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 9:45 AM to 3:45 PM (PST)
Argosy University Seattle and the Montlake Institute announce a continuing education workshop following Grand Rounds at Children’s Hospital
Friday March 1, 2013
(9:30am-4pm in Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital)
Mastering Family Challenges with Illness and Disability:
An Integrative Model
John S. Rolland, M.D.
Serious illness and disability can have a devastating impact for individuals, couples, and families. Dr Rolland’s Family Systems-Illness Model provides a psychosocial map for affected persons and their loved ones to navigate the changing landscape in the experience of illness over time. His innovative approach integrates the psychosocial demands of various types and phases of illness with family and individual life cycle challenges, multigenerational legacies, and beliefs. This model is useful for a broad spectrum of health conditions, healthcare professional disciplines, and clinical settings.
This workshop will provide practice guidelines and case illustrations to view the illness experience as a “shared challenge,” optimize strengths and possibilities alongside limitations, and seize opportunities for relational healing and growth. Participants will gain skills to address common challenges in couple, parent-child, and sibling relationships, e.g., communication issues, caregiving demands, living with uncertainty and threatened loss, treatment adherence, couple intimacy, relationship skews (between ill & well members & caregivers), and destructive "illness narratives.” He will discuss timely, cost-effective applications in varied clinical settings, e.g., preventive family consultations, psychosocial checkups, brief interventions, and psychoeducational multi-family groups. We will consider the interface of clinicians’ own illness experience with practice issues.
For the Grand Rounds:1.5 CE hours from the University of Washington
For the workshop that follows: 4.5 CE hours from Argosy University Seattle
1. Understand a comprehensive resilience-based family systems model for assessment and clinical intervention with individuals, couples, and families facing chronic and disabling physical disorders.
2. Recognize the significance of life cycles and multigenerational themes in illness & disability
3. Describe an assessment framework to explore family beliefs related to illness & disability
4. Identify factors that facilitate or impede the patient, family, professional relationship in collaborative family-centered healthcare
5. Understand brief interventions and other timely and cost-effective applications of the Family Systems Illness Model.
Dr. John S. Rolland is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and Co-Director and Co-founder of its affiliate post-graduate family therapy training institute, the Chicago Center for Family Health. He is past-President of the American Family Therapy Academy
In addition to his training in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Yale University, Dr. Rolland received a masters degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He then was the Founder and Director of the Center for Illness in Families at Yale University. Widely recognized for his conceptual model, clinical work, and research with families facing serious physical disorders, he has published extensively including his landmark book, Families, Illness, and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model, and co-author of an edited book, Individuals, Families, and the New Era of Genetics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former fellow at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale, his professional honors include AFTA’s Innovative Contributions to Family Therapy Award. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals including: Family Process, Journal or Marital and Family Therapy, Family Systems & Health, and AIDS Education and Prevention.
Register for this workshop at http://rollandmasteringchallenges.eventbrite.com or
Request information at AUSContinuingEducation@edmc.edu
Argosy University, Seattle, continuing education webpage: http://www.argosy.edu/locations/seattle/continuing-education/integrated-health.aspx