Take Back Your Health: Power Tools for People with Chronic Illness, Their Caregivers, and Health Care Providers.
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
People with chronic illness and their care providers frequently feel disempowered – even helpless – when facing an ongoing medical condition or pain. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with empowerment through encouragement and practical tools to manage any health condition.
This event is open to students, alumni, faculty, medical and mental health care providers, people with chronic illness, and caregivers.
After completing this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
Manage chronic health conditions with new tools, including the "Personal Health Care Journal" and the "Flareup Protocol."
Practice and teach concepts and behaviors that contribute to lower stress levels and better health outcomes.
Apply the Adlerian concept of social interest to working with caregivers, health care providers, and patients.
Presenter: Sherry L.M. Merriam
Sherry is completing her master's degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy at the Adler Graduate School. She counsels individual adults and couples at Franklin Family Services. Her background includes 10 years working in healthcare administration and medical education. Sherry has both personal and professional experience managing physical disability and chronic illness. http://www.sherrymerriamcounseling.com/