How We Make a Difference in Patients’ Lives Presenter: Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Chevy Chase, MD
Premised on emotion theory, Dr. Buechler’s talk will focus on using sadness and joy to make a significant impact on patients’ lives. Dr. Buechler will illustrate her talk with clinical material. Dr. Buechler will differentiate grief from depression and discuss how we can help people bear the myriad of losses inherent in human experience. She will emphasize awareness of our own losses as clinicians and identify sources of resilience.
She will then turn toward joy as the “universal antidote” that can modulate negative affects. She will discuss joy as it manifests in various clinical and non-clinical settings. In this context, Dr. Buechler will share thoughts about how clinicians can avoid burn-out and stay fully engaged in clinical practice.
Learning Objectives At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Analyze basic premises drawn from emotion theory that are useful in clinical work.
- Explain ways clinicians can help patients to bear grief.
- Identify sources of joy, both in clinical exchanges and, more generally, in interpersonal life.
- Demonstrate the use of positive affective experiences to avoid professional burnout.
- Observe their own beliefs/premises about how we, as therapists, help people deal with painful feelings.
Continuing Education Credit - 3.0 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This conference is intended for professionals at all levels of experience.
Sandra Buechler has informed us that she does not have a conflict of interest and has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenter has been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-label (non-FDA-approved) use of products or devices.