Friday, November 2 8:30-10:00 a.m.
This event is provided at no cost.
This lecture provides an overview of existential issues in end of life care, with an emphasis of the important role of “meaning”. A novel counseling intervention for patients with advanced cancer, entitled “Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP)” will be described. Two forms of MCP have been developed and a detailed description of the interventions and the content of each session will be provided. Both interventions are manualized and several randomized controlled trials have been conducted. The results of these studies will be presented and demonstrate that MCP enhances spiritual well-being and meaning, improves quality of life, decreases depression, anxiety, hopelessness and desire for hastened death. In addition, adaptations of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for bereavement, cancer survivors, cancer caregivers, and adolescents with cancer will be described.
CEUs will be available.
The event is free but for those that would like CEUs, we will charge $10(payment accepted on event day) the processing of CEU certificates to Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, and School Social Workers. CEUs are free of charge to NASW-IL members.