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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Practice for Disease-Related Anxiety

Lauren Kriegel, LCSW
Recorded on July 12, 2018

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About this Live Interactive Webinar 

Certain elements of a cancer diagnosis are universal including – fear, anxiety, and depression. Patients often feel lost and lacking the coping skills needed to better navigate the emotions they experience during cancer treatment. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can offer an exciting method of treatment with cancer patients. In this webinar participants will receive an overview of the history and principles of DBT, be able to identify and describe the four components of DBT, recognize how all four components are inter-related, and learn DBT informed skills that can be used in their daily practice immediately.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the four components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • Recognize how all four components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy are inter-related.
  • Examine specific Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills that can be employed in the oncology setting.
Lauren Kreigel, LCSW, received a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Rhode Island and an MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. Lauren now works as the Bone Marrow Transplant social worker in the division of hematologic malignancies at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In this role Lauren provides support and counseling to patients and family members from initial diagnosis through to post-transplant life. Lauren is responsible for assessing all patients prior to transplant and providing appropriate interventions to prepare patients for the transplant process. Lauren has started a support group designed specifically for bone marrow transplant patients to address their unique needs. Additionally Lauren has developed a survivor panel to provide education to newly diagnosed patients. Lauren is passionate about using DBT informed practice to help patients deal with disease-related anxiety.

Continuing Education Credits
Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Identify and describe the four components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
12:21 p.m. - 12:41 p.m.: Recognize how all four components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy are inter-related.
12:42 p.m. - 1:02 p.m.: Examine specific Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills that can be employed in the oncology setting.
1:03 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Question & Answer

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: ASOW will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution: (1) Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AOSW representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. (2) If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows. (3) The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, The Association of Oncology Social Work, 17W110 22nd St, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30-days of receipt of the written complaint.

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