This is the spring conference of the Connecticut Social Work Oncology Group. These conferences are held twice a year on pertinent topics for oncology social workers or other health care professionals working with oncology patients. This experiential workshop provides an overview of a novel counseling intervention for patients with advanced cancer. |
The presenter will be William Breitbart, MD, Chief, Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Participants will be introduced to the topics of meaning and spirituality as they relate to cancer care and the experience of patients with cancer. Two forms of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy have been developed: Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy (8 weekly 1 hour sessions; Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (7 weekly 1 hour sessions). During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to participate in experiential exercises utilized in Meaning Centered Psychotherapy.
In addition, a detailed description of the intervention and the content of each session will be provided. Newer adaptations of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for breast cancer survivors, caregivers, bereavement, and cultural adaptations of MCP will also be described.
1.The attendees will become familiar with the concept of spirituality as a construct composed of faith and/or meaning.
2.The attendees will become familiar with the importance of meaning, as a component of spiritual well-being, and its relationship to depression, hopelessness and desire for death
3.The attendees will become familiar with a structured, didactic and experiential 8 session intervention for advanced cancer patients aimed at sustaining or enhancing a sense of meaning in the face of terminal illness.
Gaylord Hospital, Chauncey Conference Center (View)
Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|