Courses and Training

Continuing Education

Canada

logo_small_newde Souza Institute has partnership with Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) to provide online continuing education to support psychosocial oncology, including psychosocial care, courses in sexual health and palliative care.

For more information, please visit us online: www.desouzainstitute.com or

Through de Souza Institute health care professionals obtain the specialized skills to guide and help cancer patients throughout their journey (prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliation). We use the latest information and best practices as well as cutting edge innovative learning.

Any Time, Any Place – de Souza Institute courses are offered primarily online with the occasional course through Ontario Telemedicine Network or in-person. The Institute is focused on creating de Souza health care professionals with the advanced knowledge and expertise to handle every situation from managing a reaction to chemotherapy medication, to managing anxiety and fears, or to managing pain and other symptoms.

Contact Victoria Wolno at [email protected]  or call 1-844-758-6891.

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Psychosocial Oncology is a specialty area of cancer care that is concerned with the myriad of psychological, emotional, social and spiritual responses of persons affected by cancer. This web-based continuing education course provides an opportunity for practicing health professionals to explore common psychosocial issues that individuals and families experience when an adult family member is diagnosed with cancer. Primary emphases in the course include understanding the illness experience and assessing distress and coping from a family centered perspective. The course draws on a case-based, narrative format and provides opportunities to learn in small groups of interprofessional learners drawn from across Canada.

The course design is web-based. A range of innovative learning resources have been developed specifically for this course, including case study narratives, video-taped interviews, and dramatizations of individual, family and interprofessional situations. Cases will provide opportunities for students to learn about diverse and marginalized communities. Online discussion boards will be maintained to explore course topics.

The main mechanisms to facilitate learning in this course will entail eLearning and thirteen 1.0 hour weekly real time online conference sessions on.  (“Live Classroom”) starting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST

For more information, please go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/IPOI.

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The purpose of this 7-week course is to assist health professionals in cancer care to integrate human sexuality in their thinking and practice. Sexual concerns are one of the most common problems encountered in cancer care settings; yet they are the least likely to be discussed unless asked. The framework of this course encourages course participants to:

  1. Address their own, and society’s, attitudes and biases towards sexuality and sexual health;
  2. Increase knowledge regarding functional and dysfunctional aspects of human sexuality; and
  3. Develop knowledge and skill with regard to assessment and educational interventions for common sexual health issues in cancer care. Attention to issues of diversity will be integrated throughout.

For more information, please go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/IPOD.

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The framework of this course encourages course participants to develop more advanced knowledge and skill in:

  1. Evidence based interventions for common cancer related sexual issues;
  2. Analysis of case studies to develop treatment plans.
  3. Interprofessional knowledge and skill.

Attention to meeting the needs of diverse populations will be integrated throughout. Course participants are expected to present their own cases during the seminar for discussion. This course is 7 weeks in length, including one orientation week.

For more information, pleas go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/IPOS.

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Designed primarily for health care professionals in 5 disciplines (medicine, nursing, psychology, social work and spiritual care) Practitioners from other disciplines may be interested and are welcome.

Emphasis will be on exploring the interprofessional care of families experiencing cancer along the illness trajectory from diagnosis through to bereavement or long term survivorship. Using case based learning in small interprofessional groups; participants will explore a variety of key learning themes relevant to the interprofessional care of families. Themes that will be addressed include: family theory, models of family & couple counseling/ therapy, family assessment, therapeutic conversations and interventions. Case examples will be drawn from the experience of families across the cancer illness trajectory, from diagnosis through to death and dying, bereavement and long term survivorship. Small group work will allow participants to develop a rich understanding of the cancer experience from the perspective of families and to build competency in family assessment, intervention, interprofessional collaboration, and cultural safety. Attention to diversity will be integrated throughout the course.

For more information, please go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/IPOF.

 

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This survivorship course is suitable for all regulated health care professional working with cancer survivors in the hospital or community setting.  An outstanding team of interprofessional educators contributed to the content development addressing general survivorship issues common to all cancers types.  The team was led by Dr. Pam Catton (MHPC, MD, FRCPC), Director, Collaborative Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre and ELLICSR research program and Scott Secord (MSW, RSW), Director, Person Centred Perspective at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

The course takes a patient-centred approach focusing on best practices and strategies to enable patients in self-management and self-care in the three core areas of survivorship: managing their health care, dealing with the consequences of cancer and its treatment, and adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours. The course includes eight modules and is interactive. Upon completion of the course you will receive 0.5 credits in the domain of Therapeutic and Supportive Relationships.

For more information, please go to: https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/SURV.

ipodeheaderCOURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on teaching health care professionals how to recognize and assess the impact of grief and loss on their practice, and apply effective communication and coping mechanisms to reduce the risk of compassion fatigue. This course was formerly known as Managing Grief & Loss: Acknowledging Impacts and Nurturing Health Care Professionals.

For more information, please go to: https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/CFGL.

ipodeheaderCOURSE DESCRIPTION: The Management of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer course was created in collaboration between Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and de Souza Institute. This course consists of six online modules promoting an evidence-based wholistic approach to care and management of depression and anxiety in individuals with cancer. The content and structure of the course is based on two of Cancer Care Ontario’s Guides-to-Practice: Depression and Anxiety.

The following areas are covered in the modules:

  • Prevalence and risk factors for anxiety and depression in cancer patients
  • The bio-psycho-social etiology and pathophysiology of anxiety and depression
  • Elements involved in initial screening, comprehensive assessment and focused assessment
  • Assessing risk of immediate harm
  • Assessing various levels of distress severity
  • Clinical pathway based on distress severity
  • Psychosocial treatment options
  • Pharmacological treatment options
  • Practical team-based interventions across the continuum of emotional distress This course has been designed for front-line providers, including physicians; nurses; and allied health care providers.

For more information, please go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/index/1/query:management+of+depression+and+anxiety.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This one day interprofessional workshop covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care. The program is adapted by EPEC™-O Canada from the original EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of- Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute. It is developed specifically for clinicians caring for people with cancer in hospitals, and communities.

Accreditation:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
    This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:
    This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto up to a maximum of 6.5 hours

For more information, please go to https://portfolio.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/view/EPEC.

iEPECO helps to integrate palliative care into your practice as a health care
professional, and will support you in providing high quality and eff ective care for
patients and families dealing with advanced illness.

  • Online modules accessible anytime
  • Knowledge of leading practices in palliative care
  • Team-based approaches for physical and psychosocial challenges

This course is an accredited event with Mainpro+ and Section 1 credits

For more information and to register, please go to www.iepeco.ca

We have two eLearning Course available on the PHSA Learning Hub.

Psychosocial Oncology Financial Assessment & Referral – eLearning course for oncology professionals who want to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct thorough and effective financial assessments so that they can determine whether patients are:

  • Receiving all the benefits that are available to them to help maximize
  • Paying the least amount for supports and services that they are entitled to, in order to minimize their expenses.

This course was designed for people with a BSW, MSW or Masters in Counselling psychology working in an oncology setting in a BC Health Authority. It has 4 modules which cover: conducting financial assessments, accessing medical insurance, covering prescription and non-prescription costs and other practical concerns related to having a cancer diagnosis.

Using Stress Reduction Techniques in Oncology Practice – eLearning course that provides psychosocial oncology professionals with ‘quick fixes” in crisis situations as well as longer term strategies to help patient manage cancer–related stress.

This course has 4 modules which cover: screening and assessment, an overview of interventions for stress, how to address a number of common stressful situational events and self-care for professionals.

To Register: Both courses can be accessed on the PHSA Learning Hub. Learners need to first create an account on the PHSA Learning Hub either as an Employee or Affiliate (see attachment). The Learning Hub is a secure site that requires a username and password to access. Then the learner can search for the course title.

Contact information: Please email Elaine Shearer ([email protected]) for registration information.

Cost: People who have an Employee account on the Learning Hub can request to be registered for the course by contacting the course administrator. People with Affiliate account on the Learning Hub will need to pay the course fee of $100.

Drs. Gary Rodin and Sarah Hales, of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Canada), will be hosting a CALM therapy training workshop on May 28-29, 2017, open to all psychosocial oncology healthcare professionals.

CALM therapy, which is short for Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully, CALM is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention for advanced cancer patients and their primary caregivers. It is designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress.

This advanced, specialized training opportunity will emphasize skill development in CALM therapeutic techniques and processes, through clinical case presentations, didactic and experiential learning activities, and group discussion. More information is available on the conference website: http://gippec.org/events/calm-advanced-workshop.html.

USA

The University of Colorado Denver is now accepting applications for the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Track  of the Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC) 

and the Interprofessional Certificate in Palliative Care. 

The MSPC AHP Track prepares social workers, spiritual care providers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and ethicists to be Palliative Care Community Specialists (PCCSs) who offer high quality palliative care to patients and families with serious and life-limiting illness.  Allied health students engage with biomedical students (physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists) in the majority of program coursework, reflecting the way PCCSs work on interdisciplinary teams in diverse palliative care contexts. The interprofessional faculty team also represents expertise across biomedical and allied health disciplines. In addition to the shared core curriculum, the AHP Track provides specialized content in psycho-social-spiritual-ethical dimensions of palliative care.  The MSPC program (36 credit hours) and the Interprofessional Certificate (12 credit hours) are offered in a hybrid learning format, utilizing interactive online instruction. Three, 3-day weekend intensives on the Anschutz Medical Campus (Denver CO) are scheduled across the 24-month MSPC program to further enhance learning. 

Learn more about the program and apply at: 

www.ucdenver.edu/MSPC 

Now Accepting Applications for MCP Training

For more information about our program and training dates please email: [email protected]

LOCATION: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

COURSE DIRECTORS: William Breitbart, MD, Katherine DuHamel, PhD, Hayley Pessin, PhD Allison Applebaum, PhD, and Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD

COURSE INFORMATION

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP): a novel intervention for cancer patients developed by investigators at MSK, has been demonstrated to be very effective in randomized controlled trials in group and individual formats.

Target Audience: This two-day intensive course is designed for psychosocial care providers working in cancer or palliative care settings, particularly psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health providers.

Course Design: This training program will teach clinicians the techniques, concepts, and delivery of MCP utilizing a combination of didactics, experiential exercises, and role-plays with actors to gain proficiency in MCP. There will be opportunities for follow-up training and case consultations. Treatment manuals will be provided.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain competency in delivering a brief structured, didactic and experiential intervention for cancer patients aimed at sustaining or enhancing a sense of meaning in the face of illness.

Program Information: This is a R25 NCI funded 5 year training program. Training sessions will be offered several times per year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Participants will receive a small travel stipend.

MSK designates this live activity for 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

OVERVIEW
An interdisciplinary course with the objective of learning about Building Resilience and Self-Preservation for professional caregivers of patients with life-threatening illness. The agenda includes lectures, panel discussions, and experiential sessions – the combination of which introduces key themes of resilience and self-care for healthcare professionals.

AUDIENCE
This conference is intended for professional caregivers of patients with life-threatening illness as well as healthcare leaders (including chief medical officers, and, directors of graduate medical education, medical center occupational health & wellness, and human resources).

OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss commonly experienced challenges faced by clinicians who provide care for patients with life-threatening illness.
  • Identify resources and strategies, both individual and organizational, for building resilience among professional caregivers.
  • Upskill in techniques to manage stress (including meditation, exercise, and nutrition)

For more information and/or to register, please go to www.mskcc.org/buildingresilience.

Graduate Level Training

Canada

1. We have a face-to-face graduate course in Psychosocial Oncology offered through the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

2. We also offer a module/rotation in Psychosocial Oncology as part of the Calgary Adult Clinical Psychology Residency Program which is accredited by the Canadian Psychologists Association. See for details http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/hp/edu/if-hp-edu-ccpr- brochure-2016-2017.pdf

Psychosocial Oncology: This rotation is based in the Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC & TBCC—Holy Cross site). Three pillars underpin the integrated program in the Department of Psychosocial Resources: clinical services, research, and professional education. Psychology residents in the department have the unique opportunity to work with cancer patients and their families around a range of issues such as adjusting to treatment sequelae, medical adherence, pain and symptom control, sexual rehabilitation, insomnia, family and dyadic distress, depression and anxiety. The Department of Psychosocial Resources also has a broad range of group interventions including mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive behavioural stress management seminars, supportive expressive group psychotherapy, residential retreats, and psychoeducational groups for children of cancer patients. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in a weekly Reflecting Team and a graduate level course in psychosocial oncology. An integrative theoretical model is used with supervisors drawing form cognitive behavioural, behavioural activation, existential/humanistic, mindfulness, psychoeducational, solution focused, systemic and pychodynamic theoretical models. Residents will have opportunities to work within multidisciplinary out- patient and inpatient medical teams. For inquires contact Dr. John Robinson [email protected] 403 355-3211

3. Through the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, we offer a Clinical Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology. Each Fellowship is designed to meet the need of the Fellow. For example, we have had fellows specializing in sexuality & oncology, palliative care, and bone marrow transplant. The advertisement is attached.

4. On an ad hoc base we accept trainees (Canadian and international) for observer ships, residencies, etc.

5. And finally we offer practicum placements to MSW students from the University of Calgary.

The Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary in conjunction with the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) and other donors, is pleased to offer nine fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. Of the nine, four are awarded in an open competition format, and five are site specific awards. The site specific fellowships are in Neuro-oncology (Wayne Foo/Lynne Marshall fellowship), Gynecologic oncology (Lillian Koch fellowship), Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma (Cameron Daye fellowship), and Breast/GI (supported by Roche).

APPLICATIONS are open to all trainees who have completed core training in an oncology discipline and are seeking to enhance their clinical and/or research skills.

THERE IS A LARGE PATIENT POPULATION treated in the Department of Oncology to enhance clinical skills. Fellows will be trained under direct supervision of leading specialists in oncology. Training will take place at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Medical Centre or Alberta Children’s hospital, depending on the focus of the fellowship.

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY is a requirement for fellows, and projects may be clinical, health policy, or translational research related. There is a strong research association through the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute as well as excellent population health and epidemiologic research support available.

ALL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS in the Department of Oncology are fully accredited through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, thus ensuring an excellent training atmosphere for multi-disciplinary cancer research and outstanding patient care.

IN ACCORDANCE with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and honours diversity.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS will be required to submit a CV, three letters of reference and a personal statement regarding their interest in pursuing a fellowship in the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary.

REMUNERATION will be commensurate with clinical experience and in accordance with post-graduate scales as defined by the University of Calgary.

PLEASE CONTACT THE FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR from the list below for further information:

BMT (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT) [email protected]
GYNECOLOGY ONCOLOGY [email protected] LYMPHOMA/MYELOMA [email protected]
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY [email protected]
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY (GU) [email protected]
MEDICAL PHYSICS [email protected]
NEUROONCOLOGY [email protected]
PALLIATIVE MEDICINE [email protected]
PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY [email protected]
PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY [email protected]
RADIATION ONCOLOGY [email protected]
SARCOMA [email protected]
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY [email protected]
BREAST/GI (Roche sponsored) [email protected]

Closing date for application is August 31, 2016

Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the University Health Network

Clinical Fellowship & Clinical and Research Fellowship

Program Description: A one-year clinical fellowship or two-year clinical and research fellowship are offered at the Department of Supportive Care. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the Department of Supportive Care at Princess Margaret provides fellows with an outstanding clinical experience. The department offers fellows in psychosocial oncology a wide range of supervisors and positions within its research and clinical programs, making the Department of Supportive Care a major contributor to the success of these fellowships.

The Clinical Component: Fellows will learn about the psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer for patients and families at diagnosis, during active treatment, in the event of recurrence, after completing treatment, through survivorship and during palliation and end-of-life care.

Fellows will have the opportunity to observe and perform psychiatric assessments with supervisors to aid in developing diagnostic and formulation skills, receive ongoing clinical supervision.

The Research Component: Research fellows in psychosocial oncology will develop the skills to create research proposals and undertake scholarly projects for presentation and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Clinical and research fellows will participate an interdisciplinary academic environment with ample opportunity for feedback and presentation at local rounds, including the Behavioural Sciences and Supportive Care Rounds, Manuscript Review Seminar, Pain and Symptom Management Rounds and Departmental Grand Rounds.

Fellows may participate in an ongoing project under the supervision of a principle investigator in the department. They are also expected to develop and conduct a new research project, prepare manuscripts and served as the first author of a manuscript.

Eligibility: Eligible applicant must

  • have a medical degree
  • have completed psychiatry residency
  • be eligible for obtaining the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) medical practice license

Please see the detailed requirement here: http://www.psychiatry.utoronto.ca/prospective-fellows/

Application Process:

1. Submit the following documents to:
Dr. Gary Rodin, Head of the Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the University Health Network Email: [email protected]

o Curriculum Vitae (CV)

o Letter of intent. The letter of intent should include the following:

  • Rationale for pursuing training in psychosocial oncology
  • Previous experience in psychosocial oncology
  • Personal goals and learning objectives for the program
  • How the fellowship experience will fit with your future needs

2. After initial screening, if accepted, an interview with the fellowship committee will be conducted.

3. Once accepted, the applicant will

Funding: Funding is available on a competitive basis. This can be discussed during the interview with the fellowship committee.

Deadline: The fellowship typically runs for from July 1st through June 30th

  • International applicants should apply a year prior to the start date.
  • Canadian applicants should apply 6 months prior to the start date.

GIPPECResearch fellowship & Clinical and Research Fellowship

Program Description: A one to two-year research fellowship and a two-year clinical and research fellowship are offered at GIPPEC. Affiliated with the University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, GIPPEC provides an interdisciplinary academic and clinical environment for fellows as well as a wide range of supervisors and positions within its research and clinical programs.

The Research Component: GIPPEC research fellows will have the opportunity to apply skills to create research proposals and undertake a scholarly project for presentation and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary academic environment with ample opportunity for feedback and presentation at local rounds, including the Behavioural Sciences and Supportive Care Rounds, Manuscript Review Seminar, Pain and Symptom Management Rounds and Departmental Grand Rounds. Numerous opportunities for collaboration are available in this interdisciplinary environment.

Fellows may participate in an ongoing project under the supervision of a principal investigator in the department. They are also expected to develop and conduct a new research project, prepare manuscripts and be the principal author on an original article.

With a strong base of international faculty, GIPPEC fellows can enhance research skills in palliative, psychosocial, and end-of-life care to produce research with global impact.

The Clinical Component: Fellows will learn about the palliative and psychosocial aspects of cancer for patients and families at diagnosis, during active treatment, in the event of recurrence, after completing treatment, through survivorship and during palliation and end-of-life care.

Fellows will have the opportunity to observe and perform clinical assessments with supervisors to aid in developing diagnostic and formulation skills, receive ongoing supervision.

Eligibility: Have a doctoral degree in a health related discipline that is relevant to psychosocial oncology, palliative care, psychology, nursing, social work, behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, public health and global health.

Application Process:

1. Submit the following documents to:
Dr. Gary Rodin, Head of the Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the University Health Network Email: [email protected]

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent. The letter of intent should include the following: o Rationale for pursuing training in palliative and psychosocial care
  • Previous experience in palliative and psychosocial care
  • Personal goals and learning objectives for the program
  • How the fellowship experience will fit with your future needs

2. After initial screening, if accepted, an interview with the fellowship committee will be conducted.

3. Once accepted, the applicant will apply through the Office of Research Trainees at the University Health Network. The postdoctoral fellow and supervisor will discuss and define specific projects and timelines.

Funding: Funding is available on a competitive basis. This can be discussed during the interview with the fellowship committee.

Deadline: GIPPEC accepts applications on a rolling basis. Canadian applicants should apply 6 months prior to the start date. International applicants should apply 1 year prior to the start date.

Spain

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PALLIATIVE CARE (82 credits)
Developed to meet educational needs of professionals interested in the care of cancer patients along the disease continuum through an online curriculum grounded in both, theory and practice.

ORGANIZERS: Universidad Miguel de Cervantes (Valladolid, Spain) and ATRIUM: Psycho-Oncology and Clinical Psychology (Madrid, Spain)

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DIRECTOR: Maria Die Trill, PhD

LANGUAGE: Spanish

DURATION: September 2016 – May 2017

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide state-of-the-art knowledge in psycho-oncology and in the psychological aspects of palliative care, while integrating different psychological theories in the medical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of cancer care.
  • Facilitate the development of clinical skills to optimize multidisciplinary patient care.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Health professionals (physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers) interested in the psychological aspects of cancer and palliative care.

FORMAT: Online, cutting-edge educational technology is used to deliver engaging coursework with relevant practical implications. Multimedia is employed to discuss clinical cases, controversial issues in psychooncology and palliative care and other structured activities.

COSTS: 2.850 euros + university dues (approximately 50 eur)

FACULTY: Instruction is provided by expert international instructors with relevant clinical and teaching experience.

ENRIQUE BAZAKO
Madrid, Spain
BARBARA GONZALEZ
Andes, Chile
ENRIC BENITO
Baleares, Spain
MARIANT LACASTA
Madrid, Spain
MARIBEL CARRERAS
Madrid, Spain
IVAN MÁRQUEZ
Madrid, Spain
CRISTINA COCA
Madrid, Spain
JAVIER MONSALVO
Madrid, Spain
FABIOLA CORTES
Madrid, Spain
VALERIA MORICONI
Madrid Spain
JOSÉ DIAZ MORFA
Madrid, Spain
CAROLA RINCÓN
Madrid, Spain
MARIA DIE TRILL
Madrid, Spain
XIOMARA ROCHA
NY USA
FERNANDO ESPÍ
Chicago, USA
SARAY RODRIGUEZ
Madrid, Spain
STEWART FLEISHMAN
NY , USA
NURIA SOLER
Barcelona, Spain

 

PROGRAM

PART I

  1. Introductory concepts in Psycho-Oncology and Psychological Evaluation of the cancer patient
  2. Cancer Prevention, & Risk and Genetic Counselling: Medical and Psychological Aspects
  3. Cancer along the Life Continuum: Pediatric, Young Adult, Adult, and Geriatric Cancer Patients
  4. Cancer Survivorship
  5. Family Issues in Cancer Care
  6. Psychological Aspects associated to Different Cancer Sites
  7. Psycological Aspects associated to Different Treatment Modalities
  8. Psychologial and Psychiatric Disorders in Cancer patients
  9. Sexual Disorders and Rehabilitation in Cancer Patients
  10. Medical and Psychological Aspects of Cancer Pain
  11. Dynamic and Humanistic Psychotherapies in Cancer Care
  12. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of the Patient with Cancer
  13. Psychodrama and Gestalt Therapys: Applications in the Cancer Setting
  14. Couple´s Therapy in Cancer
  15. Group Psychotherapy with Cancer Patients
  16. Palliatative Care in Early Phases of the Disease and during Survivorship
  17. Spiritual Competence in Cancer and Palliative Care
  18. Psychopharmacological Treatment of Cancer patients
  19. Psychological Interventions in Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Patients

PART II

  1. Psychological Aspects of Terminal Disease
  2. Psychological Intervention in the End of Life
  3. Children with Terminal Cancer

PART III

  1. Bioethics in Oncology, Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care
  2. Health Proffesionals Working in Oncology: Staff Stress and Self-Care Strategies

diptych in Spanish – http://ezos.es/

Germany

Due to the rapid speed of new developments in oncology, oncologists and associated scientists experience a growing need to update their education in the basics, the standards and upcoming demands of patient treatment and management. Ulm University has established a unique study program addressing these needs.

Click here for Online Registration
The closing date for applications will be April 15, 2017.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Do you have any questions? Kindly contact us:
Uta Schmidt-Strassburger, PhD
Scientific Coordinator,
Ulm University, Faculty of Medicine
Division of Learning and Teaching

Phone: +49-731-500-69405
Fax: +49-731-500-69406
Email: [email protected]