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    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 30 Nov 2027
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    The Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale was designed to provide a method of assessing specific responses to cancer. The aim was to develop a self rating questionnaire acceptable to cancer patients, which could be administered easily during busy oncology clinics. The MAC Scale does not attempt to measure every possible coping response; a detailed exposition of a more complex rating method has been described elsewhere. (Morris et. al,1985). Instead, the questionnaire is confined to specific responses identified in our previous studies (Pettingale et.al, 1985; Watson et al, 1984). Dimensions measured using the MAC Scale are; 'fighting spirit', 'helpless/hopeless' 'anxious preoccupation', 'fatalism' and 'avoidance'. The MAC Scale was developed to assess the extent to which patients adopt these responses in their adjustment to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

    The MAC Scale is available for ordering online (no charge) in the following 20 languages:

    • عربيّة (Arabic)
    • Bengali
    • 中文普通话 (Chinese Madarin)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • English
    • Français (French)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Hebrew
    • Hindi
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • Persian
    • Persian[Farsi]
    • Polish
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Swedish
    • Turkish

    The MAC Scale Users Manual is available in English only and can be ordered online for $70 US.

    Please click "Register" to proceed to order your free scale and/or Users Manual ($70). Credit card payment will be required only if ordering the Users Manual.

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Jun 2028
    • 11:30 PM
    • Webcast
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    Presented by Dr. Jane Turner, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland (Australia)

    This brief resource describes the factors affecting the impact of parental cancer on children and describes the differing issues facing children depending on their developmental stage.

    This video is 16 minutes and 19 seconds in length.

    Webcast purchase options:

    • FREE: Current IPOS Members
    • $10 US: Non-members

    Not a current member of IPOS? Find out more by going to https://ipos-society.org/membership/apply

    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • 1 Jul 2028
    • 11:30 PM
    • Webcast
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    Presented by Dr. Jane Turner, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland (Australia)

    This brief resource gives details about the impact of advanced parental cancer and describes the responses of children to parental death.

    This video is 13 minutes and 42 seconds in length.

    Webcast purchase options:

    • FREE: Current IPOS Members
    • $10 US: Non-members

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    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • 1 Jul 2028
    • 11:30 PM
    • Webcast
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    Presented by Dr. Jane Turner, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland (Australia)

    This brief resource gives an overview of the evidence about resilience – those factors associated with better outcomes for children facing adversity – and give practical examples of the way these principles could be applied in the context of parental cancer to promote optimal adjustment of children.

    This video is 12 minutes and 48 seconds in length.

    Webcast purchase options:

    • FREE: Current IPOS Members
    • $10 US: Non-members

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    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • 18 Aug 2028
    • 11:30 PM
    • Webcast
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    Webcast Recording: Meaning Centred Psychotherapy in Cancer Patients

    Presenter: William Breitbart MD, Chairman, Jimmie C. Holland Chair in Psychiatric Oncology; Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Items discussed:

    1. The relationship between meaning and psychological and spiritual well being.

    2. The structure, firms and processes of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy-an intervention designed to sustain or enhance a patient’s sense of meaning.

    3. Evidence from 4 RCTs demonstrating the efficacy of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in both Group and Individual formats.

    4. Adaptations of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for survivors, caregivers, and bereavement.

    5. Opportunities for advanced training in Meaning Centered Psychotherapy.

    This recording is approximately 57 minutes in length. IPOS Members can request a certificate of completion once the webcast survey has completed the webcast survey.

    The recording must be opened and viewed in the Adobe Connect application.

    Webcast purchase options:

    • FREE: Current IPOS Members
    • $15 US: Non-members

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      • 20 Mar 2019
      • 11:30 AM
      • 18 Aug 2028
      • 11:30 PM
      • Webcast
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      Webcast Recording: Can you really ‘Conquer’ Fear of Cancer Recurrence?

      Presenter: Prof Phyllis Butow BA, Hons(DipEd) M Clin Psych, MPH, PhD, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Sydney Australia

      Items discussed:

      1. Definition, prevalence, time-course, and impact of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR)
      2. Theoretical approaches, models and frameworks
      3. Interventions and evidence
      4. Future directions and how to get involved.

      This recording is approximately 33 minutes in length. IPOS Members can request a certificate of completion once the webcast survey has completed the webcast survey.

      The recording must be opened and viewed in the Adobe Connect application.

      Webcast purchase options:

      • FREE: Current IPOS Members
      • $15 US: Non-members

      Not a current member of IPOS? Find out more by going to https://ipos.wildapricot.org/membership/apply

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