170: Psychotherapy for Cardiac Patients---Behavioral Cardiology in Practice

DAY
August 10, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
This intermediate workshop teaches clinicians how to adapt psychotherapy interventions for cardiac patients. Negative emotions are associated with cardiac morbidity and mortality. Using videotaped segments of patient interviews, the workshop leader will illustrate differences in psychological adjustment issues between major cardiac subgroups, comparing patients diagnosed with aetherosclerotic-based disease, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure and heart transplant. Attendees will participate in breakout sessions to discuss clinical material and a case conceptualization and treatment plan using an example of a distressed cardiac patient.
Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the prognostic implications of negative affect for people with heart disease.
2. Comprehend results of three clinical trials testing the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, or a patient-preference treatment for patients with acute coronary syndrome.
3. Describe the unique presentation of different types of heart disease and the unique psychological challenges of each.
4. Explain the core elements of an evaluation and treatment plan for a cardiac patient with psychological distress.
Instructor(s)
Ellen A. Dornelas, PhD, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410