Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Theory, Assessment and Treatment
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are controversial and poorly understood illnesses without clearly defined causes or well-established treatments. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn about illness controversies; theories of causation; practical methods of psychological, behavioral and community assessment; and effective, individualized treatment strategies using cognitive, behavioral and experiential interventions. Using a mind/body approach, clinicians can offer realistic hope for substantial improvement to these patients.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Summarize basic knowledge about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM).
- Describe the mind/body controversies and theories of causation in CFS and FM.
- Assess and differentially diagnose CFS, FM, clinical depression, somatization disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in the clinical setting.
- Comprehend the relation between coping skills and potential improvements in CFS and FM.
- Recognize how lifestyle stress factors and illness interact in order to identify targets for clinical intervention.
- Adapt a seven-step cognitive-behavioral improvement approach to the treatment of CFS and FM.
Leonard A. Jason, PhD
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