Intro to Cardiac Psychology

Format
CE Credits
3
Description

This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology. This module will distill the epidemiology on the "big three" psychosocial risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD): depression, social isolation and anger/hostility. Newer putative risk factors for CHD (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, vital exhaustion and job strain) will be discussed as will cardiac denial, the tendency to minimize or outright deny the significance of cardiac symptoms. Special issues related to women, minorities and lower socioeconomic status will be presented.

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Learning Objectives
  • Gain a basic understanding of the vast epidemiologic research informing cardiac psychology.
  • Describe the clinical trials in cardiac psychology as well as some of the complex issues involved in conducting such trials.
  • Describe the avenues for developing practice in cardiac psychology.
Instructor(s)

Robert Allan,  PhD

Price
$80.00 for Non-members
$65.00 for Members/Affiliates
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