APA Clinician's Corner: Caregiver Family Therapy: An Integrative Intervention for Family Caregivers

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November 7, 2014

Washington, D.C.

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician's Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits. You can attend two ways:

  • On-site (PDF, 40KB, in person at the APA building, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.).
  • Live webcast.

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m. ET
CE Credits: 3

Oftentimes, caregivers experience increased burden and distress while the care recipient struggles to adapt. This impact reverberates throughout the family. Psychologists can help families address the challenges and opportunities of caregiving, and navigate the transitions. CFT offers a systemic approach to intervention that integrates many evidence based approaches within a structured model. Clinicians use key questions to help families to tailor interventions that guide families through difficult decisions, changes in roles, and more effectiveness within the health care system. Clinical cases are used throughout this workshop to illustrate the tools and strategies that help family systems adapt.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Describe how stages of caregiving influence focus of assessment and intervention.
  • Discuss how the CFT model guides families to address caregiving challenges.
  • Identify strategies that can change in families that are stuck.

Presenter: Sara Honn Qualls, PhD

About the presenter: Qualls is Kraemer family professor of aging studies, professor of psychology and director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Qualls has worked with family caregivers for over 30 years that led to development of Caregiver Family Therapy model. She has published several books on mental health and aging, including "Caregiver Family Therapy" in 2013. She served on the 2011 APA Presidential Task Force on Caregiving that produced the APA Caregiver Briefcase online tool and held many national leadership roles. At UCCS, she helped found a doctoral program and training clinic focused on geropsychology where she trains students in CFT.

Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: Member: $65; Nonmember: $80

How to Enroll (Two Options)

Live webcast only:  

Enroll online.

On-site only (in person at the APA Building, Washington, D.C.):  
  • By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC, or VISA).
  • By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC, or VISA).
  • By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician's Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
  • The enrollment form (PDF, 40KB) will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now).