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33rd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W10--SW/PSYCH: Psychotherapy Showcase--Psychotherapy Approaches to Mental Health Care Across the Lifespan in CF

Oct 31, 2019 9:45am ‐ Oct 31, 2019 11:05am


This workshop will provide an overview of the use of psychotherapy to improve mental health and wellbeing in the CF population. Specific information will be presented about psychotherapeutic interventions with pediatric and adult patients as well as caregivers. Included in the presentations will be data on effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of psychotherapy interventions. Challenges and suggestions for integrating psychotherapy into outpatient and inpatient settings will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe psychotherapeutic interventions used to improve mental health for those living with CF and caregivers.
  • Identify successes and challenges to integrating psychotherapy in outpatient and inpatient settings for people with CF.
  • Discuss the relevant outcomes impacted by psychotherapy interventions conducted with people with CF.

Workshop Chair(s):

  • Kathryn Cooney, LICSW, M.S.W., Clinical Social Worker, Hasbro Children`s Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital
  • Emily Muther, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Pediatric Psychologist

Workshop Speaker(s):

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