Live Webcast

The Psychological Impact of Lung Disease and Shifting the Focus to a Valued Life

Thursday, June 15, 2017:
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
(2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT)

Presented by: Arpi Minassian, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UCSD Department of Psychiatry

Lung diseases such as COPD have a substantial impact upon quality of life, and people with chronic lung disease experience high rates of depression and anxiety. This webinar will describe common emotional reactions to lung disease and the psychological interventions have been used in this population. The application of techniques focused on psychological flexibility and mindfulness will be discussed, as will the critical role of the respiratory therapist in helping people with chronic lung disease live a meaningful and valued life.

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EducationAdvantage and Joint Affiliate Members: Free!
Professional and Student Members: $65
Non-members: $99

Learning Objectives: 
1. Identify the psychiatric conditions that commonly occur in people with chronic lung disease. 
2. Describe the basic approaches of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy as they relate to treatment of lung disease.
3. Learn strategies for helping patients identify personal values.

Financial Disclosure:
All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed  all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

AACVPR Education Committee Co-chairs:   

Nadine A. Greco, MS

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Deborah Sullivan, MS, APRN, BC 

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Arpi Minassian, Ph.D.

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CE Credit:
This activity has been planned and implemented by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for the advancement of patient care.  Successful completion of a post assessment and completion of a course evaluation are required to earn continuing education credit.

This course has been approved by the Professional Education Committee of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for a maximum of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credit.

To Claim CE:
Successful completion is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webcast Recording product. Instructions will be sent following the live webcast on how to access the Webcast Recording and take the knowledge assessment and course evaluation.

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