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Find Empathy - Mental Health Continuing Education

Meghan Beier, PhD

A continuing education (CE) podcast for psychologists and therapists who work (or want to work) with health populations. We teach you how to care for your patients' mental health amid serious or complex medical problems. Listen to engaging interviews with patients, internationally renowned researchers, and skilled clinicians. Learn about specific medical diagnoses and ways of adapting traditional mental health methods to medical populations. Once you finish listening simply click on the course link in the show notes, or visit our website, to obtain your CE certificate. Want to learn more? Visit https://findempathy.com/learn/.

Multiple Sclerosis: Adventure & Wilderness Programs
Jun 23 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Adventure & Wilderness Programs
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link:  find out more about all our CE courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Demonstrate how physical activity and outdoor activities can be helpful or useful for people living with MS.Identify the mood benefits of First Descent Programs.Highlight some of the research focused on First Descent’s work, as well as more general research about being physically active and involved in outdoor activities/sports for people living with MS, chronic, or serious illness.   PODCAST SUMMARY Outdoor adventure programs can be helpful for the mental health of people living with multiple sclerosis for a number of reasons. First, these programs provide a structured environment in which participants can trial skills that they may have discussed in therapy. This can be beneficial for testing the limits of perceived capabilities, practicing problem-solving, and improving communication skills. Additionally, these programs often take place outdoors, in nature, which research has shown provides mental health benefits. Finally, these programs typically involve physical activity, which can help to improve mood and reduce stress levels. Overall, outdoor adventure programs offer a unique combination of physical, mental, and emotional benefits for people living with multiple sclerosis. In this course, we will talk with an individual with multiple sclerosis who completed the First Descents program, an MS psychologist and researcher who has published on the benefits of wilderness programs for individuals with serious medical diagnoses, and the Vice President of Programs for First Descents.    Our Experts:  Tracy Herring, PhD - MS Researcher and Clinical Psychologist from University of WashingtonMackenzie McGrath - Vice President of Programs for First DescentsJennifer Lee, MD - Both a Medical Professional and participant in the First Descents program   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $25 and provides 1.25 CE credits   CE APPROVALS PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social
I can't get my words out! How a therapist can assess and address Multiple Sclerosis related cognitive challenges
Jun 9 2022
I can't get my words out! How a therapist can assess and address Multiple Sclerosis related cognitive challenges
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link:  find out more about all our CE courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify the prevalence of cognitive changes, and at least 3 common cognitive challenges experienced by people living with multiple sclerosis.Describe the difference between screening and full neuropsychological assessment, as well as identify, concretely, how often and with whom they should be referred for screening and assessment.Identify at least three strategies for improving or managing MS-related cognitive challenges.   PODCAST SUMMARY Up to 65% of individuals living with MS experience changes in their cognition.  This podcast CE course will review the types of cognitive challenges experienced by people with MS, etiology of cognitive changes, ways to assess for cognitive decline, and strategies improving or addressing cognitive difficulties. A unique focus of this episode will be on the interaction between emotions and cognition, and the role mental health providers can play in helping individuals with MS improve cognitive functioning and emotion regulation.   Our Experts:  Laura Hancock, PhD: Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthRuchika Prakash, PhD: Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University and the Director for the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $30 and provides 1.5 CE credits   CE APPROVALS PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 3 of 3
May 26 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 3 of 3
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link: Employment & Disability Course *Note. This episode course is a three-part series. CE available after listening to all three episodes.  To find out more about all our CE courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Name at least two symptoms that are predictive of poor vocational performance or leaving the workplace.Describe recommendations for when and how to disclose a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to an employer.Identify at least one strategy for supporting a patient who is applying for social security disability or long-term disability.   PODCAST SUMMARY Only 20% of persons with multiple sclerosis are still employed after 10 years following diagnosis. In a 2015 paper entitled "Multiple sclerosis, etiology symptoms, incidence, and prevalence and implications for community living and employment," the researchers pointed to several reasons for the dramatic decrease in employment. Some are obvious reasons - symptoms of the disease such as cognitive change, fatigue, or mobility challenge directly impact vocational performance. However, many individuals with MS cite more subtle and difficult workplace barriers as reasons for leaving their jobs. Some of these include bias or outright prejudice on the part of management or coworkers, a lack of knowledge or access to workplace accommodations, or a lack of flexibility in accommodating changing MS symptoms and medical appointments. This three-part podcast course will help you guide your patients through a tricky maze of employment issues - from the time they are diagnosed with MS to deciding to leave the workforce. In the first part, we'll look at ways to retrain or obtain a job that is flexible and can accommodate your patient's problems - as well as how to assist your patients through their fear of trying something new. In part two, we'll discuss diagnosis disclosure in the workplace, as well as when and how to request accommodations with an MS specialty vocational counselor. In part three, we'll go over applying for SSDI disability benefits with a lawyer. She will walk you through the process as well as how to assist your patients in planning for an application and appeals procedure. She also explains how to help your patients obtain letters of support or prepare their medical records for evaluation. This course will help you become more knowledgeable about the employment challenges that your patients with MS face, as well as give you some practical tools to assist them through these tough transitions.   Our Experts:  Part 1: Kathy Reagan Young: MS patient advocate, blogger, and podcaster. Founder and CEO of Patients Getting Paid & FUMS.Part 2: Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC: Rehabilitation Counselor, University of Washington Medical CenterPart 3: Tracy Tyson Miller, Esq.: Social Security Disability Attorney   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 2 of 3
May 19 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 2 of 3
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link: Employment & Disability *Note. This episode course is a three-part series. CE available after listening to all three episodes.  To find out more about all our CE courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Name at least two symptoms that are predictive of poor vocational performance or leaving the workplace.Describe recommendations for when and how to disclose a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to an employer.Identify at least one strategy for supporting a patient who is applying for social security disability or long-term disability.   PODCAST SUMMARY Only 20% of persons with multiple sclerosis are still employed after 10 years following diagnosis. In a 2015 paper entitled "Multiple sclerosis, etiology symptoms, incidence, and prevalence and implications for community living and employment," the researchers pointed to several reasons for the dramatic decrease in employment. Some are obvious reasons - symptoms of the disease such as cognitive change, fatigue, or mobility challenge directly impact vocational performance. However, many individuals with MS cite more subtle and difficult workplace barriers as reasons for leaving their jobs. Some of these include bias or outright prejudice on the part of management or coworkers, a lack of knowledge or access to workplace accommodations, or a lack of flexibility in accommodating changing MS symptoms and medical appointments. This three-part podcast course will help you guide your patients through a tricky maze of employment issues - from the time they are diagnosed with MS to deciding to leave the workforce. In the first part, we'll look at ways to retrain or obtain a job that is flexible and can accommodate your patient's problems - as well as how to assist your patients through their fear of trying something new. In part two, we'll discuss diagnosis disclosure in the workplace, as well as when and how to request accommodations with an MS specialty vocational counselor. In part three, we'll go over applying for SSDI disability benefits with a lawyer. She will walk you through the process as well as how to assist your patients in planning for an application and appeals procedure. She also explains how to help your patients obtain letters of support or prepare their medical records for evaluation. This course will help you become more knowledgeable about the employment challenges that your patients with MS face, as well as give you some practical tools to assist them through these tough transitions.   Our Experts:  Part 1: Kathy Reagan Young: MS patient advocate, blogger, and podcaster. Founder and CEO of Patients Getting Paid & FUMS.Part 2: Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC: Rehabilitation Counselor, University of Washington Medical CenterPart 3: Tracy Tyson Miller, Esq.: Social Security Disability Attorney   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 1 of 3
May 12 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Employment & Disability - Part 1 of 3
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link: Employment & Disability *Note. This episode course is a three-part series. CE is available after listening to all three parts.  To find out more about all our CE courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Name at least two symptoms that are predictive of poor vocational performance or leaving the workplace.Describe recommendations for when and how to disclose a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to an employer.Identify at least one strategy for supporting a patient who is applying for social security disability or long-term disability.   PODCAST SUMMARY Only 20% of persons with multiple sclerosis are still employed after 10 years following diagnosis. In a 2015 paper entitled "Multiple sclerosis, etiology symptoms, incidence, and prevalence and implications for community living and employment," the researchers pointed to several reasons for the dramatic decrease in employment. Some are obvious reasons - symptoms of the disease such as cognitive change, fatigue, or mobility challenge directly impact vocational performance. However, many individuals with MS cite more subtle and difficult workplace barriers as reasons for leaving their jobs. Some of these include bias or outright prejudice on the part of management or coworkers, a lack of knowledge or access to workplace accommodations, or a lack of flexibility in accommodating changing MS symptoms and medical appointments. This three-part podcast course will help you guide your patients through a tricky maze of employment issues - from the time they are diagnosed with MS to deciding to leave the workforce. In the first part, we'll look at ways to retrain or obtain a job that is flexible and can accommodate your patient's problems - as well as how to assist your patients through their fear of trying something new. In part two, we'll discuss diagnosis disclosure in the workplace, as well as when and how to request accommodations with an MS specialty vocational counselor. In part three, we'll go over applying for SSDI disability benefits with a lawyer. She will walk you through the process as well as how to assist your patients in planning for an application and appeals procedure. She also explains how to help your patients obtain letters of support or prepare their medical records for evaluation. This course will help you become more knowledgeable about the employment challenges that your patients with MS face, as well as give you some practical tools to assist them through these tough transitions.   Our Experts:  Kathy Reagan Young: MS patient advocate, blogger, and podcaster. Founder and CEO of Patients Getting Paid & FUMS.Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC: Rehabilitation Counselor, University of Washington Medical CenterTracy Tyson Miller, Esq.: Social Security Disability Attorney   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing educ
Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Group Mood Interventions
Apr 28 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Group Mood Interventions
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link:  find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   Learning Objectives: Identify the difference between the “normal” frustrations of living with a challenging condition like MS and a mental health diagnosis.Identify at least two psychotherapeutic strategies (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT, etc.) that work well for people living with MS.Identify at least three everyday skills that a person living with MS can use to challenge unhelpful thoughts, calm strong emotions, or provide self-comfort and empathy when grieving.   PODCAST SUMMARY Up to half of individuals living with MS will experience symptoms of depression, in episode 5 we discussed medical approaches to mood, and looking out for serious symptoms like suicidal thoughts. However, not every bad mood is depression. In this episode we will learn the difference between a diagnosable mental health condition and normal fluctuations in mood.  We will also discuss how grief shows up for people living with MS, and how that differs from depression.  We will also focus attention on topics such as resilience, healthy coping, and psychotherapeutic or behavioral strategies for managing uncomfortable emotions.   Our Experts:  Jennifer Powell - Director of Community Engagement for BioNews, Columnist with Multiple Sclerosis News Today - Silver Linings, Host of The Multiple Sclerosis PodcastAmy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP - Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland ClinicVictoria M. Leavitt, PhD, FAAN - Researcher and Clinician at Columbia University. She's also the founder of eSupport Health. COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $25 and provides 1.25 CE credits   CE APPROVALS PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06
Multiple Sclerosis: Feeling Drained. Fatigue & Sleep Challenges
Apr 14 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Feeling Drained. Fatigue & Sleep Challenges
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want CE credits for listening this episode, click on this link:  find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn. Learning Objectives:  Identify at least three contributors to multiple sclerosis fatigue.Name two strategies for helping your patients manage or cope with MS-related fatigue.Identify two ways that CBT for Insomnia can be adapted for people living with multiple sclerosis, especially those with mobility challenges or increased disability.   PODCAST SUMMARY Fatigue is one of the most disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis and occurs in approximately 80% of people with this condition. In an article that was published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences in 2021, it was found that fatigue was the number one factor influencing self-reported ability to work.  In this 2021 study, fatigue was significantly associated with an increased likelihood of missing work, low work productivity, and decreasing ability to work. When fatigue was combined with depression, there was a higher likelihood of people reducing their work hours or not working at all. And when fatigue and anxiety were present, fatigue was associated with many more work-related challenges.  While fatigue can develop directly from multiple sclerosis. It can also be caused by or exacerbated by many other factors, including things like vitamin deficiencies, depression, and physical exertion. Another huge contributor to MS-related fatigue is poor sleep.  Although fatigue and sleep can exacerbate one another. They can also be independent of one another. Sleep disorders are extremely common in people with multiple sclerosis. They can be caused by MS symptoms like bladder urgency at night, restless legs, chronic pain, or temperature dysregulation. But other conditions like sleep apnea are also more common and contribute to daytime sleepiness.  In this podcast course, you will learn from two psychologists. The first is Dr. Anna Kratz. She's a research psychologist at the University of Michigan. She discusses new ways to assess fatigue, as well as ways to treat or mitigate its effects.  Dr. Abbey Hughes from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discusses different types of sleep disorders seen in individuals with multiple sclerosis, as well as a current study she's conducting to assist patients to improve their sleep. She offers advice for mental health professionals on how to work with their clients on sleep-related issues. Our patient voice and advocate is Kathy Chester. She's the host of the Move it or Lose it Podcast. And she's also the owner of Disrupt Fitness Gym. Kathy has lived with both multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis for over 20 years. She shares about living with both of those conditions, as well as some helpful tips for managing fatigue, especially for those who want to keep active and exercise regularly. Our Experts:  Kathy Chester - MS Warrior, Certified MS Fitness Trainer and Certified Personal, Host of the Move It of Lose It PodcastAnna Kratz, PhD - Clinical Psychologists and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of MichiganAbbey Hughes, PhD - Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Profe
Multiple Sclerosis: Diet & Nutrition
Mar 31 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Diet & Nutrition
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a psychologist and want 1 CE credit for listening this episode, click on this link:   To find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   PODCAST SUMMARY If you work with people that have multiple sclerosis, at some point, you're going to hear about diet. And this is for good reason. As highlighted by the National MS Society, a number of diet-related factors are linked to worse MS outcomes. For example, in some recent research, lower Vitamin D and adolescent obesity were associated with increased risk for developing MS. In a mouse model of MS it was found that salt was linked with more rapid development of disease. And there are numerous studies looking at gut bacteria in people with MS. Finally, some recent research has also examined "MS diets." Some individuals swear by stricter diets and they lived by strict dietary rules. On the other end of the spectrum, many individuals with MS struggle to eat healthy whole foods and may rely largely on pre-packaged or easy to make foods.  In this course, you're going to hear details about dietary research, more on the "MS Diets," recommendations for healthy eating, as well as emotional factors or MS symptoms that may be playing a role on those two ends of the spectrum. As a note, diet can be a controversial topic in the MS world. With strong opinions on many sides. If this is a topic that is of interest, I would encourage you to continue seeking out additional resources and research to draw your own conclusions. Some of these resources are located in our resource page associated with this podcast course. Our experts include:  Emily Reilly, Healthcare Provider Engagement Manager for the NMSS & Certified Personal Trainer (adaptive fitness trainer)Mona Bostick RDN, CSO, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Owner of MS BitesEllen Mowry, Director, Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program and Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins    COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $20 and provides 1 CE credits.   CE APPROVALS   CE Approvals PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.
Multiple Sclerosis: Exercise
Mar 17 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Exercise
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening this episode, go to Multiple Sclerosis: Exercise. To find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   PODCAST SUMMARY Not long ago, people with MS were told to go home, rest, and not overexerted themselves. Through the work of both patient advocates and exercise researchers. We now know this advice to go home and rest is not only wrong, but potentially harmful. Current data demonstrates that exercise and movement in people with Ms is associated with improved cognition, mood, fatigue, and improved progression outcomes. In many sessions, I've found myself sitting with people, living with MS, who wanted to get back to exercise, but had fears or worries about how to get back into it or were having a lot of struggles with motivation. In this episode course, you learn about the importance of exercise, help your patients learn to exercise safely, when to refer to professionals, to help patients manage and reduce fears around topics like fatigue or heat sensitivity, and to help your clients problem solve through the challenges of staying active with multiple sclerosis. Our experts include:  Daryl Kucera - Founder and Director of MS Forward, lives with MSPeiting Lien, PT, DPT - Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist at Johns HopkinsKathy M. Zackowski, PhD, OTR - Associate Vice President for Research at the National MS Society   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $25 and provides 1.25 CE credits.   CE APPROVALS   CE Approvals PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.
Multiple Sclerosis: Mood, Neuropsychiatry, & Suicide Prevention
Mar 3 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Mood, Neuropsychiatry, & Suicide Prevention
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening this episode, go to: Multiple Sclerosis: Mood, Neuropsychiatry, & Suicide Prevention To find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   PODCAST SUMMARY What are the symptoms of mood disorders and how do they interact with MS? We'll explore that in this course. We'll hear from a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in MS. He discusses the frequency of mood symptoms, interaction between mental health and multiple sclerosis, as well as when to consider referring someone for medication management. This course also helps you learn how best protect patients who may be at risk for suicidal thoughts or behaviors. We will cover assessment strategies, as well as prevention techniques that work specifically for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.Our experts include:  Bron Webster - Founder of Multiple Success, Lives with MSAdam Kaplin, MD, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer of MyMD, MS NeuropsychiatristAviva Gaskill, PhD - Clinical Psychologist  COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $30 and provides 1.5 CE credits.   CE APPROVALS   CE Approvals PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.
Multiple Sclerosis: Support Partners
Feb 17 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: Support Partners
If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening to this episode, go to: Multiple Sclerosis: Support Partners In this course, we hear from three experts that will talk about multiple sclerosis (MS) family, friends, and support partners: Warren Taninbaum, a husband supporting his wife who is living with MS,Dr. Abbey Hughes, a psychologist and researcher at Johns Hopkins, andDr. Rosalind Kalb a clinician, educator, and author who has dedicated the majority of her career to supporting the families of individuals living with multiple sclerosis. We focus on topics such as how family roles shift over time, grief, loss, and healthy communication. To find more of our courses, subscribe to this podcast or visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.  Resources National MS Society: MS Family Caregiver Support Group FinderMultiple Sclerosis Foundation: Support Groups FinderCan Do MS Program Information and Sign UpCan Do MS WebinarseSupportHealth Virtual Support GroupNational MS Society Education BrochuresMS Association of America Relationships BlogSpeak to a Nation MS Society Navigator: 1-800-344-4867Book: Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families, Third Edition By Rosalind Kalb    CE Approvals PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses,
Multiple Sclerosis: How is it Treated?
Jan 20 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: How is it Treated?
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening this episode, go to: Multiple Sclerosis: How is it Treated? To find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   PODCAST SUMMARY Adherence to disease modifying treatments (DMT), as well as health promoting behaviors, can have a major impact on prognosis and clinical outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, some studies demonstrate poor adherence, especially for injectable DMTs (only 41-88%). It is important for the psychologist treating an individual with multiple sclerosis to understand the different types of DMTs (e.g., injectable vs. oral vs. infusions). They should also understand barriers that may impact uptake or adherence, such as needle phobia, or worry about severe side effects such as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) infection. Helping patients understand "shared decision making" in regard to medication, could lead to increased adherence due to increased sense of agency with the chosen medication. This course will teach psychologists and mental health providers about the different types of DMTs used by individuals with MS, common barriers to adherence, and the concept of patient-provider shared decision making. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Differentiate between the different types of MS disease modifying medications. Be able to describe to your patients the difference between disease modifying medications and symptom management in multiple sclerosis. Identify at least two common treatment barriers and strategies for helping your patients overcome them.  You will hear from three experts: Bron Webster - Founder of Multiple Success, Lives with MSBen Thrower, MD - Medical Director of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at the Shepherd CenterAviva Gaskill, PhD - Clinical Psychologist    RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE Podcast: the MS ShowMultiple Sclerosis Center: Providence Holy Family HospitalNational MS Society: Partners in MS CareMultiple Sclerosis Society of AmericaMultiple Sclerosis FoundationCan Do MSAndrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Pay only if you need the continuing education credits. This course costs $20 and provides 1 CE credit.   CE APPROVALS PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie,
Multiple Sclerosis: What is it? How is it Diagnosed?
Jan 6 2022
Multiple Sclerosis: What is it? How is it Diagnosed?
CONTINUING EDUCATION  If you are a mental health provider and want CE credits for listening this episode, go to: Multiple Sclerosis: What is it? How is it Diagnosed? To find out more about our courses visit: FindEmpathy.com/learn.   PODCAST SUMMARY This podcast course discusses basic pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis, theories of etiology, and basic epidemiology. This will help mental health providers address unhelpful or inaccurate thought patterns and help you understand common emotional patterns seen in individually newly diagnosed with MS. You will hear from three experts: Ashley Pike – PhD Student Living with and Studying MS at University of ArkansasAaron Boster, MD - Neurologist and Founder of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis Kevin Alschuler, PhD - Psychologist and Researcher at University of Washington    RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE Multiple Sclerosis Center at UW Medical CenterUniversity of Washington's Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation &Wellness Research CenterCan Do MSNational MS SocietyGet Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven C. HayesMy MS Toolkit   COST Listening, reading, or watching the course content is free. Try out our CE Courses. This course is FREE and provides 1.5 CE credits.   CE APPROVALS PSYCHOLOGISTS Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   SOCIAL WORKERS Find Empathy, #1817, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Find Empathy maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.
Host Introduction: Who is Meghan Beier, PhD?
Jan 3 2022
Host Introduction: Who is Meghan Beier, PhD?
In this episode we introduce Meghan Beier, PhD, the Host of Find Empathy. In this casual interview, you will learn how she became interested in psychology, her training, and ultimately what brought her to founding Find Empathy and this Podcast. There is no continuing education for this first episode, but you will be able to obtain CE for future episodes.  Visit www.FindEmpathy.com/Learn for more information.  Dr. Beier's Bio: Dr. Meghan Beier is a psychologist and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who specializes in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Beier completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology, Health Emphasis, from Yeshiva University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington where she focused on rehabilitation, cognition, and mental health in individuals living with multiple sclerosis. She has been featured as a consultant and speaker for organizations such as National MS Society, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, and more. Dr. Beier’s research interests include neuropsychological outcomes for individuals living with chronic illness; empathy; cognitive rehabilitation; and mindfulness approaches to physical wellness. Dr. Beier founded and currently leads Find Empathy, an organization that creates continuing education for mental health providers. She's passionate about providing continuing education for mental health providers to improve their ability to care holistically for people living with chronic illness and challenging medical conditions while maintaining high standards for professional practice.