When a Patient with Cancer is a Parent: Practical Parent Guidance to Address Parenting Concerns and Enhance Parenting Skills to Support Child Coping

May 20th, 2019 – Aug 2nd, 2024
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Parents with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses identify having medical and mental health clinicians with expertise and attunement to their parenting concerns as an important unmet need.

This course will provide a format for identifying parenting concerns and providing expert parent guidance to parents in treatment for cancer, from a new diagnosis to recurrence and end of life. This multi-session course includes both didactics and video of clinical interactions.

Course topics include a brief review of literature that supports the need for parent guidance during a parent’s serious illness, a discussion of the impact of child development and temperament on a child’s adjustment to parental illness, and a video illustration of the clinical intervention. Content is targeted for mental health clinicians who work in medical settings, community mental health providers who see families impacted by cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, and non-mental health practitioners who treat patients facing parenting challenges during illness.

May 20th, 2019 – Aug 2nd, 2024
On-Demand Course
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
10 Nursing Contact Hours
10 Participation
10 Psychologists CE Credit
10 Social Workers

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”