Upcoming event for social workers and care professionals:
GERONTOLOGY RESOURCES SYMPOSIUM
“Creating Sustainable Family Caregiving Relationships”
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, ROOM 2.102
Even well-intentioned and seemingly resilient family caregivers burn out from long-term caregiving duress. In this all-day workshop, Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and author, will present means of helping family caregivers provide care more creatively, flexibly and sustainably and with less emotional and physical wear-and-tear. He will offer basic caregiver counseling techniques for creating alliances and decreasing intra-family conflicts, identify the components of successful caregiver support
programs. Dr. Jacobs will also provide steps for devising more effective partnerships among caregivers and social service and healthcare professionals. Case examples will be illustrated with video clips. Small-group
discussions and interactive dialogues will be used throughout.
Participants will be able to:
• Review research findings on medical and psychological consequences of long-term family caregiving, as well as on caregiver intervention efficacy
• List common goals of and emotional reactions toward family caregiving
• Describe four methods for allying with help-resistant family caregivers
• Review research findings on the components of successful caregiver support programs
• Describe methods of increasing communication among and coordination of care between social service and healthcare professionals, especially physicians
Learn how to register in this flyer: gerontology-Jacobs-flier