Insight into IPOS2017 workshops - Part 2
Introduction to all Workshops
This week we want to present you the following workshops from our IPOS2017 program. For additional information about the congress program and everything you need to know to register for workshops please visit our congress website on www.ipos2017.com.
Communication and Challenging Discussions at the End of Life
Workshop held by Darius Razavi & Yves Libert
This one day experiential workshop provides an overview of common clinical challenges in end-of-life care and an introduction to the issue of improving health care professionals’ communication skills in this area of clinical practice. Useful basic communication skills will be briefly recalled. Participants will be introduced to the main components of advanced communication skills, which may be used in the highly emotional contexts of end of life care and in addressing common difficult clinical encounters. Teaching methods designed to improve communication skills will then be described: techniques (learner-centered, skills-focused, practice-oriented) will be discussed. The usefulness of role-play and immediate feed-back will be emphasized. Effective manualized training programs that have been tested in randomized controlled studies conducted in Brussels for physicians and nurses will be presented. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to test the type of role-playing exercises utilized in these studies. In addition, a detailed description of these studies and the content of training sessions tested will be provided.
Darius Razavi, M.D., Ph.D., is psychiatrist, Professor of Psychosomatic and Psycho-oncology at the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” and Director of the “Psycho-oncology Clinic” of Jules Bordet Institute, Cancer Center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). His main research interest is psycho-‐oncology (funded by the FNRS). His research focuses on the screening and management of patients’ distress and on the efficacy of communication skills training for physicians and nurses. He is the author of numerous research papers and of a book entitled “Précis de Psycho-oncologie” (Elsevier, 2008). He is also the founding member and member of numerous scientific societies.
Yves Libert, M.A., Ph.D., is psychologist, Lecturer of Health Psychology at the “Université Libre de Bruxelles” and Associate Director of the “Psycho-oncology Clinic” of Jules Bordet Institute, Cancer Center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). His main research interest is psycho-oncology (funded by the FNRS). His research adresses, family caregivers’ needs in cancer care, assessment of the frailties of elderly cancer patients, decision-‐making process in oncology and the efficacy of communication skills. He is the author of numerous research papers. He is also member of numerous scientific societies.
Models of Family-Centered Care during Advanced Cancer Sustained into Bereavement
Workshop held by David Kissane, Marta Porebiak & Talia Zaider
The Family Focused Grief Therapy (FFGT) program is a brief, focused model of preventive family therapy delivered to families identified during palliative care to be ‘at risk’ of complicated bereavement. It is commenced in the clinical setting of a patient with advanced cancer, with the patient present at the meeting with the family. It can form the basis of an initial routine family meeting during palliative care, and then continued family sessions can follow for families deemed to be at risk of morbid outcomes, or for families identified by screening to have some disturbance of their relational functioning, whether limited communication, poor teamwork or high conflict. FFGT has been shown recently to prevent the development of Prolonged Grief Disorder in bereavement. This workshop will focus on how to conduct this therapy, with use of demonstration videos and role plays for participants to practice the techniques experientially. Challenges covered include helping the family discuss death and dying, containing conflict, drawing relevant family members into sessions and sustaining a focus to the therapy.
David Kissane, MD MPM, FRANZCP, FAChPM, FAPM is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, in Melbourne, Australia. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-‐Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Foundation Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is a Past President of IPOS and Congress Chair for the 5th World Congress in 2000, as well as recipient of IPOS’ Arthur Sutherland Award in 2008. His books include: Family Focused Grief Therapy (Open University Press, 2002), Bereavement Care for Families (Routledge, 2014), and Handbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care (Wiley, 2011).
Marta Porebiak, PhD is a clinical psychologist, certified EU psychotherapist (EAP), Polish certified psycho-‐oncology supervisor (PTPO), and lecturer at University of Warsaw, Poland. She is a former scientific assistant at the Cancer Centre -‐ Institute in Warsaw, where she was a coordinator of scientific research projects. She is an author of many articles in scientific journals and an author of handbook chapters for psychologists and medical doctors, well as a presenter at national and international congresses. Among her areas of expertise are systemic couple and family therapy, individual psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy, crisis management in psycho-‐oncology, palliative care and bereavement. She also runs a private practice for cancer patients and their families in Warsaw, Poland and she collaborates with Polish Medical Association.
Talia Zaider, PhD is Assistant Attending Psychologist and Director of the Family Therapy Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. Her current research centers on identifying and addressing the support needs of couples and families in the context of cancer care. She leads a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic that serves couples and families under care at MSKCC, and is leading an effort to advance the role of inpatient oncology nurses to deliver family-‐centered supportive care in the acute care setting. She has served as a co-‐investigator on randomized controlled trials testing psychosocial support interventions for couples and families coping with early and advanced stage disease, including a recently completed trial of Family Focused Grief Therapy conducted at MSKCC.