This program will address the various types of diabetes, their medical management and short- and long-term complications. Among the topics of discussion will be: patient self-care regimen and the current technologies used in diabetes self-care; common behavioral and psychological challenges experienced by people living with diabetes; tools for measuring diabetes-related psychosocial function; interventions to improve medical and psychosocial functioning; and strategies for collaborating with medical professionals caring for people with diabetes. A variety of modalities will be used in the presentation of this program: didactic lecture, live hands-on activities, patient testimonials, and small group discussion.
Julie Wagner, PhD is a licensed clinical health psychologist. She is Professor in the division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, and the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Connecticut Health Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. Her research broadly investigates behavioral and psychosocial factors that impact diabetes such as stressor exposure, mood disturbance, and self-care behaviors. Her work tests behavioral interventions to prevent diabetes and to improve diabetes outcomes for the underserved in the US and abroad. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK), the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and the Center for Elimination of Health Disparities among Latinos. She has served as associate editor for Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Wagner holds or has held leadership positions in professional societies including the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 38 Health Psychology), and Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE). She also worked and volunteered for over 15 years at summer camps for children with diabetes in the US and abroad.
(6 CE Credits)
Through a developmental and culturally informed approach, participants will learn about:
1. The various types of diabetes, their medical management and short and long-term complications of diabetes.
2. Patient self-care regimens and current technologies used in diabetes self-care.
3. Common behavioral and psychological challenges experienced by people living with diabetes.
4. Effective tools for measuring diabetes-related psychosocial functioning.
5. Evidence-based interventions to improve medical and psychosocial outcomes.
6. Strategies for collaboration with medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.
Learning will include didactic presentations, live hands-on activities, patient testimonials, and small group discussion of case studies.
• Enrollment: Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. This program has an enrollment limit of 40 participants. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
• Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 4:00 p.m.
• For RIPA members the fee is $109. • For non-members the fee is $169. • For student members the fee is $54.50. • For student non-members the fee is $84.50.
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, April 20, 2018. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks.
• Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
• No partial credit provided. • Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. • For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.