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170 Psychotherapy for Cardiac
Patients: Behavioral Cardiology
This intermediate workshop teaches clinicians how to adapt
psychotherapy interventions for cardiac patients. Negative
emotions are associated with cardiac morbidity and mortality.
Using videotaped segments of patient interviews, the workshop
leader will illustrate differences in psychological adjustment
issues between major cardiac subgroups, comparing patients
diagnosed with aetherosclerotic-based disease, arrhythmia,
congestive heart failure, and heart transplant. Attendees will
participate in breakout sessions to discuss clinical material and
a case conceptualization and treatment plan using an example
of a distressed cardiac patient.
Leader: Ellen A. Dornelas, PhD, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
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Complimentary Continental breakfast will be provided
to workshop attendees each morning from 7:00–8:00 a.m.
171 The Psychology of Weight
Regulation: Eating, Exercise,
and Body Image
Weight, eating, exercise avoidance, and body image concerns
frequently emerge in treating non-eating disordered patients.
This introductory workshop helps psychologists successfully
address these issues. Cross-cultural prevalence, biological
determinants, dieting, and medical and surgical treatments
will be briefly discussed. Physical hunger, external cues, and
emotional and relationship determinants of eating will be
described followed by a psychological approach to weight
regulation. Research findings, case histories, and policy initiatives to reduce the incidence of obesity will be presented.
Leader: Edward Abramson, PhD, California State University, Chico
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