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Sexual Health Resiliency in Female Breast Cancer Patients

Katherine Meyer, LCSW

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:00 pm CDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 10:00 am PDT

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About this Live Interactive Webinar 

Breast cancer affects a woman’s whole self, including her sense of sexuality and her sexual relationship with her partner. This course seeks to increase the awareness of sexual health impact of breast cancer as well as understand the patient’s experience. The course will cover the physical aspects that treatment affects as well as the mental-emotional impact. Finally, the course will review practical tools for increasing sense of self and enhancing ability to engage in meaningful and comfortable sexual encounters.


Learning Objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the sexual health impact to patients during breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Utilize practical steps for addressing the most frequently presented sexual concerns of breast cancer patients 
  • Develop tools to build internal resiliency in breast cancer patients with respect to sexual health and wellbeing
Presenters
Katherine Meyer, LCSW. Ms. Meyer has worked as a psychotherapist for twelve years and a medical social worker for fifteen years. She has specialized in oncology social work at hospitals in California and Arizona. Currently, she is the Clinical Director of Balance – Mental Health and Wellness in Arizona. Ms. Meyer has a passion for education, providing supervision for field placements as well as clinical licensure. She provides instruction for the MSW program at Our Lady of the Lake University and the BSW program at Northern Arizona University. Ms. Meyer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. After a bilateral mastectomy and hormone blocking interventions, she is currently among the survivors, living in remission. She has served as a web-based mentor for women traversing the journey of breast cancer.
 

Continuing Education Credits
Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Outline
12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Demonstrate understanding of the sexual health impact to patients during breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
12:21 p.m. - 12:41 p.m.: Utilize practical steps for addressing the most frequently presented sexual concerns of breast cancer patients
12:42 p.m. - 1:02 p.m.: Develop tools to build internal resiliency in breast cancer patients with respect to sexual health and wellbeing
1:03 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and Answers

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 


NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STATE BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK:
Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

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