Empowering Women with Chronic Illness and Disability: Best Practices for Psychological and Mind/Body Interventions
Rhoda Olkin, CSPP at Alliant International University & Pearl Werfel
Description: Autoimmune disorders affect more women than men, and carry multiple sequelae common in chronic illness or disability (CID). This workshop focuses on the psychologist’s role in empowering women with CID to self-manage and advocate. We cover the psychological challenges, psychological and mind/body interventions for symptoms, trauma resolution, developing a wellness plan and working with medical professionals.