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Wednesday, July 29 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
15: Fear of Recurrence: A Novel Framework and Therapy Model (Full-Day Workshop)

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Fear of Recurrence: A Novel Framework and Therapy Model

Speakers: Prof Phyllis Butow, Prof Louise Sharpe and Prof Jane Turner

This workshop will focus on the most common and severe cancer survivorship issue – fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). FCR is seen in all people who survive cancer, but many find that it diminishes over time. However, for a substantial number of people (up to 60%), FCR continues to be high and disabling, preventing them from making future plans, causing over-screening and over-use of medical services and compromising quality of life. This workshop will provide a review of frameworks for understanding FCR, and will present a novel framework combining elements of the Self-Regulatory Executive Function (S-REF) model, Relational Frame Theory and Self Regulation Theory. A therapy based on this model, including elements of metacognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and psycho-education, will be outlined. Practical strategies to implement this therapy will be demonstrated and practiced in the workshop. Patient handouts, relevant papers and a framework will be provided to workshop attendees. Workshop Objectives:

  1. The attendee shall be able to describe several theoretical frameworks for fear of cancer recurrence
  2. The attendee shall be able to describe and deliver methods to reduce attentional focus on cancer, including attention training
  3. The attendee shall be able to describe and deliver methods to teach mindfulness training in the context of fear of cancer recurrence
  4. The attendee shall be able to describe and deliver methods to provide education and encourage appropriate levels of screening and monitoring for cancer recurrence

Wednesday July 29, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mount Vernon Square Meeting Level 3

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