Meaning-centered psychotherapy: Treating despair at the end -of-life
Participants in this webinar will be introduced to Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), a novel, existentially oriented psychotherapy which focuses on sustaining and enhancing meaning in advanced cancer patients. MCP is based on the work of Viktor Frankl and was developed by Dr. Breitbart and the faculty of the Psychotherapy Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MCP has been tested in four large randomized controlled trials, and shown effective in decreasing anxiety, depression, hopelessness, desire for hastened death, physical symptom distress, and improving quality of life and spiritual well-being via the mechanism of increasing a sense of meaning. MCP is an NCI designated Research-Tested Intervention Program. Participants in the webinar will be introduced to the theoretical framework of MCP and to the structure and process of delivering MCP as an intervention to advanced cancer patients.
CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse, Physician, Social Worker, Non-physician Healthcare Professional