Thought Leadership Lecture Series
Emotion, behaviour and applied psychology in diabetes education
Speaker: Dr William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Most recently, he received the American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award for distinguished contributions to behavioural medicine and psychology.
An active researcher in the field of behavioural diabetes, Dr. Polonsky has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. His most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, blood glucose monitoring behaviour and attitudes in people living with diabetes, physician and lay attitudes towards insulin and oral medications, group-based behaviour change programs, the influence of continuous glucose monitoring on quality of life, and emotional and behavioural responses to the diagnosis of diabetes.
A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Polonsky has also authored several books for the lay audience (e.g., Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore) and co-edited several others for health care professionals (e.g., A CORE Curriculum for Diabetes Education).
The psychological side of diabetes
What healthcare professionals need to know
An overview of the many psychosocial obstacles to managing diabetes effectively that patients face, followed by practical suggestions for how busy health providers can help their patents to address and overcome these critical barriers and thereby promote more successful self-management.
Understanding depression and diabetes burnout
Though frequently contributing to poor metabolic control, critical emotional issues such as depression and diabetes burnout have often been underappreciated, ignored, mislabeled and/or inappropriately addressed in clinical care. This presentation will re-examine this large body of data and propose a new way to understand these two phenomena, concluding with several key strategies for identifying and addressing these important issues.
Engaging the disengaged
Behavioural strategies for promoting successful diabetes self-management
How do we reach those patients who seem unreachable or who just don’t seem to care? This presentation will review our new understanding of motivation in diabetes and illustrate how the proper framing of diabetes messages and more appropriate ways of sharing personalized metabolic data can overcome the shame, hopelessness and discouragement that so many our patients feel.
Recordings of these sessions are available on the ADEA E-learning Management System for you to watch. Please note that this is a separate platform from the ADEA website so you might have to create a new account. Email email@example.com if you need any assistance with this registration.
This registration will allow you to:
- Watch the recordings of all three days at your convenience
- Download relevant information: presentation files
- Complete the participant survey
- Download a certificate of participation for your CPD purpose
Participation in this program will provide you with 6 CPD points under Category 1 – Clinical practice for your next credentialling application.
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