Behavior Change

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    Speaker: John Zrebiec, MSW, CDE

    Cultivating Family Support in Diabetes Care


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    Speakers: Teresa Pearson, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE and Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

    Social Context of Diabetes


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    Speaker: William Polonsky, PhD, CDE

    Engaging the Disengaged: Strategies for Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes

    Webinar Description: The provision of appropriate psychosocial support to people with diabetes is crucial to maintaining and improving overall health. William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE discusses engagement strategies for promoting behavior change in diabetes care.

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    Speaker: Dr. Jen Nash, CPsychol, AFBPsS, ClinPsyD, BSc

    Psychological Strategies for Weight Change Conversations

    Webinar Description: Jen Nash, CPsychol, AFBPsS, ClinPsyD, BSc discusses the psychological aspect of people who are struggling to implement weight loss advice. Dr. Nash reviews skills that address the emotional and motivational barriers to implementing weight loss education, and participants will be equipped with strategies to approach weight change conversations.

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    Speaker: Rita A. Kenahan, RN, EdD

    Adult Learning Theories & Teaching Strategies

    Webinar Description: The majority of adults engage with learning experiences to create change in their skills, behavior, knowledge or attitudes. When providing diabetes education, it is important to acknowledge what people with diabetes bring to a learning situation such as hopes and fears, motivations, and questions. By combining adult learning principles and skill-building strategies, healthcare professionals can more successfully help people with diabetes identify and address their needs and successfully manage their health.

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    Speaker: Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE

    Acceptance and Diabetes: Helping patients integrate diabetes into their lives

    Webinar Description: Acceptance of diabetes and its related self-management principles is complex and involves a number of skills and tasks. Assessment of diabetes acceptance may aid in the identification of high risk patients for whom interventions can be targeted. Mark Heyman, PhD, CDE shares his experience and case studies related to working with people who are having difficulty with acceptance and diabetes.