July 17, 2021 (Virtual)
12:00pm – 3:00pm (ET); 9:00am – 12:00pm (PT)
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of psychologists, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with MS.
Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
MS Symptom Management
- Identify a wellness and empowerment approach to working with clients with MS
- Identify two interventions for management of common MS symptoms
- Recognize the mind body interventions that can be used for pain and stress management
- Recognize the cognitive challenges that may be experienced by individuals living with MS.
- Identify factors that can contribute to cognitive changes in the individual living with MS.
- Distinguish “resistance” from neuropsychological symptoms that can impact the client’s capacity to participate in therapy.
- Determine when it may be appropriate to refer a client for neuropsychological evaluation and rehabilitation therapies.
Culturally Sensitive Team-based care
- Identify who could be part of the healthcare team of someone with MS
- Define Implicit Bias, challenges, and solutions for culturally-responsive healthcare
- Identify cultural barriers and challenges to information sharing and methods for overcoming them
- Practice inclusion of multiple perspectives in decision-making
Partners and Parents with MS
- Define who has ownership of the MS
- Define spread effect and courtesy stigma
- Identify potential issues in romantic partnerships when one person has MS
- Distinguish specific interventions as it relates to experiencing childbirth and/or parenting when a parent has MS
Pearl Werfel, PhD Private Practice
Linda Trettin, PhD Dignity Health, Folsom Neuropsychology
Amber Landers, PhD Alliant University
Rhoda Olkin, PhD Alliant University
Katelyn Michtich, MBA National MS Society
Andrea Arzt, LCSW National MS Society
Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the National MS Society. CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). The CMSC maintains responsibility for the content of the program. The CMSC designates this activity for 3.0 CE credits.
Social Workers (Through ASWB’S ACE Program)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the CMSC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The CMSC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course can earn up to 3.0 continuing education credits.
Certificate of Attendance for Other Healthcare Professionals
A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion of course requirements enabling participants to register their credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. Participants may apply for other accreditations using procedures established by specific organizations.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education, CMSC and the National MS Society require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. CMSC and the National MS Society mitigate all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, CMSC and the National MS Society seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. CMSC and the National MS Society are committed to providing learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.
The program faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships that they have with ineligible companies:
Pearl Werfel, PhD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Linda Trettin, PhD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Amber Landers. PhD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Rhoda Olkin, PhD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Andrea Arzt, LCSW has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Katelyn Michtich, MBA has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at CMSC who are in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at the National MS Society who are in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
Method of Participation / How to Receive Credit
To successfully complete this activity, the participant must review the accreditation information, including learning objectives and faculty disclosures, complete the suggested pre-requisites, view the webinar, and complete the evaluation. Participants will receive a detailed email to complete the evaluation during, after, and the day following the webinar. Once evaluation is completed, a certificate of completion will be sent to the participate as proof of CEU earned.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
CMSC and the National MS Society require faculty to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
Commercial Support Acknowledgment
This activity is not supported through an educational grant.
CMSC and the National MS Society present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. CMSC and the National MS Society, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.
If you have any questions about this activity, please contact the National MS Society at [email protected].