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12/3/2022 - Cancer and Death Anxiety- Hope for the Clinician (IPA)

  • October 04, 2022 10:05 AM
    Message # 12942195

    IPA in Health Committee Webinar: Cancer and Death Anxiety: Hope for the Clinician.

    Saturday 3 December,  12 noon - 3pm EST

    This webinar will be in English and will be interactive with break-out rooms. Please note to enjoy the session please attend live as there will be no automatic post event recording.

    Panelists: Linda Emanuel MD, Sheldon Solomon PhD, Norman Straker MD, Jeffrey Guss MD.

    Moderator: Harvey Schwartz

    Please click here to register and secure your free spot to this webinar.

    The IPA in Health Committee are pleased to invite you to the 2nd webinar that will for part of The Lifespan Series:

    Cancer and Death Anxiety: Hope for the clinician   Norm Straker and Jeffrey Guss, co-chairs

    Death Anxiety is neglected in psychoanalytic concept, both in theory and practice. This webinar brings together a group of experts in the psychoanalytic treatment of death anxiety in cancer patients. 

    Sheldon Solomon will describe his research that demonstrates the unconscious defenses against death anxiety, a process he has termed “Terror Management”. 

    Dr Straker, a psycho-oncologist will present several vignettes of terminally ill cancer patients in order to illustrate his therapeutic approach for lessening death anxiety. 

    Straker demonstrates the practical application of Terror Management and how it can be helpful in decreasing countertransference avoidance in the therapist. 

    Linda Emanuel, a palliative care specialist, will describe “existential maturity “ a term she has designated from her clinical work in palliative care. 

    Finally, Jeffrey Guss will describe his research on the use of psilocybin-assisted therapy in cancer patients with existential distress or demoralization syndrome, and how substance assisted therapy may reduce death anxiety. 

    Registration link is found here

    For further information please visit the IPA

    Website here

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