1. Couple Counselling as a Part of Psycho-Social Care in Oncology
by Marta I. Porebiak
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture
1h Live session
Bio Marta I. Porebiak, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, certified EU psychotherapist (EAP), Polish certified psycho-oncology supervisor (PTPO), an assistant professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland. She is an author of various articles and handbook chapters for psychologists and medical doctors, as well as a presenter at national and international congresses. Among her areas of expertise are individual psychodynamic therapy, systemic family and couple therapy, crisis management in psycho-oncology and palliative care. She runs a psychotherapy private practice and she collaborates with Polish Medical Association and European School of Oncology (ESO) as an instructor.
Target clinicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers
Goal 1. Organizing couple consultations according to systemic approach guidelines.
2. Addressing some of the limitations and challenges in couples' consultations.
3. Practicing key techniques in interviewing couples.
Abstract Cancer affects not only individuals but their close ones as well. It's a common picture to observe patients accompanied by their spouse, parent, adult child, sibling or friend to medical appointments and treatment procedures. Providing psycho-social care in the presence of another person could be challenging, therefore we need to consider some guidelines for couple consultations. Our patient is no longer an individual, but both of them are in a need of counseling. A close person could be a great source of information for the clinician, but also a valuable support resource for the cancer patient. Remembering, that caregivers usually also benefit from psycho-social counseling. During the workshop, participants learn how to apply the Systemic Approach in consulting couples. We will practice interviewing techniques, tailored for couple consultations, building therapeutic contact, dividing our attention, and strengthening mutual empathy using circularity. The workshop is especially recommended for clinicians, psychologists, social workers and nurses who want to start consulting couples, or who want to better their counseling skills in delivering joint consultations.


3. Demoralization in cancer care: diagnosis and treatment
by David Kissane, Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Luigi Grassi, Chun-Kai Fang, Sigrun Vehling & Rebecca Philipp
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture (6 x 20min.)
1h Live session

David W. Kissane, AC MD, is a psychiatrist and researcher in psycho-oncology and palliative care. He is currently the Chair of Palliative Medicine Research at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University, and previously Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His academic interests include group, couples and family psychotherapy trials, communication skills training, studies of existential distress, and ethics of end-of-life care. He chaired the IPOS World Congress in 2000, and was awarded their Arthur Sutherland Award for lifetime achievement in 2008. Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, PhD, is Professor of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology at the University of Leipzig in Germany. Her academic interests include studies of mental disorders and distress in cancer including demoralization and loss of meaning, and psychotherapy trials for patients with cancer. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, several books and holds editorial positions for journals such as Psycho-Oncology and Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Anja Mehnert was awarded the Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award by IPOS in 2009, the German Cancer Award in 2016 for Psycho-oncology, and she chaired the IPOS World Congress in Berlin in 2017.

Luigi Grassi MD MPhil, is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. He is Head of the University Unit of Hospital Psychiatry, S. Anna Hospital and Local Health Agency in Ferrara. He is author of over 200 scientific papers, chapters of books and books. He has been the President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (2006-2008) and the Italian Society of Psycho-Oncology (2003-2011). He is currently Chair of the IPOS Federation of Psycho-Oncology Societies and the World Psychiatric Association - Section on Psycho-Oncology & Palliative Care.

Chun-Kai Fang, MD PhD is Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at the McKay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, as well as Chief of Taiwan's Hospice and Palliative Care Centre at McKay Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Thanatology and Health Counselling at the National Taipei University of Nursing Health Sciences. Dr Fang translated the Demoralization Scale into Mandarin and has examined the way that demoralization mediates suicidal thinking. He has been President of the Taiwanese Psycho-Oncology Society and IPOS honoured his clinical leadership with its Noemi Fisman Award in 2017.

Sigrun Vehling, PhD, is a researcher at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, and works in the Department of Medical Psychology. She has been the principal investigator of a longitudinal study investigating sources of meaning, meaning-focused coping and positive and negative life change in patients with cancer. She has focused on existential issues in cancer, specifically demoralization, sense of dignity and meaning-focused coping. She has been the co-editor of a Psycho-Oncology special issue on the topic of existential distress and she is an active contributor to the IPOS Early Career Special Interest Group.

Rebecca Philipp MSc, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Medical Psychology, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf Institute and Polyclinic for Medical Psychology, Hamburg, Germany. She has explored the contribution of early experiences that generate attachment security and social relatedness as predictors of building resilience or risk to develop demoralization when events and illness bring challenges to coping later in life.

Target Psychologists, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, palliative care clinicians, oncologists, surgeons, and other allied health clinicians
Goal 1. To understand the clinical presentations of demoralization.
2. To recognize the risk and protective factors in its development.
3. To master the therapy techniques to treat demoralization.
Abstract Demoralization is a clinical state of low morale and poor coping, characterized by hopelessness / helplessness, meaninglessness / loss of purpose, feeling of entrapment, and potential desire to suicide. Systematic reviews show a prevalence of 15% among oncology patients, rising to 30% in palliative care. The risk of suicide points to its clinical importance. Factors associated with its development include medical and mental illness with poor symptom control and disease burden; single status with isolation, alienation or poor social support; female gender; and poor cancer control, with worsening frailty and poor quality of life. Factors protective against its development include being married and supported; employed and a sense of meaning in life; spiritual or religious wellbeing; and personal autonomy and control over life. Clinicians need to assess the value of life, recognize when a sense of pointlessness starts to emerge, and ambivalence about the wish to die. Demoralization can be managed with cognitively-oriented, supportive and meaning-centered therapies, while also treating co-morbid anxiety and depression, and optimizing physical symptom control. Demoralization can be fitted into DSM-5 as a ‘specifier' for Adjustment or Major Depressive Disorders, or conceptualized within ICD-11 as providing essential phenomena for the poor coping that characterizes Adjustment Disorder


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5. Group interventions targeting executive functions and decision-making in survivors of non-CNS cancer
by Ayala Bloch & Limor Sharoni
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture
1h Live session

Ayala Bloch is a senior neuropsychologist and clinical supervisor with a specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She is on the faculty of the Ariel University Graduate Degree Program in Psychology and CEO of the Israeli National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, where 500 patients with acquired brain damage are treated annually. Previously, Dr. Bloch was Head Psychologist at the Sheba Medical Center Neurological Rehabilitation Department and manager of an advanced cognitive psychology lab at Bar-Ilan University. She has been Head of the Israeli Ministry of Health Professional Committee for Rehabilitation Psychology since 2017.

Limor Sharoni holds a master's degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She is a senior rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist at The National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, a public NPO dedicated to neuropsychological and psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals with brain damage. Limor established the Gesher-Galilee Center, which provides comprehensive neurorehabilitation and psychotherapy for a diverse population following acquired brain damage, PTSD, and other chronic diseases. Her main interests include neuropsychological, cognitive, and neuro-psycho-oncological rehabilitation; treatment of co-morbid TBI and PTSD; occupational assessment; and counseling for people with acute and chronic medical conditions.

Target Psycho-oncologists, medical and rehabilitation psychologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, physicians involved in psycho-oncology
Goal 1. To acquire practical knowledge about patterns of cognitive functioning and impairment among survivors of non-CNS cancer.
2. To become acquainted with the rationale for and structure of cognitive rehabilitation methods addressing specific functions and impairments.
3. To learn and practice a cognitive rehabilitation protocol targeting executive functions in general and decision-making specifically.
Abstract This half-day workshop aims to familiarize participants with a group intervention method targeting decision-making and other executive functions following non-CNS cancer. The method was developed based on long-standing, effective interventions for acquired brain damage and is now employed in a holistic vocational rehabilitation day program addressing neuropsychological sequelae of disease and treatment in survivors. Deficits in executive functions, the most complex components of human behavior, are among the cognitive impairments most commonly reported following cancer. Their significant effects on vocational and everyday functioning make them an important target in rehabilitation. The workshop will provide background knowledge about executive functions, including decision-making, before exposing participants to the two stages of the intervention, the first addressing executive functioning in general and the second focusing on decision-making. Participants will learn and practice structured strategies for use in individual and group settings, which address collection, monitoring, synthesis, and analysis of information, as well as approaches to and common mistakes in decision-making. The workshop will employ experiential methods, including group decision-making simulations. We will conclude by presenting and discussing the projects of rehabilitation program participants who recently completed the two-stage intervention, which serve as tangible examples of the cognitive processes and skills it facilitates.


6. Navigating through Life Adversities with “Kindfulness”:
The Theory and Practice of Self-Compassion for Healthcare Professionals in Cancer Care
by Adrian H.Y. Wan
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture (presentation + mindfulness practices)
1h Live session
Bio Dr. Adrian H.Y. Wan is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of Hong Kong. He is a scientist-practitioner in the field of mental health and mindfulness intervention. His research interests lie in psycho-oncology, holistic healthcare for cancer survivors and families, professional burnout, emotion regulation, and coping with physical and psychological traumas. He was presented with the Young Investigator Award at the Hong Kong International Cancer Congress in 2009. Dr. Wan is a pioneer in the research of applying mindful self-compassion in cancer care, and a seasoned trainer in holistic health practices.
Target Health professionals of all disciplines who work in psychosocial oncology and/ or palliative care. The workshop will be of value for those who seeks to acquire better understanding of the application of self-compassion in cancer care, and those who wish to cultivate spiritual resources to help them better manage compassion fatigue.
Goal 1. To understand the concept and theoretical foundations of mindful self-compassion
2. To acquire first-person experience in practicing self-compassion in everyday life for healthcare professionals, and to learn the basic skills relevant to enhancing self-compassion
3. To understand the evidence and adaptations of mindful self-compassion in psychosocial care for cancer survivors and/ their families
Abstract Self-compassion is at the heart of altruistic, compassionate, and person-centered healthcare service; it is also the antidote to human suffering and compassionate fatigue among helping professionals. Over the decade, research has consistently shown the benefits of self-compassion on psychological well-being, such as improving quality of life, enhancing resilience, betterment in emotion regulation, and cultivating positive affectivity. The practice of self-compassion was found effective in enhancing psychosocial wellness of college and university students, allied health professionals, as well as individuals suffering from depression, diabetes, eating disorder, PTSD, stress-related issues, and people with chronic medical conditions, including cancer survivors. Despite its Buddhist origin, self-compassion can be learnt by anyone regardless of their age, gender, religious orientations, and social status. This one-day experiential workshop provides an overview of theory and practice of self-compassion for practitioners in the cancer care profession. The workshop is not only a platform to learn the selected self-compassion which can be adapted for cancer patients (and their family members), but also an experiential opportunity for healthcare professionals to relax, recharge, and reconnect with their professional goals as ways to protect against caregiver fatigue.


7. Integrative Model of Cancer Experience in Children and Teenagers through the use of Art
by Olimpia Petzold Rodriguez
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture
1h Live discussion
Bio Clinical Psychologist, Master degree in Clinical Psychology, Master degree in Neuroscience. PhD candidate assigned at the Psychosomatic and Psycho-Oncology Research Unit of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her research activities focus on the study of evaluation and treatment of psychological factors in cancer patients, through the use of Art Therapy in young populations. For more than 18 years, she served as professor at the Department of Psycho-socio-anthropology at the University of Zulia, Venezuela. She leads the Spanish Support Group and the HEART (Healing Art) program at CANOPY (Survivorship Center) at Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Woodlands, USA. For her work she was awarded as a 2019 Women of Distinction Honoree by the Montgomery County Women's Council in The Woodlands, US.
Target Researchers, Clinicians, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists in the field of Pediatric Psychos-oncology
Goal 1. The participant shall be able to analyze the integrative model of cancer experience in children and teenagers with cancer through the use of art.
2. The participant shall be able to understand the efficacy of the use of art to identify needs and the experience of disease in children and teenagers with cancer.
3. The participant shall be able to identify some art-based exercises to evaluate the needs and the experience of disease in children and teenagers with cancer.
Abstract The purpose of this interactive activity is to show an integrative model of cancer experience in children and teenagers with cancer through the use of art. The model includes both, the health-improving factors and health deteriorating factors for this age group. It employs a variety of learning modalities, such as team exercises, examples case, inter/intrapersonal activities and experimentation with some art media. During the workshop, the participants will know the dimensions (cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social) proposed in this model. They will know the basic steps to follow in an art-based assessment session using as reference an art therapy program research developed at Pediatric Specialties Hospital in Venezuela for cancer patients. This research was awarded with the Interamerican Post-graduate Research Award 2019 by the Interamerican Society of Psychology. At the same time, participants will have a close approach to different arts technics such as drawing, painting, modeling, writing a story, and collage used to evaluate the needs and the experience of disease in children and teenagers with cancer. Finally, participants will learn that art may be used as an evaluation tool that employs images to facilitate communication in the therapeutic setting, improving both the assessment and intervention.


8. CBT for People with Cancer
by Stirling Moorey
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture
1h Live session
Bio Stirling Moorey is a consultant psychiatrist and CBT therapist. He is co-author with Dr Steven Greer of The Oxford Guide to CBT for People with Cancer and has contributed to RCTs in CBT in both early and advanced disease. He has over 30 years experience of training mental health professionals in CBT and has worked closely with Drs Kath Mannix and Nigel Sage to develop ‘First Aid CBT' – an approach that health professionals in oncology and palliative care can use in their everyday practice to manage patients' psychological distress.
Target Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and health professional with an interest in psychological therapy
Goal 1. To understand the cognitive behavioural model of adjustment to cancer and life threatening illness
2. To be able to conceptualise psychological distress using the 5 areas model and apply this to a patient with cancer
3. To be able to recognise ways to break unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving in cancer related distress
Abstract This workshop will introduce a model for understanding the challenges faced by people with life threatening illness from a cognitive perspective. It will describe how the appraisal of the threat to life and the threat to self concept (through the physical, emotional and interpersonal impact of the disease and treatment) is shaped by past experience and underlying beliefs. For those unfamiliar with CBT a simple way to conceptualise patients' distress will be introduced and some methods for breaking unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving will be described. Participants will have the opportunity to conceptualise their cases and consider brief interventions to use in the oncology setting. For those with more experience of CBT there will be opportunities to discuss their cases and how to manage challenges.


9. Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Workshop
by Gary Rodin & Sarah Hales
3hs Schedule of Workshop 1.5h prerecorded lecture
1.5h Live session

Gary Rodin, MD, FRCPC. Gary Rodin is the Joint University of Toronto/University Health Network Harold and Shirley Lederman Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care and is Head of the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Rodin is the Director of the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is a clinician-investigator who has published widely on the psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer and other medical illnesses. Under his leadership, the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Program at the Princess Margaret has achieved an international reputation for its academic and clinical excellence. Dr. Rodin has authored texts on Depression in the Medically Ill and is currently leading research on the psychological impact of advanced and terminal disease in affected patients and their families.

Sarah Hales, MD, PhD, FRCPC. Sarah Hales is a psychiatrist for the Division of Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Her research has been funded by both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her clinical and research interests include the end of life experience as it affects both patients and families, and psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at alleviating distress in those facing advanced disease.

Target Psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, nurses, physicians and other allied health professionals working in oncology
Goal 1. Learn the theoretical foundations, content domains, and therapeutic processes of CALM.
2. Explore the clinical application of CALM as illustrated through video-recorded real psychotherapeutic sessions. 3. Enhance skills and comfort in treating emotional distress in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer.
Abstract Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, manualized, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention uniquely tailored to reduce or prevent distress in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer and their families. It consists of 3-6 psychotherapeutic sessions delivered over 6 months and has been shown to reduce distress and increase well-being in this population. The morning of the workshop will consist of two streams: 1. Introductory: Formal lectures and video-recordings of real psychotherapeutic sessions will be used to teach the theoretical foundations, therapeutic process, and content domains of CALM 2. Advanced (for participants with prior exposure to CALM): Focus on theoretical issues, refinement of techniques, and skills to teach and supervise other CALM therapists.
The afternoon session will integrate theory, research, and the clinical application of CALM. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the day, provide feedback, and contribute to an open discussion about future CALM cases in their settings.


10. Building research collaborations in psycho-oncology
- why do we need it & how to do it ?
by Joanne Shaw, Nick Hulbert-Williams & Sylvie Lambert
3hs Schedule of Workshop 1.5h prerecorded lecture
1.5h Live session

Dr Joanne Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney and Executive Director of the Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (POCOG). She brings expertise in psycho-oncology, health service improvement and heath communication. In her role at PoCoG, Dr Shaw has Executive leadership responsibility for the development and conduct of large-collaborative intervention research. Dr Shaw is current Chair of the IPOS Research Committee

Prof Nick Hulbert-Williams is a Coaching Psychologist and Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Chester. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Contextual Behavioural Science. Nick is especially interested in the application of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and principles from Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS) in the development of effective psychological interventions for use in psychological coaching and healthcare. In his Psychosocial Oncology work, he is currently working on projects that aim to lead to a better understanding of the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis (for patients and their families), and to developing interventions to improve wellbeing and quality of life in this patient group by reducing unmet needs and distress. Much of his work focuses on the application of third-wave psychological interventions (e.g. Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) within this setting. You can follow him on twitter @profnickhw

Associate Professor Sylvie Lambert is at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University She is also a Research Associate, St. Mary's Research Centre. A/Prof Lambert's research focuses on 1) better understanding the substantial impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients' and their caregivers' well-being and functioning, 2) developing and evaluating illness self-management interventions that are sustainable to enhance translation in practice, 3) addressing the challenges of using patient reported outcomes in intervention programs, and the use of advanced psychometric approaches for improving the precision and efficiency of outcome evaluations.

Target Any oncology and psycho-oncology healthcare professionals, researchers, and policy makers
Goal 1. Understanding why collaborative research is needed in psycho-oncology 2.
2. Develop a clear understanding of how to establish successful collaborative research groups and studies
Abstract One of the key findings to come out of the IPOS Research Needs survey (Lambert et al, 2020), was that our members wanted more support in building research collaborations. Collaborative work is important to strengthen the evidence base regarding the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for cancer: more large-scale, multi-centre, clinically relevant intervention studies are required. The clinical research methods associated with large intervention studies require a move from a single site, descriptive approach and are only possible using a collaborative research. This workshop is an interactive panel discussion. Panelists with extensive experience establishing and maintaining collaborative research programs will discuss what they look for in collaborations, how they identify potential collaborators, and lessons learned on how to work collaboratively. The workshop will address key considerations for designing and conducting large research projects and establishing collaborations.


11. Managing fear of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors with individual or group therapy
by Sophie Lebel, Christine Maheu, Phyllis Butow, Louise Sharpe & Jane Turner
3hs Schedule of Workshop 2h prerecorded lecture
1h Live discussion

Professor Sophie Lebel is a clinical psychologist with a focus on cancer survivorship and Psychosocial interventions. She has contributed to the definition and measurement of FCR and clinical FCR, validated a blended model of FCR, and co-developed FORT with Dr. Maheu. She was the recipient in 2015 of the CAPO early career award and is former chair of the FCR SIG with IPOS.

Christine Maheu is an Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University. Dr. Maheu's research interests include testing cancer survivorship interventions. She has co-developed the FORT intervention with Dr. Lebel. For her research work in psychosocial care, Dr. Maheu received excellence awards in nursing research (2013, 2015, 2016) from Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Canadian Association of Nurses In Oncology, and the Association Québécoise desinfirmières en oncologie (AQIO) Quebec Association of Nurses in Oncology. Dr. Maheu is the recipient of a junior 2 FRQ-S career award.

Professor Phyllis Butow has worked for over 25 years in Psycho-Oncology. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Prof Butow has focused her career on research in doctor-patient communication, and cancer patient and carer support and empowerment. Prof Butow has received many awards for her work, including the IPOS Bernard Fox Award in 2009. Prof. Butow led the research team which evaluated ConquerFear in Australia, and is currently working on several projects adapting and extending ConquerFear for other settings and Formats.

Professor Louise Sharpe is a clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioural treatments (CBT) for patients coping with chronic physical illness. She has 30 years of experience in developing treatment programs for novel indications in a range of health conditions and testing their efficacy in randomised controlled trials. She was an investigator on the ConquerFear study. She has received distinguished career awards from the Australian Psychological Society and Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for her contributions to clinical psychology and the practice of CBT.

Professor Jane Turner is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist who has worked for over 25 years in oncology. She has extensive experience in medical education and communication skills training and has taken a leading role in Australia in developing psychosocial clinical practice guidelines. Her research focuses on models of care to build psychosocial capacity including training of front-line health professionals. She was an investigator on the ConquerFear study and has presented many workshops to train health professionals in this model.

Target Health professionals who work with oncology patients during treatment and survivorship (including doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers)
Goal Learning objectives:
1. The attendee shall be able to describe two theoretical frameworks for FCR
2. The attendee shall be able to describe and deliver methods to reduce FCR, including cognitive restructuring, attention training, mindfulness training, awareness and challenging of meta-cognitions about worry, exposure to worst fears, education and encouragement of appropriate levels of screening and monitoring for cancer recurrence
Abstract This workshop will focus on the most frequently cited unmet need of cancer survivors – fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). FCR is present to some extent in the majority of people who survive cancer, however this can be more severe for up to 49% of survivors. FCR can be persistent and disabling and lead to difficulty making future plans and over-screening and over-use of medical services. Fortunately, several trials of evidence-based and theoretically supported therapies have been successfully completed in the past 5 years. This workshop will provide a review of the frameworks of two of these recent therapies (the ConquerFear and FORT studies) for understanding FCR. These therapies (one face-to-face, the other a group face-to-face intervention) combine elements of the Self-Regulatory Executive Function (S-
1 e.g. psychologists, social workers…
REF) model, Relational Frame Theory and Self Regulation Theory (ConquerFear) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy (FORT). The content and exercises of these two therapies will be presented in detail. Practical strategies to implement these therapies will be demonstrated and practiced in the workshop. Patient handouts, relevant papers, and frameworks will be provided to workshop attendees.


12. From paper to screen: Lessons learned from the digital environment to promote rigorously designed and effective e-health interventions
by Lyndsay Hughes, Zoe Moon & Sophie Fawson
3hs Schedule of Workshop 1.5h prerecorded lecture
1.5h Live session

Dr Lyndsay Hughes: Lyndsay is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the Health Psychology Section, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. Her research focuses on the adjustment to and management of long-term conditions and she is principal investigator for a number of studies across a range of conditions including breast cancer which aim to develop theory-informed interventions, including for digital platforms. Lyndsay has been invited to deliver numerous workshops and training sessions internationally to a range of healthcare professionals covering illness self-management, distress, treatment adherence and behaviour change.

Dr Zoë Moon: Zoe is a Chartered Psychologist and postdoctoral research associate at the Health Psychology Section, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. Zoë is currently working on a Breast Cancer Now funded study to test a digital intervention to improve adherence and support women prescribed endocrine therapy. This has involved developing and testing a theory-based paper version of the intervention, before successfully translating this into a digital intervention. Zoe has expertise in theory-led digital intervention development, patient and public involvement, user-testing and data analytics for digital interventions.

Sophie Fawson: Sophie is in the second year of her PhD at the Health Psychology Section, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. Her PhD aims to understand distress and physical symptoms as well as exploring the meaning of the term acceptance, in women with stage I-III hormone receptor positive breast cancer. The studies will provide evidence for the development of a digital self-management intervention to help manage distress and physical symptoms in this population. Sophie has previously worked with researchers to develop and implement an online therapist-supported intervention targeting pain and fatigue in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Target Psychologists, researchers, behavioural scientists
Goal 1. Understand the current state of research on digital interventions and be able to use data to argue persuasively for the suitability of digital interventions
2. Be able to outline the process of theory-driven intervention development and develop an intervention-development plan incorporating essential considerations for digital interventions (e.g. quality assurance testing and inclusion of user analytics)
3. Be able to design an intervention component (e.g. behavior change technique) taking into consideration the requirements and opportunities of different digital platforms (e.g. website or mobile application) using hands-on examples
Abstract Background: Digital interventions including web and mobile applications and wearable technology are becoming increasingly common, particularly in the area of behaviour change and illness self-management. Digital interventions have the potential to be cost-effective with small to medium effects found across conditions and outcomes. However, few interventions report the theory or development process that was used; limiting transferability and replicability.
Objective: This workshop will provide a theory- and evidence-based framework of identifying the need and suitability of digital interventions for people living with cancer and provide hands-on experience of designing digital intervention techniques (e.g. behaviour change techniques).
Methods: Using examples from existing digital interventions, the workshop will include a one-hour pre-recorded lecture and a one hour live facilitated workshop to practice digital intervention techniques. The pre-recorded materials will include a discussion on developing digital materials, including topics such as accessibility; utilising theory; stakeholder engagement; analytics and; tailoring. During the live workshop, participants will practice translating intervention techniques from the usual paper-based method to digital platforms, acknowledging the inherent opportunities and challenges present in a digital environment.
Outcomes: Participants will gain insight and strategies to plan, design and disseminate robust digital interventions to support patient self-management.
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