Multiple Sclerosis: Support Partners
In this course, we hear from three experts that will talk about multiple sclerosis (MS) support partners. We focus on topics such as how family roles shift over time, grief, loss, and healthy communication.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Discuss the challenges and emotional symptoms common to Support Partners
Identify at least two strategies or techniques that help both people with MS and their support partners to manage MS disease progression and/or the uncertainties of living with multiple sclerosis
Created & Published: February 17, 2022
Course Introduction & InstructionsFREE PREVIEW
Consume Course Content the Way YOU Learn Best - Podcast, Transcript, or YouTube VideoFREE PREVIEW
Support Partners Post-Test
Support Partners Course Evaluation
Bonus Content: Resource Page
Find Empathy Education is Based in Research
Halstead EJ, Leavitt VM, Fiore D, Mueser KT. A feasibility study of a manualized resilience-based telehealth program for persons with multiple sclerosis and their support partners. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2020 Aug 21;6(3):2055217320941250. doi: 10.1177/2055217320941250. PMID: 32913660; PMCID: PMC7444140.
Hughes, AJ, Botanov, Y, Beier, M. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and their Support Partners: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 2022, 103481, ISSN 2211-0348, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.103481.
Pakenham KI. The positive impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) on carers: associations between carer benefit finding and positive and negative adjustment domains. Disabil Rehabil. 2005 Sep 2;27(17):985-97. doi: 10.1080/09638280500052583. PMID: 16096252.
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Find Empathy, #1817, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period:
06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credit.
To obtain a certificate of completion for continuing education credits associated with this course, please follow the following steps:
ENROLL in this course and create an Empathy account
COMPLETE COURSE CONTENT in one of 3 ways:
• Listen to the corresponding course podcast by streaming it on the webpage, downloading the audio file, or listening to it on your favorite podcast provider.
• Read the podcast transcript, in its entirety
• Watch podcast video on YouTube
TAKE THE POST-TEST assessment and achieve a passing grade of at least 75%
Complete the COURSE EVALUATION
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