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Masterclass BSPO: Angst voor herval

Datum: 
23/09/2022 - 08:45 tot 16:30
Discipline: 
Psycholoog

This Masterclass is proposed by the Belgian Society for Psychosocial Oncology (BSPO) to psychologists working in hospitals or within a private practice with cancer patients and their relatives.

Thanks to the support of the Foundation Against Cancer, the Cédric Hèle Instituut, the Centre de Psycho-Oncologie and the Institut Jules Bordet.

This day include plenary sessions allowing interactions with experts of the field from Belgium and the Netherlands; and workshops in groups.

Prijs: 
50
Programma: 

 

BSPO

Fear of recurrence in oncology

23 september 2022

Lokalen Stichting tegen Kanker

 

8.30 u. Registration

 

8.50 u.- 9.20 u.  Welcome – Stichting tegen Kanker

 

9. 20 u. – 10. 00 u. Sarah Hauspie: Psycho-education about fear of recurrence: content, organization, tips & tricks

 

10.00 u. - 10.40 u. Coen Volker: Fear of Cancer Recurrence - a 5-step program

 

10.40 u.- 11.00 u. Pauze

 

11.00 u.  - 11.40 u. Esther Smit-Deuning en José Custers:  Intervention for fear of cancer recurrence – from conceptualization to implementation

 

11.40 u.  - 12.20 u.  Isabelle Merckaert: Emotion regulation and fear of cancer recurrence : Efficacy of a brief ecologically boosted group intervention

 

12. 20 u. - 13. 20 u. Lunch

 

13.20 u. - 14.50  u.   WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: Coen Völker Fear of Cancer Recurrence - a 5-step program

Content: Fear of cancer recurrence is normal. But how do we treat and guide our patients who suffer from this? How can we offer them a practical roadmap and have meaningful conversations? In this worshop you will learn the 5-step program from the book "Fear of Cancer (Völker, 2021)". This program can be used by psychologists and therapists as part of a treatment, but can also be used to structure conversations with health care professionals or family. Some patients need therapy, some need counseling but many need clarity how to work with anxiety. This program gives clarity is based on 3rd generation cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, mindfulness and on 20 years experience in psycho-oncology.

Workshop 2: Isabelle Merckaert  & Marie Callier: Emotion regulation and fear of cancer recurrence : insights from a brief ecologically boosted group intervention

Workshop summary: Anxiety, depressive symptoms, fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), intrusive thoughts, and worry are some of the most common complaints of breast cancer survivors. Although for a majority of patients they may be moderate and transient responses to cancer and its treatment, for others they may compromise healthy survivorship and lead to unremitting psychosocial dysfunction. The workshop will focus on describing the ecologically boosted (i.e., promoting in-between session at-home practice) eight-session emotion and self-regulation group intervention that our group designed for breast cancer patients in the early survivorship period who met criteria for clinical levels of such psychological symptoms.Anxiety, depressive symptoms, fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), intrusive thoughts, and worry are some of the most common complaints of breast cancer survivors. Although for a majority of patients they may be moderate and transient responses to cancer and its treatment, for others they may compromise healthy survivorship and lead to unremitting psychosocial dysfunction. The workshop will focus on describing the ecologically boosted (i.e., promoting in-between session at-home practice) eight-session emotion and self-regulation group intervention that our group designed for breast cancer patients in the early survivorship period who met criteria for clinical levels of such psychological symptoms.

 

Workshop 3 : Esther Smit-Deuning en José Custers:  The SWORD intervention – a blended psychological intervention for high fear of cancer recurrence.

Workshop summary: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is amongst the most prevalent need for help reported by cancer survivors. FCR can be seen on a continuum from low, transient levels to clinical persistent levels. While patients with low or moderate fears are often able to manage FCR on their own or assisted by minimal interventions provided by medical staff and in primary care, patients with clinical FCR might need specialized psychological help. For these patients we developed Survivors Worries of Recurrent Disease (SWORD) intervention. SWORD is a blended intervention based on cognitive behavioral therapy combining the benefits of face-to-face therapy sessions with an eHealth platform with at-home assignments. The intervention has been proven effective in a randomized controlled trial. In this workshop we will introduce the rationale, content and structure of SWORD.

 

14.50 u.- 15. 00 u. Change group

 

15.00 u. - 16.30 u.  Continuation WORKSHOP 

 

16.30 u.   Closure – CHi en CPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

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Sprekers: 
Sara Hauspie
Sarah Hauspie has been working as a clinical psychologist (KUL, 2002) in palliative care and oncology since her graduation. She studied Psycho-Oncology (CHi, 2012) and Partner Relationship, Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (UGent, 2021). Since 2009 she has been working at AZ Maria Middelares in the oncology, onco-rehabilitation department and is a member of the palliative support team. She regularly gives workshops and information sessions for peer groups on themes such as 'Dealing with fear of recurrenwe', 'You look good, don't you? How to respond to reactions from your environment' and 'Grief and loss in cancer diagnosis'. In addition, she provides training for professionals in oncology and palliative care.
Coen Volker
Coen Völker is a GZ-psycholoog who works in psycho-oncology in the Netherlands (Helen Dowling Institute). He is author of the English book "Fear of Cancer - a 5 step program to live with uncertainty and fear of recurrence" (2021). In 2019 he created an English podcast serie "Fear of Cancer". In 2021 he made a Dutch video serie (Angst na Kanker - YouTube) where he interviewed 18 health care professionals and patients in psycho-oncology on fear and anxiety. He teaches professionals how to work with fear of cancer recurrence in the Netherlands (RINOGroep) and Belgium (Cedric Hele Instituut). He lives in Nijmegen.
Isabelle Merckaert
Isabelle Merckaert is a psychologist, Professor at the « Université Libre de Bruxelles » since 2008 (Belgium) and Head of the « Psychosomatics and Psycho-oncology Research Unit ». She is also part of her time a clinical psychologist at the Belgian cancer centre Institut Jules Bordet. Her centre of interest lies in health-care professionals relationship with patients and their family in cancer care. More precisely, one of her research topics focuses on how to improve physicians’ communication skills with cancer patients and their families. A second research topic is the development and assessment of interventions designed for cancer patient and their families.
Marie Caller
Marie Caillier is a clinical psychologist and has been working in the field of psycho-oncology since 2007, at the Jules Bordet Institute and then at the non-profit organization Centre de Psycho-Oncologie (Brussels). She became coordinator of the asbl in 2019. Her areas of interest include helping patients regulate their emotions when faced with cancer, as well as the relationship of health professionals with patients and their families in cancer care. In recent years, she has focused on developing emotion regulation group interventions for post-treatment patients and for patients with early metastatic disease.
Esther Deuning-Smit
Esther has graduated in Medical Psychology in 2018 and started in 2019 as a PHD student on the FORwards study at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen. Her research is dedicated to assessing the feasibility of the SWORD psychological intervention for fear of cancer recurrence in real-world psycho-oncological care.
Jose Custers
José is a behavioral scientist and works as postdoctoral researcher at the department of Medical Psychology at Radboudumc, the Netherlands. In the past 10 years, her FCR research activities followed the route from conceptualization and assessment of FCR to the development of an FCR intervention and its implementation into routine clinical care. Her current research focuses on fear of progression in advanced cancer patients receiving ongoing systemic treatments.
Organisator: 
BSPO Belgian Platform for Psychosocial Oncology
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