Insider tips for navigating chronic illness
Original Air Date: October 12, 2017 | 10am (PST) / 1pm (EST)
Online via GoToWebinar
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Living with chronic illness can impact many areas of life and the effects can leave individuals isolated and alone. In addition to physical symptoms from chronic illness, individuals can experience cognitive and emotional symptoms. These can include many losses -- i.e., a loss of a sense of self and of what you thought your life was going to be like. Many also experience anxiety and depression. Some illnesses are ongoing, while others come with flareups and periods of remission. Our speaker, Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW, founder and executive director for the Center for Chronic Illness, will discuss the challenges of living with chronic illness and multiple strategies and skills for managing those challenges. She has a broad understanding of the emotional challenges that individuals living with chronic illness face and will identify helpful tools and resources that can improve overall emotional well being.
- Have a broad understanding of the emotional challenges those living with illness may face
- Be able to identify multiple strategies for managing aspects of living with chronic illness
- Be able to identify community resources for the chronic illness population
About the Speaker:
Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW, Founder and Executive Director for the Center for Chronic Illness, will discuss the challenges of living with chronic illness and multiple strategies and skills for managing those challenges.She will share her expertise and identify helpful tools and resources that can improve overall emotional well being.
Allison Fine is a clinical social worker in Seattle, WA. Allison earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas before moving out to Seattle in 2007 and becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in a variety of settings including nonprofits, retirement communities, end of life/hospice care, and private practice with those living with many types of chronic and terminal illness. Through her counseling, writing, and speaking engagements, Allison has provided emotional support and education to those living with and impacted by multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many others.