Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In
Learning Opportunities
Share |

July Webinar

Family Oriented Tertiary Care

Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00 PM EST

Register Now!



This webinar will introduce participants to family oriented approaches to tertiary care (e.g., oncology and primary care clinics) and will provide brief presentations on the following topics:

·        Family Systems and Illness Model in Health Care

·        Working with Couples Coping with Survivorship using an Attachment Framework

·        Working with End of Life Issues:  Partnering with Caregivers and Patients 

 Our Speakers: 


Maureen Davey, Ph.D., LMFT is a family researcher, licensed marriage and family therapist, AAMFT approved supervisor, and an associate professor at Drexel University’s Department of Couple and Family Therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Profession. Medical patients often describe difficulties receiving clear and understandable health information from providers, uncoordinated care, and inadequate psychosocial support. These themes underscore the importance of clinical research focused on both patient and provider-level interventions to reduce health inequalities. My work focuses on helping children, couples, and families cope with illness. I am currently developing and evaluating couple and family prevention programs for diverse populations who are coping with parental illness (e.g., African Americans families coping with parental cancer), and illness in a partner/spouse (e.g., cancer survivorship in a partner/spouse).  

 Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD, is a family geropsychologist and senior instructor at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery. I presently work with individuals, couples and families at Highland Family Medicine, a residency training program which primarily serves an urban, underserved patient population. My clinical work focuses on supporting older adults, the chronically medical ill, and their families as they cope with illness, death and dying, and grief. Additionally, I serve as an educator to residents, faculty, and staff in Medicine and Surgery. In this role, I provide coaching focused on the facilitation and enhancement of patient-family-physician conversations, including attention to communication skills, difficult conversations, ethical challenges and other common challenges that clinicians face. I also am presently working on multiple initiatives geared toward improved team-based communication, with specific efforts including: 1) a family medicine team-based visit for patients following hospital discharge, 2) an internal medicine team-based “timeout” to enhance safe and effective discharge planning for older adults and families preparing to leave the hospital, and 3) peer-coaching intended to enhance the frequency and effectiveness of feedback provided between faculty who serve as role models and mentors to residents in surgery.  



 John Rolland, M.D, MPH is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Family Health, an independent non-profit affiliate providing post-graduate training and community-based consultation and services.  At CCFH, he directs its internationally distinguished Families, Illness, and Collaborative Healthcare Program. He serves on the Board of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. Widely recognized for his conceptual model, clinical work, and research with families facing serious physical disorders, he has published extensively include his landmark volume, Families, Illness, and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model; (co-author) Individuals, Families; The New Era of Genetics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives; and (forthcoming) Mastering the Family Challenges of Illness and Disability: An Integrative Model. Past President of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former Fellow of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.  His professional honors include AFTA’s Innovative Contributions to Family Therapy Award and the Blanche Ittleson Award for distinguished contribution to the field of mental health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association.


July's webinar is sponsored by CFHA's Families and Health Special Interest Group.  The mission of the Families and Health SIG is to promote a family-centered approach within CFHA and other healthcare organizations and to foster collaboration in scholarship, education/training, practice and policy.  Learn more here.




Click Here to View our Webinar Archives














Community Search
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

CFHA Calendar


Research and Evaluation Committee

10/15/2015 » 10/17/2015
2015 Conference: Portland, OR

Families and Health SIG