Online Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • What is Fibro and who has it?
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Symptoms
  • Comorbidity
  • Why the current model is not working
  • How this course can help you

Module 2: Treatment Models

  • Where do we start?
  • The Team Approach
  • Management Treatment Paradigm
  • Referral Network
  • Why CBT?

Module 3: Integrative Medicine

  • Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Meditation

Module 4: The Importance of Tracking

  • Why Tracking?
  • What should we track?
  • Daily, weekly, monthly metrics
  • Tracking as a healing tool

Module 5: Clinical Skills Part 1

  1. Case Management
  2. Tracking
  3. Thought-Pain looping
  4. Boundaries
  5. Calming the system
  6. Managing the dialectic

Module 6: Illness and Identity

  • The Self and how that changes with illness
  • The identity bubble
  • Isolation and community challenges
  • Shifting the identity toward wellness
  • Building resilience
  • Resolving the dialectic

Module 7: Clinical Skills Part 2

  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Mindfulness
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Positive Psychology

Module 8: Clinical Skills Part 3: Case Studies

  • Five case studies illustrating common Fibro interventions

Module 9: What Would You Do?

  • A survey of various case predicaments for you to thing about

Module 10: Course Summary

  • Course overview
  • Weaning off therapy
  • Staying well
  • Looking ahead

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