Depression and Cardiovascular Disease in Post-Menopausal Women
1 Home Study Continuing Education Credit (75% score or higher required)
Depressed patients with cardiovascular disease have displayed lower self-care ability in comparison with non-depressed ones. This workshop will address how depression impacts lifestyle choices and health promotion behaviors in the older adult female patient. A conceptual framework for developing collaborative interventions will be examined. This webinar is eligible for 1 hour of CE credit.
Speaker: Anna Zacharcenko, PsyD serves as the attending psychologist and behavioral health specialist in Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Family Medicine practice which is a LEVEL 3 Patient Centered Medical home. Within this context, she provides behavioral health services to improve patient treatment outcomes. In addition, in collaboration with the Medical Director, she assists in the design and implementation of community wellness education programs. She supervises psychology students and provides training focusing upon optimal behavioral health integration within primary care. Dr. Zacharcenko’s specialty interests include behavioral medicine and health psychology; treatment of anxiety and depression co-occurring with female medical disorders; motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral interventions in weight management programs; depression and dementia in the elderly. In addition to her work at PCOM, she is a consultant to the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging providing competency testing and expert testimony and a contributing author to Health Forum On Line, an organization providing web based continuing education for healthcare professionals.
CREDITS OFFERED: 1 Continuing Education Credit for psychologists and educators.
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.