(Episode 17)

Somatic Symptoms with Dr. Nicole Byers

Dr. Nicole Byers joins Dr. Tamara Soles in a presentation about somatic symptoms- those symptoms that may be physical in nature like headaches but without a clear medical cause. Students will learn how somatic symptom disorders develop, how to screen for them, and ways to support individuals with somatic symptoms. Presenters also explore how these symptoms may show up in everyone’s lives, particularly in the current culture of “Busy”. Issues of treatment expectation, placebo effects, the culture of busyness and the negative and positive stress are also explored.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Dr. Nicole Byers joins Dr. Tamara Soles in a presentation about somatic symptoms- those symptoms that may be physical in nature like headaches but without a clear medical cause. Students will learn how somatic symptom disorders develop, how to screen for them, and ways to support individuals with somatic symptoms. Presenters also explore how these symptoms may show up in everyone's lives, particularly in the current culture of "Busy".

Instructor's bio

Dr. Nicole Byers is a neuropsychologist in Calgary Alberta. She’s the host of The Bold Life podcast and is an online educator. Her passion is helping women overcome the mental barriers that leave them stuck in self-doubt so they can stop worrying what everyone else thinks, and build the confidence to speak up, stop hesitating, and take action towards their goals. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and is an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and has published articles in professional journals in the areas of brain health.
Dr. Tamara Soles' Bio

Learning Objectives

  • Identify symptoms and causes of somatization
  • Recognize how somatic disorders are diagnosed
  • Apply techniques to support clients with somatic symptoms

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this course. Dr. Byers has an online course for individuals.

FAQ

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

Look what my podcast listeners have to say

Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
 
Aldem
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
Miglena
This inspiring and thought provoking hour has 50 minutes that will elevate your practice and life.
Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!
 
Anne

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ.

 

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