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.
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.