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First Friday Forum: Psychological Care for People with Diabetes
Friday, August 06, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forum (CE)

Psychological Care for People with Diabetes

This program will be held virtually via Zoom.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

Diabetes is the most prevalent non-communicable disease in the United States, with over 10% of the population diagnosed with Type I & II diabetes. People with diabetes (PWD) are twice as likely to experience depression and anxiety, and those who do have co-morbid mental health conditions typically have worse physical outcome. In addition, all PWD experience some degree of distress regarding diagnosis, treatment regimen and long-term complications. This workshop has been developed by a team of psychologists for their colleagues in private practice to inform you about the basics of diabetes and its care, as well as typical impact on PWD and appropriate psychological care.

This session is at the intermediate level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe major challenges of living with diabetes that may be the focus of mental health treatment.
  2. Discuss potential roles of mental health professionals in the care of people with diabetes.
  3. Use behavior change strategies to support engagement in diabetes prevention and management.
  4. Apply general knowledge of diabetes to mental health care of people with diabetes.

About the Presenter:

Doug Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Coordinator for Mental Health Education for the American Diabetes Association. He received his Ph.D., ABPP, in Psychology from SUNY at Binghamton. Prior to that, he was Director of Integrated Health Care for the American Psychological Association. As a staff psychologist at AI duPont Hospital for Children and Children National Medical Center in Washington he developed integrated health and mental health in both primary care and diabetes clinics. He has served on State of Delaware and federal HHS advisory boards on health care reform, and early childhood programs, with a focus on coordinating health, mental health and educational services. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He was founding co-editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, has served on the editorial boards of psychology, pediatric and public health journals.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Registration Pricing:

Type MPA Member Non-Member Student New! Retired Member
Pricing $60 $95


$30 (No CE Credit)*

*Retired members have the option to pay the regular member rate to receive CE credit or take advantage of the discounted price with no CE.

MPA wants all members to have access to quality CE opportunities. If you are an MPA member and due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

Registration is now closed.

Click here to view and download a PDF program flyer and registration form.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.