Do you work with children and families diagnosed with cancer? Do you want help them cope more effectively with their fears, worries and distress? Have you heard of Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program? Consider becoming an approved SCCIP-ND interventionist by registering today for a 2-day training session on May 14-15, 2015 at Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

 

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Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program - Newly Diagnosed

(SCCIP-ND) is a manualized three-session intervention for parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer.  SCCIP-ND is an integrated cognitive behavioral and family systems intervention, designed to promote healthy family adjustment to pediatric cancer and treatment and to prevent cancer-related posttraumatic stress symptoms in family members. SCCIP-ND was based on research indicating the presence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress in childhood cancer survivors and their parents.  The intervention is structured according to the following:

  • Session 1 helps caregivers identify their beliefs about cancer and discuss how beliefs influence feelings, behaviors, and family relationships.  

  • Session 2 helps caregivers understand how adverse beliefs can impact family functioning and addresses the benefits of reframing beliefs to enhance their feelings, behaviors, and family relationships. 

  • Session 3 engages caregivers in a guided discussion regarding the role of cancer in the family.  The “Family Survival Roadmap” is used to help caregivers recognize their beliefs about the future and share beliefs with each other.

 

Target Audience:  This program is designed for medical and mental health / psychosocial providers who work with caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer.  Those being trained to implement the intervention should have some experience providing psychotherapy and be familiar with Cognitive-Behavioral or Family Systems therapeutic orientations.

 

Educational Objectives:  After attending this program, the learner will be able to:

  • 1) Describe the evidence supporting the efficacy for the SCCIP-ND intervention.

  • 2) Explain the theoretical basis for using the four core treatment components:   (a) Joining, (b) Identifying Adversities-Beliefs-Consequences, (c) Reframing, and (d) the Family Roadmap in guided conversations about the role of cancer in the family.

  • 3) Apply these four core components with caregivers in treatment sessions.

  • 4) Utilize guidelines for implementing the intervention flexibly, while maintaining fidelity to the protocol.

 

Continuing Education:  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer 1 credit per hour, with a maximum of 12 credits to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886679634) for 12 continuing education contact hours through the Nemours Children’s Health System.

 

Register today for Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program - Newly Diagnosed (SCCIP-ND) Training  or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.