CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PSYCHO ONCOLOGY

It is a multidisciplinary programme created for those interested in professions in palliative care and psychosocial support for cancer survivors. The course is especially beneficial for people in allied health disciplines, such as social workers, nurses, doctors, and psychologists, who are interested in psycho-oncology.

The goal  is to educate students on the psychological components of cancer’s medical trajectory, including its diagnosis, progression, and therapy. When working with chronically ill or terminally ill cancer survivors and their families, a psychologist is needed to have clinical and counseling skills as well as ethical awareness. Through projects and internships, students enrolling in this course can be exposed to the psycho-oncology services that are now offered in India, expanding their career options.

Facilitator:

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Eligibility:

Anyone from Behavioural Sciences or related fields.

Learning Outcomes:

It will aid in a thorough understanding of psycho-oncology.

It gives you hands-on training which is a benefit when applying for a job.

It ensures boosting the resume.

It opens doors for you for different opportunities.

Classes Conduction:

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Syllabus:

  • Mode 1. Introduction to Psycho-Oncology
    • Introduction to the meaning and concept of Psycho-Oncology
    • A Psycho Oncology Team, Oncologist as Therapist
    • Target of Psycho-Oncology Interventions
    • Career Opportunities in Psycho-Oncology
  • Mode 2. Introduction to Cancer
    • Cancer as a Disease (Introduction, Signs, Symptoms, Causes,
    • Types, Treatment & Stages of Cancer)
    • Identification and Histopathology of Cancers
    • 6 Hallmarks of Cancer
  • Mode 3. Communication in Cancer Care
    • The Role of Family Caregivers, The role of Parents, Talking with the Healthcare Team, Unique Aspects of Communication with Cancer Patients, Important Outcomes of Communication, Factors Affecting Communication, Communicating along the Disease Trajectory, Communicating with Children about their Cancer.
  • Mode 4. Psychological Assessment and Screening in Psycho-Oncology
    • (Distress, Screening and Challenges to distress Screening)
  • Mode 5. Psychological Interventions of Cancer
    • (Description of condition, Description of Interventions, How Interventions Might Work)

     

  • Mode 6. Neurocognitive Effects of Anti-Cancer Treatment
    • (Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Immunotherapy, Bone-Marrow Transplantation)
  • Mode 7. Psychosocial and Physical Health in Post- Treatment and Extended Cancer Survivorship
  • Mode 8. Site Specific Issue
    • Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Cancer, Bone Tumors, Brain Tumors
  • Mode 9. Central Nervous System Complications of Cancer
    • Delirium
    • Dementia
    • Endocrine-Related Psychiatric Disorders
  • Mode 10. Childhood Cancer
    • Psychological adaptation in children and adolescents in cancer, common psychological problems in children with cancer, the older patient with cancer
  • Mode 11. Psychotherapies in Cancer Treatment
    • (Onco – Genetic Counseling- Skills and Issues, Palliative Counseling- Skills and Issues, Pediatric Counseling)

     

  • Mode 12. Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Mode 13. Common Psychiatric disorders and their management
    • Depression, Suicide, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Personality Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Phobias

     

  • Mode 14. Ethical Issues in Cancer Care: Informed Consent, ‘Do not resuscitate’ orders
  • Mode 15. Cultural Aspects of Cancer Care
    • Attitudes towards illness and treatment
    • Death and dying
    • Mourning rituals and bereavement
    • Suicide
    • Support Systems
    • Choice of therapy and treatment compliance
    • End of life care

Highlights

Holistic approach towards psychological and educational needs

Internationally & Nationally accredited Courses

Different types and modalities of therapies.

Experienced and Qualified Facilitators and Staff

Hands-on Practical Exposure with One to One Emphasis

Queer affirmative and trauma informed psychologists

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