Psychological Health in IBD
Psychological Health in IBD

Psychological Health in IBD

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Course Info
Curriculum

About Course

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic condition that touches every aspect of a person’s life, from their relationships to their work and education. What’s more, there is a biological connection between a person’s brain and their gut, so mental health and gut health are often closely intertwined.

Psychological health in IBD has never been more important; however, our research shows that only 1 in 10 patients have a psychologist as part of their treatment team. By signing up for this GutSmart course, you can help to meet a growing need for…

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic condition that touches every aspect of a person’s life, from their relationships to their work and education. What’s more, there is a biological connection between a person’s brain and their gut, so mental health and gut health are often closely intertwined.

Psychological health in IBD has never been more important; however, our research shows that only 1 in 10 patients have a psychologist as part of their treatment team. By signing up for this GutSmart course, you can help to meet a growing need for sensitive, informed psychological care. 

Psychological Health in IBD is designed to provide you with IBD-specific knowledge that you can apply in your practice as a psychologist. It can be counted towards 12 CPD hours and includes:
  • Case studies
  • Quizzes
  • Examples of practice
  • A certificate of completion
The course is accessible immediately upon enrolment and remains so for one year – price inclusive of GST.   The objectives of this course are to:
  • Understand the biological processes behind the development and presentation of IBD
  • Appreciate the role of the gut-brain axis in physical and psychological wellbeing in IBD
  • Explore the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, including medical, surgical, and nutritional strategies
  • Discover the psychosocial impacts of IBD at different points in the patient journey
  • Apply the above insights to the psychological management of IBD patients
  • Identify and reflect on the different psychotherapies used for managing pain, building disease self-management skills, and everything in between
Click here to download a course overview.   The GutSmart Team would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their generous contributions to this course:
  • Associate Professor Antonina Mikocka-Walus
  • Associate Professor Simon Knowles
  • Dr Lori Shore
  • Taryn Lores, Health Psychologist
 

Course Curriculum

Module 1 – Introduction to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Acknowledgements
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Introducing IBD
    1:36
  • The digestive system
    4:57
  • The digestive system (continued)
  • Symptoms
  • Knowledge check 1.1
  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology
    3:52
  • Pathophysiology
  • Knowledge check 1.2
  • Complications
  • Summary
  • Module 1: Final quiz (answers)
  • References
  • Module 1: Final quiz

Module 2 – The Psychology of IBD

  • Module 2: Introduction
  • The Brain and IBD
    1:49
  • The Brain and IBD (continued)
    10:10
  • Psychosocial factors in IBD
    1:44
  • Symptoms
  • Symptoms (continued)
  • Reflection 2.1
  • Reflection 2.1: Suggested answers
  • Life domains
    1:39
  • Reflection 2.2
  • Reflection 2.2: Suggested answers
  • Life domains (continued)
    0:58
  • Life domains (continued)
  • Reflection 2.3
  • Reflection 2.3: Suggested answers
  • Summary
  • Module 2: Final quiz
  • Module 2: Final quiz
  • Module 2: Final quiz (answers)
  • References

Module 3 – Multidisciplinary Care in IBD

  • Module 3: Introduction
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis (continued)
  • Medical management
    10:42
  • Medical management (continued)
  • Reflection 3.1
  • Reflection 3.1: Suggested answers
  • Nutritional management
  • Reflection 3.2
  • Reflection 3.2: Suggested answers
  • Surgical management
  • Surgical management (continued)
  • Surgical management (continued)
  • Reflection 3.3
  • Reflection 3.3: Suggested answers
  • Summary
  • Module 3: Final quiz
  • Module 3: Final quiz
  • Module 3: Final quiz (answers)
  • References

Module 4 – Psychological Assessment

  • Module 4: Introduction
  • Introduction
    2:50
  • Assessment
  • Assessment (continued)
    4:10
  • Reflection 4.1
  • Diagnosis and formulation
  • Treatment planning
  • Treatment planning (continued)
  • Reflection 4.2
  • Reflection 4.2: Suggested answers
  • Summary
  • Module 4: Final quiz
  • Module 4: Final quiz
  • Module 4: Final quiz (answers)
  • References

Module 5 – Therapeutic Approaches

  • Module 5: Introduction
  • Psychoeducation
    1:43
  • Stress management
  • Reflection 5.1
  • Reflection 5.1: Suggested answers
  • Promoting change
  • Promoting change (continued)
  • Promoting change (continued)
  • Reflection 5.2
  • Summary
  • Module 5: Final quiz
  • Module 5: Final quiz (answers)
  • References

Module 6 – CBT and Hypnotherapy

  • Module 6: Introduction
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in IBD
  • CBT in IBD (continued)
  • Gut-directed hypnotherapy
  • Gut-directed hypnotherapy (continued)
  • Gut-directed hypnotherapy (continued)
  • Reflection 6.1
  • Summary
  • Module 6: Final quiz
  • Module 6: Final quiz (answers)
  • References

Module 7 – Further Therapeutic Approaches

  • Module 7: Introduction
  • Further therapeutic approaches
  • Psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy (PIT)
  • PIT (continued)
  • Reflection 7.1
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • ACT (continued)
  • Reflection 7.2
  • ACT (continued)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Summary
  • Module 7: Final quiz
  • Module 7: Final quiz (answers)
  • References
  • Thank you
$360