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Effective Strategies for Working with Chronic Conditions: From Models to Application

Mark Carlson, PsyD, LP and Kendall Schreier, MA, LPCC

March 06, 2020

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435
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6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2020.CE.003
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 202012.845 


Cost: $129
Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.


This event is Co-Sponsored by Gilda's Club Twin Cities

Course Description:

The prevalence and cost of chronic conditions are a growing concern in the United States. This event will explore current approaches to the treatment of chronic conditions, examine potential shortcomings of those approaches, and will propose three new models to help individuals engage more effectively in their treatment to address functioning, illness perceptions, and community engagement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss, apply, and role-play these new ways of helping individuals with chronic conditions to increase compliance and overall engagement in their treatment.

About the Presenters:


Mark Carlson, PsyD, LP

Dr. Carlson is an international author on making meaningful and sustainable change with challenging populations.  He teaches professionals how to connect more effectively with their clients and promote change through skill training.  He has authored “CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being” and “Psychological Well-Being in Cancer” through Wiley Publishing.  Dr. Carlson has been signed to a long-term publishing contract with Wiley as he is writing pioneering work for international healthcare.
He has provided direct care, training, and clinical supervision to the care of over 6000 clients with co-morbid Disorders.  He has provided training and consultation to therapists, teams, case-management agencies, hospitals, and mental health clinics.  He has experience working with chronic pain and chronic conditions throughout his clinical career.  Dr. Carlson has developed, contracted-for-funding, and managed multiple programs for diverse client issues.  He currently consults to multiple school districts in Minnesota working with administration, staff, adolescents, and children. 

Kendall Schreier, MA, LPCC

Kendall is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in both group and individual therapy settings. She is involved in the Thrive for Psychological Wellbeing in Cancer program at Mental Health Systems and has provided community education and individual therapy for people experiencing cancer and other chronic conditions.


8AM- Registration opens
8:30- Program begins
15 min. mid-morning break
12PM- Lunch hour (on your own)
1PM- Program resumes
15 min. mid-afternoon break
4PM- Program ends

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn to identify key aspects the Functioning Triangle Model and how it can increase compliance
2. Learn to identify key aspects the Community Engagement Model and how it can increase compliance
3. Learn to identify key aspects the Illness Perception Model and how it can increase compliance
4. Increase effective communication patterns with patients through role play exercises
5. Learn to identify different interaction styles and apply effectively in order to increase compliance