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Monday, April 26, 2010

Insights & Inspiration

We had a great turn out for our Young Person living with Parkinson's symposium, Insights & Inspiration. Former Trailblazer Brian Grant had some great welcoming remarks to get us started and we had some great speakers. We had about 100 people show up and what a great group of folks they were! Our speakers and their various topics seemed to be well received. We alternate this symposium with our Caregiver Conference, so it will be two years before we have another one.

The next major project that I will be tackling is the development of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy psycho-education/therapy group tailored for care partners of people with PD. This should be a very challenging but very worthwhile project. We have had some initial interest from care partners and we expect this to only grow. There is very little in the way of research that has looked at CBT with carepartners of PWP, and none that I know of that looks at CBT in a group format with carepartners of PWP. If anyone has had any experience in using CBT with carepartners of PWP I would be very interested in connecting with you.


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