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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Healthcare Communications
&
Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorders: Strategies for Treatment in Primary Care

<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
11-Night Panama Canal Cruise
Round-trip Tampa, Florida

January 25 - February 05, 2021
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist
Psychologist and Lecturer
Assistant Professor
Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Instructor
McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)

Since 1984 he was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas; he is currently Assistant Professor. 

His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. 

From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. 

His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014). 

He is Practicum Instructor at McGill University Counseling Psychology for graduate students in Personality Assessment. He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80). 

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, FAMWA

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, FAMWA
Dr. Monica Broome Receives Exceptional Mentor Award from American Medical Women’s Association
International Speaker for Medicine, Law, and Business
Director Communication Skills Program 
Vice Chair, Global Listening Centre
Deputy National Representative of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare for the US for 2018-2020
Master Trainer Institute of Healthcare Communications
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
  Dr. Monica Broome is the Director of the new Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her interest is in the neuroscience of communication specifically physician patient communication. The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.

Dr. Broome completed a three year fellowship under the Director of Education Development in the Department of Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship she completed programs in the Macy Institute for Health Communication Curriculum Development and is certified as a master trainer of the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, and Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and internationally for the European Association for Communication in Health Care, the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, and the International Association of Law and Mental Health with the focus on communication skills training concerning conflict and bullying. She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform and participated as a Florida delegate for Leadership Day in Washington DC. She servers on the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter, and Chaired the Committee on Communication and Technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum. Dr. Broome co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009.

Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women’s Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia. Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women’s Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress.

To continue her interest in promoting women’s health, Dr. Broome served on the Institutes for Women’s Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee and currently serves on the Women in Academic Medicine at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

Dr. Broome was recently appointed to serve for two years on the Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis Test Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and concurrently for the United States Medical Licensing Examination. USMLE is the sole licensing examination for allopathic physicians in the United States.

Internationally, she was recently awarded Elsevier Journal Reviewer Recognition Outstanding Reviewer Status for their Journal Patient Education and Counseling. Dr. Broome has been appointed to serve as Deputy National Representative of the European Association on Communication in Healthcare. There are only two representatives for each member country. This nomination and appointment has special significance on a personal level as representatives are nominated by the votes of colleagues.

Dr. Broome is the Course Director of the new Bridge Course for the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. This new program facilitates the integration of incoming medical students from International Medical University Malaysia.
Current projects include serving as Educational Director of Candid Conversations, training and e-learning program of the sexual health concerns of women patients; and developing wisdom in medicine by enhancing personal awareness in the aftermath of adverse outcomes. Dr. Broome teaches communication skills updates as faculty of the University at Sea.

New for 2020, Dr. Broome is named the National Co-Chair East Coast for the American Medical Women’s Association Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans program.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these sessions is to provide updated information and skills practice on topics clinicians encounter on a daily basis in an inter professional education format. As a result of this activity participants will have the knowledge and skills to improve interpersonal communication with colleagues and patients to improve both patient and team outcomes.

Depression, anxiety and substance abuse represent the 3 most prevalent presenting problems in mental health. Psychological approaches will be elaborated with the aim not only at increasing clinical understanding and treatment but also to provide a forum for clinical discussion, exchange and mutual learning experiences. The desired outcome is for participants to feel confident, competent and helpful to patients with mental health issues.
  • Substance Use Disorder - a review of up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and the patient's readiness for treatment.
  • Better strategies for identification and assessment of Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's).
  • Consequences and prevention of substance abuse and addiction.
  • Psychosocial treatment for substance use disorders; Readiness for substance use treatment; Stages of Change Model and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Managing patients with dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and substance use disorders).
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment and psychological l treatment of anxiety disorders.
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment and psychological treatment of major depressive disorder.
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment and psychological treatment of Borderline Personality disorder.


Topics:
  1. Communication Skills update
    • Describe three new communication tools used when interviewing patients
  2. Advanced communication skills
    • Apply three tools used for specific communication issues
  3. Breaking Bad News
    • Demonstrate a six step communication tool used to discuss bad news
  4. Motivational Interviewing
    • Demonstrate communication techniques used in motivational interviewing
  5. End of Life and Advanced Care Planning
    • Describe the differences in EOL & ACP and explain them to patients and families
  6. Leadership and Team communication
    • Identify six leadership styles
    • Substitute techniques to improve communication with colleagues and staff
  7. Human Trafficking
    • Identify signs of HT
    • Apply communication tools to enhance victim disclosure
  8. Navigating Difficult conversations
    • Manage conversations when they become uncomfortable or difficult to oneself or others
  9. Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment
    • To assess levels of substance use in primary care.
  10. In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's)
    • How to manage Dual Diagnosis.
  11. Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome
    • Understand the conditions that facilitate change in addictive behavior? Explain the stages of change model for primary care interventions.
  12. Depression types and treatment
    • To use the most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment of depression.
  13. Anxiety Types and treatment
    • To use most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment of anxiety
  14. Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behavior Treatment
    • To understand and use the Dialectical Behavioral Approach
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Jan 25 Tampa, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Tue Jan 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 27 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 29 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
10:30 am 6:30 pm
Sat Jan 30 Panama Canal
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Jan 31 Colon, Panama
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 01 Cartagena, Colombia
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 03 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Feb 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Feb 05 Tampa, Florida
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Panama Canal

Ports of Call

Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - Surrounded by nearly half of all the animal species on earth and 8,000 species of plants, marvel as you tour tropical flower farms or ride a Mawamba boat through the jungle canals. Or choose to stroll through the markets bursting with color in San Jose

Panama Canal - Cruising

Colon, Panama - Set at the Caribbean end of the Canal, Colon is your portal to the massive Gatun Locks; and a visit to the Gatun Yacht Club for a rare experience - swim in the Canal.

Cartagena, Colombia - The oldest city in the New World, founded in 1533. Through its portals once poured the wealth of the Spanish Main... Mother lodes of gold, silver and emeralds bound for Madrid. See San Felipe, the fortress that guarded it all, then plunder the dazzling Bocagrande, where emeralds still gleam.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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