Sexual Health of Pre-Menopausal Breast Cancer Survivors by Dr. Cheryl Fisher, PhD NCC CCMHC LCPC (MD) LPC (AZ) BC-TMH ACS on Friday, October 22, 2021 12pm-1:30pm via Zoom
According to the American Cancer Society (2020), 26,393 women under the age of 45 are impacted by breast cancer annually. Treatments include mastectomies and oophorectomies, resulting in infertility, and the administration of medications that catapult young women into early menopause. Even with reconstructive surgery, patients are left with decreased neurological sensation. Struggling with body image, decreased libido, and little follow up around sexual health, young women and their partners experience isolation from and collapse of their relationships. Dr. Cheryl Fisher, Director of the Online MA in Clinical Counseling Program, will examine the physical, psychological, and social implications of breast cancer treatment on sexual health. As sensual and sexual beings, sexual health is an integral part of the human experience and overall life satisfaction. Based on her research and case studies, the presenter will provide practical ways that clinicians can identify, validate, and advocate for the sexual health of breast cancer survivors. Attendees will learn 1) to identify three (3) medical modalities for breast cancer treatment 2) three (3) ways mental health providers can promote sexual health in breast cancer survivors and 3) the role of sexual health in overall wellness.
Dr. Fisher is the Director of the Online Master’s in Clinical Counseling program at Alliant International University. She is a certified trauma specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience and has deployed locally and nationally with the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and Maryland Responds Medical Corp. Her research interests include the role of spirituality in overall well being, sexual health of breast cancer survivors, and the therapeutic benefits of engaging in nature. She is an international speaker, columnist for Counseling Today Online, and author of Mindfulness and Nature Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children.
Registration Fees for 1.5 NBCC Hours:
MCA Student/Retired $7.50
MCA Professional/Life $15.00
MCA Professional Non-Member $20.00
Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Maryland Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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This open group is sponsored by the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) and Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (MASERVIC).
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This program is not available for NBCC credit.
Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS
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Maya Georgieva, Ed. D, LCPC, ACS
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