Resilience in IBD: How Self-Management Skills Can Improve Your Quality of Life
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In this Expert you’ll learn about: 
  • What we mean by "resilience," and the resilience skills and behaviors that can help you thrive in your life with IBD
  • Research that shows how resilience training improves health outcomes and quality of life
  • Why resilience training and self-management tools can help people with IBD better manage their health between doctor appointments
  • How you can apply resilience-based concepts to your own life, access resilience training and self-management tools, and work with your doctor to improve your resilience and quality of life with IBD

Research shows that being resilient can improve your quality of life with IBD. But did you know that resilience is a skill you can learn? 

In this webinar, Laurie Keefer, PhD, a GI health psychologist and professor of medicine and psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, will discuss the importance of resilience and self-management skills for people living with IBD, and her evidence-based approach to resilience training called GRITT (Gaining Resilience Through Transitions). 

About the expert, Laurie Keefer, PhD

Laurie Keefer, PhD, is an academic health psychologist and the director for psychobehavioral research within the Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City.She specializes in the psychosocial care of those living with chronic digestive diseases, specifically inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.  

Keefer's clinical and research interests focus on IBD disease self-management, gut-directed hypnotherapy, resilience, the psychosocial care needs of emerging adults with chronic disease, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She’s a sought-after speaker and mentor.  She chairs the Division of Psychogastroenterology within the Rome Foundation and is on the Council of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.    

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