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Problematic training courses - please add

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Sly Saint, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I and others thought it might be useful to have a thread where people can post any training courses they come across that are dodgy or have incorrect/old/false information about ME or CFS.
    At this stage it is purely for future reference purposes.
    Thanks.

    If you add any please could you give some idea (if applicable) which country its for.


    I'll start with this one I found a while ago:
    USA
    https://www.continuingeducation.com/course/cmez512/fundamentals-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

    And this one
    Based in UK
    http://www.thechrysaliseffect.com/researchseries
    "
    Thank you so much for supporting the Research Webinar Series exploring in more detail the latest research discoverd in the PACE Trial
    This webinar series is a must if you are seeing clients with the multi-faceted symptoms that lead to chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

    As leaders in recovery it was fantastic to see Professor Sharpe’s research published this month.

    His findings are somewhat controversial - 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers can Overcome Symptoms of ME with Positive Thinking and Exercise'"
     
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  2. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://ce.mayo.edu/psychiatry-and-psychology/content/psychiatry-medical-settings-2018

    Psychiatry in Medical Settings 2018
    Sarasota, FL US
    January 25, 2018 to January 27, 2018

    The Psychiatry in Medical Settings course returns for its seventh year. The course will provide up to date reviews of depression, anxiety, somatic symptom problems, suicide risk, and substance use in medical-surgical patients. Updates also will be provided on somatic symptom disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, obesity, transplant psychiatry and psycho-oncology. Each day will include a Featured Topic that will be covered in depth by a group of medical and behavioral specialists through well-coordinated didactic presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops.

    Featured Topics for 2018 will be Functional Neurologic Disorders, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

    The course has been well-attended by both mental health and general medical practitioners, providing opportunities for free exchange of ideas from multiple vantage points. The course directors are Drs. Jeffrey Staab and Robert Bright, experienced clinician-educators and researchers in the field of psychosomatic medicine.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Can't quite make up my mind about this one, but I suspect it is on the wrong side of middling.

    https://www.yogacampus.com/specialist-courses/teaching-yoga-for-me-chronic-fatigue-syndrome

    Some tentatively good ...
    Some not-so-tentatively bad ...
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From what I can gather, the WVU Medicine program below was adapted from a Stanford University program designed specifically for cancer survivors. WVU expanded the program to include various chronic diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

    Here is the original Stanford program, which applies only to cancer survivors:
    If only Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients were simply "deconditioned or chronically fatigued" like cancer patients. Yet again, medical professionals conflating "chronic fatigue" with "chronic fatigue syndrome".

    Next is the WVU Medicine program, which expands the Stanford "Living Strong Living Well" strength and fitness cancer survivor program to various chronic diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    UK "online diploma course" for "sufferers and carers" based on the model that ME/CFS is the result of stress/burnout/adrenal fatigue. Hurry, they just dropped the price. :laugh:

    https://www.centreofexcellence.com/shop/mechronic-fatigue-syndrome-awareness-course/

     
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  6. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    One from the OHC:
    "
    Introduction to EFT and CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia

    Overview
    Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is at the forefront of the new field broadly defined as Energy Psychology.

    By tapping on certain acupuncture points whilst being tuned into emotions, research has found that powerful releases and healing can happen. For over a decade the team at The Optimum Health Clinic has been developing applications of EFT for working with people with CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia. In this introductory series Emma Johnson, EFT trainer and OHC psychology practitioner, teaches the fundamentals of EFT as used by the clinic team."

    https://www.consciouslife.com/introduction-to-eft-cfs-me-fibromyalgia/

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