Practical therapeutic modalities to manage anxiety, depression, sleep and pain in routine CF care



  • 22 September 2020
  • For any member of the CF team
  • Free Registration
Johanna Gardecki (DE)
Lore Willem (BE)

Special webinar for any member of the CF team organised by
the ECFS Psychosocial Special Interest Group and the ECFS Mental Health Working Group

Tuesday 22 September 2020 - 13:30 CET – 17:00 CET

Free Registration


An introduction in the use of two therapy modalities in supporting people with CF to manage anxiety, depression, sleep and pain. 

The therapy modalities are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (as recommended by the Mental Health Guidelines) and Systemic and Family focused Therapy.

After completing this webinar, participants will:
•    Be able to describe the clinical features of anxiety, depression, sleep and pain
•    Have learned a general CBT and Systemic and Family focused Therapy framework that can be used in clinical practice
•    Understand basic interventions for anxiety, depression, sleep and pain, based on cases from clinical practice

Target audience: 

All members of the multi-disciplinary team including doctors, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers etc. 

Faciliators:  Johanna Gardecki (DE) and Lore Willem (BE) - Biograpghy

Moderator: Eddie Landau (IL) - Biography​​​​​​​ 

We are looking for representatives!

The Mental Health Working group is a closed group, currently represented by 11 European Countries.

We are looking for representatives from other countries to join the core committee, please contact us.

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