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Author Williams, Michelle Lee, author.
Title A workshop for marriage and family therapists : understanding fibromyalgia syndrome / by Michelle Lee Williams.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9533 2012 W55eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 54 pages) + 1 PowerPoint file.
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-54).
Summary The purpose of this project is to create a workshop that will educate Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees, Marriage and Family Therapy Interns, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and licensed Psychologists about fibromyalgia syndrome. Once educated, therapists would be able to recognize this medical condition and appropriately treat their therapy clients; they would dismiss labels such as somatization disorder, factitious disorder or malingering, for this population. In addition, they would be aware of and can assess for the high rates of depression and suicide risk associated with the diagnosis. In clients not yet diagnosed with fibromyalgia the educated therapist will potentially have the foresight to refer their clients to an appropriate medical doctor for evaluation and treatment. If the therapist is knowledgeable and prepared with the appropriate treatment options, in advance, for the obstacles that some with fibromyalgia face, their effectiveness for this population of client will improve. In addition, the relationship between the therapist and client diagnosed with fibromyalgia could strengthen as a result of the therapist taking the initiative to understand their client's subjective reality.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 09, 2013).
Subject Fibromyalgia.
Psychotherapists -- Training of.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Marriage and Family Therapy.
OCLC number 850981749