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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name the four recommendations for family and friends of a patient who has suffered a stroke.
-Name six suggestions for getting up when you’re feeling down.
-Name the five parts of the time orientation strategies technique.
-Explain the steps in the four point security technique.
-Name seven focus areas for affirmations you might use with a client recovering from a stroke.
-Name the four steps in the energy management technique.
-Name four factors concerning the caregivers of stoke victims.
-Name four consistent themes identified that describe features of emotional recovery from stroke.
-Explain why did some stroke patients feel resigned to accepting a passive role in interaction with hospital staff, particularly in the early stages of their stroke.
-Explain how does McEachron define rehabilitation.
-Explain what percentage of patients with depression following stroke had no significant functional disability.
-Explain what have many studies found concerning the relationship between PSD and mortality.
-Explain how do Corbin and Strauss define the process of trajectory management.
-Explain why do some professionals consider stroke to be an exceptional illness that fits into a bereavement model of recovery.
-Explain what does Bury argue about the effects of serious, chronic illness.
-Explain how a patient with major or minor depression after stroke is how much more likely to die, compared with patients without depression.
-Explain what may the lack of association between PSD and the sex of the patient indicate, considering the sex prevalence of depression in the general population has a female: male ratio of 2:1.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."