Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Counselor Guide: Helping Survivors Cope with Life after Cancer Treatment


Course Description: Once treatment is over, many cancer survivors feel that although they are happy it’s over, they also wonder about what comes next.

This course helps counselors assist with issues such as:

  • The new normal after treatment
  • Getting follow-up medical care and how to talk with the doctor
  • Following a care plan and changes to make for health and wellness
  • Ways to manage physical changes from cancer or the disease
  • Body changes and intimacy issues after treatment
  • Coping with your feelings
  • Going back to work and relating with friends and coworkers

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of follow-up medical care after cancer treatment
  • Assess methods to manage physical changes after cancer treatment
  • Discuss the impact of body changes on close relationships
  • Analyze the emotional impact of cancer treatment
  • Analyze the impact of cancer treatment on social and work relationships

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 3 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Alden Hori, PhD, and National Cancer Institute

Content Publisher(s): National Cancer Institute

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. Subsequently, Dr. Hori was employed by an education company in the mental health field for over 18 years. He served as an Educational Consultant and Director of Academic Affairs for this organization. His duties revolved around the mental health field, and included: researching the psychological literature to keep abreast of current clinical topics; writing updates for educational courses; developing new educational courses; and presenting over 200 live workshops for psychologists-in-training.

Finally, Dr. Hori was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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