National Professional Education Programs
Psychosocial Intervention in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
This continuing education program for mental health professionals is offered at locations around the country. The program addresses a variety of topics, including an overview of the disease; adapting to life with MS; cognitive dysfunction; sexuality and intimacy; and parenting choices and challenges. By participating in this program, mental health professionals will be better able to help people affected by MS cope with and adapt to the intrusion of MS in their lives. Licensed mental health professionals who complete the program are encouraged to contact their local chapter for information about becoming part of chapter's referral list of mental health providers.
Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists
This continuing education program provides an overview of the disease and looks at rehabilitation using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Function (ICF) to examine MS and body structures and function, and how the disease affects activities and participation and one’s interaction with the environment. Resourceful, skilled rehabilitation therapists can help people with MS maximize independence, productivity, comfort and self care over the course of the disease, helping to maintain mobility, safety, and quality of life as the disease progresses. The program is offered at locations around the country.