Webinar for Behavioral Health Providers: Self-Management Programs


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Friday, June 5, 2020


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Evidence Based Self-Management Programs in Epilepsy: Tools for Behavioral Health Providers, by Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute

Originally published on June 5th, 2020.

Webinar Held Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts 3.5 million people in the United States. The burden of psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities in people living with epilepsy is high. Amongst the most frequent comorbidities in epilepsy are depression, anxiety, and memory challenges.  

Self-management programs educate and empower patients to address the challenges chronic disease and comorbidities can bring. A growing body of evidence supports the use of epilepsy self-management to improve health and quality of life outcomes.


“Evidence Based Self-Management Programs in Epilepsy: Tools for Behavioral Health Providers”

  • Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET

You can positively impact the lives of your patients by increasing your knowledge of epilepsy. This webinar will provide you with an overview of epilepsy self-management programs.

After completing the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of depression, anxiety and the suicide rate in people with epilepsy
  • Identify Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network evidence-based programs
  • Understand how the Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (ESMS) tool, which helps to assess individual needs, can be used to guide people to appropriate MEW programs
  • Identify referral considerations to appropriate MEW programs


Ron Manderscheid, PhD
Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
Executive Director, National Association for Rural Mental Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University


Cate Brocker MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Director, Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute

Guest Speakers

Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator, MEW Network
Co-Director HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognition in Epilepsy
Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
Louis and Ruth Frank Professor of Neurosciences and Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, MD, MSc
Co-Director, HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognition in Epilepsy
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Editorial Board Member, Epilepsy Foundation

Registration closed; watch the recording above

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-04-00, CFDA 93.850. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Authored by: Epilepsy Foundation Health Communications on 6/2020
Reviewed by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 6/2020

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