Cognitive Behavior Intervention in Chronic Illness Management
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7:00- 9:00 PM
Admission for this event is free, but RSVP is required here.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured style of talk therapy (or psychotherapy) that focuses on changing maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns to promote improved mood and wellness. CBT can be helpful in management of chronic health conditions by helping change thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to pain, fatigue, and other impacts of chronic health conditions. It can further help with stress management and improved coping strategies.
Pegah Touradji, PhD earned her doctorate from Columbia University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University. Her current research examines cognitive functioning in those with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). Clinically, she provides neuropsychological assessments to individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury as well as those with neurological illnesses. She further provides psychological interventions to help with improved management of cognitive dysfunction through addressing related issues with sleep, fatigue, pain, and mood.