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Workshop B – Psychosocial Interventions for AYA Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Presentation Description: Although the majority of AYA survivors of childhood cancers adjust quite well, subsets of survivors may experience a number of psychological, social and/or family concerns.  In addition, AYA survivors are at risk for poor adherence to survivorship follow-up treatment recommendations.  These two presentations included information about general adaptation and distress, and models useful for identifying, understanding and treating AYA survivors who could benefit from psychosocial interventions.

Workshop Facilitators:

Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP
Chief, Section of Behavioural Oncology
Editor-in-Chief, Health Psychology
Director, Centre for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD,l MPH
Clinical Psychologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

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