We'll end our focus on Advocacy At All Ages by hearing from Registered Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Dr. Sumira Riaz. Sumira has over 18 years of experience working within the UK National Health Service (NHS), charity section and healthcare agencies including Atlantis Healthcare and Hive Health and has been with OPEN Health since 2017. Sumira is also part of the chronic pain team at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital working with patients diagnosed with pain and other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sumira has accumulated 500+ clinical hours and understands the difficulties faced by people experiencing mental health and the complicated pathways when accessing help and support. Collaborative work with pharmaceutical companies has also allowed Sumira the opportunity to interact with a few FOP families, and in this webinar she plans to incorporate her expertise in health psychology and child development and assessment to shed light on the delicate balance of raising a child with a rare disease and provide strategies that can be used to promote independence and advocacy skills throughout the childhood, teenage and young adult years.
Simultaneous translation** will be provided in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese.
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