Chronic Disease Self-Management Leader Training

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Chronic Disease Self Management (CDSMP) is an evidence-based program designed by Stanford University to help people with chronic conditions live a healthy, happier life. Clackamas County Social Services is seeking applicants to lead Living Well workshops within the CDSMP framework.

Leaders work in pairs and co-facilitate fun and interactive 2 -1/2-hour workshops, held each week for six weeks. Participants learn how to manage symptoms, set weekly goals, problem-solve effectively, improve communication, handle difficult emotions, eat well, discover ways to relax, manage medication and exercise safely. The minimum commitment for leaders is to co-lead one six-week session per 12 months.

Applications are required. Preference is given to those with chronic conditions. Training will include some homework and practice teaching with peers. Space is limited. Inquire or apply by calling us at 503-650-5777 or email before March 1, 2019.