Meeting the Unmet Needs of the Essential Tremor Community
Our first online global community program!
ET Learners from across the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland and Australia tuned in, and NOW YOU CAN, TOO!
proudly sponsored by
$97 (77 GBP) includes 4+ Hour Webinar and 4 PDF PowerPoint Presentation links
A portion of your registration fee will go to a donation to these two advocacy organizations:
- The webinar is focused on the non-motor symptoms of ET; the symptoms others can’t see, and doctors don’t talk nearly enough about. By learning about these lesser acknowledged and validated symptoms and how to effectively manage them with evidence-based strategies, you can take control, reduce your suffering and truly improve your quality of life.
- The webinar consists of four hours of high-quality lectures offered by two caring board certified neuropsychologists (Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Renfroe).
- With purchase, you will receive PDF links to Dr. Sullivan’s and Dr. Renfroe’s PowerPoint presentations for future reference.
FOUR 50-MINUTE LECTURES
EACH FOLLOWED BY A 10-MINUTE LIVE Q&A SESSION
presented by Karen D. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP
Essential Tremor is a Neuropsychological Brain Health Challenge: Non-Motor Symptoms Validated and Explained
Dr. Sullivan will help you understand why understanding ET as a neuropsychological disorder is necessary. She will teach you all about the current scientific thinking on ET, including the role of the cerebellum, purkinje cells, how the age of onset dictates the course of symptoms and, most importantly, the non-motor symptoms (cognitive and emotional) that others can’t see but you live with every day.
The Social Impact of Living with Essential Tremor: How Your Symptoms Meet the World
Dr. Sullivan knows that ET presents many challenges to you, including those in the social world. Many people with ET are embarrassed by their symptoms and are at risk of becoming socially isolated and even developing social phobia. She will help you understand the social basis of the brain, why it is critical to develop socialization coping skills when you have ET, why we need to educate the public about ET and how to do your part.
presented by Jenna Renfroe, PhD, ABPP
Healing Through Essential Tremor: Effects on Self-Image and How to Improve it
Dr. Renfroe cares about the emotional difficulties and the impact on self-image that can accompany ET. Knowing it is not just you who struggles with these challenges can make you feel less alone. Dr. Renfroe will normalize this common aspect of the disease and teach you how to improve the relationship you have with ET.
Optimize your Psychological Quality of Life in ET with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dr. Renfroe knows that ET affects your day to day functioning in significant and unavoidable ways. She will teach you the evidence-based strategy of Acceptance and Commitment therapy to answer the question, “What can I do about it?” and learn practical ways to live alongside ET and optimize your psychological quality of life.
MEET YOUR BOARD CERTIFIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS
Dr. Karen D. Sullivan is the founder of Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain & Memory Clinic and the I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN education program. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, received her doctoral degree at Boston University and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan released her Interactive Stroke Recovery Guide in 2019 and her I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN Facebook Live lectures have reached tens of thousands of people across the world with her message of evidence-based brain health.
Dr. Jenna Renfroe is a member of Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain & Memory Clinic and has extensive experience in evaluating and treating Movement Disorders including Essential Tremor. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Movement Disorders Center of Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Neurology, Division of Neurosciences, received her doctoral degree at University of Florida and completed her internship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. She has completed specialty training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills training.