Integrative Healthcare Workshop with Dr. Wendy Rapaport at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast

By University of Maine Hutchinson Center | Sep 23, 2016
Courtesy of: Dr. Wendy Rapaport

Belfast, Maine — A workshop, “Integrative Healthcare: Approaches to Behavior,” will be offered on Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue in Belfast. Physicians, nurses, dieticians, mental health professionals and all those interested in developing skills to create a more positive relationship between patients with chronic disease and their professional caregivers are invited to attend.

Participants will learn how to change the dynamic between patients and professionals in treating chronic illnesses related to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mental health. Workshop goals include learning the social, emotional and behavioral aspects of healthcare, emphasizing emotional literacy, and the healthcare team and family approach. Learning how to be present and supportive of patients who are grieving over loss or change, and facilitating effortless, effective and interesting healthcare groups for patients and their families are two of the several topics covered in this dynamic workshop.

Workshop facilitator, Dr. Wendy Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW and Clinical Psychologist, is a faculty member at the University of Miami School of Medicine – Diabetes Research Institute and the University of Maine Graduate School of Social Work. For more than 30 years, she has specialized in individual, marital, family and group therapy for patients with diabetes. Rapaport has also conducted workshops on adult play therapy using humor to cope with chronic illness. Rapaport has published more than 30 articles and book chapters, and frequently lectures around the country.

Payment of $75 per person is required at the time of registration. There is a 20-percent discount for groups of three or more; organizations are encouraged to send small groups of employees.

For more information, to register or to request a disability accommodation: visit or contact Kim Raymond,, 338.8034.

The Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, is committed to offering high-quality professional development programs to the greater midcoast Maine community.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 45 other states, and 65 countries. It currently enrolls 10,922 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master's degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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