LIVE: Sickness Behavior

February 10, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

February 10, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

$225 Registration | $200 Early Registration (through January 27th)

Jerrod Brown, PhD. presents a live professional training program on Sickness behavior. This program is part of the Integrated behavioral Health Certificate.

Sickness behavior is a coordinated set of behavioral changes (e.g., depression, cognitive impairment, irritability, fatigue, sleep disturbances, social withdrawal, and decreased appetite) that can occur in physically ill individuals.

Although considered an adaptive response, persisting symptoms may negatively impact overall health and wellness. Intended for professionals, this training is designed to increase awareness of sickness behavior, including its implications for screening and intervention through a behavioral health lens. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.

Relevant topics covered will include:

  1. Comorbid unhealthy lifestyle behaviors
  2. Psychopathology
  3. Trauma and psychological distress
  4. Burnout, cognitive dysfunction
  5. Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction
  6. Problematic coping strategies
  7. Inflammation
  8. Somatization
  9. Burnout, cognitive dysfunction
  10. Chronic pain syndromes
  11. Sleep disturbances
  12. Emotional dysregulation
  13. Loneliness and social isolation
  14. Substance misuse

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC: Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe sickness behavior and other related constructs

Identify the symptoms and red flag indicators of sickness behavior

Describe the role of sickness behavior in co-occurring cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical health conditions

Describe screening and intervention techniques and approaches for sickness behavior through a behavioral health lens

Describe relevant and up-to-date research findings


Live Event Policy

Event Communications

Event Communications

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries; you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!


Earning Certificate

This is badge-earning course, which means it will help you earn a certificate that can be showcased on digital platforms like Linkedin.