Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Encopresis Happens: Interdisciplinary Medicine Approaches to Toileting (Gilbert, Wagoner, Croffie, Hawa, orig. 11.3.2023)
2/14/2024 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

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Originally offered as:
IPA 2023 Webinar Series
1.5 Hours of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 3rd, 2023 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

Encopresis Happens: Interdisciplinary Medicine Approaches to Toileting 
Constipation and encopresis cause difficulties for many families, with a prevalence rate of approximately 4% for encopresis (Loening-Baucke, 2007; Van der Wal et al., 2005). Medical treatment is often the first line treatment, which typically consists of clearing out the bowels fully of fecal matter via enema, suppository, or laxatives followed by maintenance oral laxatives to prevent further constipation (Freeman et al., 2014). This approach alone is successful for about 40% of children (McGrath et al., 2000); often children benefit from a combined medical and psychological approach to treatment. The combined approach includes medication management in addition to educating families on the physiology of constipation and encopresis, scheduled toilet sits, learning skills for effective defecation, goal setting for fluid intake and dietary changes to reduce constipation, and behavioral skills to motivate adherence with these intervention components (Freeman et al., 2014). Although this combined approached has demonstrated to be effective, accessing care may be challenging given limited psychologists providing these services (Besnon & Gilbert, 2022). Our goal would be to teach evidence based intervention for encopresis and toileting dysfunction while offering an interdisciplinary prospective of Motility experts.
Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    Summarize evidenced based research to inform practice and clinical care of encopresis. 
2.    Analyze barriers to adherence and continence. 
3.    Compare medical and behavioral medicine approaches in treatment.  
4.    Utilize interventions to inform goals of increasing adaptive toileting techniques and reducing soiling episodes in frequency.  

Presenter Bio:  Elaine Gilbert, Psy.D., HSPP
Elaine A.T. Gilbert, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in the interplay of medical and mental health symptoms. Currently practicing within Riley’s Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition Division treating children and adolescents in motility, coping with chronic medical conditions, pain syndromes, anxiety, depression, and specific phobias. Expertise and clinical interests guide research efforts involved in advancing models of care, adaptive coping techniques for chronic medical conditions, assessing and treating anxiety and depression within subspeciality practice, as well as quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Gilbert

Presenter Bio:  Scott T. Wagoner, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Wagoner is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Wagoner is passionate about working with children with chronic medical conditions and ensuring that they obtain the highest quality of life and most normative developmental trajectory. Dr. Wagoner completed his graduate training at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He completed his Clinical Psychology Internship at The Texas Child Study Center in Austin, TX and his Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in Kansas City, MO. He joined the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as a pediatric psychologist at the IU School of Medicine in November of 2021 specializing in chronic disease management, coping, and treatment adherence. He has a longstanding interest in working with disorders of gut-brain interaction, adherence, and transition from pediatric to adult care.

Dr. Wagoner

Presenter Bio:  Joseph Croffie, M.D.
After completing his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Riley Hospital for Children in 1994, Dr. Joseph Croffie joined the division of GI. He is a nationally known expert on motility disorders of the intestine and colon and also sees children with general G.I. disorders.

Dr. Croffie

Presenter Bio:  Kathryn Hawa, D.O.
After completing her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kate Hawa joined the division of GI at Riley in 2022. She is expert in motility disorders of the intestine and colon and disorders of gut-brain interaction. She also sees children with general G.I. disorders.

Dr. Hawa

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Drs. Gilbert, Wagoner, Croffie, & Hawa and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA Platinum - $15
IPA New, Premier, & Emeritus-Practicing - $20
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $25
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $40