Instructor: Sherika Elliott

No image available Biography: Sherika Elliott, LCSW-C, CTMH, is also a Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor in MD. She is also Certified as a Tele-Mental Health provider credentialed by Evergreen Certification via PESI training. Sherika has worked in various settings such as Department of Social Services, Prince George's Health Department, School-Based Wellness Centers, private agencies, and currently Walter Reed Military National Medical Center as a medical social worker. She has worked in the field of Social Worker for the past nine years and 18 months with the Palliative Care team for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. As the Inpatient Social Worker, she is a part of an inter-disciplinary team, which features an Attending Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and a Chaplain. The consultant service supports patients and their loved ones with therapeutic counseling to mitigate stress associated with the serious or life-limiting illness. Palliative Care is the only consultant service that provides continuity of care to support patients and their family as they navigate through potential challenges and transitions. Ms. Elliott therapeutic skill set extends to those who have difficulty with depression, anxiety, bereavement, suicide, and an array of other adjustments life may cause. Ms. Elliott is a Ph.D. candidate for the Human and Social Services program at Walden University; she anticipates graduating summer 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her pets, meditation, and learning calligraphy. Ms. Elliott thoroughly enjoy being of service to patients and their loved ones; it definitely reminds her of the importance of appreciating time that we have to live on this Earth.

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Chronic stress can both exacerbate chronic pain conditions and trigger various states of physical or emotional pain. There is also solid evidence for a strong link between early-life and later-life chronic stress and increased risk of various addictions. The link between chronic pain and drug addiction is well known. This conference will present the cutting-edge science regarding the interactions among this triad and demonstrate how the Functional Medicine approach can help with these drivers of modern, chronic disease.
Live Webinar Stream, 16.5 CE Hours, June 3-5, 2021