Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This motivational and informative session will give you necessary tools for you apply to your caregiving journey right now.
Dr. James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW
James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, aka Dr. Jamie, is a leading authority on caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue, and related addictions. His background in case management and family systems has been the foundation of his work throughout his 30-year career. He is a fierce advocate of caregivers, integrated, patient-centered medicine, and a workforce in touch with its comprehensive wellness. He blogs for Psychology Today and JoanLunden.com, and writes for Connections and Caregiver SOS. He co-authored the acclaimed “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.” A popular and engaging speaker, he is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker and to provide his expert opinion for the media. Dr. Huysman serves as the Vice President of Provider Relations and Government Affairs for WellMed Medical Management.
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