February 23, 2018 8:30 am - 11:00 am

True North Conference Center

1900 Corporate Square Blvd.

    February 2018 Lecture Series

    Unweaving the Adherence Enigma

    Speaker: Amy Robertson, M.A., Psy.D.
    Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
    Program runs from: 9 – 11 a.m.
    Continuing Education & Continuing Medical Education: 2 units/credits*


    Unweaving the Adherence Enigma provides learners with the opportunity to understand the concept of adherence and common struggles that individuals face when attempting to change a behavior or stick to behavioral changes that are designed to improve their own health and/or wellbeing.  According to Forbes, 2015, the cost of non-adherence to medical advice in the United States is about $290 billion, equating to about 13% of total health care spending.  As many as 40-70% of patients are non-compliant with treatment recommendations, depending on conditions and the complexity of the treatment (Martin et.al, 2005). There are ways that providers in the medical and mental health professions can help to improve patient adherence and thus contribute to improved outcomes.  Exploring adherence and habit formation through the lenses of the Behavioral Model, Self-Efficacy Theory, Theories of Reasoned Action and Planned Behavior and the Transtheoretical Model provide insight into adaptations to the treatment plan that can improve adherence.


    1. Identify clinical applications for the concepts of adherence and habit formation.
    2. Apply relevant theories of adherence to case studies.
    3. Use an understanding of factors that predict adherence to tailor a treatment plan.

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Donna Mahacek at 904-513-5823 or [email protected]

    Amy Robertson

    About the Speaker:

    Amy Robertson, M.A., Psy.D.

    Dr. Amy Robertson is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Mississippi.  She is currently employed as the owner of a consulting company.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 2007. She earned her doctorate degree from Regent University in Clinical Psychology in 2013.  She is licensed in both Florida and Mississippi and has expertise in treating professionals with disruptive behaviors, sexual compulsivity, substance use disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders. Her primary interests include: community psychology, health psychology, consulting and program development, and treating trauma, addictions, personality disorders, eating disorders and complex cases.

    *Physicians: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Florida Board of Behavioral Sciences: Lakeview Health has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-17479 exp 3/31/2019.

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