February 13, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® Interviews John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W. from Harvard Medical School

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W. Joslin Diabetes Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W.

John Zrebiec received his M.S.W. in Social Casework from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 1974. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University. He has been a Clinical Social Worker at the Joslin Clinic in Boston since 1982 and a Lecturer on Group Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School since 1991. He is both a Certified Group Psychotherapist (American Group Psychotherapy Association) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators).

His clinical interests focus on the psychological and behavioral aspects of diabetes. His research interests include the effectiveness of group treatments in improving compliance with medical recommendations and the effectiveness of interactive internet technology in engaging patients around chronic disease care. During the past two years, he has developed and moderated discussion groups for patients and family members on the Joslin Diabetes Center website. He presented the preliminary results of this project at the American Diabetes Association’s 59th Scientific Sessions in San Diego. His current work involves enhancing and expanding the educational and behavioral resources available through the Joslin Diabetes Center on the World Wide Web.

Photo Above:  John Zrebiec

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February 13, 2011 ~ John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W.  Joslin Diabetes Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Special Interests Prevention of hypoglycemia, diabetes support groups, online discussion boards for support 

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