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Sports Medicine
Beating Anxiety and Depression: 2020 Update

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Mexico, Key West & Grand Cayman
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 29 - December 06, 2020
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
½ Hour of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist
Psychologist and Lecturer
Assistant Professor
Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)

Since 1984 he was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas; he is currently Assistant Professor. 

His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. 

From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. 

His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014). 

He is Practicum Instructor at McGill University Counseling Psychology for graduate students in Personality Assessment. He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80). 

Rocky Khosla, MD, CAQSM, CAQBIM

Rocky Khosla, MD, CAQSM, CAQBIM
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Coloradao, Anschutz School of Medicine Dr. Khosla received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology/Immunology from UCLA, and his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. He did his residency in Family Medicine at the Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Pueblo, Colorado. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine and in Brain Injury Medicine. He helped establish the Sports Medicine Tract at the Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program where he received the “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” award for eight straight years.

Dr. Khosla has served as a crew chief with the United States Olympic Committee as part of their anti-doping program and has served as the teams physician for Pueblo City Schools, District 70 schools, and for Colorado State University-Pueblo. And yes, you might have seen him on the Weather Channel, Dateline NBC and Strange Evidence for his involvement in the 29th Street water rescue. His interests include kayaking, mountain biking, running, skiing, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and four kids.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Shoulder problems in the weekend athlete
    • To improve clinical diagnostic skills in the physical examination of the shoulder
  2. Common knee problems seen in a primary care.
    • To improve clinical diagnostic skills in the physical examination of the knee
  3. Concussion in sport: recognition and management for primary care providers.
    • To improve the level of comfort in the diagnosis and management of sports related concussions for primary care providers
  4. Physical examination and joint injection techniques.
    • To improve skills in physical diagnosis and joint injection skills for primary care providers
  5. Common foot and ankle problems in sports medicine.
    • To improve clinical diagnostic skills in the physical examination of the foot and ankle
  6. Nutritional considerations for the young athlete- the female athlete triad.
    • To provide a rational approach to the diagnosis and management of the female athlete triad and nutritional issues
  7. Exercise as medicine: The exercise prescription.
    • To help providers motivate their patients to do one of the best activities for their health:exercise!
  8. Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment
    • To assess levels of substance use in primary care.
  9. In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's)
    • How to manage Dual Diagnosis.
  10. Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome
    • Understand the conditions that facilitate change in addictive behavior?
    • Explain the stages of change model for primary care interventions.
  11. Depression types and treatment
    • To use the most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment of depression.
  12. Anxiety Types and treatment
    • To use most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment of anxiety.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Nov 29 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Nov 30 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Dec 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 02 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 03 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Dec 04 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Dec 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Edge Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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