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Evidence Based Self-Management Programs in Epilepsy

45 minutes
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Certificate of Completion

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts 3.5 million people in the United States. The burden of psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities in people living with epilepsy is high. Amongst the most frequent comorbidities in epilepsy are depression, anxiety, and memory challenges. Self-management programs educate and empower patients to address the challenges chronic disease and comorbidities can bring. A growing body of evidence supports the use of epilepsy self-management to improve health and quality of life outcomes.

Course Objectives:
Describe the incidence and prevalence of depression, anxiety and the suicide rate in
people with epilepsy
Identify Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network evidence-based programs
Understand how the Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (ESMS) tool, which helps to
assess individual needs, can be used to guide people to appropriate MEW programs
Identify referral considerations to appropriate MEW programs
For technical support, please contact:
Online Course Support Team
E-mail: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org
Phone: 847-348-0373
Business hours: 9am to 5pm EST
Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)

For additional information or questions about this training, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Public Health and Education Team: programs@efa.org
Who Can Take The Course?

Behavioral Health Providers, including social workers, psychologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatry advanced practice providers and counselors.

How to Take The Course?

See our FAQs additional technical requirements.

Can’t find the answer to your question? 

Contact the Epilepsy Foundation’s Public Health and Education Department

Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team:

  • E-mail: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org
  • Phone: 847-348-0373
  • Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
  • Monday to Friday (Excluding US holidays)
Are There Any Prerequisites To Take The Course?
There are no prerequisites to take the course.
What Materials Or Equipment Do I Need To Take The Online Course?
You need access to a computer or device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) with reliable, high-speed internet. The browser must support JavaScript.
How Long Does It Take To Complete The Course Online?
The time to complete the course varies by each user. The course includes one video and a post-assessment & evaluation. These lessons must be taken in order. The video lessons are approximately 40 minutes long. Each video module must be viewed in its entirety and post-assessment completed to successfully complete this training.
Are Continuing Education Units Available?


How Do I Get Credit For Taking The Course?
Upon completing the course, you must complete the online post-assessment and evaluation.
How Long Is The Post-Assessment?
The post-assessment consists of several multiple-choice questions.
Accommodation Requests
The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact the Epilepsy Learning Portal Support Team Team: LMS_Helpdesk@efa.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-04-00, CFDA 93.850, funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Instructors must divulge at the beginning of the course any vested interest in any product, instrument, device or materials that may be used in the learning event.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or legal immigration status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state and local laws (“protected status”). The following individuals have been designated to receive inquiries or complaints regarding the Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy:

Employees contact:
Name: Danielle Solomon
Title: Vice President, Human Resources
e-mail: HRR@efa.org

Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education
e-mail: programs@efa.org