Behavioral Health ECHO: Depression and Anxiety Treatment for Patients with Cancer 

October 11, 2024

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Target Audience

Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or clinic staff who support behavioral health services.


Led by a panel of behavioral health experts, Behavioral Health ECHO helps participants learn best practices for treating common mental health conditions and connect with peers from around the state to discuss and learn best practices in identifying and treating behavioral health issues. The curriculum is delivered at no cost through case-based learning strategies via video conferencing technology.

Learning Objectives

Coming soon. 


Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C

Ms. Ferretti began at Life with Cancer in 2015. Her current focus is research and training, specifically regarding integrative oncology and Life with Cancer’s unique Integrative Psycho-Oncology Program (IPOP), a four-program curriculum designed to build emotional coping skills utilizing cognitive, mindfulness-based, and contemplative perspectives. Michelle has played many roles (coordinator, facilitator, facilitator trainer, and researcher) in her 7-year experience with the curriculum. She has trained over 40 Life with Cancer and external psychosocial professionals to facilitate programs within the IPOP curriculum. Ms. Ferretti leads a multi-institution research team exploring the efficacy and cultural relevance of the first program of the IPOP curriculum. She is a co-investigator on a research team studying measurement of and interventions for brain fog, or cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI). Ms. Ferretti co-created a multidisciplinary program addressing brain fog, discussing the role of mind-body interventions and lifestyle choices in supporting brain function, and developed a program called “Body, Mind & Breath: An Introduction to Qigong.”

Ms. Ferretti earned her B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and her Master of Social Work from Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service. She completed the NCI-funded University of Michigan’s Integrative Oncology Scholars program in 2020. Ms. Ferretti has presented at national conferences and been invited to speak on topics including the role of psychosocial interventions in physical and emotional side effect management, caregiving, and cancer-related cognitive impairment.

Erin Price

Biography is coming soon. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/11/2024 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/11/2024 - 1:30pm CDT

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit is awarded.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Autumn Brunia, DO - Planning Committee Member 
  • Tiffany Conroy, MSW, LISW - Moderator
  • Jon Decker, LMHC - Planning Committee Member 
  • Bery Engebretsen, MD - Activity Director
  • Nicole Gastala, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Anasara Henry, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC - Planning Committee Member
  • Janice Landy, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Danielle O'Brien-Day, LMHC, NCC - Planning Committee Member
  • Liz Rosa - Activity Coordinator and Moderator
  • Andrea Storjohann MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC - Planning Committee Member


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON


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There is no cost to attend.

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