Have you or a loved one just been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

  • Do you feel scared, uncertain or confused about this diagnosis and want to better understand IBD?  
  • Do you worry about the impact IBD will have on your life or how to talk with your friends and family about your health condition? 
  • Are you feeling anxious, stressed and want to learn how best to cope? 
  • Are you interested in learning how a multidisciplinary treatment approach can help manage IBD? 
  • Would you like evidence-based insight on the current understanding of causes of IBD and common misconceptions about the disease? 

OR are you a healthcare provider who is interested in helping your patients or their loved ones:

  • Better understand IBD?
  • Learn how a multidisciplinary treatment approach can help manage IBD?
  • Get tips for coping with their IBD diagnosis?

If you answered “YES” to one or more of the questions above, this informational webinar is for you!

The increasing body of scientific evidence related to the brain-gut intersection highlights the important role of behavioral health interventions like stress reduction in managing IBD symptoms and conditions. GI psychologists are key to helping patients and providers understand the link between the brain and the gut, including the impact of stress on IBD. 

In this FREE webinar led by a leading GI psychology expert, you will learn:

  • Although IBD is a complex disease that cannot be cured, it can be managed

  • Stress, while not a cause of IBD, contributes to symptoms

  • Tips to help manage stress and improve health

  • Mobile Apps that can help manage the stress of IBD

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Stephen Lupe, PsyD

Dr. Lupe is a Clinical Health Psychologist in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio.

Dr. Lupe completed his Master’s degree and Doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in integrated behavioral health at The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Lupe then completed his predoctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

His clinical and research interests include integrated care, chronic pain, health promotion, disease prevention intervention, acceptance and commitment therapy, program development within health systems, and interdisciplinary treatment team approaches aimed at increasing health behaviors. His dissertation examined the effects of training on health behavior counseling among clinicians.