Thank you for your interest in applying to the PD SELF (Self-Efficacy Learning Forum) Leader Training. The Parkinson’s Foundation is training teams of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and PD professionals through this pilot program to bring the innovative PD SELF curriculum to communities around the U.S. The PD SELF health management program empowers people with Parkinson's to take charge of their health.
- If you are a professional or a person with Parkinson's who is interested in becoming a Team Leader for PD SELF, please contact our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or email@example.com to learn about future training opportunities.
- People diagnosed with PD within the past three years may be eligible to take part in one of our pilot PD SELF programs, led by the first class of Team Leaders. Browse the pilot programs here. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
About PD SELF Leader Training
The training offers a supportive, retreat-like setting, a lively exchange of ideas and discussion about how to address the unique needs of each team and community. Our faculty includes specialists in disciplines such as self-efficacy, psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, facilitation, medicine and self-care.
This unique program not only teaches information and skills, it asks people to tap into their own power to create a personal experience of living with PD. Teams learn the foundations of self-efficacy (which the program is based on) and program management and to facilitate PD SELF in their communities. Teams receive instruction on how to present topics such as building the health care team, symptom and medication management, nutrition, exercise and effective communication with health care professionals.
The Parkinson’s Foundation covers transportation, lodging and meals for teams selected to attend. Teams must commit to offering the PD SELF program in their respective communities over the next year.
Contributions from the Education Credit Management Corporation Foundation, the ProjectSpark Foundation and Diane and Gary Cook make Parkinson’s Foundation SELF Leader Training possible.