During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been heightened levels of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, along with other psychological problems. It is important for mental health professionals to understand how pandemics and pandemic management affects the mental health of clients, and to be able to use this information to better support ourselves and our clients in a practical manner during this time.
Hear our esteemed speaker address these topics and more within our live webinar.
Dr. Steven Taylor – Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
This session includes a lecture from the speaker and was followed by a question and answer session. The webinar was held on June 4, 2021.
This webinar was hosted using Zoom and recorded for those who were unable to attend the live event.
Mental health professionals in this workshop will develop a greater understanding of:
The similarities and differences between COVID-19 and past pandemics.
Likely scenarios for the “post-pandemic” world and its impact on patients.
Major psychological syndromes relevant to understand COVID-19 distress and the impacts of social disruption. This includes a discussion of COVID Stress Syndrome and COVID Disregard Syndrome.
Clinical approaches to addressing pandemic-related distress and social disruption.
Motivational roots of anti-mask, anti-vaccination, and anti-lockdown attitudes and the role of public health messaging.
Innovations in mental health programs aimed to address the short- and long-term mental health problems associated with pandemics, including COVID-19.
Those who view the recorded webinar will still be eligible to obtain continuing education credits.
Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.