On Demand Webinar: Mental Health Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying What We Know about Response to Disasters

This recorded presentation was originally broadcast live online on Friday, June 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate to earn continuing education credit for completing this recorded activity.

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The COVID pandemic has led to an increase in psychological distress for the overall population which may be even greater for persons with pre-existing mental health problems and those seeking mental health care.  This presentation will describe the psychological symptoms that may occur in response to a disaster and that patients may experience in response to the COVID pandemic.  Strategies for brief interventions in response to a disaster will also be discussed as well as a framework for triaging patients for more extended mental health treatment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Identify common acute psychological symptoms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Define a framework for triaging persons for further mental health treatment in response to a disaster.
  3. Describe strategies that may be applied in brief interventions for persons affected by a disaster such as the current pandemic.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 2.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 2.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/18/2020
Course expires: 
12/17/2021
Fee:
$0.00

Financial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About this speaker

Dr. Victor Welzant is the director of the postdoctoral psychology fellowship and coordinator of psychology for the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt. He is the former Director of the Psychotherapy Training Program of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and served on that organization’s Board of Directors. Victor is also the Director of Education and Training for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides training in crisis support and resilience for emergency services personnel and health care workers. He
has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on trauma treatment, crisis intervention and disaster mental health.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt Health System, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Victor Welzant, PsyD, reports having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. He will not discuss any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Sunil Khushalani, MD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, BCBA and Jennifer Tornabene.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours for Psychologists. 

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours in Category II credits for Social Workers.

 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 2.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 2.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$0.00
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Mental Health Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying What We Know about Response to Disasters
Victor Welzant, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trauma Psychology
Coordinator of Psychology, Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Program
Sheppard Pratt
Baltimore, Maryland

Originally reviewed July 20, 2020.
Originally broadcast live July 24, 2020, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: September 30, 2021

Activity Time: Two hour recorded webinar lecture with a 15 minute evaluation process. Total Time: 2:15

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