Professional Workshop: Mental Health Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying What We Know about Response to Disasters

July 24, 2020

This presentation will be 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 for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

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, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

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 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 2.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 2.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 2.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/12/2020
Course expires: 
10/08/2020
Event starts: 
07/24/2020 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
07/24/2020 - 11:00am
Fee:
$40.00

To watch the online broadcast or download the handout use this link:

https://www.sheppardpratt.org/events/event/virtual-psychology-workshop-series-mental-health-practice-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-applying-what-we-know-about-response-to-disasters/2020-07-24/

This activity will broadcast live on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Please click on the link above at that time to view this presentation.  Emailing the word code given during the lecture to CME@sheppardpratt.org will serve as a sign in and enroll you in the activity for credit.

Questions? Email CME@sheppardpratt.org or call 410-926-9024.

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, Briana Riemer, 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 CEU 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 CEU contact hours in Category 1 credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 2.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 2.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 2.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 2.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$40.00
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PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Friday, July 24, 2020, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm, Online Broadcast
Mental Health Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying What We Know about Response to Disasters
Victor Welzant, PsyD

REGISTRATION FEES
General Registration: $40
Fees are waived for employees of Sheppard Pratt and its affiliate agencies.

PAYMENT
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WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES & REFUND POLICY
Friday, July 10, 2020 is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from this event. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative charge per withdrawal from each registered activity for general registration.
No refunds or credits will be issued for request for withdrawal after the listed deadlines.

TO WATCH THE BROADCAST
July 24, 2020 at 9:00 am, please click on, or copy and paste this link into your web browser to view the lecture online.
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TO DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT
July 23, 2020, from 12:00 noon until July 24, 2020, 11:00 am, use this link to download the handout.
https://www.sheppardpratt.org/events/event/virtual-psychology-workshop-series-mental-health-practice-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-applying-what-we-know-about-response-to-disasters/2020-07-24/T

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