Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
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This program is a 2-hour webinar hosted through Webex. The access link will be sent the week of the program. 


Annie Caporellie

12/7/21 - Riding the COVID Wave: The Long-term Impact of the Pandemic 

Dr. Victor Welzant

Course Description:
The long-term impacts of the COVID pandemic continue to evolve. This workshop will discuss the pandemic's longer term impact on the practice of psychotherapy, mental and behavioral health, as well as the impacct on clinicians struggling to provide care under challenging and changing circumstances. We will review changes impacting care delivery and also review the need for clinician resilience to adapt to the changing professional landscape. 

Learning Objectives:
1. State three evidenced-based conclusions related to providing psychotherapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. List five strategies to address clinician burnout.
3. Discuss three practice adaptations for providing clinical care during a pandemic.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Victor Welzant is the director of the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, and coordinator of psychology for the trauma disorders program at Sheppard Pratt Health System. He is the past Director of the Psychotherapy Training Progam 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 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. 

Victor is a licensed Psychologist in Maryland and has a consulting and clinical practice in Lutherville where he specializes in treatment of trauma and stress related conditions, workplace violence, and threat assessment consulting. He serves as the clinical director os several local peer support teams for law enforcement and the Fire/EMS services. He is the editor in chief of Crisis, Stress and Human Resilience: An International Journal. He serves on the editorial boards of Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, and the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health.

Disclosure: Dr. Victor Welzant and the Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose. There will be no discussion of off label products. 

Continuing Education:

Board of Social Work Examiners West Virginia (WVSW) – “Riding the Covid Wave: The Long-term Impact of the Pandemic on Practice, Psychotherapy, and Our Lives” scheduled for December 7, 2021 as a live webinar has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners for 2.0 CEU’s; provider number 499999.”

American Psychological Association (APA)
"Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content." CHEP designates this program as a maximum of 2.0 APA CE hours.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
"Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for 2.0 Category 1 continuing education credits."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 
"Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs." CHEP designates this program as a maximum 2.0 NBCC CE hours.

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Study, Video

Evaluation and Certificate:
The webinar system will track your attendance for the program day. You are expected to attend 90% of the content hour portions (2.0 hours) of the day in order to receive credit. Any attendee who falls below the 90% threshold for attendance will not receive credit for the training. Please plan to log-in to the training using a computer; calling into the training may result is a lower attendance score.

An evaluation will be emailed to attendees who completed the training within two business days of the program’s completion. Certificates will generate upon submission of that evaluation. CHEP does not and will not issue partial credit certificates 

Registration Information:
Registration closes at the end of the day on December 5th.

Registration confirms acknowledgment and understanding of CHEP policies. Cancelation Policy and Greivance Procedures are both listed on the main education page at www.chepinc.org/education for your reference.

Community Provider - $30.00
VA VISN 5 Employee - $14.00

APA Certificate - $10.00