Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST
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Annie Caporellie

11/17/20 - Treating the Trauma of COVID-19: Lessons Learned 

Dr. Victor Welzant

Important Notes & Announcements:

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Course Description:

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been associated with an increased prevalence of both psychological distress and psychopathology in specific populations. One common set of reactions involve symptoms and adaptations reflective of post-traumatic distress. This seminar will address the treatment of these traumatic stress reactions. Current evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to treatment will be reviewed and illustrated through case examples. Strategies to enhance resiliance through psychotherapy will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe common forms of distress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
2. Apply evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to traumatic stress to a case study
3. List five evidence-based factors associated with psychological resilience

Speaker Information:

Dr. Victor Welzant is the director of the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, and coordinator of psychology for the trauma disorders program at at Sheppard Pratt Health System. He is the past Director of the Psychotherapy Training Program of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and served on that organizations 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 treatment of trauma and stress related conditions, workplace violence and threat assessment consulting. He serves as the clinical director of 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.

Continuing Education:

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits - 2.0 hours
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.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits - 2.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers - 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 Category 1 contiuing education credits."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits - 2.0 hours
Certified Counselors - 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."

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

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Study

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to register their name and email address on the Webex platform and receive an Attention Rating of 90% or higher in order to receive credits. The Attention Rating is calculated automatically through the Webex system and reported to our team at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive the highest rate possible, stay logged into the training for the duration, do not minimize the training screen, and do not open other screens on top of the training.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion. You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the program in order to complete the evaluation. Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

 Registration Information:

Community Provider - $20
Eastern Shore Hospital Center Employee - $14
VA VISN 5 Employee - $10

Registration will close at the end of the day on November 15th. We will not accept registrations after this date.