Skills for Resilience and Recovery after COVID-19
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During a pandemic response, healthcare workers are at risk for emotional distress which is a function of the unique challenges of the role (not the individuals in the role!).
The skills needed for building resilience and recovery can change after the immediate aftermath of a pandemic response has passed. This program is designed to reduce distress, identify existing coping skills, improve functioning, and potentially lower the need for formal mental health treatment.
Resilience is an ability that can be strengthened through the implementation of skills and strategies in the weeks, months and years after an adverse event has occurred. Participants will be taught a variety skills in order to develop an action plan to move forward and accelerate recovery while also increasing self-competence.
After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Explain how skills for psychological resiliency and recovery may be used to speed recovery after a pandemic and prevent future mental health problems.
2. Identify one personal area of need or concern.
3. Describe two skills or strategies that will help address their identified need or concern.
The goal of this educational program is to provide Baystate team members with practical skills to systematically solve problems which can in turn help individuals address problems more effectively, regain a sense of control, and increase their self-efficacy.
Baystate Health Department of Psychiatry and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education
Deidre Hussey, PsyD
Psychologist and Victim Services Supervisor
Family Advocacy Center
Kerri Bergendahl, LICSW
Behavioral Health Clinician
Family Advocacy Center
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 APA American Psychological AssociationBaystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours