Pandemic Aftershocks: Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

$35.00

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

Description

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
• Identifying pandemic-specific stressors during the lockdown versus reopening periods
• Describing statistics of pandemic-related mental health and addiction symptoms in Canada and the US
• Exploring maladaptive coping mechanisms utilized during and in the aftermath of the pandemic
• Identifying and coping with pandemic-related healthcare professional compassion fatigue and burnout symptoms
• Learning relevant evidence-based positive coping strategies for healthcare providers and their clients

Description:
Healthcare Professionals have faced an unparalleled challenge with the arrival of the pandemic in 2020. While we have all been anticipating more freedom and less stress in a post pandemic reality, instead we’ve discovered it’s more like “COVID – The Sequel”. The delta variant, a coming fourth wave, and confusing on/off restrictions have instead resulted in feelings of continued stress, anxiety, burnout and resentment. That coupled with so many things that remain uncertain or have changed, from our roles at work, to working from home, to trying to protect our school age kids, to changes in relationships with family and friends and even patients, due differing beliefs in vaccinations or restrictions, have brought already stressful working lives to an inflection point. Join Sarah Allen Benton who will guide us through what these changes mean to us; how to identify maladaptive coping in our own lives; and how to enact practical strategies to help keep balance, good mental health and resilience. Lessons learned can be applied to patients and clients who are struggling with the same issues.

Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses, Physicians, & Health Care Professionals in Direct Care Settings
• Staff in all COVID Units, Emergency Department Staff, Critical Care staff
• Pediatric Staff, Staff in Mental Health and Addictions
• Social Workers, Psychologists, OT’s, PT’s, RT’s
• Occupational Health Nurses, Managers, Educators, HR staff

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Sarah Allen Benton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is Co-Owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC. She is currently a Clinical Consultant at Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment in North Haven, Connecticut and at The Strathmore House transitional sober living program for men in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked previously as an Addiction Therapist and Group Leader at Insight Counseling and Turnbridge young adult male addiction treatment in Connecticut. Additionally, she was a Clinical Team Specialist at McLean Hospital at McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA. She is author of the book, “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured frequently in the media including the NY Times and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, SiriusXM and NPR and is a blogger for PsychologyToday.com. She has been in long-term recovery since 2004.