Bolstering Resilience Across the Life-span in the Midst of a Pandemic: A Conversation with Don Meichenbaum, PhD

The pandemic has had a significant impact on society with loss of lives, disruption of the economy and of peoples' lifestyles across the entire life span. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss ways to bolster resilience in children, youth, and adults. Following a discussion of the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, he will consider how individuals, families, and communities can specifically bolster resilience. In the aftermath of any traumatic or victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but some 75% evidence resilience or the ability to handle ongoing adversities, whi...Read morele some 25% evidence adjustment challenges and psychiatric disturbances. He will consider what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for interventions. As a result of the pandemic, individuals are experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, grief, anger, and substance abuse. Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss how to employ evidence-based Cognitive-behavioral interventions to address each of these emotional and behavioral reactions. He will also discuss ways to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy as a way to bolster resilience. Finally, he will consider ways to bolster resilience in health care providers. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Enumerate the variety of factors that contribute to ongoing stress as a result of COVID 19 and the protective factors that contribute to resilience
  • Implement resilience-engendering behaviors in SIX domains, namely, Physical, Interpersonal, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioral and Spiritual
  • Tailor interventions in a developmentally sensitive fashion

Learning Levels

  • Advanced

Saturday, February 27, 2021

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10:00 AM EST - 01:15 PM EST

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