There has been a more than three-fold increase in reported symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders among adults, teens, and college students in U.S. and all over the world (Cooper et al., 2021; Ettman et al., 2020; Evans et al., 2021; Horigian et al., 2021; McGinty et al., 2020; Racine et al., 2021), and experts speculate that the impact of the pandemic on the mental health, substance use, and wellbeing of adults and youth will far outlast the pandemic itself (Loades et al., 2021; Rogers et al., 2020).
But not all of the research about this impact is negative. What's the "good news" behind the research? How can mental health professionals, whether they work in forensic or clinical settings, apply this research in a meaningful way?
This 2-hour webinar was designed to:
- Provide a thorough overview of the latest research about the adverse impact of the pandemic on mental health of both clients/patients and mental health professionals (i.e., burnout and vicarious traumatization)
- Offer an overview of post-traumatic growth and the potential for the pandemic to spark such growth
- Offer several strategies that clinicians can use to help their clients and themselves during the pandemic
- Describe research findings on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
- Define post-traumatic growth and describe its characteristics.
- Apply research in clinical work to support coping and post-traumatic growth.
- Develop a self-care plan that is applicable in both forensic and clinical/therapeutic settings.
- $20 for members, including Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs), CFMHE applicants/candidates, and members of all associations partnering with NBFE (see Professional Partners link for full listing)
- $30 for non-members
- Free for members who do not want CEs for attending
About the Presenter:
Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and AMHCA's Public and Community Service Award in 2021, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.
The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This workshop has been approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-853179 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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