The Impact of COVID-19 Among Adolescents and Adults
DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2024
TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET // 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT // 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT // 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT
PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar
- Live & Interactive Webinar
- Presentation Slides PDF & Additional Resources Included
- Provides for 3 CE hours of General Skill-Building/Evidence-Based Treatment/Clinical
COVID-19 has been the most impactful global event in decades, and even though we are reportedly back to normal, the effects of the lockdowns, illnesses, long COVID-19, and widespread fear and anxiety can still be felt. Grief, loss, anxiety, and instability continue to be issues that persist even while the acute part of the crisis is over. This seminar will discuss the long-term effects of COVID-19 and what treatment strategies will help mitigate the worst effects and help clients make meaning and find purpose in the last several years during this global crisis.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the body of research that has focused on the mental health impact of COVID-19 in the United States, especially looking at the differential impact on people of color, frontline workers, and the medically vulnerable.
- Understand long COVID, which can cause brain fog, shortness of breath, fatigue, and pain for years, though the origins or reasons why some people develop this disorder remains unclear. We will discuss the emotional impact of these symptoms and in general, of not well-defined, chronic disorders.
- Examine the impact of COVID-19 on frontline grocery store workers and how understanding the impact on this group can provide some ideas around better understanding and treatment of frontline workers.
- Discuss how adolescents who spent many formative months at home and out of school, were impacted socially, emotionally, and educationally. We will discuss treatment and assessment strategies to help these adolescents.