The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in reach around the world and the extended nature of this invisible threat. All are impacted whether it is direct impact on health or employment or indirect impact through availability of services and loved ones. Many are predicting the mental health fall out will be grim as well. While the mental health impact will be significant, for most people this will be a significant life event that they deal with in real time and eventually natural recover and move on to a new normal and satisfying life. This webinar focuses on suggestions for how mental health professionals can work with those on the frontlines, including what to do and what not to do.
- Discuss three topics to address when working with people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.
- Discuss three suggestions for what not to do when working with people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.
- Discuss the importance of social support and perceived control in recovery.
- Phased Approach for Supporting the Mental Health of Healthcare Workers and Others Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic (PAC)The Phased Approach to COVID-19 Mental Health Response (PAC) is a framework for COVID-19 mental health response developed by ADAA members Drs. Sheila Rauch, Naomi Simon, and Barbara Rothbaum to aid in responding to and planning for mental health impacts of the current pandemic. The framework attempts to provide key directions on the required response over time as this will likely be an ongoing stressor for coming months and across the wide range and severity of impact. The framework aims to concisely summarize points for program design and point to available protocols and resources when available. For specific areas where previous resources have not been specified, they relied on evidence informed practice to create brief interventions (mask desensitization, self-directed difficult experience exposure, and assessment protocol with brief intervention for a MH provider). The authors intend that this framework will be updated as we learn more about COVID-19 mental health response and new resources become available.
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