May 12, 2022 - Facilitating Resilience Following Workplace Trauma
Facilitating Resilience Following Workplace Trauma
The last 2 years have brought unprecedented behavioral health challenges, but while COVID has been the one tragic constant, it was not alone - civil unrest and racial injustice protests, wildfires, natural disasters, and the breaching of the US Capitol have left businesses and communities alike reeling and confused. And it’s not as if “typical” crises like bank robberies or factory accidents took a break – far from it! Through it all, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have played a critical role in facilitating resilience and delivering psychological first aid to the workplace. This presentation will examine the quantitative scale, scope, and complexity involved in providing disruptive event management (DEM) over the past two years, drawing on a data base of 50,000 crisis response requests on behalf of EAPs. Crucial clinical/technical service modifications will be explored, including virtual delivery and cultural intelligence. Finally, the “lessons learned” will be considered, with a focus on differentiating between Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Depreciation.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Describe key aspects of the largest single data set of disruptive event management services initiated by Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and delivered during the COVID-19 period.
- Explain the unique occurrence of multiple, coterminous mass events over the last 2 years and their implications for behavioral health in the workplace.
- Discuss the differentiation between Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Depreciation in a healthcare setting during the 2020-21 pandemic.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.