COVID-19 ACTION | Trainings | Psychoeducation as Aid in Navigating the Impact

April 30, 2020 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join special trainings offered by CSSW faculty as part of their COVID-19 ACTION initiative; open to the School of Social Work’s community.

About the Approach

Psychoeducational models draw on an evidence-based approach and can be adapted for multiple settings and populations. The approach can be tailored to fit specific circumstances and focuses on a learning exchange between facilitator and participant. It is strengths-based and attends to coping, stress management, increased insight, grief and loss, social support, and personal and community advocacy, while maintaining a social justice and anti-oppressive perspective.

About the Session

Led by faculty members Ellen Lukens (bio) and Yamile Martí (bio), this session will focus on the basic principles and elements of psychoeducation with an embedded session that addresses concerns, challenges, and approaches for naming and coping with the COVID 19 crisis. The training aims to convey the importance of creating synergy between informational and therapeutic content. The psychoeducational content addresses stress, coping, and healing.

Subsequent sessions will use a psychoeducational and anti-oppressive lens to address issues related to grief and loss, social support, sleep, interpersonal violence, and stigma as related to the current and ongoing crisis.