How to Provide Acute Stress Intervention (ASI) to Healthcare Staff Experiencing COVID-19 Related Stress

June 15, 2020 9:30 am - June 11, 2020 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.

CEs available. See registration page for more information

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 Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R (Bio) and NYU assistant professor Steven Marans, MSW, PhD (bio), The Acute Stress Intervention for Adults (ASI) is a brief, evidence-informed, structured approach for clinicians to provide one-on-one consultation to health care staff experiencing COVID-19 related stress. ASI is based on the co-developers’ extensive experiences in working with adults as part of their trauma-focused evidence-based treatment, the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), and well as their experience in working with adults in the immediate aftermath following mass casualty events, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy.

For more information on the CSSW COVID-19 workshops see the CSSW ACTION LAB website HERE.