AMHCA Home Studies

Home Study: Fall Summit 21-03 - Pandemic Parenting: Call for Relationship, Compassion and Restoration 

04-04-2022 14:24

**Previously Recorded on 11/01/2021 - Not a Live Event**

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, millions of school age children have been removed from their classrooms and they are now returning to school with uncertainty. Parents have had additional responsibilities of managing homeschool, working from home, and working essential jobs in the absence of consistent childcare options. Rates of depressive symptoms and anxiety have increased, with women reporting higher rates than men. Rates of substance use and overdose have also increased, which is exacerbated by limited access to substance use disorder treatment. These cumulative stressors disrupt family routines, opportunities for social connection, and relationship norms. In this talk, three components, relationship, compassion, and restoration will be presented with case discussion and review of evidence-based practices that can be employed to help families create a new sense of normalcy. When facing life altering disruption, these components can be key in re-establishing safety, maintaining function, and strengthening resilience.

Courtney McMickens, MD, MPH, MHS is board certified in general adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is currently the NC Associate State Medical Director at Eleanor Health, a growing company with the mission of improving the lives of individuals affected by addiction and mental illness. Dr. McMickens is a graduate of Tuskegee University. She went on to earn her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.P.H. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed general psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. She also completed the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale School of Medicine, earning a Master of Health Sciences (M.H.S.) degree with a focus on community-based mental health intervention for children and families.


AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE total after viewing and completing the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.


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