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TCS Globe Talk: Strategies for Self Care and Mental Health- Managing Care for Others

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Presented in partnership with TCS Global Engagement and the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA).

Presented by Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD.

Program Offers 1.0 APA CE for Psychologists and 1.0 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers

*Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*

Workshop Description

This presentation will provide a brief context to the importance of self-care and optimal mental health given times of crisis and when managing care for others and loved ones. Considerations will be discussed in addressing self-care and mental health with the focus on the consequences and impact on overall well-being.

Participants will gain additional strategies in order to increase capacity for coping with stress while managing their caregiving role. They will consider the context of addressing self-care and mental health under stressful circumstances with particular emphasis on consequences and impact on overall well-being.

Learning Objectives

After attending this intermediate-level program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of self-care and mental health during perceived crisis and management of others/loved ones. 
  2. Discuss the management of care of others/loved ones during perceived crisis 
  3. Discuss the importance of self-care and mental health during perceived crisis 

Professional Bio of Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD, Associate Professor in the International Psychology Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Perez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, Master of Education degree in Child Development and Infant Studies from the Erikson Institute and her Doctorate degree (minor in Multicultural Counseling) in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Perez has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and psychology on-ground and online across five higher education institutions for the past 19 years. Dr. Perez has over 25 years of experience working with young children and families in community-based settings, early intervention, hospitals, family support programs, and in private practice. Her areas of research and practice expertise include children and families, children with special needs, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, lifespan development, infant mental health, child abuse and neglect, global trauma, third culture kids/adults, and acculturation psychology. Dr. Perez is a diversity psychotherapist, mixed methods researcher, developmental specialist, and international psychology consultant. Dr. Perez provides consultation nationally and internationally (US, Ghana, Kuwait, Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt). She is a recipient of a 2018 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.


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Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.