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
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.
After attending this intermediate-level program, participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of self-care and mental health during perceived crisis and management of others/loved ones.
- Discuss the management of care of others/loved ones during perceived crisis
- 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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Clay, R. A. (2020, March 31). Self-care for psychologists during the COVID-19 outbreak. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/psychologists-self-care
Wei, M. (2018, October 17). Self-care for the caregiver. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/self-care-for-the-caregiver-2018101715003
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.
Target Audience: All mental health disciplines.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected] There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.