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Restoring Hope During the Pandemic: Help Lonely and Detached People….

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Restoring Hope During the Pandemic: Help Lonely and Detached People to Regain Hope, Restoration, and Wellness

Wednesday October 21, 2020

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

Event held online via Zoom Link, link to access provided upon registration

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.0 CE for Psychologists and 1 BBS California CEU for LMFTs, LPCC’s and LCSW’s.

Workshop Description:

This program’s theme is to teach strategies of wellness for depressive, hopeless, and suicidal clients whose symptoms were ignited by the pandemic. The participants will have researched based solutions to utilize during the pandemic to quickly and successfully moderate suicide. Attachment theory research based protective factors to prevent suicide will be utilized throughout the presentation.

The content of the program will begin with demographic statistics about current suicide rates. Two suicide assessments will be introduced. Followed by a chat box question and answer period. The restorative attachment protective factors to moderate suicide will be discussed as well as key emergency tools to mitigate suicidal ideation.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the program participants will be able to:

1. Identify the suicide rate of the racial and age demographics in the United States.

2. Describe the role of attachment theory as protective factors against suicidal ideation.

3. Analyze the application of the 2020 Compliance Standards to lead, train, identify, engage, treat, transition, and improve best practices.

Professional Bio of Presenter:

Paula Rainer holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. Rainer is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Chicago School of Psychology in Washington, DC. She has previously taught at Johns Hopkins, South, Argosy, George Mason, and Liberty Universities in the area of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. Dr. Rainer is a National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia in private practice where she serves couples, individuals, and teenagers. Her specialty includes people experiencing depression and suicidal ideation. She has served as both a counseling director and a middle school counselor in Prince William County, Va. In 2019, Dr. Rainer conducted a national seminar on Global Issues in Suicide, and in September 2020, she was a panelist for Black Lives Matter in Mental Health with the focus of suicide prevention measures for Black adolescents. Her latest publications included two chapters in the Handbook of Experiential Teaching in Counselor Education: A Resource Guide for Counselor Educators.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015a). Definitions: Self-directed violence. http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/definitions.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015b). Suicide facts at a glance. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide-datasheet-a.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015c). Suicide: Risk and protective factors. Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/riskprotectivefactors.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). CDC WISQARS: Leading causes of death reports, 1981–2016. Available from webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/lead-cause.html.

Goldstein, G. J., Hogan, M.F., Chu, A.,Covington, D.W., Johnson, K.E.(2016) Compliance Standards Pave the Way for Reducing Suicide in Health Care Systems. Journal of Healthcare Compliance. http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/riskprotectivefactors.html

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: Professionals from all mental health disciplines and graduate students from all mental health disciplines.

Psychologists. 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 Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. 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 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 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, and pass a brief comprehension quiz, 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, Washington DC Campus has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3061. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. In order to receive CE credit for this program, participants must participate in the live webinar session.