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Understanding Self-Care During the Pandemic

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Understanding Self-Care During the Pandemic

Thursday October 22, 2020

4:00pm-5:00pm 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 will define and identify self-care for the participants. Continually, this program will discuss the need to increase awareness for the participants on self-care during the pandemic. This program will review the ethical requirements for practicing counselors as it relates to burnout. It is important for all counselors to be more aware of their stress levels while working remotely. During the session, the participants will understand the ramifications of untreated stress.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Identify the ethical codes that are required for practicing clinicians as it relates to self-care and burnout

Professional Bio of Presenter:

Dr. Pressley is a student-focused professor and engages with students very well. She is ethically based in working with students as well as clients. Dr. Pressley’s research interests include family dynamics, adolescent development, as well as professional wellness. Before joining the faculty at The Chicago School, she was the Director of Training for now closed Argosy University, Virginia Campus for several years. Dr. Pressley is experienced in private practice as well as a community counseling agency. She has been a counseling supervisor as well as program coordinator at the community agency. Her hobbies are delivering presentations, community service, and traveling the world.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.

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


American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA code of ethics. https://www.counseling.org/resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf

Davis T. (2020, September, 8) Self-Care: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself [Online article]. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/click-here-happiness/201812/self-care-12-ways-take-better-care-yourself

Glover, S. (2020, April) How the Pandemic Can Trigger Depression [Online article] Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-kids-call-the-shots/202004/how-the-pandemic-can-trigger-depression

Marano, H. (2020, May). The Healers or Hurting [Online article]. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/202004/the-healers-are-hurting

Perez. P. (2020, April). Stress, Anxiety, and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Online article] Retrieved from https://safer-america.com/stress-anxiety-depression-during-the-pandemic/

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.