After a successful first webinar in the UK – Croatia Mental Health Webinar Series, jointly organized by the British Embassy Zagreb and the Croatian Society for Traumatic Stress (HDTS), in cooperation with the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)
You are cordially invited to the second webinar:
Distress of care providers under increased pressure in a pandemic
The webinar will be held on Thursday, 16 July, 2020 at 17:00 (CET)
and presented by
Dr Derek Indoe,
a highly experienced clinical and forensic psychologist from the UK.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99245700632
Please confirm your participation via email on: Monika.Suknaic@fco.gov.uk
Dr Derek Indoe is a practising Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, practicing psychology since 1986. He is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and specialises in trauma, stress and adjustment difficulties using Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnosis as an adjunctive therapy. In his former role as Lead National Assessor for Forensic Clinical Psychology he gained extensive experience with secure hospitals and prisons. He provides supervision for practitioners treating trauma in the health sector and police service. He is an Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.
The focus of the second webinar will be on the front-line service providers who work under tremendous pressure, high demand and high responsibility, as well as low resources. The situation is often even more difficult with home schooling of children, as well as a possibility of needing to self- isolate. The webinar is specifically dedicated to frontline staff in institutions (effects of corona on the users/inmates) and providers in the civil sector.
– Overlap of processes seen among general public, clinicians, hospital staff, frontline staff in care homes, prisons and in youth detention/care homes: Incredulity and denial, Vulnerability and lack of control, Isolation, Threat, Overwhelmed by extraordinary events, Avoidance, Lack of Safety, Anxiety, Excessive rapidity of changes, Entrusting, Adaptation, Connection.
– Mental Health difficulties of the staff in care homes for elderly – Stress reactions, and how to prevent and manage, Exhaustion. Detachment, burnout and extreme stress full blown.
– Mental Health difficulties of patients and relatives – loneliness, restrictions, fear, anger, aggression, isolation (major risk for mortality), depression, avoidance, complicated and unresolved grief, loss at relational, professional and economic levels.
– Mental Health difficulties of the staff in prisons and homes for children and youth detention.
– Mental Health difficulties of the inmates and staff – self harm, anger, violence, depression, many life events, complex PTSD, impaired relationships, dissociation, negative beliefs about the self, affect dysregulation, also fears, avoidance, intrusive avoidance.
*Topic of the third webinar – 10 September 2020, 17:00h
How to better manage mental health in crises and a possible second outbreak of Covid-19, with practical advice and less known successful work techniques.
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