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Self-care and Leadership in Crisis – We are all Human
June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Anyone else having weird dreams? In this interactive session, Dr. Watson will discuss the importance of recognizing that we are not only living through our own personal hardships related to the pandemic, but as clinicians in the center of the storm, we are experiencing double trauma. This has profound effects on our wellbeing and can trigger reactions of fear and helplessness. She will discuss a paradigm for working with these difficult emotions, offer specific tips and provide ample time for us to share our frontline experiences so that we can support each other. Empathy for and attunement to our comrades is the antidote to trauma.
Objectives: Identify three key components of trauma-informed care
- Describe current conditions that are known triggers for a trauma reaction.
- Discern the difference between self-preservation and self-care.
- List three traits of a great leader in a time of crisis.
Dr. Watson is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist with a passion for creating a culture of appropriate psychotropic prescribing in long-term care settings. She prioritizes common sense, avoiding harms and keeping the patient’s and family’s goals of care at the heart of all endeavors. Because of the shortage of geriatric psychiatrists in the United States, she developed a model of consultation and training to extend the reach of this highly needed, but limited specialty to the people that need it most – the primary care providers responsible for care, and families. Dr. Watson is a published author, popular speaker, and a recipient of numerous awards for research and teaching. Dr. Christine LaRocca, Telligen Medical Director, will join the conversation.
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