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Increasing Resiliency to Ride out the Storm
Increasing Resiliency to Ride Out the Storm

Increasing Resiliency to Ride out the Storm is a TCAA course created from the 4 part webinar miniseries: COVID, Mental Health and the Holidays. In this course you will learn about cumulative stress, social conditions to support resilience, managing feelings, post-crisis transformation, energy managment and more.

Estimated completion time:
60 minutes
Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:

1. Define resilience 
2. List factors that support successful resilience 
3. Recall specific skills/activities to strengthen resilience 

Faculty Presenters: Dr. Alma Dell Smith

Faculty Bio:

Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D. is Research Assistant Professor at the National Mass Violence Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate coursework at Smith College and earned her M.A. and PH.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979. The majority of her work has been in the area of stress assessment and treatments with a special emphasis on psychophysiological effects of stress. Dr. Smith was a pioneer in integrative medicine at the Women’s Health Unit at Boston Medical Center where she specialized in coordinating psychological and medical care in an urban health clinic. Dr. Smith served on the faculty of Boston University Medical Center, the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, and the Biobehavioral Institute of Boston. She was the cofounder of Stress Directions, Inc, a national consulting firm for businesses and institutions. In that capacity, she coauthored an online stress assessment tool which has been widely used to assess stress resilience, stress symptoms and situations. This program then delivered helpful tools tailored to the specific needs of users. In addition, she coauthored two popular books on stress, The Stress Solution and Stress and Marriage.

An important part of her career has been the dissemination of evidence based and technical aspects of psychology to the general public, bringing the best of the research on stress to a wide ranging clientele in hospitals, outpatient clinics, graduate programs, corporate settings and through popular books. Dr. Smith’s role in the National Mass Violence Center will be to assist in the coordinating of Internet activity and in developing new online courses and online apps.

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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