Social/Emotional Learning

Mindful Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth Through the COVID Crisis

March 14, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Chris Willard, Psy.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Webinar Description
Even as the pandemic winds down and we enter a “new normal,” how can we ensure that we, our families and students and our communities emerge from this time more resilient than ever? Join Dr. Chris Willard as we explore the foundations of resilience and post traumatic growth, looking to positive psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness  as we explore - based tools that have boosted human resilience in the face of adversity for generations. This workshop will include many experiential exercises along with simple takeaway tips for yourself and your communities, as we enter this new normal.

About the Speaker
Christopher Willard, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist whose work has included community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and universities. Dr. Willard teaches at Harvard Medical School and works part-time in private practice with a focus on mindfulness, anxiety and learning issues. He is the author of eighteen books, including Alphabreaths and Growing Up Mindful

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PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

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Chris Willard, Psy.D.

Chris Willard, Psy.D.

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