REMOTE WORKSHOP - Cultivating Post Traumatic Growth in the COVID Era

May 6th, 2020


Speaker: Chris Willard, Psy.D, Psychologist and Educational Consultant


As the shutdowns and stay at home orders lengthen, and as tragic news trickles in from near and far, how can we ensure than we and our students emerge from this time stronger and more resilient than ever? Join Dr. Chris Willard as we explore the foundations of post traumatic growth, looking to human history, anthropology and neuroscience as we discover and explore tools that have boosted human resilience in the face of adversity for generations. This workshop will include a number of contemplative, mindfulness and positive psychology techniques, along with simple takeaway tips for yourself and your community as the impact of the pandemic enters its third month in Massachusetts.

Slides HERE

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • During the webinar you will receive a code. If you are requesting PDPs, CEUs, or a Certificate of Attendance, you will need this code for your forms. This is required for accountability purposes.
  • If you need a Certificate of Attendance instead of PDPs or CEUs, please email Sydney at Please include the code from the webinar in your email.
  • All certificates will be emailed in the fall. Please understand that MPY has a limited staff and we are working as fast as we can.


This workshop is free of charge for Massachusetts K-12 educators. There is a $100 fee for educators out of state. Please contact for more info.


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PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours. Any combination of events an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the events and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is granted by the NASW and MaMHCA separately for each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork. 

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