Event date: 1/15/2021 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Export event
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The Four Fatigues of COVID-19: Ethical Considerations and Provider Self-Care

The Four Fatigues of COVID-19: Ethical Considerations and Provider Self-Care

Chris McLaughlin, LCSW

1.5 Clinical CEs in Ethics


In this presentation, Chris will review the various ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted care providers and clients of all ages across multiple life domains. The impact on families, both of the provider and the clients, will also be discussed. He will share strategies to build resiliency and enhance self-care as providers navigate the challenges of balancing their client needs as well as their own wellness. Chris will share insights, thoughts, and tips within the areas of telehealth, remote safety planning, managing our time in the virtual space, and balancing provider personal demands with the professional realities of providing client care in a global pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will become more familiar with the impact that COVID-19 has had on practitioners and client populations.
  • Participants will develop strategies to improve the experience of telehealth for clients.
  • Participants will apply key NASW Code of Ethics standards to the practice of social work during a pandemic crisis.
  • Participants will identify ways to improve self-care for not only themselves but also for co-workers and client populations.

About the Presenter:

Chris McLaughlin, LCSW is the Associate Vice President of Community and Pediatric Services at Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine and owner of Inspired Consulting Group, LLC. A lifelong resident of Maine, he obtained both his BA in Psychology (1996) and his MSW (2001) from the University of Maine in Orono. Chris has spent the last 20 years providing behavioral health services to youth and families across a variety of clinical settings including treatment foster care, residential treatment facilities, public schools, private practice, and community-based case management programs. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Maine in Orono and Husson University in Bangor and is the Clinical Consultant for the Bangor YMCA. He serves on the Maine Board of Social Work Licensing and is a member of both the NASW and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC), where he is the current Maine Chapter President. He is a graduate of the Disney Institute leadership program and Maine’s Daniel Hanley Health Leadership Development (HLD) program. Locally, Chris was recognized in 2019 for his advocacy work with LGBTQ+ youth and was named Health Care Social Worker of the Year in 2019 by the Maine Hospital Association and the Maine Chapter of the SSWLHC. Nationally, he was the SSWLHC’s 2019 recipient of the Eleanor Clark Award for Innovative Programs in Patient Care for his work on youth suicide prevention. In the Spring of 2020, Chris was named the University of Maine School of Social Work's Alumni of the Year.

Workshop Details:

  • All registered participants will receive a zoom link and handouts prior to the workshop
  • After the workshop, participants will be emailed an evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you upon receipt of your completed evaluation
  • Social Work students may attend for free - please note no certificate is awarded
  • Questions or concerns? Email Lynn at lynncstanley@gmail.com
  • Want to pay by check? Email Barbara at bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org
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