The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health – Where to From Here?
Take the CourseThe Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health – Where to From Here?
Start Date1 January 2023
End Date31 December 2023
The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health – Where to From Here? online workshop equips mental health practitioners with knowledge and understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in a South African context.
Explore the individual and social responses to the initial COVID-19 lockdown and gain insight into the long-term consequences for children and adolescents.
The CPD workshop will use the emotional epidemic curve to assist with understanding the onset of post-pandemic mental health challenges. Disaster psychiatry plays an important role during a pandemic and can help you to understand and manage the mental health challenges that may arise.
In a post pandemic society, it is important to investigate the role of mental health and how it may be affected by the events that have taken place.
Is this workshop for you?
This online workshop is for you if you are a psychologist, counsellor, psychometrist or other mental health practitioner.
Dates and Registration
Class of 2023: on demand
Participants can register at any time and move through the workshop content within 5 days. Watch the live workshop recording and complete the online journal articles and multiple-choice questionnaire.
The CPD workshop has been designed for psychologists, counsellors, psychometrists and other mental health practitioners to understand the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.
The certificate serves as evidence of your new skills and knowledge and can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development.
Attend a live online session, or watch the recording, and complete an online reading and assessment.
HPCSA registered professionals will receive 3 CPD points [3 CEU Continuing Education Units points] upon successful completion of the workshop.
- Introduction: COVID-19 in a South African context
- The emotional epidemic curve
- Emerging mental health issues
- Disaster psychiatry
- Bowlby’s attachment theory
- Mental health in a post pandemic society
- Child-focussed interventions
- Trauma-sensitive interventions
- The changing landscape of counselling
By the end of the workshop practitioners will:
- Understand the impact of COVID-19 from the initial lockdown.
- Gain knowledge of the impact that COVID-19 has had on society, families and children.
- Develop an awareness of the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on children and adolescents in terms of their mental health and educational development.
- Develop awareness of the emotional epidemic curve of COVID-19.
- Understand how the viral infection peaks and curves affected the emotional epidemic curve.
- Explore the concept of disaster psychiatry and its application in a pandemic.
- Develop insight into Bowlby’s attachment theory and its significance in understanding the emergence of mental health issues in children and adolescents in particular.
- Learn about the role of mental health in a post pandemic society.
- Explore possible solutions.
Anita Kriel is a clinical psychologist who has been published in numerous academic journals, both nationally and internationally.
She started her own private practice in 2005 and works with adults and adolescents in out-patient and in-patient settings.
Anita is also a consultant for a long-term substance abuse rehabilitation centre in KwaZulu-Natal. She has been an educator at SACAP since 2019.
Gain an understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health
Explore individual and social responses to the initial COVID-19 lockdown
Use the emotional epidemic curve to understand the onset of post-pandemic mental health challenges