Coping with COVID-19 with Echoes of 9/11: Pain and Possibilities
On May 20, 8PM EST, VOICES launched the first in a series of webinars in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our longtime friends and colleagues, Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Dr. Craig Haen, Co-chairs of the American Group Psychotherapy’s Association’s Community Outreach provided an informative presentation, moderated by Mary Fetchet.
The COVID-19 Pandemic brings with it sudden and tragic illness, death and devastation to communities, that may be especially impactful for families, colleagues and friends who lost loved ones on 9/11 and in other tragedies. The pandemic may also be emotionally and physically challenging for the thousands of responders and survivors who are suffering from medical and psychological conditions due to their exposures.
This webinar considered the physiological and psychological reactions to triggers from prior trauma, cumulative loss, intergenerational trauma and resilience in families. It began with a psycho-educational component, followed by participant questions and the opportunity to share, validate and connect, in order to provide a source of stabilization and hope.
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellow, Board Member and Co-Chair, Community Outreach, AGPA
Dr. Phillips a retired Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU Post, NY, and Group Faculty and Supervisor at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She is in private practice in Northport, NY, co-author of three books, over 40 articles and chapters, and hosts Psych Up Live on International Talk Radio.
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA,
Adjunct Faculty, New York University & Lesley University, Co-Chair, Community Outreach, AGPA
Dr. Haen has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years. He is in private practice in White Plains, NY. He provides acute crisis intervention following acts of violence and atrocity, trains crisis teams and schools in responding to mass trauma events and has consulted with organizations on the implementation of trauma-informed care.
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