- examine the negative mental health consequences for healthcare workers of COVID and in general/intro to the idea that resilience can be increased/prior evidence that brief resilience-enhancing interventions can improve outcomes in healthcare workers.
-explore specific interventions to build resilience incorporating such skills as mindfulness and self-compassion. Finally, we will examine different modalities in which these interventions are offered such as via zoom, in-person, and pre-recorded video sessions.
Dr. Elyse Park, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist and health services researcher who is dedicated to understanding and improving health-related behaviors among cancer survivors and populations at risk for cancer and chronic disease. Her research focuses on developing and implementing behavioral interventions to enhance resiliency, decrease tobacco use, and improve access to healthcare. A Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, her research is conducted at the MGH Mongan Institute’s Health Policy Research Center and Department of Psychiatry. She directs the BHI behavioral research agenda and is director of a new joint Psychiatry and Medicine, initiative, the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research Program (HPRIR (pronounced hip-errr). Clinically, she treats cancer survivors.
Dr. Nicole DeTore, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Research in the Resilience and Prevention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. DeTore’s research interests are focused in resilience, prevention in psychiatry, cognition, schizophrenia, and work and school functioning in those with severe mental illnesses. Dr. DeTore works clinically with those at risk for psychosis, those experiencing a severe mental illness and those hoping to improve their quality of life, specifically in the area of work or school.
Dr. Louisa Sylvia, PhD, is a staff psychologist and associate director at Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of the Office for Women’s Careers at Massachusetts General, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sylvia’s major research interests are developing resilience and wellness programs for individuals with mood disorders. She has received funding to develop in-person, therapist-administered lifestyle and sleep interventions for individuals with serious mental illness as well as online, self-directed programs to increase physical activity and overall wellness. Dr. Sylvia has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts in her area of specialization, co-authored a workbook for Bipolar II Disorder, authored the Complete Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder as well as presented her work at numerous local, national and international conferences. She assisted in creating MoodNetwork, a patient-powered research network, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative.
MoodNetwork (www.moodnetwork.org) brings together thousands of individuals with mood disorders to improve their overall wellness. Dr. Sylvia is also a clinician who treats patients with mood and anxiety disorders as well as a prominent educator and mentor in her field. She has spoken nationally on the importance of role models and mentors for female faculty and currently oversees faculty development for women at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sylvia received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and completed her psychology internship at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Dr. Sylvia is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Research and Psychopathology, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.