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Using COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Positive Change

Coping with COVID During and After: Post-Traumatic Growth, presented by Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Project ECHO® team, will help medical professionals understand how personal growth can be experienced as a result of a crisis or traumatic event.

The online pop-up session, scheduled to take place Wednesday, May 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m., will focus on positioning the theory of post-traumatic growth as a complement to post-traumatic stress, and how to use the traumatic event as a catalyst for positive change.

Participants will learn post-traumatic growth’s role in resilience and how to use a traumatic event as a catalyst for positive change.

The session’s panel of experts will include:

  • Jennifer Dougall, Ph.D., professional clinical counselor – NEOMED
  • Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., mental health pharmacist – NEOMED
  • David Sharp, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Health Sciences – Kent State University
  • Douglas Smith, M.D., psychiatrist and interim department chair – NEOMED
  • Joseph Zarconi, M.D. (’81), nephrologist and medical director of COVID-19 at NEOMED – NEOMED