2021 Wellbeing Series | Understanding and Managing Stress in the Age of COVID
Tuesday, September 14 at 2 pm ET.
This presentation will review the psychological challenges and stresses evoked by the COVID pandemic. We will examine the relationship between emotional stress and psychopathology-not all distress is mental illness. We will discuss when professional support might be appropriate or necessary. We will consider what people might do to cope with and manage these stresses. There will be time for Q and A.
Presenter: Victor Schwartz MD, DLFAPA
Before establishing Mind Strategies LLC (www.mindstrategies.com), Dr. Schwartz served for eight years as chief medical officer of The Jed Foundation. Previously, he was university dean of students for six years after establishing and serving as director of the Counseling Center at Yeshiva University. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz was medical director and chief psychiatrist at the NYU Counseling Service. He has also served as assistant director of residency training in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center.
He is a Distinguished Life Fellow, was a member of the Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health, and co-chair of the working group on law and college mental health all of the American Psychiatric Association. He was also a co-chair of the Committee on the College Student of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He has written and lectured extensively on college mental health and suicide prevention; particularly concerning the management of mental health crises and suicide in colleges and legal issues in college mental health. He has provided guidance and consultation to many universities including: Columbia, U of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Tulane, USC, Hamilton, Rutgers Medical Center, Washington State, GW, Johns Hopkins, Manhattan School of Music and Truman State.
Outside of the higher education area, he has served as an advisor to the NFL, NBA, NCAA, US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Harpo Productions, ABT, HBO, Facebook/Instagram, Gun Free Kids, Dear Evan Hansen, MTV, and numerous other movies and media outlets. Dr. Schwartz has been quoted regularly in the NY Times, Wall St Journal, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many other newspapers, print and online publications. Dr. Schwartz co-edited (with Dr. Jerald Kay) the text, Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010).