2021 Wellbeing Series | Strategies to Support Infection Preventionists and Patient Resilience: Starting on a Positive Note
Wednesday, September 22 at 2 pm ET.
Dr. Jonathan DePierro, Clinical and Research Director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Stress Resilience and Personal Growth will discuss several evidence-based strategies for connecting to positive emotions, a sense of meaning and purpose, and building support during difficult times. The importance of each of these factors in supporting resilience will be supported by research done following prior large-scale traumas and during the current pandemic, including with health care workers. A particular focus will be placed on the importance of social support in fostering growth and recovery.
Presenter: Jonathan DePierro, PhD
Jonathan DePierro, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Clinical and Research Director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth, where he oversees resilience training and education, clinical care, and research. Prior to assuming his current role, he was a supervising psychologist at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center (WTC) Mental Health Program.
Dr. DePierro has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program. His clinical expertise is in the treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions and promoting resilience. He has published on novel treatment approaches to Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental health service needs in WTC and COVID-19 responders, and the physiological impact of psychological trauma.