Strategies to Support IPs: Managing Distress
Strategies to Support IPs: Managing Distress
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2021 Wellbeing Series | Strategies to Support Infection Preventionists and Patient Resilience: Managing and Learning from Distress

Wednesday, September 29 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 managing fear and anxiety, actively coping with life’s challenges, and addressing self-care needs. 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. A particular focus will be placed on the concept of post-traumatic growth, its relationship to emotional distress, and how to notice and foster growth in yourself and your patients.

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.

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