Sep 30, 2020
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Date(s) - 30/09/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
As COVID-19 continues, the adoption of new policies and procedures to mitigate and control the spread of COVID-19 has extended to classrooms and learning institutions across the country. This school year has brought new and unique challenges for everyone directly associated with our learning institutions, from policy makers, custodial staff, to our retired faculty and active post-secondary educators who all play integral roles in the development and success of each student. Homewood Health is pleased to announce the addition of specialized sessions for post-secondary educators and persons who work for these centers of learning.
Anxiety is an adaptive response to real or perceived danger. While anxiety is a normal and expected reaction to the pandemic, too much anxiety may cause harm and take a toll on one’s mental health and well-being. Educators, understandably are concerned about the uncertainty surrounding a changes to learning environments and may be struggling with keeping worries — both their students and their own — at bay.
This one hour webinar will explore strategies for navigating the changes that educators face with greater ease while providing tips and tools to support their psychological well-being during these uncertain times.
Register for this session. ** Please note that this session is organized by Homewood Health. Registration is limited.
The session is facilitated by Dr. Sandra Primiano, Ph.D., Psy.D, Vice President, EFAP and Counselling Services
Dr. Primiano, VP of EFAP and Counselling Services, oversees EFAP, Organizational Wellness, Workplace Interventions, First Call Care and the Clinics/Counselling Centres. In this role, she collaborates with clinical leaders across the organization to implement clinical processes, ensure service quality and clinical effectiveness of the services.
Dr. Primiano is responsible for providing leadership to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and Counselling Services, where she collaborates with clinical leaders across the organization to implement clinical processes, ensure service quality and clinical effectiveness of EFAP and Counselling Services.
Dr. Primiano graduated from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM) with a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in Clinical and Experimental Psychology. She came to Homewood from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), where she was a Psychology Consultant for the Directorate of Mental Health. Her responsibilities included the development, delivery and coordination of evidence- informed mental health services in the (11) Operational Stress Injury Clinics across Canada.