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COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 3: Forging Resilience Amidst the Pandemic Triple Threat: Grief, Loss
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When: Wednesday July 29, 2020
Where: Virtual Session

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Webinar Series for NASW-TN: Implications for Social Work Practice During and After COVID-19

Webinar Three: Forging Resilience Amidst the Pandemic Triple Threat: Grief, Loss and Trauma

Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S


As we enter the last half of 2020, COVID-19 continues it's viral campaign as strongly as ever. Amidst the continuing pandemic health crisis, Social Workers are dealing more and more with extended grief, loss and traumatic issues faced by clients- and often ourselves as well. These grief and loss experiences are varied and unique for this crisis in that they are not only for the loss of life- but also the loss of a way of life for many. In addition, the levels of which people are affected are different, to the point that for some this has amounted to a continued traumatic experience, or series of traumatic experiences. These issues are even further complicated with "no end" to the crisis in sight. 

This two-and-a-half hour webinar will first identify and explore the various and unusual avenues of grief, loss and trauma that are being experienced in the wake of COVID-19. Methods such as "Name It to Tame It"  and skills for building resilience will be incorporated and experienced to provide needed coping strategies for this ongoing crisis for the clients we serve. In some cases, these are skills Social Workers can utilize for self-care to continue to do the important work we are called upon to do. 


Learning Objectives:

1) Identify the grief and loss experiences that are unique for this continued COVID-19 health crisis.

2) Review how this pandemic has been an ongoing traumatic experience or series of traumatic experiences for many. 

3) Explore coping and trauma-informed strategies to build resilience amidst an extended crisis. 


Materials Needed: Please have several sheets of paper as well as markers, crayons or colored pencils/pens to utilize during the presentation. 

About Our Presenter: Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has been a social worker and therapist for over thirty years, first in Murfreesboro and then Smyrna, Tn. She worked in community mental health for the majority of that time, entering private practice in late 2016.  Ms. Langley (Jamie) specializes in working with children, teens and their families; most often using play and other expressive therapies, both indoors as well as outside in nature whenever the opportunity arises. Most recently her clinical work has transferred to telehealth services due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Ms. Langley (Jamie) is a co-founder and current president of the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy and enjoys supervising therapists towards their Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Langley (Jamie) teaches adjunct at two universities and has also delved into writing projects.  Her most recent publication was a chapter on "Utilizing Games to Build Resilience with Children Impacted by Divorce" in the 3rd edition of Game Play: The Therapeutic Use of Games with Children and Adolescents (2020) by Charles Schaefer, Ph.D. and Jessica Stone, Ph. D. (eds.) Ms. Langley (Jamie) is also a frequent presenter where she enjoys sharing her clinical experience and the healing powers of play, creativity and nature.  

NASW Member $40
Non Member $70

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