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October 30, 2021 Saturday Morning Seminar: Annette Mendola, PhD

  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriott in Bearden, 250 Brookview Centre Way

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Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society
a local chapter of the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association

presents a 

Saturday Morning Seminar 
with 

Annette Mendola, PhD,

on

Never Waste a Crisis:
Pandemics, Ethics, and Mental Health

Saturday, October 30, 2021

8:30am - 12:15pm

Courtyard by Marriott in Bearden
250 Brookview Centre Way

Knoxville, Tennessee  37919

Participants who have been vaccinated
against COVID-19 are welcomed to attend. 
Those who have not been vaccinated should not attend. 
Masks are optional for those who have been vaccinated.  

Description of Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a plethora of intersecting problems: medical, social, economic, political, educational, psychological, and ethical.  Mental health providers have endeavored to meet the needs of their clients even as traditional tools have dropped away and new, competing obligations have arisen.  In this introductory presentation, we will explore the moral challenges produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the moral tensions COVID has produced for mental health providers and the impact moral distress and injury have had on people who work with vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.  We will conclude with a discussion of the pandemic as a catalyst for identifying that which needs to change in health care and other systems.  

Click here for Dr. Mendola's PowerPoint slides.  

This program is designed to meet the requirement for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee to obtain continuing education in ethics and the law, including the requirement to obtain continuing education on Tennessee State Law.

For further information, please refer to the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology.

Participants are advised to review the following documents prior to the program.
Please note changes to continuing education requirements.

See http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx for the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ for Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 11.

http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1180/1180.htmfor an Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapters 1180-1, 1180-2, 1180-3, and 1180-4.

Presenter

Annette Mendola, PhD, earned her doctoral degree in Philosophy, concentrating in medical ethics, from the University of Tennessee.  She is the Director for Clinical Ethics and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.  In her role as Clinical Ethicist, she helps health care professionals, patients, and families navigate difficult ethical decisions.  Her scholarly work has focused on ethical decision making at the end of life.

Schedule

8:30am Registration 

8:55am Welcome and Introduction
9:00am Presentation
10
:30am Break
10:45am Presentation

12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.

Learning Objectives

After attending this introductory program in full, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the ancillary pandemic of moral distress and moral injury that has resulted from COVID
-19.

2. Discuss at least two strategies and ethical best practices related to mental health care in the setting of COVID-19.

3. Describe at least two strategies for anticipating and handling “moral surprises” that arise from novel situations such as pandemics.

4. Identify APA ethical guidelines, best practice models, and Tennessee jurisprudence with particular relevance to ethical decision-making during novel crises, such as pandemics.  

Participants
This program is open to all APS members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be members. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a predominately psychoanalytic mode. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with introductory levels of experience and knowledge.


Registration Fees and Policies

BY October 25, 2021:

Professional Members and Scholar Members: $45
Non-members: $60
Early-Career Professional Members: $35
Graduate Student Members: Free.

AFTER October 25, 2021:
Professional Members and Scholar Members: $60
Non-members: $75
Early-Career Professional Members: $50.
Graduate Student Members: Free

Registration will close on October 29, 2021.

Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.org in advance to assure adequate food and seating.

If you prefer to pay by check, please print the Program Registration form, and mail with your payment to:

Wesley Gosselin, LMSW
APS Treasurer
100 Forest Court
Knoxville, TN 37919.

Refunds honored with written/electronic notice at least 48 hours before date of conference. Contact Wesley Gosselin, LMSW

Contact the APS President Joyce Cartor, PhD to negotiate fees, if needed.

Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to Joyce Cartor, PhD.

APS Membership
Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2021-2022 program year for $80. Scholars can join/renew for $50 and Early-Career Professionals can join/renew for $45. Graduate students may join or renew for $25.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement
Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education credits. With full attendance (sign-in at start of program) and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39.  Partial credit is not available for partial attendance.  

This program is designed to meet the requirement for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee to obtain continuing education in ethics and the law, including the requirement to obtain continuing education on Tennessee State Law. For further information, please refer to the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology.

APS and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. APS and Division 39 are also committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.

Selected References/Recommended Reading
http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx for the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ for Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 11.

http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1180/1180.htm for an Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapters 1180-1, 1180-2, 1180-3, and 1180-4.

Kopelovich, S. L., Monroe-DeVita, M., Buck, B. E., Brenner, C., Moser, L., Jarskog, L. F., Harker, S., & Chwastiak, L. A. (2021). Community Mental Health Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Strategies for Improving Care for People with Serious Mental Illness. Community mental health journal, 57(3), 405–415. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-020-00662-z

Martinez-Martin, N., Dasgupta, I., Carter, A., Chandler, J. A., Kellmeyer, P., Kreitmair, K., Weiss, A., & Cabrera, L. Y. (2020). Ethics of Digital Mental Health During COVID-19: Crisis and Opportunities. JMIR mental health, 7(12), e23776. https://doi.org/10.2196/23776  

Pandey, K., Thurman, M., Johnson, S. D., Acharya, A., Johnston, M., Klug, E. A., Olwenyi, O. A., Rajaiah, R., & Byrareddy, S. N. (2021). Mental Health Issues During and After COVID-19 Vaccine Era. Brain research bulletin, 176, 161–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2021.08.012

Puangsri, P., Jinanarong, V., & Wattanapisit, A. (2021). Impacts on and Care of Psychiatric Patients during the Outbreak of COVID-19. Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health : CP & EMH, 17, 52–60. https://doi.org/10.2174/174501790211701005

Silverman, H. J., Kheirbek, R. E., Moscou-Jackson, G., & Day, J. (2021). Moral distress in nurses caring for patients with Covid-19. Nursing ethics, 9697330211003217. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/09697330211003217

Contact
If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to the APS President Joyce Cartor, PhD.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between Division 39, APS, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risks/limitations of the approaches discussed will be addressed.

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