Continuing Education Opportunities: Fall 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the mental health and resilience of health care workers and the patients they care for. UNAC/UHCP’s latest continuing education courses offer a path to healing and practical suggestions for self-care and recognizing distress in others.

COVID-19 and Beyond: Managing Stress and PTSD

Presented by Kelly Austin, PsyD,
KLA Risk Consulting
Credit: 1.5 hours
Class is available on-demand to watch at any time through December 13 here:

Course description:
Stress, depression, insomnia, fear, and post-traumatic stress disorder are common in health care providers during normal times. Add on a pandemic, terrorist event or mass casualty and the frequency and severity of each can be “off the charts.” The priority of caring for yourself has always been mission critical. This course provides you with recommendations, resources and inspiration that help you prevent, heal, and manage the emotional toll your job can have on you moment to moment, pandemic or not.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number 1162, for one and a half (1.5) contact hours.

Suicide Prevention for Professionals

Presented by Christina Ortiz, PsyD and Sylvia J. Sandler, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention Center.
Credit: 2 hours
When: December 3, 12 noon to 2 pm PST
Where: Live Virtual GoToWebinar
Registration closes at start of program.

Course description:
Participants will gain an understanding of warning signs and risk factors for suicide, and learn how to perform a suicide risk assessment and build a safety plan with a suicidal client.
This 2-hour presentation will provide an overview of suicide prevention. Our presenters will discuss the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, risk factors, myths, and warning signs. They will discuss how to assess for lethality, how to manage a client/patient who is suicidal and will provide information on resource referrals.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number 1162, for 2 contact hours. No partial credit for late arrivals or early departures.