Associate Director; Adjunct Professor SAIL / Adelphi University Massapequa, New York
This study examined the experiences of 217 mental health professionals who provided mental health services in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, this study examined the correlations between professional quality of life, which include compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue, and perceived effectiveness providing services and perceptions of client mental health outcomes during the pandemic. This study presents significant findings with regard to the experiences of mental health professionals. This session is ideal for mental health professionals and leaders in behavioral health who were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Define how elements of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue impact how mental health professionals do their job.
Analyze how changes in operations and service delivery during COVID-19 affected services for professionals and access/effectiveness for clients.
Outline ways to manage stress in the workplace to ensure that services are not negatively impacted.