Emotional Well-Being Webinar Series

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

We know these are difficult times for everyone, especially those of you who are serving patients. We hope you will enjoy these webinar series presentations featuring mental health and emotional wellness experts showing how you can reduce personal stress during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as coping with other disasters. In addition to these hour-long webinars, we have made a series of mini-videos on related topics.

Available webinar series:

Emotional Well-Being in 2021 Webinar Series

Epel

By popular demand, we are launching a second series of webinars based on last year’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers series. As before, these sessions will be moderated by Vice Chair for Adult Psychology Elissa Epel, PhD, and feature experts sharing insights on how we can reduce stress and trauma in our health care systems and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak and other crises. We will also be updating the UCSF Coping Resources website as we travel together through this year and identify unmet needs.

Roznovsky
 
McCoy
This webinar series is co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UCSF Office of Alumni Relations with support from John McCoy and Nicholas Roznovsky.

 

April 15 - Building Institutional and Personal Resilience

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Jackson-Triche
Mangurian
Rodriguez
Speakers

A discussion on the mental health challenges—including those of health care providers—and lessons learned from UCSF COPE, with a focus on building institutional resources for preparedness for future challenges.

Resources

May 13 - Pandemic Transitions: From Collective Grief to Joy

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Perel
Saul
Speakers

In the wake of the pandemic and systemic social injustice, we are facing vast collective grief. Renowned therapists Jack Saul and Esther Perel will discuss ways to witness and move through grief, using creative expression, toward experiencing fresh joy and purpose in our new world.

Resources

June 3 - Pandemic Burnout and Regeneration for Our New World: One Year Later

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Blackburn
Goodman
Kornfield
Siegel
Speakers

A panel of leaders in mental health and science will discuss combatting pandemic fatigue, share short meditations, and revisit their previous discussion on personal and communal lessons and hopes for rejuvenating our lives, science and healthcare, self-care, and our earth.

Resources

July 1 - Anti-Racism and Building an Inclusive Culture

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Magee
Porche
State
Speakers
  • Rhonda Magee, JD, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
  • Michelle Porche, EdD, Associate Adjunct Professor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Matthew State, MD, PhD, Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
     

The race equity movement has left us with greater awareness of the urgent need for changes in the way we interact and run our businesses and institutions. This webinar will feature a frank discussion on what one psychiatry department has done to address interpersonal and systemic racism, as well as insight from an expert on a compassion-based approach for insightfully seeing and discussing race, and being actively anti-racist.

Resources

August 5 - Well-Being of Youth and Young Adults

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Dorado
Lythcott-Haims
Luthar
Siegel
Speakers
  • Joyce Dorado, PhD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; director, UCSF Health Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS)
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA, New York Times best-selling author
  • Suniya Luthar, PhD, Professor Emerita, Columbia University; co-founder, Authentic Connections
  • Moderator: Dan Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine; founder, Mindsight Institute
     

Parenting and educating young people as they transition back to in-person learning and jobs this year will likely be both joyful and challenging. A panel of experts will discuss approaches that parents, caregivers, and educators can take to support youth, including strategies to promote resilience, resourcefulness, and creating environments that facilitate a sense of belonging and agency—especially for youth of color. They will also discuss the risks of excessive pressure to succeed and countering helicopter parenting, as well as ways that schools can implement trauma-informed, equity-promoting approaches that foster wellness and healing justice.

Resources

September 2 - From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional

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Coleman
Cooper
Maibach
McClure
Williams
Speakers
  • Mark Coleman, MS, author and nature meditation teacher; host, Nature Summit
  • Robin Cooper, MD, Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; co-founder, Climate Psychiatry Alliance
  • Edward Maibach, PhD, Mason Distinguished University Professor, George Mason University
  • Ashley McClure, MD, co-founder, Climate Health Now
  • Kimberly Williams, PhD, PHR, Executive Director, The National Medical Association; Program Manager, Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
     

The climate crisis is impacting health, and health care professionals have a pivotal role as advocates for change. The climate crisis must be mitigated by vast reductions in carbon use, including by the medical industry, which is responsible for 8% of global green house gas emissions. Physicians will share how they have promoted advocacy, as well as effective ways of messaging, and how leaders serve as trusted sources of information, educators for policymakers and local institutions, and change agents in their own institutional or governments policies. Healthcare professionals and others can help move the public and leaders from distress into active roles that will have reverberating impacts on our societal change. This session will end with a meditation.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the UCSF Center for Climate, Health and Equity  and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Climate Crisis and Mental Health Task Force. A workshop on advocacy training will be announced during this session.

Resources

October 7 - Psychedelics and Mental Health: The Science and the Practice

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Carhart-Harris
Raison
Reed

 
Speakers

This session will discuss how psychedelic-assisted therapy can relieve suffering in depression and PTSD based on new clinical trials, how they may work with insights from brain imaging studies by the leading neuroscientist in this area and a pioneer in our understanding of the power of awe, how they can be culturally adapted and help reduce racial trauma by the leading therapist in this area, and further exploration of psychedelics and mental health from one of the pioneers of this method, with decades of experience in indigenous wisdom who is now training the next generation of therapists.

Resources

Emotional Toolbox Webinar Series

This webinar series for UCSF staff is co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF Staff Assembly, UCSF Administrative Management Professionals, Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program Alumni, and Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI) Staff Subcommittee.

ARCHIVED WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS

 
DATE SPEAKER(S) TOPIC ARCHIVE
10/27/20 Elissa Epel, PhD
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Alissa Peterson, MD
Margo Pumar, MD
Danielle Roubinov, PhD
Building Your Emotional Toolbox During COVID-19 Watch video
02/12/21 Joyce Dorado, PhD
Tammy Duong, MD
Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Margo Pumar, MD
Hez Wollin, LCSW
Expanding Your Emotional Toolbox During COVID-19 Watch video
       

Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers Webinar Series

This webinar series, co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF Office of Alumni Relations, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, Mindsight Institute, and the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, was held in the spring of 2020.

Archived webinar presentations

 
DATE SPEAKER(S) TOPIC ARCHIVE
04/02/20 Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Elissa Epel, PhD
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Psychological Strategies for Acute Stress Watch video
04/09/20 Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Bruce Perry, MD
Robert Rodriguez, MD
Psychological First Aid Strategies to Deal With Acute Stress Watch video
04/16/20 Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD
Jennifer Doerhn, PhD, RN
Healing Moral Distress, Moral Outrage, and Reducing Burnout Watch video
04/23/20 Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Margo Pumar, MD
Supporting Our Youth: How to Survive and Thrive Watch video
05/07/20 Wim Hof
Ashley Mason, PhD
Making Stress Work for You: Restoration Through Hormetic Stressors and Wim Hof Breathing Watch video
05/14/20 Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Sanjay Reddy, MD
On the Front Lines: Compassion-Based Strategies Watch video
05/21/20 Bessel van der Kolk, MD
David Bullard, PhD
Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Resilience to Traumatic Stress: When the Body Keeps the Score

Watch video

05/28/20 Esther Perel, MA
Ethan Weiss, MD
Relationships Under Shelter: Transforming Conflict to Harmony Watch video
06/04/20 Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Elissa Epel, PhD
Jack Kornfield, PhD
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Resilience and Regeneration Watch video
       

Resources for this series


Session 1 (Ekman/Epel/Siegel)
Session 3 (Halifax/Doerhn)
Session 4 (Siegel)
Session 5 (Hof/Mason)
Session 6 (Jinpa/Ekman/Reddy)
Session 7 (van der Kolk/Bullard/Ziedonis)
Session 8 (Perel/Weiss)
Session 9 (Blackburn/Ekman/Epel/Kornfield/Siegel)