Events and Continuing Education
Virtual Event: Aviation @ EMU - Info Session for Rising High School Juniors & Seniors
Date: Wednesday, June 23 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Join us for a 60-minute information session for a first look at the aviation academic experience at EMU.
- Discover the 10 reasons why EMU should be on your shortlist.
- Bring your questions, too! You can submit them using the in-app chat feature throughout the presentation.
You will receive a reminder sent to the e-mail used in your registration. This reminder will include the link you need to access the webinar.
Annual Conference - Faith-Based Health Ministries Network
Topic: Tending to Ambiguous Losses in Uncertain Times
Description: Ambiguous losses are perhaps the most challenging kind of loss. When someone or something is physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent, it’s hard to find clarity, it’s hard to make decisions, and it’s hard to grieve. The physical, emotional, economic, and relational uncertainty
resulting from the current pandemic further complicates ambiguous loss. In this workshop, we’ll examine the nature of ambiguous loss, explore research-based guidelines for working with individuals and families experiencing ambiguous losses, and discuss ways to deepen our resilience in these uncertain times.
Speaker: Carla Dahl is Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has trained therapists and clergy since 1993 and also has a private counseling and consulting practice, working with individuals, couples, and groups around issues of grief, spirituality, relationships, and life transitions. Carla has studied the effects of ambiguous loss for thirty years and has coauthored several chapters on how to support individuals and families as they deal with this stressful experience.
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 8:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Location: Calvary Church - 1051 Landis Valley Road - Lancaster PA 17601
Audience: Nurses, school nurses, pastors, and clergy, social workers and licensed counselors,
therapists, psychologists and faith-based non-profits.
Cost: (includes breakfast, beverage bar and lunch)
Seeking contact hours/CEUs - $50.00 with contact hours/CEUs
$40.00 General Public and students without contact hours or CEUs
*Extra charge for registration on day of the event (+$5.00)
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Past Continuing Education Events
Below are recordings of some of the past continuing education events of EMU at Lancaster.
Self-Care for Caregivers
Healthcare professionals function in a stressful setting in the best of times. When
faced with situations like the current COVID 19 crises, healthcare providers, their
families, and their patients experience even greater pressures. In this webinar, we
will identify how stress and trauma can manifest in our lives, our family and our
patients. Participants will learn to recognize the importance of self-care and develop
a self-care and resilience plan which can be implemented immediately.
Presenter: Beth Good, PhD. has her master’s in public health nursing and her PhD in nursing science and research.
Nervous Systems in an Anxious Time: The Neurobiology of Crisis, Trauma & Resilience
Unparalleled. Unprecedented. Extraordinary. Whatever descriptor you use for the COVID-19
global crisis, it is clear that humanity is facing a species-defining moment as we
learn to live with the virus and its impacts. How have our brains and nervous systems
evolved to respond to crisis and trauma? What supports and enhances our capacity for
resilience? How can individuals tip the balance of experience toward post-traumatic
growth? Join Dr. Gregory Czyszczon as we explore these topics through the lens of
Presenter: Dr. Gregory Czyszczon is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Eastern Mennonite University.
Trauma-informed strategies for Healthcare providers: During and After COVID-19
This webinar will take the mystery out of what it means to provide trauma-informed health care, and will give health providers hands-on knowledge and strategies to provide trauma-informed care during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance related to:
● Understanding how primary and secondary psychological trauma affects our patients|
● Taking trauma into account when interacting with the patient
● Underlying trauma responses that may impact patient treatment success or failure and how to assess for and mitigate those.
● Somatization of trauma (how stress and trauma can affect us physically, including common psychosomatic medical symptoms seen in health care settings).
● Using appropriate differential diagnosis to avoid over-diagnosing psychosomatic symptoms.
● Knowing when to incorporate a mental health practitioner into the patient's treatment team to address psychosomatic or trauma induced medical symptoms or other mental health needs.
Presenter: Janelle Bitikofer, MSW, LCSW is a mental health and addictions counselor, medical social worker, and trainer with more than twenty years of experience assisting individuals and families, and strengthening health systems.
Helping Parents Respond to the Impact
This webinar will focus on the impact of the waves (overwhelm) and wounds (trauma) on the body, brain and behavior and some tools to release trauma energy,
re-integrate the brain and self-regulation. Calm, caring and regulated adults are
one of the best resources for children.
Presenter: Elaine Zook Barge is a trauma and resilience educator for individuals and organizations dealing with stress and adversity.