PTSD- Surviving Pandemic & Holiday Stress

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Date: November 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: ZOOM
Category: Other

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special interactive discussion:

"PTSD- Surviving Pandemic & Holiday Stress"

Helping Your Employees Helps You

This session will be presented by Ulliance EAP and WSU Wellness Program experts. Information will be provided on Ulliance EAP and WSU Wellness Program benefits, as well as an over view of your many program options. At the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding of the Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Warriors and where to find additional resources to survive holiday stress and address pandemic post-traumatic stress. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Ability to recognize signs of post-traumatic stress in self and staff
  2. Learn how to manage stressors, minimizing impact to health and team productivity
  3. Confidence in utilizing Employee Assistance Services for self, and referring staff
  4. Learn how wellness impacts effectiveness


Basim Dubaybo, M.D.
Vice Dean

Beena G. Sood, M.D., M.S. 
Professor of Pediatrics

Guest Speakers:

Amy Freedman, MSW, SHRM-CP WSU Account Director, Ulliance, 

Amy Freedman is a Masters level Social Worker, along with a SHRM-CP, with 17 years of expereince. Amy's practical knowledge in mental health, and understanding of the role HR provides in the area of employee relations gives her a unique frame of reference, and she believes this helps her to connect more effectively to the cosultation needs of her clients.

Travis Van Dyke, Wayne State University, HR Wellbeing Coordinator

Travis has a passion for wellness and fitness and has worked in employee wellness for over 3 years. It took him a few years after graduating from Oakland University, working in human resources, for him to realize his true calling was wellness.  He obtained his certified strength and conditioning specialist certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association in August of 2020 during the pandemic. He loves all things fitness and even built his own gym in his basement. He currently lives with his Fiancé Catherine and their dog Luna. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, baseball, strength coaching, and of course, working out.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

 The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

November 2021