Thursday, February 4th from 7-8 pm (EST)-- Fully Online Lecture
Eligible for 1 CE for LMHCs, Psychologists, and Social Workers
This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES6 to register at no cost.
This event is $25 for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers seeking CEs for this lecture. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.
"Stress - in the beginning it saved our lives. It’s what made us run from predators and enabled us to take down prey. Today, humans are turning on that same life-saving stress response to cope with 30-year mortgages, four-dollar-a-gallon gas, difficult bosses and traffic jams…” Stress - particularly psychological distress for humans - is not merely an individual problem; the way we structure our society, politics, and policy have severe implications on our (as well as our neighbors’) psychological distress, embodiment, and well-being.
In this Psychological Humanities and Ethics lecture, Robert Sapolsky will discuss psychological stress (via neuroscience/ neuroendocrinology) and its relationship with ethics and society. Through dialogue with clinicians and questions from the audience, we will hone into particular discussions on poverty, discrimination, and socio-economic factors - as we humbly understand that our social and embodied natures come with implications towards community and responsibility.
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
- Describe how constant stress, particularly psychological distress in humans, cause aversive effects through understanding of neuroscientific embodiment
- Critique how societal structures can harm/help the transfer of psychological distress, particularly systems of poverty, discrimination, and socio-economic hierarchies
Timeline and Requirements:
The course will take place on February 4th, 2021. This lecture is instructor-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via (Zoom) from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (EST).
University Counseling Services of Boston College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. As a co-sponsor of this program, University Counseling Services of Boston College maintains responsibility for this program and its content." Participants will be eligible to receive 1 CE unit from University Counseling Services of Boston College.
The Lynch School of Education and Human Development is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I). Participants will be eligible to receive 1 CE unit.
The Boston College School of Social Work is providing CEUs for Licensed Social Workers. This program has been approved for 1.0 CEU Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College School of Social Work Authorization Number A020.20.
Participants must attend the lecture in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive CEs.
This lecture does not offer CEs for other clinicians not listed above.
Fees & Policies:
This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.
Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes February 4th at 7pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture.