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Let’s Stress Ethics in Society: Psychological Distress, Human Poverty, and Embodiment is a Course

Let’s Stress Ethics in Society: Psychological Distress, Human Poverty, and Embodiment

Starts Feb 5, 2021

$25 Enroll

Full course description

Thursday, February 4th from 7-8 pm (EST)-- Fully Online Lecture

CEs for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW pending approval from credentialing bodies.

Cost:

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. 

Description:

"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.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe how constant stress, particularly psychological distress in humans, cause aversive effects through understanding of neuroscientific embodiment
  2. 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). 

CE Sponsorship: 

Application for CEs is being submitted for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW. We will update this section as soon as we hear back from the credentialing bodies.

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. 

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