Managing Personal and Professional Stress During a Pandemic

Thursday, May 14, 2020 (Updated Date)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


LIVE Webinar

Course login opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Course Details

Course Description

This course will focus on managing personal and professional stress during COVID-19. Taught by a licensed clinical social worker, this course will review the various types of stress and how they influence our personal and professional interpersonal interactions. Participants will learn how to deal with health anxiety, navigating and over-coming negative thoughts, acknowledging grief/loss, and understanding the role that our fight or flight reaction plays when we are facing an existential threat. The course will touch on how to use this information to support colleagues/employees in a professional setting.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the impact stress has on our bodies
  • Learn about the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Learn several new coping skills to utilize during moments of pandemic-induced stress and anxiety

Course Faculty

Bailey Andersen, L.M.S.W. serves as the Personal Counselor and Wellness Coordinator at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. In her role, Ms. Andersen provides daily individual psychotherapy for the School of Dentistry students, offers consultation services to faculty and staff, and delivers programming on a broad range of mental and behavioral health issues. Prior to coming to Detroit Mercy Dental, she worked in community mental health in several high schools as a school-based therapist. Ms. Andersen is a recognized presenter regarding suicide prevention, emotional health and well-being, and mental health supportive structures for professional students. Having recently been accepted to present at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference, Ms. Andersen's efforts to increase the collective psychological wellness of professional students is growing within the higher education community. Ms. Andersen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies & English Literature from Loyola University Chicago and her Master of Social Work degree with a mental health specialization from the University of Michigan.

Course Location

LIVE Webinar
This synchronous online program will utilize the Zoom platform.


Because the course is synchronous, credits awarded are live/in-person.

Tuition and Registration

Dentist: No charge
Allied: No charge



Course Credit

CEUs: 2 (Lecture)

AGD Subject Code: 550

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry designates this activity for 2 lecture units of continuing education credit.


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