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EP20 Topical Panel 02 - COVID-19 Impact Panel - Michael Yapko, PhD; Stephen Porges, PhD, Jeff Zeig, PhD

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COVID |  Topical Panels
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Michael Yapko, PhD |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2020
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This panel will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in the field of Psychotherapy.

Panelists will address the pandemic's effect on the psychotherapy community in relation to patient needs, therapy, and stress response. The impact on relationships, and psychological perspectives will be identified. Additional issues include how COVID-19 has affected patients in limitations/barriers/roadblocks/challenges in access to therapy.

Panelists will also discuss precautions healthcare professionals can take now in their practices to protect themselves and patients while providing care. Finally, what the future holds for in psychotherapy treatment post-pandemic will be envisioned.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss the effects of COVID-19 on relationships
  2. Identify 3 psychological perspectives on COVID-19
  3. Describe stress responses to COVID-19 and coping skills to manage them

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*




Michael Yapko, PhD's Profile

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stephen Porges, PhD's Profile

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Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D (Psychology) is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.  He is the former President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and a recipient of a NIMH Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines.

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD's Profile

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Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.