Mental Well-Being and Burnout: 2-Part Learning Collaborative Series

Feb 09, 2023  01:00 PM  EST

COVID-19 FORUM, Nurse-Led Training and Technical Assistance

This 2-part learning collaborative series will address the COVID-19’s lingering impact on mental health. Session one will focus on the field of nursing and session two will explore mental health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic.

Registration for this Forum is now closed.



Session 1: February 9th → The Good, Bad, and Ugly Side of COVID 19: The Pandemic’s Influence on Healthcare Wellbeing. Hear from nurses who worked through the pandemic and their thoughts on how it shaped them and today’s healthcare environment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • State 3 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated issues in the nursing workforce.
  • Identify factors impacting nursing retention and nurse wellbeing.
  • Articulate work being done to mitigate the effects of COVID and improve the long-term outlook of the nursing profession.

Session 2: February 23rd → An Open Wound: Addressing the Trauma of Healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic amplified long-standing racial injustice in the healthcare system. This presentation addresses the layers of trauma racially and economically marginalized populations experience and the impact on their mental health and well-being. Strategies to work equitably and compassionately within under-served communities and individuals will be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define intersectionality as it relates to compound trauma
  • Learn about historical injustice in healthcare and its impact on treatment utilization and outcomes today
  • Identify five strategies to engage compassionately with underserved communities and individuals


Amy H. Ricords, MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
Amy H. Ricords, MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC Director of Nursing Professional Advancement, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Amy H. Ricords, MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC is the Director of Nursing Professional Advancement for the Pennsylvania Action Coalition and leads the state efforts to produce a Nurse Residency program and committee for education advancement in nursing.  She is passionate about supporting nurses (whether that is with technology or education) so nurses can support our patients.  She is also the Vice President, of the Customer Experience at Sage Technology Solutions, Inc./Peak Outcomes a healthcare communication and integrations consulting firm.  She has 24 years nursing experience, ranging from acute care, home care, rehab direct care nursing, and leadership. Amy has spent the last 14 years of her career in senior nursing leadership positions with expertise in clinical education, Nursing quality, project management, and Nursing informatics.   

Dr. Ebony White, LPC, NCC, ACS
Dr. Ebony White, LPC, NCC, ACSAssistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling & Family Therapy Department, Drexel University

Dr. Ebony White, LPC, NCC, ACS is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling & Family Therapy Department at Drexel University. As the Executive Director of the Center for Mastering and Refining Children’s Unique Skills (MARCUS), a non-profit organization, she focuses on expanding developmental pathways for at-promise adolescents in Trenton, NJ through counseling and social support.  Clinically she focuses primarily on issues that impact the relationships and functioning of African Americans, primarily women and teens. She provides multicultural and mental health training for law enforcement, religious leaders, educators, and community members. Her research interests broadly focus on advocacy and social justice within the African American diaspora. As an expert in her field, she has been quoted in numerous outlets including Newsweek, Medium, the Philadelphia Inquirer, PopSugar, and the New York Times. Dr. Ebony has received numerous awards including the Woman of the Year award from the Mercer County Commission on Women and the Dr. Judy Lewis Counselor for Social Justice award from the American Counseling Association. She recently gave a TEDx talk, titled “You Don’t Get to Name Me.” She is the current President of Counselors for Social Justice and was appointed to the ACA Anti-Racism Commission. She holds the identities of daughter, sister, cousin, friend, godmother, and niece as equally important. She lives by Ubuntu, “I am because we are, and because we are, I am.”

Continuing Education Credits

Registration is free of charge and 1.5 CEU will be offered for each training. Attendees must complete the evaluation to receive CEU certificate. Learn more here.

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.



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