Healing from Covid: A Course for Health Professionals

 This program is being co-sponsored by the Center for Integrated Primary Care at UMass Medical School (CIPC) and Tend Health. Tend Health is a commercial entity but no other services are being promoted in this offering. 

CIPC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIPC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


COVID-19 changed how people access healthcare, how people receive healthcare, and how healthcare professionals deliver care. COVID-19 – and its impact – are not over. The residue on health professionals is real and so is the financial strain. The need to make up lost revenue leaves little time for reflection, processing the impact of COVID-19, and meaning making to support post traumatic growth. We want to help you unpack all of this. Join us to learn how to name, acknowledge, and create meaning out of the suffering – how to avoid getting stuck and instead move towards post-traumatic growth.

This course is facilitated by Tend Health co-founder Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP.

Course Dates and Times

This is a 5-session course taking place weekly on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Time, beginning January 20, 2021 and ending February 17, 2021.

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Learning Objectives

Participants in this program (7.5 hours of CE) will:

  1. Understand the experience of trauma, vicarious trauma, and secondary stress secondary to the pandemic and specifically how these impact the mind, behaviors, and the body
  2. Learn and practice self-regulation techniques to mitigate activation in the body 
  3. Practice the skill of naming the specific impact of COVID and how this relates to the concepts of moral suffering
  4. Apply the framework of self-compassion to address the impact of the internalized inner critic
  5. Reframe anger as a healthy emotion revealing one’s values and practice how to be constructive, rather than destructive. with anger expression  
  6. Begin the process of Post-traumatic Growth


Who should attend this course? This offering is specifically curated to be of use for Physicians, Nurses (advanced nurse practitioners and registered nurses), Behavioral Health Practitioners, Medical/Hospital Chaplains, and any other health professional working with patients during the pandemic.

How many CE credits are offered? 7.5 continuing education credits offered by AAFP (for physicians and nurses) and APA (for psychologists and other mental health practitioners).

What is the cost? $600

What if I need to cancel? You may cancel up to 1 week in advance and receive a full refund minus a $30 charge for administrative fees. Cancelations less than 1 week in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancelations after the course has begun are not eligible for a refund. 

What if I still have questions about the course not answered here? Please contact us.