Mental Health Professional Resources

~ Included on This Page ~

  • Various Professional Development Guides and Resources
  • EMDR Specific Trainings
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Serving Immigrant Families
  • Serving Communities with Special Needs
  • Social Work and Higher Education



The American Red Cross: Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress (Webinar)

  • April 13 & April 14 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Clearly Clinical: Virtual Podcasts and Webinars

Offers 1 free CE credit course, or unlimited courses for $60 / year

Center for Practice Transformation: Telehealth Delivery Training for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers

“Anyone who wishes to receive one continuing education credit for any archived webinar can register, pay $25.00 and complete a post test.” – Center for Practice Transformation

PESI: Telehealth Certification Training for Mental Health Professionals

  • 12 hour live OR digital webinar
  • $440 + $30 for CE credit ($220 during cyber week)

The Steve Frankel Group: Addressing Issues of Post-Disaster Trauma Relief for Victims and First Responders

  • Free, on-demand 5 hour/CE course


Center for Financial Social Work: Coping with the Financial Reality of COVID-19

  • Free video

SocialWork.Career: Free Mental Health Webinars

  • Updated monthly, with monthly calendars provided

Dr. Raja Selvam: Did you know that greater embodiment of emotions can significantly improve all outcomes in therapy?

  • Free 90-minute webinar, PowerPoint handout, and complete audio recording
  • Learning about new science of embodied cognition and different types of emotions.

The Mind Body Training Institute: Support Webinars for Therapists and Wellness Professionals

  • Free monthly webinars!
  • Topics include: growing and sustaining your business, advancing your clinical knowledge and skills, offering services online, organization and time management tips, and more!

Southern New Hampshire University: Top Education Leaders Release Free Online Resources in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • For Educators, Frontline Workers, and the Public


Book by Daryl Chow, PhD: The First Kiss: Undoing The Intake Model and Igniting Engagement From the First Session in Psychotherapy

  • $9.70 / book
  • Many clients take the first step to see a psychotherapist and do not return after the first session. By following the concepts in this book, you will also develop a perennial framework to sustain your lifelong development plan in improving your first sessions and beyond.


Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: Steering Ourselves and Our Clients Through New and Developing Traumas

  • 28 minute on-demand video

Central Ohio EMDR Connection: Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19

  • Free replay of a 2-hour webinar

Personal Transformation Institute: Virtual EMDR Training

  • Helping clinicians with virtual EMDR with their clients.
    • Please note that EMDR should only be practiced by trained/certified EMDR practitioners.

Robin Shapiro, LICSW: The Use of EMDR and Therapeutic Issues During COVID

  • On-demand 27-minute video recording of a portion of a March 27 workshop that she gave.

Roy Kiessling: EMDR Telehealth Hints

  • Free, on-demand, 50-minute video

Diana Tikasz through Tend: “Feet on the Floor”

  • A ‘grounding technique’ to use with clients after an EMDR session.


Social Media Hashtags to follow: #PalliativeCare #pallicovid #palliatecoronavirus #highriskcovid]

Irish Hospice Foundation: Grieving in Exceptional Times

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the traditional ways we mark our grief, and shares different ways that can support ourselves and each other.

VitalTalk: COVID-Ready Communication Skills

Mohair Kamdar, MD: Maintaining the Palliativeness During Video Visits

  • 16-minute video from MGH

Serious Illness Conversations: Specific Phrases & Word Choices That Can Be Helpful When Dealing with COVID19

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN): Resources for Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Professionals

  • Includes topics such as respecting choices, serious illness conversations, and a six-step protocol for delivering bad news.

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance: COVID-19 Palliative Resources

What’s Your Grief: 10 Ideas for Funerals and Memorials When You Can’t Be Together


Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation: COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

National Employment Law Project: Immigrant Workers’ Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

National Immigration Law Center: Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families

Protecting Immigrant Families: You Have Rights: Protect Your Health – Going to the Doctor

Protecting Immigrant Families: Talking Points: Coronavirus

Immigrant Advocates Network: National Immigration Legal Services Directory

  • Search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility.

Informed Immigrant: Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis


Autism Speaks: COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

  • For adults on the spectrum: how to cope with disrupted personal routines, working from home and more.

National Disability Institute: Promoting Financial Health and Resiliency for People with Disabilities and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Immigrant Advocates Network: Eight Takeaways from Listening Sessions on Impact of Coronavirus Crisis on Disability Community

Collaborative Community Resource: Public COVID-19 Resources for the Deaf Community

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health: Online Library of Reports, Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Issues Briefs, Webinars, and Other Publications


Social Media Hashtags to follow: #swCOVID19 #SocWorkEd #swtech #MacroSW #socialwork]

The Shrink Space Blog: COVID-19: Can you Practice Teletherapy Across State Lines?

  • The Shrink Space blog has created a chart summarizing the emergency changes (temporary) made to out-of-state licensure requirements.

continuing updates to come

  1. Ethical Exceptions for Social Workers in Light of the #COVID19 Pandemic and Physical Distancing from the New Social Worker Magazine.
  2. The 1 minute film “MASK,” produced by two Fordjam students, Yang Xu, FCLC ’21, and Mengxuan Annie Du, FCLC ’20, captures the impact of the stigma surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic within a private phone call between an Asian mother and daughter who live on opposite sides of the world.
  3. Digital divide resources during the pandemic from Nten…around 60 million Americans lack access to the internet. A tool to understand the level of connectivity in your community is the Digital Divide Index.
  4. Expert Faculty Tips and Guidance from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  5. Field education alternatives and tech tools for teaching social work online
  6. In this 5 minute Face COVID animation, Dr Russ Harris, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
  7. A Futures Lens for Covid-19 – Resources for Social Workers, Change Agents, Educators and the Helping Professions – Social Work Futures has gathered resources to support student learning.
  8. Leading in a Time of Crisis: Technology Resources for Right Now – a replay of this special webinar offered by theGrand Challenge for Social Work’s Harness Technology for Social Good network and a copy of the slides are available to provide leaders in social work education information about resources they can give to educators, field faculty, and service providers who are using technology.
  9. NSWM has rounded up additional helpful COVID resources.
  10. New Field Guidelines from CSWE Due to the Pandemic – students who have completed 85% of their required placement hours (i.e., 340 hours for baccalaureate and 765 hours for master’s) to a satisfactory level may, at program discretion, be evaluated as having met their program’s requirements.
  11. Practical Beginner’s Guide to Digital Collaboration: for communities and citizens first using these tools to coordinate activity and organize.
  12. Quarantine: infection prevention, but at what cost for mental health? – from The Mental Elf. Strategies to reduce negative impact on mental health include: Providing people with as much information as possible, providing adequate supplies and promoting altruism over compulsion in maintaining quarantine.
  13. Self-Care Starter Kit℠ exercises/worksheet from the University of Buffalo School of Social Work
  14. Social Work Assignments related to increasing digital competence in the context of traditional social work curriculum, by Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, Melanie Sage and Nancy J. Smyth. These may be helpful when you are thinking about how to revise assignments to incorporate technology.
  15. When the COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Clients Feeling Helpless – Bessel van der Kolk, MD provides a few ideas to help clients regain a sense of agency during the pandemic in a brief video from NICABM.
  16. A series of posts to help social workers and social work educators build a professional learning (or collaboration) network (co-authored by self and others):
    1. What is a Professional Collaboration Network (PCN) & why do you need one?
    2. Twitter for your Professional Collaboration Network (PCN)
    3. How do you do relational Twitter?: Developing your Professional Collaboration Network
    4. Using Twitter at a Professional Conference