Division 56 → Student - $5 CE Option

Views on COVID-19 and Mental Health: Stories from the Front-lines across the Globe - June 26, 2020

This webinar will present a social history of COVID-19 that started as a project to examine how individuals were faring in different parts of the world. There was an overwhelming response to our call, allowing for six continents to be represented in our webinar. We would like to share these global stories with you. Our presentation serves as an introduction to a larger project in Psychological Trauma that will be released this summer. We hope that this webinar will serve as a platform for research and practice in the near future.

Presented by:

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Dr. Annett Lotzin
Dr. Viann Nguyen-Feng
Dr. Rachel Wamser-Nanney

Learning Objectives

1. To understand the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in various countries.
2. To understand effectiveness and ineffective mental health response strategies regarding the COVID-19
pandemic in various countries.
3. To understand how mental and physical health care are organized in various countries , particularly during
the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest.

Annett Lotzin, PhD, MAS
Dr. Annett Lotzin, psychologist, obtained her PhD at Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Hamburg. She was a visiting Research Fellow at Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at University of Melbourne. At present, she is a research fellow in the Trauma and Stress Research Group at the University of Hamburg. She is a registered psychotherapist specialized in trauma-focused treatment. Annett is a member of the “future international leadership group” of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and obtained the ESTSS “Young Minds in Psychotraumatology Award” last year.

Viann Nguyen-Feng, PhD, MPH
Viann Nguyen-Feng (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth. She serves as core faculty in the counseling/clinical masters program and directs the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab. For more information, see her lab website: https://z.umn.edu/MindBodyTraumaCare

Rachel Wamser-Nanney, PhD
Dr. Rachel Wamser-Nanney is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Dr. Wamser-Nanney's research interests include a range of topics related to traumatic stress including the following: childhood and complex trauma, the impact of trauma on children, parents, and families, developing, implementing, and disseminating trauma-focused interventions, and gun violence.


American Medical Association. (2020). Managing mental health during COVID-19.
Holmes, E. A., O’Connor, R. C., Perry, V. H., Tracey, I., Wessely, S., Arseneault, L., Ballard, C., Christensen, H., Silver, R. C., Everall, I., Ford, T., John, A., Kabir, T., King, K., Madan, I., Michie, S., Przybylski, A. K., Shafran, R., Sweeney, A., … Bullmore, E. (2020).
Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action for mental health science. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(6), 547-560. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30168-1
Lima, C. K. T., Carvalho, P. M. de M., Lima, I. de A. A. S., Nunes, J. V. A. de O., Saraiva, J. S., de Souza, R. I., da Silva, C. G. L., & Neto, M. L. R. (2020). The emotional impact of coronavirus 2019-nCoV (new coronavirus disease). Psychiatry Research, 287, Article 112915. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112915

Rajkumar, R. P. (2020). COVID-19 and mental health: A review of the existing literature. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 52, Article 102066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102066

Rossi, R., Socci, V., Talevi, D., Mensi, S., Niolu, C., Pacitti, F., Di Marco, A., Rossi, A., Siracusano, A., & Di Lorenzo, G. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures impact on mental health among the general population in Italy. An N = 18147 web-based survey. medRxiv. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.09.20057802
  • Views on COVID-19 and Mental Health - Webinar Recording
  • Views on COVID-19 and Mental Health - CE TEST
  • Division 56 Course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever