COVID-19, MENTAL HEALTH, & THE NEED FOR TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

Ernesto Vasquez, MD DESCRIPTION Increasingly sophisticated, devious, and foceful contexts of human cruelty continue to inflict inhuman misery and suffering that adversely affect our health and functioning. In this seminar we will explore what makes us vulnerable and what makes us resilient to these impacts. Such a contextual understanding is what defines trauma informed [...]

2020-11-23T12:11:48-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Network of Christian Counselors, Seminar|

Understanding Why the Covid-19 Narrative is Psychologically Traumatizing

Understanding Why the Covid-19 Narrative is Psychologically Traumatizing Ernesto Vasquez, MD November 11, 2020 In my NCC seminar a couple of days ago, I offered an analysis of the covid-19 narrative as having imposed a severely stressful and psychologically traumatizing form of global captivity for humankind. I am writing this post to provide some [...]

2020-11-16T11:25:02-05:00November 15th, 2020|Articles, Network of Christian Counselors|

Understanding and Mitigating the Human Suffering Inflicted by the COVID-19 Narrative

Ernesto Vasquez, MD DESCRIPTION 1. Recent psychological studies provide two radically different understandings of psychological responses to contagious malady and its management. 2. These studies are grounded by radically different and incompatible ways of psychological theorizing and reach equally different and incompatible conclusions and recommendations. 3. This seminar will offer ways of analyzing these [...]

“I HAVE A HEART FOR…” – Ernesto Vasquez, MD

“I HAVE A HEART FOR...” Ernesto Vasquez, MD September 15, 2020 NCC’s academic year was inaugurated on September 14 with a symposium on the similarities and differences of some of the helping professions and on the centrality of networking among all of us. It was for me a WATERSHED EVENT. I proposed perhaps the [...]

2020-09-16T15:35:33-04:00September 16th, 2020|Articles, Network of Christian Counselors|

How can we have wisdom and faith to wait on the Lord?

How can we have wisdom and faith to wait on the Lord? Betsy O'Callaghan, LMFT How can we have wisdom and faith to wait on the Lord, to trust in Him when all around us our world is being turned upside down? One of the blessings I am seeing in the midst of so [...]

Finding Hope in Crisis

We are facing things in our world that we have never faced before and it is easy to get caught up in the fear and confusion that is so rampant in this season of the COVID -19 pandemic. How can we step back from the constant news updates and look for where we can [...]

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