Self-Care Strategies to Help You Cope with COVID-19

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April 1


05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Event Category:

Community Education


Clearview Treatment Programs

Clearview Treatment Programs’ Community Education workshops are for anyone wishing to learn more about mental health disorders and treatment, those seeking mental health treatment, and their family members. The goal of the series is to help people better understand mental health disorders and the evidence-based therapies used in treatment, and often includes strategies that can be used to enhance well-being.

This educational talk will offer techniques and strategies anyone can use to help cope with the stress and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. The uncertainty many are experiencing can be overwhelming. Pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), this webinar will provide concrete skills and tools you can employ to ease your fear and anxiety. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

When: Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm PST

Free to attend. Registration required.

Presented by Susan A. Horvat, MA, APCC

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician™

Susan completed her intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training in 2016 with Dr. Shari Manning, former President and CEO of Behavioral Tech, through Treatment Implementation Collaborative’s Core Clinical Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Additionally, Susan has received training in Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), assessing and managing suicide risk (LRAMP), Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

In 2014, Susan was hired at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) in Red Wing, MN, to organize a DBT program and in 2016 she was able to get the program state-certified through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. While at HVMHC, Susan also provided individual psychotherapy to adults with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, personality disorders and mood disorders. She sat on a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, co-facilitated DBT skills training groups and served as Goodhue County Truancy Liaison.

At Clearview’s Outpatient Center in Westwood Susan provides individual therapy and facilitates the following groups: DBT, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Seeking Safety. Her primary clinical interests include evidence-based treatments such as Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, DBT and EMDR.