When It Rains, It Pours: Ways to Survive the Storms

Flanagan, Sarah
Weber, Patricia
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While students, patients, and professionals often seek a “quick fix” - it is helpful to slow down and reflect upon why we do things the way we do. Research illustrates that childhood events impact both physical and mental health. This presentation introduces the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study, then highlights strategies for building resilience that allow individuals to cope in ways that make them healthier and more effective, both personally and professionally. The presentation concludes with an overview of Brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) as a therapeutic communication tool. Teaching strategies include small group discussion, video clips, brainstorming session, and meditation.
Presented at the AEIRS (Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences) Annual Meeting and Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii, July 2019
resilience, cope, strategies, adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, brief motivational interviewing, mental, health, student, behaviors, retention, help-seeking,support, burnout, communication, change, listening