Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents Due to COVID-19

  • 6 Aug 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 83


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Presented by:  Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT, Emeritus 

When:  Friday, August 6th: 9:00AM - 12:15pm Central Daylight Time  (US and Canada)

  • 9:00 - 9:10AM: Introduction 
  • 9:10am - 10:45am: Lecture 
  • 10:45 - 11:00am: Break 
  • 11:00 - 12:00pm: Lecture 
  • 12:00 - 12:15pm: Q&A 

What: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents Due to COVID-19 

Cost: $90 for CPA Members, $180 for Non-members, $45 for Students/Clergy Members

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CE Credit: 3.0 CE hours for $20 are available HERE. This will be a separate purchase. Certificates will be available after the completion of this presentation. More information on this can be found HERE

Webinar Description: 

Adolescents were more susceptible than adults to the trauma created by COVID-19, due to brain development, lack of life experience, and the limitations imposed on them by the pandemic. COVID-19 produced a significant amount of trauma for adolescents as these young people navigated the lack of social interactions with peers, the lack of a predictable daily schedule, and the ever-present uncertainty that persisted without an end in sight. While the pandemic was difficult for everyone, adolescents were affected in a way that may create a lasting impact throughout their lifetime.

Join us for this live webinar and learn tools to guide you in your work with adolescents to help them understand and address the unacknowledged and unprocessed trauma caused by the pandemic. Help these young clients, patients, and members of your church or organization regain confidence and resiliency as you provide an opportunity for them to talk through their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to all that transpired over the 14 months of this abnormal situation created by COVID-19. You will also learn about Post-Traumatic Growth and how adolescents can regain stability and move forward in life with greater confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of adolescent brain development and how it was affected by the pandemic;
  • Examine helpful strategies to address the trauma experienced by adolescents, especially that which was created during the pandemic;
  • Describe various mental health tools to assist clinicians to help adolescent clients, patients, or members of their group, to manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, or Suicidal Ideation;
  • Evaluate the many ways faith, as well as a strong prayer life, are significantly helpful to adolescents who are processing traumatic events of the pandemic.

Target Audience: 

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastoral Counselors, Coaches, Spiritual Directors


Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT, Emeritus

Kate is a licensed marriage and family therapist and works at Christian Heart Counseling in Stillwater. Kate attended St. Catherine University in the mid-1970s and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and taught middle school social studies for seven years, until beginning her at-home time with children for 18 years. In the 1990s, Kate attended the St. Paul Seminary of the University of St. Thomas and earned a master’s degree in theology and received a certificate to teach high school. She then taught middle school and high school Religion. During that time, Kate earned a second master’s degree from Saint Mary's University in marriage and family therapy and has been a therapist since 2011. In 2014, Kate went back to school for her doctorate in Educational Leadership, again at Saint Mary’s University, and graduated in October, 2019. Her dissertation topic was "Christian Counselors and Their Therapeutic Work with Multicultural Clients." In addition to her therapy practice, Kate writes a monthly column for the Catholic Spirit, the Archdiocesan newspaper of Minneapolis and St. Paul. She also blogs for Catholic counselors and teachers, speaks to women's groups, and leads retreats for women, couples, and families.

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive CEU credits at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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