While 2020 had multiple storms that collided within the whirlwind of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing hope for better todays and tomorrows. However, we cannot undo what has already happened and the psychological toll of the pandemic has been heavy on our collective and individual journeys. Despite this, there are lessons learned that hold a key in moving forward with not only hope, but ways we can support and foster resilience, wellbeing and good mental health in the workplace and beyond. In this session, Dr. Diller provides a guide on the key areas in supporting our fellow colleagues and coworkers. The objectives are:
• Attendees will be able to identify multiple lessons learned from the pandemic that will aid in supporting good mental health, with specific focus on the power of human connection
• Attendees will be able to identify specific strategies in supporting the psychological and wellbeing of their fellow coworkers
• Attendees will have access to resources that lead to actionable steps in growing resilience and fostering good mental health
Dr. Diller is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of WellSpan Employee Assistance Program (WSEAP). He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland and a Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. He spent nineteen years in clinical practice, fifteen of those years at WellSpan Behavioral Health (WBH), now known as WellSpan Philhaven. Dr. Diller served as a clinical supervisor from 2006 to 2016 overseeing clinical operations of WBH-Meadowlands outpatient office. He has been with WSEAP since 2016 and has been passionate about finding better ways to support our fellow coworkers, raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and offering ways we can provide a culture of caring to support overall wellbeing. Dr. Diller was named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes honorees in the Mental Health Caregiver Hero category.