Dr. Karestan C. Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, has recently hosted “Love in the time of COVID”, a forum that has been featured in The Harvard Gazette. The forum featured Dr. Joanne Davila, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Associate Director of Clinical Training at Stony Brook University.
“We need to remember that both people in a relationship have needs,” says Dr. Davila during the forum. “This is the core, and it’s so hard to remember this. Sometimes when we’re struggling, when there are challenges, we’re really focused on ourselves, or there are times when we’re actually really focused on the other person, and we lose sight of ourselves.”
About the COVID-19 Mental Health Forums
The COVID-19 Mental Health Forums introduce evidence-based skills to managing stress related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and techniques for adapting and enhancing resilience. Each week, Dr. Koenen and colleagues host experts in the field of clinical psychology and trauma epidemiology research to address important emotional, psychological, and physical health issues related to daily life during a pandemic. These forums are always open to the public and include a discussion and Q&A with attendees.