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Social Isolation and Loneliness 2.0

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“We live in a disconnected, connected world,” but since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become a major hurdle for people.  Recent studies and surveys have reported anywhere from 46-61% of the participants indicated they were moderate to significantly lonely. Many clients of mental health professionals may have hundreds, if not thousands, of online friends, without being genuinely seen by anyone. Social Isolation and Loneliness 2.0 will explore the complexities of loneliness and social isolation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and therapeutic responses to help alleviate loneliness and social isolation in children, adolescents, and adults. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will:  

  1. Describe the effects of social isolation and loneliness on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Christian clients 
  2. Identify differences between loneliness and social isolation, and the potential impact on individuals and society  
  3. Discuss evidence-based strategies and interventions for combating loneliness and social isolation in children, adolescent and adult populations 

Course Lessons and Descriptions  

SIL 101: Social Isolation and Loneliness: Definitions, Differences and the Impact of COVID-19 

Mark Mayfield, Ph.D. 

Social Isolation and loneliness are growing public health concerns, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this lesson, Dr. Mark Mayfield will discuss the definitions and distinctions of social isolation and loneliness and how they impact a client’s physical and mental health. 

SIL 102: Generational Risks and Implications on Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health 

Mark Mayfield, Ph.D. 

For years, most thought loneliness and social isolation only affected older populations. However, life today is unlike any period in human history. The rise of Internet usage has transformed how Americans work, play, shop, communicate and relate. People are increasingly connected digitally, but the prevalence of loneliness and social isolation also appear to be rising. This lesson will discuss how mental health professionals can be aware of the risks and implications of these issues on mental, physical, and spiritual health.  

SIL 103: Effective Therapeutic Interventions for Social Isolation and Loneliness 

Mark Mayfield, Ph.D. 

This lesson will discuss effective therapeutic interventions and wellness strategies for clients struggling with loneliness and social isolation. Attention will be given to evidence-based treatment strategies for different population groups.  

Presenter 

Mark Mayfield, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, leadership coach, and professor. He has extensive experience in executive leadership as the former founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers, a 501c3 non-profit in Colorado Springs which serves over 25,000 appointments a year. Dr. Mayfield is an executive leadership coach, helping churches and organizations navigate the complexities of their mental and emotional health. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CCU.  

Continuing Education 

3.00 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.  

3.00 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders. 

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.