Resources For Managing Stress During COVID-19

IPPI Clinicians are working to provide workshops, trainings and support groups for all IPPI employees and providers. You can access these trainings live during their scheduled times, or you can listen to the recordings, which will be posted 24 hours after they are complete.

Upcoming Training 

Trainings will be posted as they are scheduled – Please check back for updates!

Office Hours

Office Hours will be offered to staff and providers to provide informal assistance and problem-solving in managing stress and anxiety.

Beth Gambaccini
phone: (978) 868-8465
Wednesdays from 9 AM to 12 PM
Thursdays 3 – 5  PM

Facilitated groups for supporting co-workers in managing COVID-19 stress

Wednesdays at 5 PM; Facilitated by Michael Auyang
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IPPI Tuesday Coffee Talk: Join IPPI clinicians and Learning Academy employees for a live conversation, every Tuesday at 10:00 AM. We’ll cover topics such as working from home while supporting a child with special needs, self-care, distance learning, online social interaction, the pandemic re-opening, heading back to school in the fall, and more.

The conversation will be moderated each week by:
Dr. Liz Sellinger, Director of Behavioral and Education Services
Joined by:
Katie Cyr, Project Director of Private Schools
Dr. Lisa Dobey, IPPI School Psychologist
Chrissy Martinez, Project Director of School Partnerships
Michelle Levine, Pre-doctoral Intern

Tuesday Coffee Talk: View all episodes Click Here

Join Tuesday Coffee Talk 10AM live on our Facebook page Click Here

We welcome your questions email to
(self-care, kids, distance learning, education, boundaries, information overload etc.)

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Wednesday Self-Care Activity – IPPI Clinicians

Self-Care Activity: Make Yourself a Healthy Smoothie!
Precision Nutrition Super Shake Guide Click Here
Precision Nutrition Infographic Click Here

Self-Care Activity: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) helps teach us how to relax muscles lower tension. Presented by IPPI Clinicians
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Supervisor Training – April 7, 2020
This 30-minute workshop is focused on helping supervisors to support their staff through this challenging and stressful time.
Listen to the recording
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All Staff Training – April 9, 2020
This 30-minute workshop will give staff and providers tools to manage stress and strong emotions while navigating through this challenging time.
Listen to recording
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Supporting From A Distance: Techniques for Effective Remote Clinical Supervision – April 17, 2020 
Presented by Dr. Cyrus Patten, LICSW
Listen to the recording

Managing COVID-19 Stress for Shared Living Providers – April 22, 2020
This training is designed to help staff identify signs of burnout or toxic stress and engage in behavior to alleviate burnout and practice self-care.
Listen to the recording

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care During COVID-19 – April 30, 2020
Presented by:
Dr. Lisa Dobey, IPPI School Psychologist (CT)
Michelle Levine, IPPI School Psychology pre-doctoral intern (CT)
Dr. Elizabeth Sellinger, Director of Education and Behavior Analysis Services (CT)
Katie Cyr, Project Director of Private Schools (CT)
Listen to the recording

Training Seminar: Love and Death in Psychotherapy – May 13, 2020
Presented by: Peter Burmeister, Clinical Therapist
In this seminar we will examine the twin concepts of Eros and Thanatos: life and death, and how they come to light within the therapeutic process for each individual in psychotherapy.
Listen to the recording 

All trainings will be recorded and posted here 24 hours after the session is over. Please check back often, for new trainings, workshops and support group meeting times.

We are in this together!