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Howard County Dental Association is pleased to offer the following continuing education course:  

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Seminar
Challenges Faced by Dentists
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
featuring clinical health psychologist
Kelly Forys Donahue, MA, PhD
2 CE credits - TBD
Course Description:

Stress levels are heightened during this time of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, especially those in the healthcare profession. For dentists, the task of coping with growing patient needs, changes in running a practice, attending to personal family and childcare needs, and trying to maintain your own health can feel overwhelming. This course is designed to validate the many emotions you may be feeling and to provide practical, evidence-based tools to help manage and process the increased levels of stress weighing on you.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn how to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, making it easier to provide excellent patient care.

Speaker Description:


Dr. Kelly Forys Donahue is a clinical health psychologist, coach, and mind-body change expert. Her private psychology practice, established more than 12 years ago, specializes in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, weight loss, behavior change, pain, and health issues. She is passionate about empowering people to practice essential self-care strategies that nourish the body and mind so that her clients, including working moms, researchers, executives, health care providers, and empty-nesters can achieve their optimal health.


She received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her post-doctoral training includes mind-body medicine, coaching, integrative mental health, and holistic nutrition. Dr. Donahue worked in public health for the U.S. Army for many years, spending one of those years as a psychologist and resiliency trainer for health care providers at a military hospital in Germany. Dr. Donahue is the author of Everyday Self-Care: Your Proven, Holistic Guide to Feeling Better. Dr. Donahue has published her research in peer-reviewed journals as well as in the popular press. She has created a series of affordable courses to support making healthy changes for mind and body (e.g., weight loss, stress, anxiety, sleep) in her online school, The Healthy Change School.

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