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Parenting as a Physician during COVID-19: Unique Challenges and Strategies


June 3, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:15 PM | WEBINAR

This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic and Well Doc Alberta.


Physician parents are experiencing unique challenges during the pandemic. This webinar will help them understand how the pandemic affects children and offer strategies to cope during this difficult time.

Learner Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify signs of stress in children as a result of COVID-19.

  2. Describe evidence-based strategies that can be used to reduce stress and promote resilience in children during the pandemic.

  3. Describe strategies for reducing physician-specific parenting stress during the pandemic.

  4. Determine which child and parenting strategies would be most effective to integrate into their family.


Please Note: This free webinar is open to physicians and their parenting partner(s). 

About the Presenters:

Dr. Nicole Racine, PhD, R.Psych

Dr. Nicole Racine is a registered psychologist and Alberta Innovates Postdoctoral Fellow, and Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Canada. She is a clinical supervisor at the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic. Her research examines how childhood adversity influences maternal-child health and mental health across the life course and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Alberta Innovates.​

Michelle Zepeda, MSc, PhD Candidate

Michelle Zepeda is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Along with her clinical supervisor, Dr. Racine, and another colleague, Michelle co-developed the iCOPE with COVID-19 protocol to help the children of frontline healthcare workers learn effective coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research examines how cultural experiences influence cognitive development and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Michelle is also passionate about supporting equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives.​

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