Karen Carr

Dr. Karen Carr, Clinical Psychologist, Barnabas International

How medical missionaries can be resilient in the midst of trauma and stress

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 213
P, AAFP, DO, PA, NP, N, D

Drawing principles from psychological research and Christian scriptures, this workshop will explore factors of resilience for those working in high risk, high stress cross-cultural work. Participants will discover what enhances resilience and what contributes to decreased coping. The workshop will introduce practical resources for responding to stress and trauma with resilience, grace, and perseverance.

Objectives

-Identify incidents of trauma and common sources of stress in cross-cultural medical workers.
-Identify factors that contribute to resilience in cross-cultural medical workers.
-Identify factors that decrease resilience in cross-cultural medical workers.
-Discuss resilience factors to increase coping when working in high stress environments.