COVID-19 Webinar: Modifying Therapeutic Activity and Psychosocial Services to Meet the Individual Needs of All Residents

08apr10:00 am11:00 amCOVID-19 Webinar: Modifying Therapeutic Activity and Psychosocial Services to Meet the Individual Needs of All Residents

Event Details


The moratorium on visitation and social distancing within the facility environment will require a modification of therapeutic activity programming from groups to an individual focus. Likewise, social workers and psychologists will need to increase psychosocial services to residents struggling with the restrictions of this pandemic. This session explores the most efficient methods of ensuring the behavioral health needs of residents and staff are addressed successfully through improved coordination and teamwork.



At the conclusion of this series, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing on resident and staff psychosocial well-being;
  2. Explain the importance of modifying the daily routine to ensure diversionary activity and behavioral health interventions are developed and implemented;
  3. Describe the importance of interdisciplinary communication and coordination of care; and
  4. Develop improved methods for the assessment and person-centered care planning for residents with trauma-related, behavioral health needs.

Barbara Speedling

An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care.

An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara’s unique education and training programs have helped countless adult care communities achieve lasting improvements in quality care and quality of life.


This webinar is free, however prior registration is required. Registration is per connection at a facility.

Continuing Education

Nursing Home Administrator

SDAHO is the South Dakota affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators. There are 1.2 contact hours available per session to nursing home administrators for participation in this education.

 Social Work

SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, SDBSWE Approval Period: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020,  Provider #1012. Social workers will receive up to 1.2 continuing education contact hours or 0.12 CEU’s at this education.


April 8, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST(GMT+00:00)