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New ECMC podcast: Stress management through holidays, pandemic, more

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Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:35 am

Chief Clinical Psychologist Lisa A. Keenan-Uschold offers info & advice

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. recently completed production of new True Care Healthcast podcast that offers coping strategies and advice to help get through the holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

In the podcast, Lisa A. Keenan-Uschold, Ph.D., chief clinical psychologist at ECMC, discusses several topics, including: managing stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to address the psychological and emotional impact of the pandemic, stress management advice, and other resources for severe depression and substance use. Those interested in listening to this new podcast may do so by visiting: https://www.ecmc.edu/dr-lisa-keenan-uschold-managing-stress-during-the-pandemic/. Other ECMC True Care Healthcast podcast topics are available at: https://www.ecmc.edu/blog/true-care-healthcast/.

Additionally, several stress relief and coping videos from ECMC and Keenan-Uschold are accessible at: https://www.ecmc.edu/health-services-and-doctors/covid-19/ecmc-videos/#1607034660534-02d71430-24f9.

Keenan-Uschold explained, “In addition to world-class medical expertise and care, ECMC clinical specialists provide behavioral health, psychiatric, psychological and substance use services to patients on a daily basis. To more effectively deal with the psychological and emotional impact of this pandemic, we at ECMC were compelled by our deep concern for everyone in our community, to more broadly offer, through this podcast and videos, helpful guidance and advice to all those in need within our entire community.”

Keenan-Uschold is a licensed chief clinical psychologist and has directed the rehab psychology services at ECMC Corp. since 2005. She received her Master’s Degree in psychology and Ph.D. in behavioral health/health psychology from the University of North Texas. She completed a clinical internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and postdoctoral training at the Transitional Learning Center, a residential brain injury rehabilitation center in Galveston.

Keenan-Uschold’s expertise includes trauma, pain management, adjustment to diagnoses, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and PTSD. Her programs include individual/group therapy, adjunct support programs, inpatient consultation, community support groups and palliative care services. She also directs clinical internship and postdoctoral psychology training at ECMC and provides expert testimony.

For more information about ECMC rehab. counseling (psychology) services, those interested should visit: https://www.ecmc.edu/health-services-and-doctors/medical-rehabilitation/rehabilitation-counseling-services/ or call 716-898-5151.

Those individuals requiring mental health support should contact ECMC’s virtual help center at: https://www.ecmc.edu/ecmc-virtual-helpcenter-visits/ or call 716-898-1594.

Information about ECMC substance use treatment services is available at: https://www.ecmc.edu/health-services-and-doctors/behavioral-health/outpatient-substance-use-treatment-services/.

Those in need of substance use services at a convenient outpatient location should contact one of the following three offices:

ECMC Downtown Clinical Services (Bilingual counselors to serve our Spanish speaking population)

  • 1285 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14209
  • (716) 883-4517

ECMC Depew Clinical Services

  • 5087 Broadway, Depew, NY 14043
  • (716) 898-4930

ECMC Northern Erie Clinical Services

  • 2005 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14223
  • (716) 874-5536

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