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Arpan Waghray, MD and Joshua Cutler, LICSW

Clinician Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

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What You'll Learn

  • Take a critical look at the mental health challenges facing healthcare providers today, and learn about the innovative programs that one healthcare network is implementing to support provider mental health

  • Follow along in guided a practice and hear practical tips for building resilience and well-being during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

  • Hear about the importance of shifting healthcare culture to normalize the conversation around clinician mental health

About Arpan Waghray, MD

Dr. Arpan Waghray is a geriatric psychiatrist, who serves as Chief Medical Officer of Well Being Trust, a national foundation dedicated to advancing a vision of a nation where everyone is well in mental, social and spiritual health. He also serves in the capacity of Executive Medical Director for behavioral medicine at Swedish Health Services, where he oversees an integrated program across primary care clinics, a perinatal mood disorders program, consultation liaison services, treatment resistant depression program, inpatient psychiatry units and partial hospitalization programs. He is also the co-chair of the Providence St. Joseph Health Behavioral Medicine Clinical Performance Group. In this role, he facilitates clinical collaboration across the organization to design, develop and deploy solutions that reduce variation and spread innovation and oversees the systems tele-behavioral health network. Dr. Waghray completed his medical school training in India, a residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in New York and a fellowship at the University of Washington. He later completed a leadership development program through the Washington State Medical Association designed for physician leaders, as well as an executive development program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business.

About Joshua Cutler, LICSW

Josh Cutler is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and innovator in the mental health field. He leads a team of behavioral health specialists providing evidenced based interventions, including mindfulness, to caregivers working in the hospitals and clinics of Providence St. Joseph Health, our nation’s 3rd largest health system. He regularly facilitates workshops on wellness and burnout for healthcare providers. His experience spans transforming organizations in senior management roles, actively influencing public policy at a state and national level, and working in a range of clinical settings with individuals and families to achieve mental wellness. His current focus is on utilizing cutting edge technology to increase access to empirically supported behavioral health treatments.

About Jacob Solomon

Jacob Solomon is a Producer at The Awake Network. For ten years he has served as an EMT in New York and New Jersey. He was the Director of Cornell University's Emergency Medical Service and led the squad to take first place in the National Collegiate EMS Foundation's BLS Skills Competition. Jacob has worked across the healthcare system, coordinating physician clinic operations, managing medical legal defense work, and marketing cutting-edge biomedical devices. He also has a deep mindfulness background.

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  1. Jill Grise October 4, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Wow!! How amazing that these two have in place such a wonderful system to help providers. Kudos!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful insights.

  2. Luanne October 3, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Preach Dr. Waghray! Opt out of Self care not opt in. Emotional/Psychological PPE. Love the analogy!

  3. Yubaraj Adhikari October 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

    What an excellent work, and tools developed in a short period of time. I would love to these actions and learn more. I loved your innovative and pragmatic approaches – keep your best dear Dr. Waghrey and Dr. Joshua.

  4. Mary October 2, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you from the Philippines 🇵🇭
    Grateful for this mindful health care summit.
    Very informative and useful.

    Congratulations to the organizer and speakers.
    Stay well

  5. Elzbieta October 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and helping the health care staff going through this difficult time.

  6. Jean Ellis-Sankari October 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you so much! Your optimistic attitude puts a smile on my face. I really like the concept of kintsugi. What a beautiful image of putting our lives back together with gold making life a lovely art.

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