Kenneth Roberts, MPS, LPCC, LADC

Presentation: Understanding & Addressing Post Pandemic Trauma

Presentation Description:

This presentation explores the conceptualization of Pandemic Trauma and Stress Experience (PTSE).

Behavioral health professionals face a unique challenge in treating a global traumatic event (COVID-19 pandemic). This presentation will define the conceptualization of Pandemic Trauma and Stress Experience (PTSE), including differentiation from clinical Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and examine existing evidence-based treatment strategies applicable at individual, team and agency levels.

Presenter Bio:

Kenneth L. Roberts is the Chief Clinical Officer for the NUWAY non-profit program in Minneapolis, MN. He has worked for over 12 years as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and administrator in various levels of co-occurring care, treating substance use and mental health disorders. He is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for the treatment of PTSD. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in Professional Studies (Co-Occurring Disorders), he serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota and Metro State University. Mr. Roberts works in his current role, synthesizing a R.I.S.E. (Recovery In Supportive Environments) Model of care with community-based resources to support improved clinical outcomes in trauma-informed care settings. Mr. Roberts is a doctoral candidate (DBH) at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI).