The ISDH hosted a webinar presented by our highly regarded health psychologist, Dr. Koula Asimakopoulou, titled:
COVID 19 Burnout and Dental Team Fatigue : Recognition and Practical Tips to Deal with it
Thursday 25th March 2021 8pm GMT
It is easy to find yourself overwhelmed with stressors losing sight of your own mental health and those around you. Dr. Koula introduced participants to the key features of burnout and fatigue and offered practical ways to deal with these effects.
The objectives for this interactive session were:
- To understand what burnout and fatigue are
- To recognise signs that the time might be right to seek help
- To practice simple behavioural/ cognitive methods to reduce the psychological impacts of COVID.
Dr Koula Asimakopoulou is a UK, British Psychological Society (BPS)- Chartered, Registered Psychologist and member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) specialising in Health Psychology.
She moved into Dentistry in 2007 but retains her interest in chronic illness management. Dr. Asimakopoulou has been delivering psychology and research methods support to medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and other clinical and non-clinical audiences since 1996.
Dr. Asimakopoulou regularly presents at national and international conferences. Her research interests are in behaviour change in oral health settings, supporting the dental team in the provision of patient-centred care, dentist-patient communication and in particular in the understanding and communication of risk information to increase patient adherence.