COVID-19: Psychological Lessons from China

COVID-19: Psychological Lessons from China

This essay includes material prepared by Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma, a member of the Global Psychology Task Force–a group of experienced professional psychologists from around the world who have come together to address the psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 virus. They have prepared a website (www.communities collaborating.com) that incorporates essays, video clips and links to other references that address these ramifications. This essay is derived from the content of this website.

What actions should we take in addressing the challenge of COVID-19: There are lessons to be learning from China (as the first country to address this health challenge) regarding the psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 virus ? Can we learn something from the people and communities that have already confronted the virus big-time? We believe that this is possible and have asked Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma, to share her own experiences and insights:

 

 

We offer an additional resource from China.

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file:///C:/Users/William%20Bergquist/Documents/a.a.a..PSP/a.a.a.a.a.New%20PSP/a.a.a.Pandemic%20Hope%20and%20Action.Psychological%20Task%20Force/Sharon/Handbook%20of%20COVID-19%20Prevention%20and%20Treatment%20(Compressed)%20(1).pdf

Here in addition is a useful handbook from China: It has been translated into 10languages. We offer the version in English:

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https://covid-19.alibabacloud.com/#J_7231040460

There is much to learn from human service providers from around the world and many documents to share that have been prepared for global distribution  as we all face the health challenges associated with COVID-19.

 

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About the Author

Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma

Xiaoyun (Sharon) MaXiaoyun Ma is a national class counselor and author based in China. Her research focus on mental health developments of individuals and specific groups. Her interests cover cross-cultural studies, gender inequalities and humanistic psychology. She has been promoting the Reflection Group for Chinese educated women via both online and offline channels. She aims to support women to break through the traditional social norms and develop their own potentials. Xiaoyun Ma grew up in a traditional Chinese family in Northern China. Other than research and practice, she has a lot of other interests including Chinese ancient dance, poetry as well as photography. She started her first career as a journalist at the China Central Television (CCTV) after graduation. During her time of further studies at the University of Leicester, she began to develop special interests in clinical psychology and keen to become a psychotherapist. In 2019, she graduated from CAPA(China American Psychoanalysis Alliance) basic and advanced training program. Today, as a practitioner, she adopts the psychodynamic approach in her private practice facilitating clients to develop their self-awareness and examine the unresolved conflicts gradually.

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