COVID-19/Information specific to clinical students in Spokane

Science-based Coping Strategies for COVID-19

Brenda Bursch, PhD, is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also Mental Wellness Consulting Psychologist for the Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Bursch offers seven science-based coping strategies for COVID-19, including:

  1. Practice tolerating anxiety
  2. Tackle the anxiety paradox
  3. Transcend existential anxiety
  4. Don’t underestimate human resiliency
  5. Don’t get sucked into overestimating the threat
  6. Strengthen self-care
  7. Seek professional help if you need it

Access a PDF of Dr. Bursch’s detailed strategies here.