HLAA WEBINAR: What Nelson Mandela and Others Teach us about Coping with the Coronavirus and Isolation

March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carla Beyer-Smolin


People with hearing loss tend to feel isolated anyhow. Now with a pandemic forcing us to stay home, distance ourselves from others, the isolation goes deeper. This webinar will outline specific psychological strategies for coping with the coronavirus and isolation. Dr. Harvey will begin by enumerating how others have survived non-virus isolation: for example, Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for 27 years and Anthony Ray Hinton who was on death row for 28 years for a murder he didn’t commit. Then he’ll dig into a host of specific emotional self-care tools to use while quarantined as well as how we can even realize some psychological benefits from this terrifying time.



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Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical Psychologist

Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts. He provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects of patient care.  As a clinical psychologist, he… Read More >