Social Isolation and Loneliness: Risks and Therapeutic Interventions (With CE’s) Tuesday, March 15, 2022  

Social Isolation and Loneliness: Risks and Therapeutic Interventions (With CE’s) Tuesday, March 15, 2022  


Social Isolation and Loneliness: Risks and Therapeutic Interventions   

Tuesday, March 15, 2022  

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET  



Dr. Mark Mayfield is an author, speaker, counselor, professor, and suicide survivor. He has extensive experience with adolescents and families focusing on self-injury, suicidality and substance use. Dr. Mayfield is Founder Mayfield Counseling Centers in Colorado Springs, CO, which serves nearly 20,000 appointments a year. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CCU. Dr. Mayfield is the author of two books,“HELP! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents” which addresses his own suicide survival story, self-injury, and how to help your child who might be going through this and “The Path Out of Loneliness”, which released September 2021. He has been featured in prominent media outlets including Woman’s Day, Hello Giggles, NBC, Reader’s Digest, Byrdie, and more. Dr. Mayfield is on a list of mental health professionals that was invited to the White House in December 2019 and has had periodic calls with the White House to discuss mental health in America. You can follow Dr. Mayfield on Instagram @thedrmayfield, on Facebook @thedrmayfield or on his website 



“We live in a disconnected connected world.” This statement was true even before 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Clients may have hundreds, if not thousands of “followers” or “friends” online, without being truly seen by anyone. Recent studies and surveys have reported anywhere from 46-61% of the participants indicated that they were moderately to significantly lonely. This webinar will explore the historical complexities of loneliness and social isolation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and therapeutic responses to the effect of loneliness and social isolation on children, adolescents and adults. 


Learning Objectives 

Participants will:  

  1. Describe the effects of social isolation and loneliness on physical, mental and spiritual health for Christian clients 
  2. Identify differences between loneliness, social isolation, and the potential impact on individuals and society 
  3. Explain evidence-based strategies and interventions for combating loneliness and social isolation in children, adolescent and adult populations 




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Scott, S. R., Rivera, K. M., Rushing, E., Manczak, E. M., Rozek, C. S., & Doom, J. R. (2021). “I hate this”: A qualitative analysis of adolescents’ self-reported challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(2), 262–269.   


Continuing Education 


Approved for 2.0 IBCC and 2.0 ASWB CE Credits* 


The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit  


*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit