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Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19 is a Course

Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19

1 credit


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Course Description:

The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is pleased to present this talk on Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19. The talk is based on the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) which trains community members to not only help themselves but to help others within their wider social network. The primary focus of this skills-based, stabilization program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system.

CRM®’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach.

Course Presenters:

Linda Grabbe, Assistant Clinical Professor | PhD, FNP-BC, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Grabbe is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has provided primary and mental health care to homeless populations in Atlanta for 20 years. She is a Certified Community Resilience Model (CRM) trainer and is blending this cutting-edge resiliency model with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills training for homeless youth. Dr. Grabbe is interested in the neurobiology of trauma and resilience, body-based approaches for trauma, innovative interventions for resiliency, and nurse wellness and well-being. She has been a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Kazahkstan and U.S. Embassy Nurse Practitioner in Cote d’Ivoire.

Kate Pfeiffer, Clinical Instructor | MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC is an instructor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse in and is board certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Kate's specialty area is adult mental health nursing. A practicing clinician, she works in adult mental health outpatient practice, with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and integrative care models. She has been a clinical instructor since 2013.

Contact Hours:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour by ENPDC.

Participants in this course will also earn a digital badge that can be used on their social media channels.

Need Help with Registration? Please contact us at or 404-727-9208.


Research Study:

Linda Grabbe and Rebecca Shasanmi Ellis are conducting ongoing research on the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) with a variety of healthcare providers and community members.  If you are interested, they would now like to learn about how CRM helps when offered virtually.  If you are willing to participate, please access this link 

The pre-training survey takes about 5-15 minutes. Linda and Rebecca are interested in participants from all walks of life, including nurses, the community and those who work in service of others. 

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