Department of Psychology, C.M.P. Degree College, University of Allahabad, is organizing an online lecture series on the theme “ Psychological Issues during COVID”. COVID-19 has severely affected all spheres of human life. We are facing numerous psychological problems, prominent ones being distress, trauma and other mental health problems. This lecture will focus on traumatic stress reactions during the pandemic which is likely to develop into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Prolonged Grief Disorder. The current pandemic situation has forced us to restricted hospital visits, rendering closure and conversations cumbersome. Even mourning rituals that follow death have been reversed, with funerals being attended by a few due to social distancing norms. There is thus an urgent need to know effective coping mechanisms to deal with the loss of a loved one. The present talk focuses on the basics of trauma and grief and how these terms present different manifestations in pandemic times. Psychological ways to cope with trauma and grief during the pandemic and what we as psychologists need to do to cope with vicarious or secondary trauma and grief will also be discussed.

Lecture-3: "Coping with Trauma and Grief during COVID" 

Keynote Speaker of Lecture-2: Dr. Nishi Mishra (Senior Scientist (Scientist ‘F’/ Addl. Director) at Directorate of Public Interface, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi)

Date: 29th August 2021

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Department is cordially inviting all students, faculty members, and non-teaching staff to attend this lecture series.

Brochure of the Lecture-3

Registration Link:

Online Platform: Google Meet Link:

Patron: Dr. Brijesh Kumar (Principal, C.M.P. Degree College)

Dr. Saroj Narula (Convenor, Department of Psychology, C.M.P. Degree College)

Organizing Team:

Dr. Ranjana Tiwari (Convener of the Programme)

Dr. Ruchika Varma

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Maurya