Mental Health for CPAs

MOCPA is committed to helping members, firms and companies erase the stigma surrounding mental health in the accounting profession. By sharing informative webinars, articles, and resources focused on mental health and stress management, we hope to assist you in developing the best strategies for addressing these topics more comfortably in your work environment.

Webinars on Mental Health Topics

Positivity and Happiness in 2021
Discussion Leader:
Diane Andrea, MBA, RD, LD, Health Management Consultant, J.W. Terrill 
Overview: In this one-hour webinar, attendees will: * Learn how to define Positive Psychology; * Discuss the benefits of Positive Psychology and Happiness; and * Understand how to apply tips for practicing Positive Psychology and Happiness.
Date: Friday, Jan. 15
Time: 10 - 10:50 a.m.
CPE: 1 Hour
Cost: Complimentary for MOCPA members; $30 for non-members
Click here for more information and to register.

Transform Stress and Increase Resiliency (Run time: 1 hour, Recorded July 17, 2020)
Discussion Leader: Karla Sohre, Marsh & McLennan Agency Overview: Attendees learned how stress impacts health and well-being and explore the root causes of stress in their lives. They also had the opportunity to take action by learning the upside of stress and how to re-frame stressful situations, relaxation techniques to boost resiliency and how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into their routine. 
To view the webinar, please click here
Please note: CPE credit is not available for this webinar.
Click here to access the presentation slides.

MilkShake Study – Abstract with a summary of the research: Click here.

Hotel Study – Research article with study information: Click here.

CounterClockwise Study – Ellen Langer authored this study and features it in her book: Click here.
For additional information, please click here.

Mental Health: Reducing the Stigma
(Run time: 1 Hour; Recorded May 6, 2020)
Discussion Leader: Erika Tollefson, Health Management Consultant, MARSH & McLENNAN Agency
Overview: This webinar will include information on prevalence of stress and mental health in the workplace, signs and symptoms of the most common mental health diagnoses, what you can do to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health, and tools and resources for mental health, self-care, and resiliency.
To register, and watch on demand, please click here.
Please note: CPE credit is not available for this webinar.

Mindful Eating at Home (Run time: 1 Hour; Recorded May 20, 2020)
Discussion Leader: Jill Verchota Luce, MPH, RDN, LD, Health Management Consultant, MARSH & McLENNAN Agency
Overview: Stress eating, overconsumption and turning to less healthy comfort food during times of worry, uncertainty and strong emotions (not to mention suddenly working 10 steps from your kitchen!) has the potential to start affecting mental and physical health in the long run. MMA’s Registered Dietitian will share with attendees evidence-based strategies for eating more mindfully during periods of stress and everyday life to support healthy weight, overall health and to get back to enjoying food again. Attendees will also get some pointers on stocking their kitchen with healthy ingredients for meals that can be stretched a bit further when trips to the grocery store are less frequent!
To register, and watch on demand, please click here.
Please note: CPE credit is not available for this webinar.


Mental Health-Related Articles and Podcasts


For a complete list of resources available, please visit the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare by clicking here.