Addressing Mental Health Concerns on College Campuses: Data, Trends and Practical Applications

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Event Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010
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Addressing Mental Health Concerns on College Campuses: Data, Trends and Practical Applications September 30, 3:00-4:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/60 0.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. Recording is included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW There is a broad increase in students coming to our campuses with mental health difficulties. Therefore, it is essential for student affairs staff as well as counselors to have an understanding of key concepts and how they impact college and university mental health. This webinar is designed to give student affairs administrators and college counseling staff a review of the most pressing issues impacting college and universities from a mental health perspective. Join us and you will hear the president of the American College Counseling Association provide a clear outline of issues impacting incoming students from a mental health perspective. Dr. Brian Van Brunt will review ACHA data, AUCCCD data and popular media surveys conducted by MTV and the JED foundation to highlight these trends. Discussion will include how these trends are impacting budget decisions, potential choices to charge for counseling services, looking at outsourcing or limiting on-campus counseling benefits. OBJECTIVES 1. Review the top 10 most common mental health emergencies and how to best address these difficulties on campus. 2. Explore how student affairs administrators, staff and academic faculty can work together for a common purpose. 3. Discover some new and creative ideas (many of which are FREE!!!) in the area of prevention and outreach programming for suicidal students. 4. Discuss key mental health issues that impact staff and faculty and understand how to develop creative and collaborative ways to work within the college or university setting. 5. Develop a useful knowledge of current trends in mental health student problems as they impact student affairs, faculty and counseling staff from a variety of sources and national surveys. 6. Review prevention programs (QPR, ASSIST, SAFE Talk) and student peer groups attempting to address these issues (Active minds, depressiontribe and TWLOHA). 7. Explore the dangers of some prescription medications, the need for support groups and outreach prevention programs to address anxiety in its many forms. 8. Discuss issues around threat assessment, mental health issues on college campus and how best to assist students be successful in their academic studies. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *Student Services *Deans *Faculty *Advisors and Counselors *Student Support Staff *Campus Safety *Emergency/Crisis Coordinator WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for over fifteen years and has recently begun serving as the president of the American College Counseling Association. He served as Director of Counseling at New England Collegefrom 2001-2007 and currently serves as Director of Counseling and Testing at Western Kentucky University. His counseling style draws from a variety of approaches, though primarily from the humanistic/person-centered style of treatment with its emphasis on warmth, compassion, empathy, unconditional positive regard, individual choice and personal responsibility. He is a certified QPRsuicide prevention trainer and trained in BASICS alcohol intervention. Brian is also a certified trainer in John Byrnes Aggression Management program. Brian has presented nationally on counseling ethics, mandated counseling, and testing and assessment for the American College Counseling Association (ACCA), Association of College and University Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC). He has presented on web site design at the Georgia College Counseling Association (GCCA) conference in 2007 and was awarded the American College Health Association Innovation Grant for his work on New England Colleges website. He has taught graduate classes in counseling theory, ethics, testing and assessment and program evaluation. He has taught undergraduate classes in adjustment and personal growth, deviance and counseling theory. He completed his doctorate from Argosy Universityin Sarasota Florida (formerly the University of Sarasota) in counseling psychology, finished his masters degree from Salem State Collegein counseling and psychological services and received a bachelors in psychology from Gordon College. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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