Recognizing, Responding and Coping with Student Mental Health Problems in Higher Education (EDU174G)

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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, January 31, 2017
Event Description

Learn what practical steps must be taken to respond to a mental health crisis in your institution.

Recent studies confirm that the number of college students with mental health problems is growing and there is an increase in the severity of the psychological issues that these students face. Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are leading impediments to retention and interfere with a student’s ability to succeed academically. The signs of serious mental illness often first manifest in late adolescence and early adulthood increasing the likelihood that a student will be on a college campus during his or her first mental health crisis.

Do you know the signs that a student may have a mental health problem? What should you do if you suspect that mental illness is contributing to poor academic performance or a student conduct problem? How should you respond in a mental health emergency?

Get answers to all the above and more in this session by clinical psychologist and consultant, Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke. Learn how to recognize signs of a possible mental health problem and how to respond to a mental health crisis and make mental health referrals in your institution.

Session Highlights:

  • Prevalence and demographics of major mental disorders in the United States
  • Signs of major depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety problems
  • Suicide assessment and crisis intervention
  • Strategies for effectively responding to disruptive behavior related to mental health concerns and managing mental health issues
  • Practical tips for making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Suicide assessment and crisis intervention
  • How to communicate with a student in a mental health crisis
  • Practical tips for making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Campus and community resources
  • Statistical information on mental health and student success
  • Strategies for responding to mental health emergencies
  • Tips for making referrals to a mental health professional
  • Recognizing signs of a mental health issue
  • 4-part assessment for suicidal students

Who Should Attend

  • College Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers
  • College Advisors
  • College Counselors
  • Counseling Center staff
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • Student Life Staff
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Veteran Services
  • Campus Safety
  • Behavioral Intervention Team

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety... More info