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Friday, February 28, 2020

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

     Applying the Structured Peer Supervision Model to Multi-Disciplinary Group Supervision
    Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Changing Minds Changing Lives: An Innovative, Evidence-based Approach to Psychological Wellness in Multicultural Practice
    Counseling on demand:  An evaluation of program needs and changes to meet increased request for flexible counseling services.
    Historical Trauma and the First Nation Student: Using Transactional Analysis as a Restorative Lens
    Introducing the Clinical Load Index: a new metric for counseling center staffing.
    Media & Technology as a Primary Intervention for Collegiate Recovery and University Counseling
    Supporting Mental Health on Campus: Why Extending Beyond the Counseling Center Matters

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    #OnlineHaters: A Pilot Treatment Approach for Cyberbullies Using VR
    Adverse Childhood Experiences: An Unaddressed Public Health Crisis in Higher Education
    Big Five Personality, depression, and anxiety: Tests of a social support mediation model in an LGBTQ+ college student sample
    Ethical Challenges for College Counseling Centers
    From Mental Health to Mindsets & Mentalities:  A Counseling Approach for the Whole Campus
    Rhode Island School of Design's Training Program: A Training Program Developed from a Social Justice Lens
    The Women of Color Support Group: An Antidote to Racial Battle Fatigue

    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    "The Student is Always Right!" When Clinical Care Becomes Retail Therapy
    Developing and Piloting a Telemental Health Program at a University Counseling Center
    Identity Development of Becoming a HAES Clinician
    Implementing a Students of Color Group at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI)
    Reaching out to international students: A strategic approach in collaboration among campus partners
    Responding to Crises on a Small College Campus
    The Effect of Culturally Competent Counseling Practices with Arab American College Students
    Two Birds with One Stone: Strategies for Social Justice Advocacy that Simultaneously Support Counselor Self-Care at a College Counseling Center

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    #MinorityMentalHealth for Men of Color: Programming, Initiatives, and Practice-Based Possibilities for College Counselors
    Challenging Disablism: Promoting Inclusion of People with Disabilities and Physical Differences
    Community College Roundtable
    Identity privilege and being an effective "Ally"
    Mindful self-care for counselors:  Creating and maintaining a sustainable mindfulness practice
    Prescribing nature for mental health on college campuses
    The Good, the bad, and the ugly of providing supervision to counseling students
    The Intersection of Counseling and Accessibility: Understanding the who, what, when, and why of accommodation requests.
    The Loneliness Epidemic in the College Population: Research-Based Guidelines to Educate, Engage, and Counsel

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Animals on Campus: Ethical, Legal, and Logistical Considerations
    Assessing For and Building a Resiliency Plan Against Compassion Fatigue
    Chartering Collegiate Initiatives for Mental Health and Wellness with Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) in College Counseling and Student Affairs: An Intersectional Approach
    Cognitive Processing Therapy on a Community College Campus
    Life Stressors and Overall Mental Wellness in Black Men
    Roundtable discussion on  the NCAA Mental Health Best Practices.
    Socially Just and Cultural Responsive Counseling Leadership Model:
    Stigma on Campus: Impacts on Help Seeking and Academic Progress
    Title:  You are Not a Fraud: Helping Latinx First-Generation College Students Combat Imposter Syndrome

    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Beyond the Walls: Creating Minority Serving Counseling Centers(MSCC) at Predominately White Institutions (PWI).
    Considerations for College Counselors in the #MeToo Era
    Dogs, Stress, and Tests, Oh My! A Wellness Program for Students Taking a High Stakes Test
    Helping Student-Athletes Tackle Mental Health
    Introduction to CAS Standards for Counseling Services: Uses for the College Counseling Centers
    Riding the Wellness Wave: Clarifying and Affirming the Role of the Counseling Center on Today's Campuses
    Serving Veteran and Military-Connected Students: Social, Cultural, and Practice Implications
    Utilizing CAMS for the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Students in a University Counseling Center

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Bloom Where You Are Planted: A Community College Counseling Center
    Necessity is the Mother of Invention:  How creative programming helped us meet our students' increased need for wellness and prevention services.
    The Integration of Intersectional Identity within Clinical Supervision
    Threat assessment and management on college campuses
    Worried to Death: The Anxiety Epidemic and What to Do About It
    You, me, and school make three: Addressing the needs of graduate student couples using the Sound Relationship House model

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Developing a Psychology of Wellness Class to Increase College Student Wellbeing
    Exploring How Generational and Career Developmental Influences Intersect in College Counseling Centers
    From the Margins: Resiliency of Women of Color in STEM Programs and Implications for College Counseling
    Play is still relevant: Integrating play therapy into a college counseling session
    Self-Care is Not Enough: Utilizing ACT to Develop a Philosophy of Self-Care
    Self-love and Happiness: Implementing a self-compassion workshop on your campus
    Treating Eating Disorders and Underlying Perfectionism in High Achievers



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