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Monday, March 21, 2011

Magna Online Seminar: Helping Faculty Help Students Who Need Mental Health Care

Event Date: 5/11/2011
Time: 1:00 pm Central
Length: 90 minutes

Three ways to order:
1. Online
2. Mail/Fax in form
3. Phone:800-433-0499 ext. 2

At colleges and universities across the country, faculty and staff are seeing more and more student cases of mental illness. And naturally, they’re referring these students to traditional counseling services.

The problem: Many of these students simply won’t go.

Students are reluctant to seek traditional counseling because of cultural barriers or stigma. As a result, faculty and staff are often unsure how to respond and feel they have neither the resources nor the skills to address these mental health problems.

In the audio online seminar Helping Faculty Help Students Who Need Mental Health Care, you’ll discover two unique programs at Cornell University designed to address these issues. The presentation will include a review of these two proven approaches:

The Let’s Talk program, developed for students who will not seek traditional counseling services. The program offers informal, pre-counseling conversations with mental health professionals in locations outside counseling centers.
Community Consultation and Intervention (CCI), which provides intensive consultation to faculty and staff, “student support” meetings to students in need of counseling, and crisis intervention coordination.

By understanding the merits and structure of these two programs, you’ll be able to better support your faculty. You’ll discover:

How to create alternatives for students in distress who won’t go to traditional counseling.
Why a “one-size-fits-all” approach to just sending people to counseling centers has its limitations.
What you can do to develop programs similar to Cornell’s on your campus.
Whether you choose to follow Cornell’s lead or not, by the end of the audio online seminar you’ll be aware of the challenges of today’s mental health issues on campus. You’ll also see the benefits of thinking outside the box for unique solutions to these complicated issues.

Who Should Attend

Consider inviting faculty or staff members or academic advisors. You may also want to include student affairs professionals, counseling center directors, and staff.

One Fee Covers Unlimited Attendees

Mental health issues can affect your entire faculty and staff. We want you to invite as many of them to the seminar as possible, so our fee is priced per connection. Feel free to fill up an entire classroom or auditorium–you’re only limited by your own space.

About the Presenters

Gregory Eells currently serves as the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Associate Director of Gannett Health Services at Cornell University. Dr. Eells regularly publishes articles in scholarly journals, presents frequently and has discussed college mental health issues on CNN, ABC News, and National Public Radio. His areas of interest include leadership, staff morale, mental health delivery systems, self-injury in higher education, and providing care to challenging students. Dr. Eells has worked in higher education mental health for 17 years and has served as a director of a university counseling service for the past 13 years.

Matt Boone is a clinical social worker and therapist at the Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University. He is the coordinator and primary developer of Let's Talk, an innovative outreach program designed to reach students who are reluctant to access traditional counseling services. Let's Talk offers informal, pre-counseling conversations with professional counselors in locations outside of the counseling center such as advising offices and community centers. He has written and presented on a variety of subjects, including Let's Talk, eating disorders, counseling center outreach, attitudes toward professional help-seeking, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Now includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators

Participating in a Magna Online Seminar as a team can help leverage unique insights, foster collaboration, and build momentum for change. Each seminar now includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators which provides step-by-step instructions for generating productive discussions and thoughtful reflection. You’ll also get guidelines for continuing the conversation after the event, implementing the strategies discussed, and creating a feedback loop for sharing best practices and challenges.

Dillard University 2011 Annual Honors Convocation

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Lawless Assembly Hall
Congratulations on your Academic Achievement!

The annual Honors Convocation is hosted to acknowledge all currently enrolled full-time students who earned a 3.2 and above term GPA during the spring and fall 2010 semesters. Recent graduates are included in this list. Invite your family and friends. As a participating student, urge your guests to arrive early for the limited seating.

In preparation for this mandatory University event, the following is required:

Wear all black, business attire; a white top is permitted.
NO prints allowed.
Arrive in the first-floor lobby of Kearny by 2:15 p.m.
Line up by 2:30 p.m. (ushers will offer directions): Seniors first, followed by Juniors, then Sophomores, then Fresh persons.
Begin processional from Kearny to the Lawless Assembly Hall by 2:45 p.m. (Ushers will offer directions).
Continue to check your Dillard email for details.
Return to the lower level of Kearny, after Convocation ends, to complete a survey. Obtain your official honors certificate(s) Monday from your Department or directly from your Honor Society.