January 17-19, 2013
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
Fort Worth, Texas
Thank you for joining us at the 2013 NASPA Mental Health Conference! Attendees will be receiving an email soon with the online conference evaluation. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Continuing Education (CEU) Information
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & LEARNING OUTCOMES
Colleges and universities are reporting an increase in both the number of students with mental health problems and the complexity and severity of issues. Often, the increased numbers overburden counseling and psychological services available. Substance abuse and other risky behaviors often co-exist with depression and other can mask broader mental health needs when co-occurring with depression and other emotional disorders. If left untreated, these problems can impact students' emotional and social development as well as their academic success and retention.
Student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and counselors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they - along with many other campus constituencies - are searching for ways to best serve students' individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. Since mental health issues affect not just the individual student but the campus as a whole, successful approaches require collaboration between campus departments and between a college and the local community.
From health and wellness concerns to multicultural and gender issues, interventions for mental health and collaboration across campus are key to the success of students in academia and beyond. To this end, the conference will explore the following topics:
- Scope of student mental health problems on campus;
Overall framework for comprehensively addressing mental health;
Specific strategies successfully implemented by individual campuses; and
Knowledge and skills needed to create a campus environment that promotes student mental health.
Working Conference: Team Attendance
The conference planning committee believes that those institutions sending multi-disciplinary teams to the conference will reap the greatest benefit, as there will be structured opportunities to discuss effective campus collaborations. The committee encourages campuses to send representatives from the following areas in order to allow for substantive conversations around how to create change on your campus:
- Academic Affairs
- Counseling and Health Services
- Health and Wellness Promotion
- Campus Security/Public Safety
- Disability Services
- Community Partners
- Judicial Affairs
- Residence Life
- Student Affairs
Continuing Education Units
National Board of Certified Counselors
All of NASPA's professional development opportunities provide CEU credits from the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. Forms and information will be provided at NASPA conferences.
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
The 2013 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Conference and the 2013 NASPA Mental Health Conference will provide CEU credits from the National Commission for Health Educations Credentialing, Inc. Forms and information will be provided at the conferences.
NASPA will also partner with another organization to provide CEs for psychologists. We are finalizing the partner organization at this time, but the information will be posted on the CE sponsor by November 9, 2012.