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2018 DOCC Conference

Redesigning Structures, Spaces, and Processes to Promote Wellness

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Opening Keynote Presentation

How Can Digital Technologies Help Us?
Thomas Insel, MD, President and Co-Founder, MindStrong Health



  • Adverse Childhood Experiences, Creating Trauma-Informed Spaces, and Providing Trauma-Informed Care
    Nadia Bazzy, MA, LLMFT
    , Director, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, University of Michigan; Polly Gipson, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry; Mary Gruman, MS, LPC, Birchbark Counseling; Mary Ufford Manner, MS, Great Start Coordinator, Venture North Funding & Development
  • Digital Strategies to Promote Mental Health
    Glenn Albright, PhD
    , Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Baruch College, City University of New York; Nathan Demers, PsyD, Vice President & Director of Clinical Programs, YOU at College; Isla Reddin,BA, Co-Founder, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PocketConfidant AI
  • Mini Workshop (90 minute session)

  • Mapping Restorative Settings to Promote Mental Health and Inform Architectural Change for Recreation Sports and the Michigan Union
    Brian Schermer, PhD
    , Licensed Architect, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Michael Barton, Program Assistant, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; Mary Jo Desprez, MA, Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; Loren Rullman, PhD, Workshop Architects; Lisa Shea, MS, Associate Director, Programs & Marketing, Recreational Sports, University of Michigan
  • Campus and National Climate: Implications for the Mental Health of Students of Color and Other Marginalized Student Populations
    Sara Abelson
    , PhD Candidate, University of Michigan; Sarah Lipson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; Alfiee Breland-Noble, Director, AAKOMA, Senior Scientific Advisor, The Steve Fund
  • Harnessing Film and Creativity to Create a Positive Mental Health Culture on Campus
    Cary McQueen, MA
    , Founder, Executive Director, Art with Impact
  • How Space Design and Recreation Impact Wellbeing
    David Siegle, MBA, Senior Assistant Director, IMSB, University of Michigan; Ellen Dixon, BS, Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness, University of Michigan Recreational Sports

  • How to Support Marginalized Groups in Our Spaces
    Mary Larkin; LGBT Resource Center, Diversity & Community Involvement, Eastern Michigan University; Matt Statman LMSW, CAADC, Collegiate Recovery Program Manager, University Health Service, University of Michigan

  • Creative Curriculum Initiatives and Student Wellbeing: The Evolution of “Tuning the Student Mind”
    Molly Beauregard, MA, MPA, Faculty, College for Creative Studies; Val Weiss, LMSW, Director of Wellness + Counseling, College of Creative Studies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Panel Discussion

Mental Health Disability on Campus: Cultivating Communities of Wellbeing in Higher Education
Leah Goodman, MA, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, University of Illinois at Chicago; Dorothy Gotlib, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan; Phillip Saragoza, MD, Psychiatrist, Ann Arbor Center for the Family; Victor Schwartz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, The Jed Foundation; Stuart Segal, PhD, Director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, University of Michigan

Concurrent Sessions

  • Down and Out: Providing LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces at a Non-Affirming Faith-Based University
    Sarah Godoy, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, Director of Outreach, Catholic University of American; Kathryn Campana Scherer, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Group Therapy, Catholic University of America; Amy Fuhrmann, MA, Psychology Intern, Catholic University of America

  • Fostering a Culture of Wellbeing on Campus at the University of Michigan
    Joy Pehlke, MEd, Health Educator, University of Michigan; Michael Barton, Program Assistant, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan

  • Successes and Challenges in Changing Campus Structures and Processes to Promote Wellness
    Laura Horne, MPH, Director of Programs, Active Minds; Lee Swain, MA, Director, Jed Campus, The Jed Foundation

  • Promoting Wellbeing Through Physical Spaces
    Kelly Hogan Stewart, MPH, Director of Health Promotion Wellness, University of Notre Dame; Katrina Conrad, MPH, Assistant Director of Health Promotion Wellness, University of Notre Dame

  • International Student Mental Health: Promoting Wellness with Mindfulness
    Katherine Weyant, MA, TESOL, Lecturer, English Language Institute, University of Michigan; Trisha Dowling, MA, TESOL, Lecturer, University of Michigan; Allison Piippo, MA, TESOL, IEP Student Services Specialist, Eastern Michigan University; Laura Monschau, PhD, CAPS Embedded Psychologist for Rackham Graduate School, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan; Huan-Hsiang Ueng, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan

  • Behavioral Assessment & Intervention Teams: From Chaos to Case Management
    Grant L. Azdell, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Randolph-Macon College
  • Student-Driven Mental Health Policy and Environmental Change: Tools and Lessons Learned
    Mattie Ellis, Director of Active Minds Chapter, University of Michigan; Laura Horne, MPH, Director of Programs, Active Minds; Nicole Wesley, President, Active Minds at University of Michigan Dearborn
  • Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students through Collaboration and Organizational Redesign
    Diana Parrish, LMSW, Mental Health Care Manager, University of Michigan; Elizabeth Gonzalez, LMSW, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Michigan; Will Sherry, LLMSW, Director, Spectrum Center, University of Michigan

Closing Keynote

Strategic Engagements: UCLA Depression Grand Challenge & Resilience Peer Network
Elizabeth Gong-Guy, PhD, Executive Director, Campus and Student Resilience, UCLA

2018 Student Mental Health Advocate Award Winners

(L-R) Stephanie Salazar, Manager, Outreach and Education, U-M Depression Center; Awardee Samuel Orley, University of Michigan; Megan Larson, UCLA; Sonia Doshi, emcee; Dr. John Greden, Executive Director, U-M Depression Center. [ Read More]

Special Thanks to our Donors

The Depression on College Campuses Conference organizers would like to thank the following for their financial contributions to this effort. Without their support and collaboration, this University-wide initiative would not be possible.

  • George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative
  • William and Lisa Ford Foundation
  • Individuals
  • Ada Louise Wilkie, in memory of Nancy Corinne Lombardi
  • Friends and family of Nancy Corinne Lombardi and Corinne J. Lombardi
  • Katherine and Tom Goldberg
  • University of Michigan
  • College of Engineering
  • Athletic Department
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Law School
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Ross School of Business
  • Newnan Academic Advising Center
  • School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Ford School of Public Policy
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Education
  • A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
  • School of Information