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Continuing Education

The University of Michigan Depression Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Michigan Depression Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This conference is designated for 9.0 APA continuing education credits.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886437768-2328) for 9 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors. NBCC-Approved Single Program Number: SP-2298.


This conference presents a focused review of recent research and practical advances in our understanding of depressive illnesses in young adults. A Conference Committee, co-chaired by Dr. John F. Greden, Dr. Todd Sevig, and Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, and including members from across the University of Michigan campus, was instrumental in determining the specific session topics and identifying appropriate speakers.

Learning Objectives

Depression among college students is an urgent public health problem. If we are to prevent the progression, chronicity, recurrence, and burden of depression, we must emphasize earlier detection, intervention, and ultimately, prevention.

Learning objectives and expected results for the conference participants are an improved understanding and ability to implement:

  • Best practices for prevention and intervention methods to address depressive illnesses among college students;
  • Research which demonstrates the impact of campus mental health services on measures of student success, including but not limited to: GPA, retention and graduation, community engagement, and the formation of positive social relationships;
  • Outreach models to reach students with depressive illnesses, or who are at risk of developing a depressive illness, in order to help these students to engage in treatment and other interventions which will enhance their ability to be successful – emotionally, socially, and academically – during their college career.


The conference is targeted to psychologists, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, counselors, university leaders, administrators, faculty, resident advisors and other students, educational specialists, and parents.