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This is a preliminary agenda which is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

12:30 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Opening Keynote

Bernice A. Pescosolido, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, Indiana University

2:15 - 5:15 PM


Bystander Intervention Programs to Enhance Student Connection, Mental Health, and Campus Climate: Case Studies from Two Campuses

  • Kelsey Lammy, MSW, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Will Sherry, LLMSW, Director, Spectrum Center, University of Michigan
  • Marian Trattner,  MSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression

  • Heather Flynn, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Kris Konz, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Relationship Remix: Implementing and Evaluating A Healthy Relationships Workshop for University Students

  • Katrina Daoud, Relationship Remix Workshop Coordinator, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), University of Michigan
  • Anne Huhman, MSW, Program Manager for Education and Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), University of Michigan
  • Laura McAndrew, MPH, Sexual Health Educator, University Health Service Wolverine Wellness, University of Michigan
  • Madi McCullough, Sexual Health Program Assistant, University Health Service Wolverine Wellness, University of Michigan

Innovative Programs to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Higher Education, and Beyond

  • Pamela Lemerand, PhD, Associate Professor and College Supports Program Co-Director, School of Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University
  • Brad McGarry, Director, Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM), Mercyhurst University

(You'll have a choice of attending one of the 3 hour workshops above, OR both of the 75 minute sessionsbelow)

Student-Led Initiatives

Caring Connecting: Peer-Led Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Initiatives

  • Matthew Fullen, MA, MDiv, LPCC, Graduate Administrative Associate, Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program
  • Student Representatives TBD

Wolverine Support Network: Building Peer Relationships to Support Mental Health

  • Cooper Charlton, Co-Founder of Wolverine Support Network  and President, Central Student Government, University of Michigan

5:15 - 6:30 PM

Poster Session and Reception


Thursday, March 10, 2016

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion


10:45 - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Connecting Students to Care: Mental Health Technology as a Conversation Catalyst

  • Paul Furtaw, PsyD, Associate Director of Counseling, Drexel University
  • Joanna Karbel, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Crisis Text Line: Real-Time Data on Student Mental Health and Related Crises

  • Baylee Greenberg, Director of Operations, Crisis Text Line

A New Model of Campus-Based Mental Health Resiliency Program for Students Re-entering College

  • Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D., CPRP, Director of Services, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Associate Clinical Professor, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University.
  • Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, M.S.Ed, Learning Disability Specialist, Boston University

Strong Therapeutic Bonds Predict Improved Mental Health and Academic Performance: Results of the “From Intention to Action”  (FITA) Program

  • Larry McCloskey, M.A., MSW, Director of the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • John Meissner, C.Psych, Manager, FITA Program, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

11:45 - 1:00 PM

Banquet Lunch and Student Mental Health Advocate Award


1:15 - 2:45 PM


Promoting College Student Mental Health with Wellness Coaching

  • Mary Jo Desprez, MA, Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service,  University of Michigan
  • Todd Gibbs, MA, LPC, Wellness Coaching Manager, Ohio State University
  • James Larcus, MS, Wellness Coaching Coordinator, Ohio State University
  • Joy Pehlke, MEd, Health Educator, University Health Service, University of Michigan

Set To Go: A New Program to Support Student Transition to College Life

  • Victor Schwartz, MD, Medical Director, The JED Foundation
  • Jenna Scott, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, The JED Foundation
  • Alexa White, MPH, Program Manager, The JED Foundation

You Changed Your Relationship Status: Using Attachment Theory and Development to Build Alliance and Improve Outcomes

  • Daniel Kirsch, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Preston Wiles, M.D., The Drs. Anne and George Race Professorship of Student Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical School
Additional workshop: TBD

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote