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Note: This is a PRELIMINARY AGENDA and is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

12:30 - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks

President Mark S. Schlissel, University of Michigan

1:10 - 2:00 PM

Opening Keynote

Michael D. Young, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of California Santa Barbara

2:15 - 5:15 PM

Three-hour Workshops

The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program: An Overview and Case Study

  • Victor Schwartz, MD, Medical Director, The Jed Foundation
  • Katy Redd, MPH, MSW, CHES, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Marian Trattner,  MA, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Low Intensity, High Engagement Therapy for College Students, including TAO (Treating Anxiety Online)

  • Sherry Benton, PhD, University of Florida

The “Tyranny of the Shoulds” and the Pernicious Effects of Self-Criticism on College Students’ Mental Health: Can Self-Compassion Make a Difference?

  • Elke Smeets, PhD, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Ricks Warren, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

How “Virtual Humans” are Supporting Suicide Prevention Efforts: What Five Years and Twelve Training Simulations Have Taught Us

  • Glenn Albright, Ph.D., Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Chris Cate, PhD, Student Veterans of America
  • Ron Goldman, CEO, Kognito


(You'll have a choice of attending one of the 3 hour workshops above, OR both of the 1.5 mini-workshops below)

Creative Programs for De-Stressing College Students: Mental Health Circus and a New Model for Animal Assisted Interaction

  • Gary Christenson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota
  • Tanya K. Bailey, MSW, LICSW

Ban Busy and Make Mindful for Less Stress

  • Kellie Carbone, Health Educator, Wolverine Wellness/University Health Service
  • Amy Homkes-Hayes, Coordinator, The Career Center, Integrative Learning Manager, Student Life, Adjunct Lecturer, College of LS&A, University of Michigan
  • Joy Pehlke, Health Educator, Wolverine Wellness/University Health Service
  • Jennifer Wegner, Assistant Director, Office of Student Affairs, U-M College of Engineering

5:15 - 6:30 PM

Poster Session and Reception


Thursday, March 12, 2015

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Redefining the Culture of Stress: A Leadership Perspective

  • Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D, Vice President for Student Life, The Ohio State University
  • Gina Casalegno, BA, MS, Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Susan H. Murphy, PhD, Vice President, Student and Academic Services, Cornell University

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Engaging Students At-Risk through the AFSP Interactive Screening Program

  • Maggie G. Mortali, Director of the Interactive Screening Program, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Laura Hoffman, Manager of the Interactive Screening Program, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Interpersonal Relationships in the Culture of Stress: Examining Competition, Discrimination, and Peer Support in College Student Mental Health

  • Julie Posselt, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Ketchen Lipson, EdM, Doctoral Candidate in Higher Education and Public Health, University of Michigan

Engaging the Un-Engageable:  A Campus-Wide Approach to Improving Student Health and Wellbeing

  • Allison J. Smith, Manager, Public Health Initiatives And Assessment, Student Health Center, NYU
  • Jodi Bailey, MEd, BA, Director of Student Affairs,  Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
  • Ethan Youngerman, MFA, Senior Language Lecturer and Faculty Fellow in Residence, Expository Writing Program, NYU

“Stress-Less”: Development and Implementation of a Community Based Stress Management Intervention for University Students

  • Alejandro M. Martínez, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director for Consultation and Liaison, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University
  • Lindsay Ellch, Psy.D, Staff Psychologist, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Banquet Lunch and Student Mental Health Advocate Award

Held at the Michigan League Ballroom

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Athletes Connected: An Innovative Program to Address the Unique Mental Health Concerns of Student Athletes

  • Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Kally Fayhee, BA, Former U-M Student Athlete; Account Manager, Leo Burnett Chicago
  • Barb Hansen, LMSW, Athletics Counselor, University of Michigan Athletic Department 
  • William Heininger, BA, Former U-M Student Athlete; Program Assistant for Outreach & Education, University of Michigan Depression Center
  • Stephanie Salazar, MPH, Program Coordinator for Outreach & Education, University of Michigan Depression Center

Depressive Symptoms and Binge Drinking in College Students: A Case for an Integrated Treatment Program

  • Paola Pedrelli, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University

‘Stressing’ Academic Success: A Provost-Initiated Campus-Wide Approach to Student Mental Health

  • Barbara Blacklock, MA, LISW, Disability Resource Center, Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota
  • Michelle Trotter-Mathison, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Boynton Health Service Mental Health Clinic, University of Minnesota

StudentLife Project - Assessing Mental Health and Academic Performance of College Students Using Smart Phones

  • Andrew Campbell, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote

Rethinking Stress: The Role of Mindsets in Determining the Stress Response

  • Alia Crum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University