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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

12:30 - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks

President Mark S. Schlissel, MD, PHD, University of Michigan

1:10 - 2:00 PM

Opening Keynote

A Long-term View of the Student Mental Health Crisis: Lessons Learned over 25 Years

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

2:15 - 5:15 PM

Three-hour Workshops (see descriptions)

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 (Therapist Assisted Online)

  • Sherry Benton, PhD, ABPP, Founder and President, TAO Connect, Inc.

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, Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Ricks Warren, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

How "Virtual Humans" are Supporting Suicide Prevention Efforts Among Students and Student Veterans: What Five Years and Twelve Training Simulations Have Taught Us

  • Glenn Albright, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Baruch College and Director of Research, Kognito
  • Chris Cate, PhD, Vice President of Research, Student Veterans of America
  • Ron Goldman, Co-founder and 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)

Ban Busy and Make Mindful for Less Stress

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

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, Animal-Assisted Interaction Program Specialist, Nature Based Therapeutic Services, University of Minnesota

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Poster Session and Networking 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 (see descriptions)

Effectively Engaging At-Risk Students 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:  LiveWellNYU as a Path to Student Well-being

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

“Stress-Less @ Stanford”: 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 (Learn more)

Award presentation by Chamique Holdsclaw, Former WNBA star and Olympic Gold Medalist.
Held at the Michigan League Ballroom

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions (see descriptions)

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 and Account Manager, Leo Burnett Chicago
  • Barb Hansen, LMSW, Athletics Counselor, University of Michigan Athletic Department 
  • William Heininger, BA, Former U-M Student Athlete and Project Coordinator, Athletes Connected, University of Michigan Depression Center and Athletic Department
  • Stephanie Salazar, MPH, CHES Program Coordinator for Outreach & Education, University of Michigan Depression Center

The Provost's Committee on Student Mental Health: A Campus-wide Approach

  • 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

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

  • Paola Pedrelli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Director of Dual Diagnoses Studies, Depression Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Using Smartphones to Assess Mental Health and Academic Performance of College Students

  • 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