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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

College, Mental Health, and Stigma Among the Millennials: What Do We Think, What Do We Know, What Can We Prove?
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

Workshops (see descriptions)

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, MPH, Community Matters Project Coordinator, Office of Student Life, 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 90 minute sessions below)

Student-Led Initiatives

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

  • Matthew Fullen, MA, MDiv, LPCC, Program Manager, Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program
  • Student Representatives: Ciara Coriell, Kayla Higginbotham, and Maria Lammy

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
  • Additional Student Representatives: Nicholas Raja, Max Rothman, and Cheyenne Stone

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

Marginality, Belonging, and Success: Interpersonal Relationships, Mental Health and the University Experience of High-Aspiring Students and Emerging Adults of Color

  • Introduction by Evan M. Rose, President, The Steve Fund
  • Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, Director, The AAKOMA Project, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center and Senior Scientific Advisor, The Steve Fund
  • Annelle Primm, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Advisor, The Steve Fund, and adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Howard, Johns Hopkins, and New York University Schools of Medicine
  • David Rivera, PhD, Associate Professor, Educational & Community Programs, Queens College CUNY and Advisor to the Steve Fund

10:30 - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions (see descriptions)

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

  • Paul Furtaw, PsyD, Associate Director of Counseling, Drexel University
  • Molly Foulds, MindKare Program Manager, 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, Niteo Program Manager, Boston University

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

  • Larry McCloskey, MA, MSW, Director of the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • John Meissner, PhD, CPsych, 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

Mini-Workshops (see descriptions)

Mental Health Monologues: Student Experiences, In Their Own Voice

  • Facilitator: Sonia Doshi, Undergraduate Student, University of Michigan Class of 2016
  • Student performers: Andrew Lynch, Morgan Rondinelli, Yumi Taguchi

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, MA, 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, PsyD, 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

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote

Crowdsourcing Mental Health

  • Robert Morris, PhD, Founder of “Koko,” a social network for mental health and well-being.