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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

12:30 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Opening Keynote Presentation

The Science of Resilience: Implications for Prevention and Treatment of Depression in College Students
Steven M Southwick, MD, Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD and Resilience, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Child Study Center

2:15 - 5:15 PM

Three-hour Workshops (see descriptions)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a First Year Seminar (FYS)
    Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD, Research Faculty, University of Nevada Reno Counseling Services; Douglas M. Long, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada Reno
  • Healthy Universities: Beyond Mental Health to a Holistic Approach to Student Wellbeing and Success
    Helen M. Stallman, PhD, DClinPsych, CertMedEd, MAPS, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia
  • Two Group Models: Social Skills Training and DBT-Based Interventions for Students
    Sara R Byczek, PhD, Psychologist; Jennifer Crystal, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor; Patricia L. Dixon, LMSW, Counseling and Psychological Services, Wayne State University
  • Students Supporting Students on College Campuses: Fostering Healthy Connections
    Charles C. Morse, MA, LMHC, Assistant Dean for Student Development, Director of Counseling, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Development & Counseling Center; Patrick Gilligan, MSSW, LISW, Director of Counseling Services, Kenyon College; Tim Jurney, Student Manager, Kenyon College Peer Counselors, Kenyon '15; Gina Rickert, Founding Member, Kenyon College Peer Counselors


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

  • 2:15 – 3:45: Cultivating Student Success Through Mindfulness Training
    Denise Kozikowski, PhD, Advisor, Student Academic Affairs, College of Literature, Science & the Arts, University of Michigan
  • 3:45 – 5:15: Media Literacy as a Tool for Student Wellness and Success
    Kellie Carbone, MA, LMFT
    and MaryJo Desprez, MA, University Health Service, University of Michigan

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Poster Session and Reception


Thursday, March 13, 2014

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Connections between Mental Health and Academic Outcomes
Amelia M. Arria, PhD, Associate Professor, Director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health; Joseph M Behen, PhD, Executive Director, Counseling Health and Disability Services, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; Sara Goldrick-Rab, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions (see descriptions)

  • Wise Interventions: Brief Exercises to Bolster Belonging, Improve Students' Transition to College, Remedy Inequality, and Improve Health
    Gregory M. Walton, Phd, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
  • The PAVE Program: A Prototype for Outreach to Student Veterans
    Brittany Konarz, MSW, Program Coordinator, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE), University of Michigan Depression Center; Philip Larson, M.S.Ed., Program Director for Military and Veteran Services, University of Michigan; Andrew Floyd, Peer Advisor Lead, PAVE/U-M Student Veteran; Tim Ruple, Peer Advisor, PAVE/U-M Student Veteran
  • Sleeping to Success:  Improving Sleep to Enhance Mood and Academic Performance
    J. Todd Arnedt, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Shelley Hershner, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology; and Leslie Swanson, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • CANCELLED*: Vanderbilt School of Medicine Student Wellness Program: Supporting All Dimensions of Student Well-Being
    Scott M. Rodgers, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    *Unfortunately Dr. Scott Rodgers is not able to attend the conference due to the impending inclement weather. If you had registered for his presentation, please feel free to attend any of the other sessions that are offered during this time period, including the new option below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Stress Management Goes Mobile: How and Why the University of Michigan is Using an App to Boost Outreach and Resilience
    Todd Sevig, PhD, Director, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services; Members of the CAPS Student Advisory Board; Jordan Friedman, MPH, Health Educator and Director, Stressbusters

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 (see descriptions)

  • The Economic Case for Student Mental Health Services and Programs
    Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; and Sarah Ketchen Lipson, EdM, PhD student, School of Public Health and School of Education, University of Michigan
  • Sending the Right Message: Rethinking How We Communicate About Suicide and Mental Health on Campus
    Kerri Smith, LCSW, MPH, Senior Campus Prevention Specialist and Sheila Krishnan, MPH, Campus Prevention Specialist, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • Is Technology and Facebook Consumption a Barrier to Student Well-Being?
    Ethan Kross, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, and Director, Emotion and Self-Control Laboratory, University of Michigan; Mark Ostach, MS, Founder of
  • Wellness Mentoring to Decrease Depression Among College Students
    Kyle Bishop, EdD, Director of Counseling Services, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote

On Purpose:  Lessons in Life and Health from the Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan School of Public Health