The number one concern of students presenting for therapy in counseling centers is anxiety, with over 60% of students endorsing symptoms of anxiety upon intake. The pandemic and current political and racial climate has only made this worse since the 2020 survey data was collected. Anxiety permeates every part of higher education, including academic performance, attendance and retention. Besides the students, student-facing staff of higher education are particularly impacted, as they have to help manage student anxieties.
Join us on April 26, 2023 when our expert presenter – Marcus Hotaling, the Director of Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College and President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) – will discuss not only cognitive behavior treatment as an option of care, but also various other treatment modalities and creative options as solutions in addressing overwhelming student need in an overtaxed system. You’ll also have an opportunity to explore how underrepresented student populations are specifically impacted by marginalization and societal issues.
You’ll gain evidence-based treatments, including alternative and creative options for addressing and reducing anxiety when treating college students.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explore the current data on anxiety to address this growing and most common mental health disorder on campus – explore best practices in terms of treatment modalities and creative strategies as solutions, beyond cognitive behavioral treatments.
- Strategize to specifically provide support to underrepresented student populations impacted by marginalization and societal issues – improve your marginalized students’ experience of care and enhance student engagement, satisfaction and retention rates.
- Integrate and incorporate mindfulness and “outside of the box” programming and prescriptions into your health and mental health efforts – adapt these creative and practical strategies to augment cognitive behavioral treatment options and increase your reach.
- Incorporate anxiety interventions into group work.
- Tap into your faculty for additional wrap-around support – help your faculty infuse mental health/anxiety reduction techniques into academic work and practices.
- Identify common obstacles that frequently interfere with anxiety reduction – overcome barriers to prevent students from improving and maintaining their health and well-being.
Your Expert Presenter
Dr. Marcus Hotaling currently serves as the Director for the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College. He has been active in local and national psychological organizations, serving as the Mental Health Chair and Secretary for the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Mental Health Chair and President of the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), and served on the board and is the current president for the Association for University of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Additionally, he currently leads the Mentoring Program for AUCCCD and a Resiliency Task Force for ACHA.
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Decker 117
Submitted by: Deena Price on behalf of Counseling Services
Tags: Professional Development