Overcome the Impact of COVID-19 and Current Climate to Increase Student Satisfaction, Engagement & Degree Completion
Black students at predominately white institutions are less likely to seek mental health support than their White contemporaries. The impact of co-occurring traumatic experiences (COVID-19 and current events) that Black students are facing puts them at higher risk for mental health difficulties and the critical need for support services.
What can you do to mitigate some of the societal risk factors and co-occurring traumatic events Black students are experiencing on your campus and in their communities?
Our expert presenters address the challenges your Black students face navigating mental health support on college campuses and how to provide appropriate resources to overcome them. The speakers address the effect of current events and how they impact your Black students; identify students at risk; support empowerment-based engagement; explore the importance of how culturally competent professionals can accurately diagnose Black students who seek treatment to provide diverse, effective intervention and coping resources to help them succeed socially and academically.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the social construction of race through the contextualization of Blackness — particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic and current social events — create campus structures and systems that advocate and support Black student satisfaction, engagement, and persistence.
- Identify and increase personal awareness of their own culture, positionality, and biases — decrease potential harm to Black students by ensuring culturally competent professionals best able to support, empathize and treat their unique needs.
- Recognize the importance of accurately diagnosing Black students who seek treatment for trauma and other psychosocial health concerns — ensure your faculty and staff are able to identify students at risk and provide necessary support, empowerment, and resources to succeed academically and socially on your campus.
- Provide counseling strategies that embrace empowerment-based psychotherapy and educational interventions geared for Black students on your campus — establish rapport, instill hope, and give them diverse coping resources that ensure their experiences mirror your institutions’ mission and values.
Dr. Bill Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working as a Staff Psychologist at DePaul University Counseling Services. His clinical interests include culturally specific approaches to counseling diverse males, and cross-cultural issues in counseling.
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Dr. Jocelyn Markowicz is a Licensed Counseling Psychologist currently licensed in the state of California and Michigan. She operates group practice locations in California and Michigan.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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