Student Mental Health and Social Media – July 21, 2022

Sale price$399.00


Thursday, July 21, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Explore Mental, Emotional and Physical Health Interventions to Best Mitigate Its Impact

Most clinicians see symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and isolation in students and will focus on symptom reduction from an evidenced-based approach. As clinicians, many times we are looking at the familial and social interactions clients have, without recognizing that much of this interaction with peers is occurring through technology and social media. This can lead to low self-esteem, depression, generalized anxiety, anxiety about missing out (FOMO), and distract one from more positive interactions with support systems. Additionally, interaction with social media can have a detrimental impact on academics, increase feelings of loneliness and negatively impact mental health overall.

Join your peers on July 21, 2022 when our expert presenter – Dr. Marcus Hotaling, Director of the Counseling Center at Union College and the President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors – will discuss how social media impacts the mental health of college-aged students, as well as how college is presented in popular media impacts college student drinking and social behavior.

There is an obvious fact that we all ignore – our mental health is significantly impacted by how we engage with social media. In our work with students, we must recognize how their relationships are impacted by social media, and how they come to college with expectations based on the media’s representation of college. You’ll not only gain a greater understanding of the impact of online engagement on student mental health, but also interventions focused on mental, physical and emotional health that you can utilize to best mitigate its impact, so students can stay on track academically and psychologically.

Topics Covered

During this online training, you will take away critical, actionable tools that will help you:

  • Identify treatment options and applications to address problematic behavior – explore interventions focused on mental, physical and emotional health so you can help students stay on track academically and psychologically.
  • Recognize the identity-based issues that impact how social media impacts mental health – help students see how the strength of connection has a huge impact on health and happiness, but also how too much social media engagement can exacerbate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
  • Realize that the majority of social interaction between peers occurs through technology and social media – help students overcome their dependency on this type of interaction and guide them to more positive means of communication and connection with their peers.
  • Understand the various social media platforms students are most commonly using and their efforts to address mental health concerns.
  • Offer strategies to manage social media usage to limit the impact on mental health.


Dr. Marcus Hotaling currently serves as the Director for the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College. Dr. Marcus Hotaling received his doctorate in counseling psychology in 2001 from the University at Albany and has worked in a variety of higher educational settings since that time. Dr. Hotaling worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a psychologist and Outreach Coordinator from 2003-2007, where the school was a recipient of the first Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Grant.
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Included When You Register

Invite your entire team for one low price!

  • Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available 24-48 hours after live event)
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for live webinar access for your group are provided to you immediately upon checkout. Instructions for accessing the on-demand recording will be emailed to you 24 hours following the live webinar. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at or 1-866-295-0505.

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