Ways to Care for Student Mental Health
The number one concern of students presenting for therapy in college and university counseling centers is anxiety, with over 65% of students endorsing symptoms of anxiety upon intake. The COVID-19 variants, as well as the current racial inequalities and political discourse, have exacerbated symptoms, with more college students seeking mental health resources than ever before.
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) — discusses not only cognitive behavioral treatment options, but also various other treatment modalities and creative strategies that can serve as solutions in addressing overwhelming student need in an overtaxed system.
You’ll walk away with evidence-based treatments, including alternative and creative options for addressing and reducing anxiety when treating college students.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- 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 obstacles that frequently interfere with anxiety reduction – overcome barriers to prevent students from improving and maintaining their health and well-being.
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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