Chris Brownson, Kelsey Lammy, Amissa Miller, Marian Trattner and Lauren White, Counseling and Mental Health Center, participated in the UT System’s Bystander Intervention Conference on Jan. 9–10. The conference brought together professionals from the UT System schools to learn from UT Austin professionals. The Forty Acres is a model for bystander intervention initiatives.
Several CMHC staff members participated and presented at the 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference in Austin, Jan. 19-21:
- Chris Brownson, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented “College Student Well-Being: Exploring the Relationships among Pre-existing Vulnerabilities, Distress and Suicidality” with the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education.
- Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented “Using Technology to Create Innovative and Effective Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programs: A Discussion.”
- Brownson and Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, along with colleagues from across the state, presented “Suicide Prevention and Mental Health: It’s Not Just for Counseling Centers Any More.”
Sierra Castedo and John Harris, The Center for the Students in Recovery, presented to Counseling and Mental Health Center and University Health Services staff about programming and how students can engage through clinical services.
Doug Garrard, Office of the Dean of Students, welcomed the Terry Scholar Statewide Leadership Retreat to the Forty Acres on Jan. 5.
Susan Hochman, University Health Services, was awarded the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for the fall 2016 semester.
Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, was selected to serve as a faculty member for the Association of College & University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) National Housing Training Institute. She will present in June.
Amissa Miller, Counseling and Mental Health Center, represented Voices Against Violence during a panel discussion about sexual violence prevention during the Black Student-Athlete Summit Jan. 4–6.
“A Tip of the Hat to…”
…Shalini Tewari, University Health Services, who received this note from a student:
“Wonderful visit, both in General Medicine with Dr. Tewari, the assistant, the front desk staff and the Lab! Very much appreciated — no wait, comfortable and clean accommodations, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thank you!”