DAY 1: June 15th, 2017

Keynote Address

College Student Mental Health: Observations from a Hybrid

Jean Joyce-Brady (Suffolk University) (PDF Presentation)

Panel 1: Integrated Mental Health Services

Description of Panel Discussion

Integrated Mental Health Panel:  Integration of mental health services has been a recent trend across post-secondary campuses.  Three institutions shared their experiences on integrating mental health services across primary care and counselling services.  Each panelist discussed their unique context for integration, the drivers for change, their implementation strategy, and assessment/evaluation issues.  Through facilitated discussion, delegates had the opportunity to engage and consult with panelists on key challenges and lessons learned.

 Panel members

Panel 2: Stepped Care

Description of Panel Discussion

The Stepped Care panel presented a new model for university and college counselling centers to organize in a more accessible, empowering and efficient manner both clinic based and healthy campus activities. The model offers the lowest level of intervention intensity warranted by objective continuous outcome and process monitoring. It integrates a range of traditional and emerging online mental health programs systematically within a healthy campus lens. Panelists from Memorial University, McGill University and the University of British Columbia shared their experiences with Stepped Care transformations and outcomes.

Panel members

  • Peter Cornish (Memorial University)
  • Vera Romano (McGill University)
  • Cheryl Washburn (University of British Columbia)

 

Panel 3: From Intention To Action (FITA)

Description of Panel Discussion

Created by John Meissner and Larry McCloskey at Carleton University, the From Intention to Action (FITA) program integrates counselling and learning skills for a more proactive and effective response to student wellbeing and skill development.  John Meissner will present on the program philosophy, program components, as well as longitudinal data demonstrating positive outcomes.  Humber College and the University of Toronto spoke to the transferability of FITA to their institutions, highlighting challenges and key lessons.

Panel members