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Premier Roundtable: Mental Health on Campus

January 31, 2024 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EST

The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) at Penn State University is an international practice-research network of over 800 colleges and universities whose mission is to bridge the gap between science and practice in college counseling centers. CCMH collects and analyzes de-identified data as part of the routine practice when students seek mental health treatment at colleges and universities. The information is used, in turn, to benefit college counseling centers, administrators, researchers, the public, and most importantly the students receiving services. In the current program, the mission and scope of CAPS and CCMH will be reviewed. The latest national findings will be presented, including updated trends in student mental health and the impact of COVID-19. The widely documented increases in mental health problems and demand for counseling services over the past one or two decades will be discussed. Next, findings that demonstrate how counseling centers and adjunctive support services contribute to student success will be outlined. Finally, new findings pertaining to the relationship between students’ experiences of discrimination and mental health symptoms will be shared, including implications for colleges and universities. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain mental health trends in the clinical college student population 
  • Identify ways college counseling centers contribute to student success 
  • List the mental health areas affected by students’ experiences of discrimination
ACUI Core Competencies
  • Social Justice
  • Student Learning
Registration Details
  • Campus Pass for Premium or Full Tier Member Campus: $75
  • Individual at a Digital Tier Member Campus: $99
  • Nonmember: $99

After the initial registration from an individual at a campus, others associated with the campus will be able to register at the $0 complimentary rate. Each person who wants access to event or resources following event should register individually. Members must be associated with the correct campus account to receive the $0 rate, where applicable; please contact acui@acui.org with questions or issues. 

Premium and Full Tier members may use a Premier Roundtable Voucher toward this event. Please contact acui@acui.org with questions or issues. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Brett E. Scofield earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Wichita State University in clinical-community psychology in 2006 and has devoted nearly his entire career to collegiate mental health, working as a clinician and administrator within multiple university-based counseling centers over the past 19 years. He currently serves as the associate director of Penn State Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, as well as the executive director of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), a national practice-based research network of over 800 college counseling centers. Scofield has played a significant role within CCMH for the past nine years, contributing to numerous publications on the topic of college student mental health and helping the center develop several tools that are widely used by college counseling centers nationally to advocate for services. In addition, threat assessment and management are a particular interest of Scofield’s, having served on the Threat Assessment Teams at two major universities since 2012. 

Dr. Brett E. Scofield

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