2008-2009 Annual Report
University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services
University counseling centers across the country continue to play a unique and integral role on college campuses to help students take positive pathways to mental health. The college student population needs a combination of traditional clinical service (i.e., such as a hospital setting or from a private practitioner) focused in the context of college life and in student development theory and practice. Counseling centers across the country continue to report increases in the numbers of students requesting counseling, in the severity and complexity of clinical issues, and in the number of times being called for immediate expertise in “mental health/illness situations”.
In 2008-09, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) continued to deliver high-quality clinical services, increased and augmented many student engagement vehicles, and developed new and enhanced support structures for faculty and staff. In addition, CAPS took increased leadership for the whole campus in student mental health and leadership for the nation in counseling center prevention work. We also refined urgent care processes for students, extended formal and informal liaison relationships on campus, and expanded formal and informal ways of being accessible to students. Finally, we also started the implementation of intentional growth to meet current UM student mental health needs. Through increased funding, Phase I of a multi-year plan of growth was successfully accomplished.
Significant Achievements 2008-09:
- Phase I of 5-year business case implementation
- MiTalk rollout
- Successful search for new case manager position
- Successful senior staff search
- Successful associate director search
- Creation and distribution of two popular documents:
- “When You Have Concerns About a Student’s Writing”
- “A Guide for Helping Students in Distress”
- Initiation of CAPS Student Advisory Board
- Major overhaul of CAPS website
- Started post-MSW training program
- Partnered on grant focused on chronic mental health issues for students (with Depression Center)
- Began offering extended hours in evening (Monday through Thursday)
- Successfully hosted second national conference on counseling center outreach
- Initiated national organization on counseling center outreach
- Developed new ways of providing accessible information for students via ‘wait time to scheduled appointment’ feature, and emailing the director with response given in 24 hours
- Engaged in creative use of available space
- Assessed high level of satisfaction among UM student population with CAPS services
The mission of CAPS is to foster the psychological development and emotional wellbeing of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach, as well as contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with students, schools, colleges, and other units, CAPS strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. The main service goal of CAPS is to provide students with the highest quality of counseling, which will enable them to overcome personal and interpersonal concerns that interfere with their pursuit of academic and career objectives.
As mental health professionals charged with the mission of serving the psychological needs of a diverse student population, the values we espouse shape the way we work, affect the lives of others and influence how we relate to each other as colleagues. We respect all persons and acknowledge their unique and diverse cultures, lifestyles, and philosophies. We value each individual's right to be free and self- determining. We promote mental health through innovative and effective services, programs, and continuous evaluation. We value participatory decision-making and support the appropriate taking of both responsibilities and risks. Our collective efforts to maintain these values empower those we serve and ourselves.
As an agency, CAPS is committed to the promotion and full celebration of diversity in all of its forms. We are a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent work in all we do, including clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. We recognize that not all diversity is universally valued. For this reason, we feel a special obligation as a mental health agency to affirm diversity, to condemn oppression in every form and to encourage the utilization of our services by all students, including those that might be reluctant to receive standard/traditional forms of treatment. To this end we seek to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all persons that seek our services.
CAPS 2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
The clinical services provided at CAPS include initial assessments; counseling/therapy for individuals, couples and groups; crisis consultations with students, faculty/staff, or concerned others; psychiatric evaluations and medication management appointments; and referral assistance for students wanting or needing additional treatment options
During the past year, CAPS provided 14,126 clinical appointments. We think of these appointments as
14,126 meaningful points of contact with the UM student community. These included:
- 3,127 first appointment requests
- 1,042 crisis/same-day appointments
- 1,445 psychiatric appointments
- 867 group therapy appointments
- 412 couples therapy appointments
In these contacts we provided support, instilled hope, and taught new life skills. We believe that – one by one – each of these points of contact contributed to the emotional, social, and academic wellness of the UM student body. In fact, in our satisfaction survey, 85% of students said that their counseling experiences improved the quality of their daily lives.
U-M students are pleased with the quality of services CAPS provides. This finding is evidenced by the following results from our 2008-2009 client satisfaction surveys (N = 200):
- 95% of students said that they felt the services they received at CAPS were “high quality”
- 96% of students said that if they were to seek help again, they would come back to CAPS
- 98% of students said that if a friend were in need of similar help, they would recommend him/her to CAPS.
Student comments (collected from our “did something” project as part of our “do something” campaign)also conveyed that students feel positive about their experiences with CAPS:
“ … it seemed like everything began to fall apart at once. CAPS helped me not only to keep it together but grow as a person. I try to be open about my positive experience with CAPS, especially when talking to someone looking for help with a personal problem.”
“I continue to refer friends to CAPS based on the wonderful experiences I have had there.”
“I was going through a difficult time after losing my dad and that is when I discovered CAPS. It helped me feel so much better that I have been referring my friends, who suffer from a lot of stress as well.”
Demand for CAPS services remains high. During the past year, 3,127 different students requested CAPS clinical services. As a reference point, in the year 2000-01, CAPS provided counseling services for 1,914 students, representing a 63% increase in just the past 8 years.
CAPS provided 1,057 crisis (same-day) appointments. As a result, this year we re-structured our “counselor on duty” schedule so that we have two same-day counselors available during peak demand hours.
The students who utilized crisis appointments were more often students of color (40%) than students who attended non-crisis appointments (26.7%). They were also more often undergraduates (73.7%) than students who attended non-crisis appointments (66.3%). As might be expected, the students who utilized crisis appointments tended to have a slightly more serious mental health history than students who attended non-crisis appointments. Specifically, they more often:
- Had previous self-injury (23.1 vs. 18.5%)
- Had previously considered suicide (26 vs. 19.2%)
- Had previous suicide attempts (7.6 vs. 4.8%)
- Had a previous hospitalization (5.5 vs. 3.8%)
- Had experienced unwanted sexual activity (20 vs. 16.4%)
- Had experienced harassment or abuse (36 vs. 30.5%)
- Had a previous counseling experience (57.4 vs. 50.9%)
Students’ top five presenting concerns were anxiety, depression, self-esteem, academic role, and relationships. Overall, these top five concerns have remained stable for the past several years. This is the second year in a row that anxiety was the most frequently cited presenting concern (60.9%).
Twenty-eight percent of CAPS clients are students of color. More Asian/Asian-American students were served by CAPS (12.9%) than any other diverse group followed by African/African-American students (8.0%), Multi-racial (4.2%), and Latina/Hispanic (4.1%). The students receiving services at CAPS were representative of the ethnic diversity of students at UM.
A significant majority of students requesting CAPS services were female – 62.6%. This follows the national trends (both in college settings and in community mental health care settings) of greater number of women than men engaging in counseling.
Sixty-six percent of CAPS clients are undergraduates. Seniors are the largest group of the four classes, representing 19.1% of all CAPS clients.
One hundred seventy-six (176) international students requested CAPS services last year. The majority of these students were Asian (58.2%), followed by Caucasian/White (19.6%), Latina/Hispanic (7.6%), other (7%) and African (2.5%). The international students were predominately graduate/professional students (64.6%). Gender was roughly evenly split (51.9% female and 48.1% male). This data indicates that the international students who met with a CAPS counselor were proportionally more male than non-international students and were more often graduate–level than non-international students.
Of the total number of students in 2008-09, 49.7% were LS&A students. The next largest contingents were Engineering (13.2%), Rackham (8.2%) and, Business (3.8%).
GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS OFFERED
- Fall and Winter 2008 Groups:
- Relaxation Training
- Building Connections: An Undergraduate Psychotherapy Group
- Coping with Emotional Distress
- Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Men’s Discussion and Support
- Graduate Women
- I Love My Body
- Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and/or Questioning Women’s Support Group
- Non-Traditional Women Students
- Nourish YourSELF 2008! A Lunch Series for Women of Color
- Overcoming Barriers to Academic Success (Graduate Students)
- Personal Empowerment by Managing Anger Personal Growth Group for Undergraduates Success NOT Excess
- S.U.R.E.: A Discussion and Support Group for Graduate Students of Color
- Interpersonal Process Group
- Men’s Issues
OUTREACH SERVICES: PREVENTION, EDUCATION, AND HEALTHY
Prevention and education allows for CAPS staff to connect, educate and intervene with the larger UM community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.” Through prevention and education, CAPS is able to reach numerous students, from those who are interested in learning more about college student mental health and may benefit from gaining information about the variety of services CAPS has to offer, to those who may want to know more about how to help a friend, to reaching out to those students who may experience too much stigma to feel comfortable seeking therapy. CAPS creates a “web of support” not only for students but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.
Providing education and prevention to university students, faculty and staff is often called “outreach”. Outreach is a broad term and includes facilitating workshops (e.g., stress management, introduction to mental health services, how to help someone in distress), forming liaison relationships with units and departments focused on student needs, consulting between faculty, staff, parents and concerned students about a student who may be in distress, and being present at numerous events (e.g., Festifall, Winterfest, GayzCraze).
Outreach programming continues to grow in both numbers of students served and in a variety of programs offered. From August 18, 2008, to July 31, 2009, CAPS presented or sponsored 523 recorded outreach programs/activities.
CAPS provided an array of outreach programs this past year. The following are examples of the range of diversity in programming:
• The Only Dot on the Map: Pressures to Speak For Your Identity
• Getting Your Cope On
• CAPS 101
• Eating Disorders: Overview and Treatment
• Integrating Identities: Women, Color, and More…
• Imposter Phenomenon
• Cross-cultural Adjustment
• Self Care and Stress Management
• LSAT (Lots of Self-Care and Time Management)
Establishing liaison relationships with units across campus allows CAPS to strengthen the UM “community of caring.” Through these liaison relationships, CAPS staff is able to more personally connect with units across campus, impart current events plus serve as consultants to individuals who may need to discuss concerns or are seeking advice regarding a student in distress. CAPS was actively involved in both formal and informal liaison relationships with units across the university. The formal liaison relationships that were established or strengthened during the 2008-2009 year included the following: Athletics, Center for Education of Women, Rackham, Engineering, Law, LSA Academic Advising, Music, Theater, and Dance, School of Social Work, Housing, UHS, International Center, MESA, SSD, Greek Life, Spectrum Center, SAPAC, Financial Aid, OSCR, Ombuds, Finding Voice, MSA Student Government, Career Center, CSP, PES, Psychiatry/Depression Center, Academic Services Board, Student Government, and DSA Communicators.
“ d o s o m e t h i n g ”
do something initially began in the fall 2007 and is an umbrella campaign focused on increasing college student mental health awareness. It introduces the UM community to a diverse CAPS staff; QPR, a 2-hour training focused on suicide awareness and prevention; MiTalk, an interactive, multimedia mental health website for University of Michigan students and general CAPS services. This year’s campaign was held on October 23, 2008, at Central Campus (Michigan Union) and on October 30, 2008, at North Campus (Pierpont Commons). With these two events alone, CAPS staff was able to reach approximately 900 students, faculty, and staff. The community actively engaged with CAPS staff through a “quiz” that focused on University of Michigan students and mental health as well as questions addressing college students and suicide. The do something campaign has become so successful that CAPS has continued to incorporate it into the CAPS “identity,” branding, and marketing materials.
CAPS is now in its third year of offering QPR, a two-hour training program focused on how to help a student in distress. Last year’s QPR programs included a series of ResEd trainings in August 2008. Happily, we have been asked to come back this fall to provide training during the ResEd orientation. Below is a quote from one of the Hall Directors:
“We heard such wonderful feedback about your CAPS sessions from our Res staff members that we were hoping you would be willing to do it again this year. We have two 90 minute sessions planned for CAPS, each with approximately 85-100 new student staff members in one of Angell Hall’s auditoriums.”
Over 300 individuals were trained in QPR this past year. The following is a summary of evaluations. Responses ranged from 1 to 5.
Average (1 = Outstanding and 5 = Poor)
Overall Program Organization
Overall Value to you
How well did the course meet expectations?
How would you rate the instructor’s presentation?
What is your overall evaluation?
CAPS STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD
In fall 2008, the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services expanded its “do something” effort to include a diverse representation of student voices acting in an advisory capacity. Various departments have incorporated a Student Advisory Board, but creating one for the sole purpose of strengthening the CAPS outreach effort was a new endeavor.
Specifically, the mission of the CAPS Student Advisory Board is to engage University of Michigan students in the mental health education and outreach efforts of the center. By providing support, feedback, and participation, the Student Advisory Board shall function to enhance the mission of CAPS. The inaugural year consisted of 22 students (4 sophomores, 6 juniors, 11 seniors, and 1 graduate student).
Topics addressed included:
• Overview of MiTalk, roll out
• Marketing do something events/how to reach students
• Sexual health—what role does a counseling center have in addressing this issue?
• Group advertisement feedback
• Discussing wait-time and how to be more transparent to students
• Feedback on website (e.g., how many days until First Appointment, crisis coverage)
• Revamping QPR so that it’s more student friendly
• Pressing student issues we need to be aware of that are affecting how students are managing the last half of the Winter term (e.g., economy, body image/eating issues)
• Semester Survival 101 brainstorm (resulting in a Semester Survival 101 tabling event on March 20th in the basement of the Michigan Union)
End of the Year Evaluation:
5 point scale with 1 = outstanding and 5 = poor
• Topics of Discussion
• Value of Input
• Meeting Time
• Size of Group
• Frequency of Monthly Meetings
• Outreach effectiveness during Semester Survival 101
• Overall Evaluation
1. Individuals were initially interested in joining because of an interest in the mental health field, having mixed experiences with CAPS and wanting to help improve CAPS services.
“I think CAPS is a valuable resource, but students’ voices need to be heard more.”
“I had both positive and challenging experiences with CAPS and I wanted to participate in the CAPS SAB to help provide the best care possible to students.”
“I have always wanted to know more about the mental health profession.”
2. Group enjoyed learning more about CAPS, contributing ideas and helping the UM student community. “Topics that involved the concerns of the student body (which was almost every meeting). It gave us a
chance to have our voices heard on concerns for the student body but also a chance to address them.”
3. For the future, the group would like to be even more involved.
“I think meeting twice a month would be beneficial. We could do student outreach every other meeting or twice a semester or something like that. This would be a bit more than a student advisory council, but I think it would be fun and beneficial for our campus.”
NATIONAL OUTREACH CONFERENCE “Inspired!”
After the successful launch of the 2008 inaugural conference, “Reaching In to Reach Out: The New Face of Outreach in the 21st Century,” participants from across the country emphasized the importance of having another conference. After some deliberation, UM CAPS announced its decision to host the 2nd conference during a conference call with a number of counseling center professionals from around the country on June 18, 2008. Reasons included having an infrastructure already in place and to firmly root the foundation for a conference for counseling center outreach professionals.
Summary of Evaluation Data
The conference was overwhelmingly well received. Individuals provided quantitative feedback on different items with a rating scale from 1 to 5 (1 = Poor, 5 = Outstanding). Below are selected items:
Overall quality of programs:
Selected Illustrative Comments
• “It was wonderful. Again, I am further inspired. It’s really hard to leave and go back! I feel very connected to so many colleagues. Thank you for the opportunity”.
• “So well organized! Great range of topics, excellent presenters, and wonderful hosts. Can’t wait until next year!”
• “Outstanding! Relevant topics, good range. Is there a way we can get a handout of the programs we can’t attend? I would attend every year! I enjoyed this more than any APA, ACPA, WPA, AWP, or CPA conference as far as fun, relevance, learning, support, and all these great people!”
Forming a National Association for Counseling Center Outreach Professionals
The two conferences were so successful that many participants asked to be part of the “next steps.” CAPS, along with representatives from other counseling centers, are in the process of creating a national organization for outreach coordinators and administrators. National organizations have been created for university counseling center training, clinical and directors groups, but not for outreach. There has been consistent excitement and energy expressed by outreach representatives for the creation of this new organization.
During the conference call in June 2008, a discussion ensued about forming an association akin to the three main organizations in the counseling center profession. These include:
1. Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA)
2. Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services (ACCCCS)
3. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
The hope for a fourth association would be one that would focus exclusively on outreach. The initial step for the formation of this association was to make sure there was support by one of the original associations, AUCCCD. Therefore, Dr. Todd Sevig sent a memo to Dr. Gregory Eells, current President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, to get endorsement from AUCCCD. Dr. Eells met with the Governing Board and agreed to endorse both the annual conference and the formation of a national association.
During this year’s outreach conference, a working meeting was held in which representatives from various schools from across the country met to discuss the foundation for the Association for Outreach. The working meeting included discussing the mission statements and governing structures of the major counseling center organizations, discussing what would be important for an association focused on outreach and establishing an initial committee to work on the foundation for the association.
Conference Closing Announcement
During the conference closing ceremony on June 5, 2009, an announcement was made to the conference participants about forming a national association for outreach. To view the closing talk, click: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1154790622311&ref=mf
The audience expressed enthusiasm for the future of our field and several participants expressed interest in helping with the foundation for the association.
On June 10, 2009, a survey hosted by Survey Monkey was sent out to both 2008 and 2009 conference participants and the outreach list serve. This 5-item survey was intended to help build the foundation for the organization. On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a conference call was held to discuss the results of the survey as well as work through the initial steps in establishing an association for outreach. During this meeting, Christine Asidao was appointed chair of the newly formed Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach.
The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services has been instrumental in increasing awareness, prevention and education within the university community and in contributing to the field of counseling center work. With the recent establishment of both a national conference and an association (Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach), our professions will continue to move forward and highlight our agency as one of the leaders and best in the field.
The CAPS training programs provide staff and students alike opportunities for professional growth through service. Fourteen advanced graduate students and post-graduate fellows in the mental health professions were supervised in their provision of clinical and outreach services to University of Michigan students. A highlight of this past year was the creation of our Post-MSW Fellowship program (detailed below) that provided individual services to an additional 226 UM students.
We take pride in our 3M training approach: multicultural, multi-theoretical and multidisciplinary. Our programs contribute to the mission of the institution and to the professions by training new professionals and add to the work satisfaction of our staff members. In addition, the trainees provide a tremendous amount of direct service to UM students.
During 2008-9 the trainees met with 1,280 students and provided 3,964 hours of individual service such as crisis intervention, clinical assessment, or counseling/therapy. Trainees also facilitated or co-facilitated 18 semester-long groups, each of which served 4-10 students.
THE SOCIAL WORK TRAINING PROGRAMS
The Social Work Training Program currently consists of two programs: the long-standing MSW (Master’s in Clinical Social Work) Internship, and our newly launched Post-MSW Fellowship program.
The Post-MSW Fellowship Program (Tom Morson, LMSW)
This program was first explored at CAPS under the directorship of Dr. Harold Korn in the early 1980s. Then, and throughout subsequent years, the fellowship had been staff-supported but unable to secure sufficient funding. Under the directorship of Dr. Todd Sevig, it naturally found its way into the 2012 Project – Division proposal and is finally a reality.
The program offers two paid positions for Post-MSW individuals who have graduated from accredited Master’s Programs in Clinical Social Work. Our Post-MSW fellows, who are continuing for the second year are:
Andrea Lawson, LLMSW, Colorado State University
Daniel Goldstein, LLMSW, University of Kansas
Clinical Social Workers constitute the largest licensed group of professionals providing clinical services in the United States and have long been employed within the Division of Student Affairs. Currently, in Social Work practice across the US, there is a growing interest in full-time clinical social work in University and College Counseling Centers. Our Post-MSW Fellowship is one of the first (along with UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Smith, Emory, BC, and Simmons) to offer a Fellowship centered on Social Work as a core discipline that is part of the larger University multidisciplinary Counseling Center experience.
The Master’s of Social Work Internship Program (Tom Morson, LMSW)
The three pre-MSW interns are presently in our temporary employees and thus are highly regarded. They are:
David Hammersmith, B.S., University of Michigan
Amal Killawi, B.A., University of Michigan
Liza Sagor, B.A., University of Michigan
THE PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS
CAPS trains graduate students and new professionals in psychology through our Practicum, Pre-Doctoral Internship, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs. The programs provide opportunities for training across levels of expertise; for example, the Practicum students receive training from the Interns and Fellows, and the Fellows may co-lead groups with the Interns or teach Intern seminars.
All trainees undergo a rigorous recruitment and matching process, and CAPS has been able to select highly- qualified candidates for our positions. The Interns and Fellows are at CAPS for one-year full-time, while the Practicum students are at CAPS half-time for the academic year. We are proud to have been a part of the training of these new professionals around the country.
Predoctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (Vicki Hays, Ph.D.) Susan Han, M.A., George Mason University, Washington, D.C.
Erin Henshaw, M.S., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Nyssa Wittliff, B.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Jerry Dowis, Ed.D.)
Aaron Brink, Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Kelly Blasko, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Psychology Practicum (Mark Sampson, Ph.D.)
Rebekah Bissel Hansen, M.A., Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Anatol Tolchinsky, B.S., Eastern Michigan University
Erin Gallagher, B.S. & B.A., Eastern Michigan University
We were fortunate to have Victor Hong, M.D., at CAPS as a Psychiatric Fellow for six months (January – June), offering psychiatric evaluations and follow-up appointments one day/week under the supervision of Dr. Donna Champine.
CAPS collaborated with many organizations including UHS, Rackham, and the Mental Health Work Group. A new one this past year involved being a collaborative grant partner with the Depression Center on the development of CampusMindWorks – a website designed to work in concert with MiTalk focused on the needs of students with chronic psychiatric disorders. In addition, a new effort is in emergency mental health for the whole campus involving the leads from CAPS, FASAP, PES, and the UMHS EAP, working with OSEH. Finally, CAPS has collaborated with the Depression Center in presenting the Depression on College Campuses conference, via membership on the committee and the CAPS director being one of the co-chairs of the conference (with John Greden and Daniel Eisenberg).
CAPS is committed to clinical research projects that contribute to knowledge about mental health issues faced by the diverse student population at U of M from all around the globe. We believe that scientific research informs clinical practice and visa-versa. By focusing efforts on research, we hope to stay on top of cutting-edge advancements in the field of college student mental health. For a review of some of CAPS recent research endeavors, visit our research website: www.umich.edu/~caps/research.html
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Asidao, C., Sevig, T., Greenfield, J., Kinney, E. & Steinhurst, S. (2009). Wanna know what students like? “do something” and ask! Program presented at Second National Conference of College and University Counseling Center Outreach. Ann Arbor, MI.
Blasko, K. & Sevig, T. (2009). Parental Influence on College Adjustment: Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Parents. Program presented at the Annual Big 10 Counseling Center Conference. State College, PA.
Champine, D. (2008) Identifying Youth and Young Adults at Risk for Psychosis. Presentation at the physician meeting at St Joe's Hospital. Ann Arbor, MI.
Cheng, H-L., & Mallinckrodt, B. S. (2009). Parental Bonds, Anxious Attachment, Media Internalization, and Body Image Dissatisfaction: Exploring a Mediation Model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 365-375.
Cheng, H-L. (2009). Traumatic life events and psychological distress in LGB college students: The moderator roles of family support and spirituality. 2009 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.
Mudd, SA. (2009). Mental Health Needs on the College Campus: Implications for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Second Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and International Society for Psychiatric Nursing - 11th Annual Conference.
Mudd, SA. (2009). Treatment and Management of Depression in Women: Tools in Your Toolbox. Women's Health and Fitness Day. University of Michigan Medical School Annual Conference.
O’Saban, C. L. & Hays, V. L. (2008). Working with transgender students in a university counseling center. Presented at the Association of Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services. Seattle, WA; May.
Poellet, N. & Mudd, SA. (2009). Treatment of Unipolar and Bipolar Illness During the Perinatal Period: Psychopharmacological Implications. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Second Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and International Society for Psychiatric Nursing - 11th Annual Conference.
Farrehi, A., Goodin, S., Maki, R., Merritt, J. G., Vaughters, S., Piedrahita-Cordoba, S. (2009). Critical Incidents Management Workshop. Depression on College Campuses: Changing Perspectives.
Seals, T., Brownson, C., Douce, L., Sevig, T., Eels, G. (2008). Public Scrutiny in a Time of Change: What Counseling Centers Need from our Organizations! Program presented at National AUCCCD Conference. Fort Worth, TX.
Sevig, T. (2008). Prevention and Intervention in College Student Mental Health: Examples from the University of Michigan. Invited presentation at Council of State Governments hosting of Michigan Policy Summit on Emerging Trends in Mental Health. E. Lansing, MI.
Sevig, T., Tucker Sixbey, M. (2009). QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training for Faculty andStaff. Presentation at 6th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
Vasquez, J. & Hays, V. (2008). MiTalk: Using technology to build a WEB of support for students at the University of Michigan. Presented at the Depression on College Campuses Conference. Ann Arbor, MI; March.
STAFF COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Division of Student Affairs
• Business and Human Resources Team
• Committee to Develop DSA Performance Management Tool
• DSA Leadership Assembly
• H1N1 Lead Team Planning Group
• Housing Appeals Board
• Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Center Grant Project
University of Michigan
• Academic Advisors interested in mental health
• Academic Services Board
• Advisory Committee, M3P Program (Michigan Prevents Prodromal Progression)
• Campus Safety and Security Advisory Committee
• Chair - Mental Health Work Group
• Co-Chair - Depression on College Campus Conference
• Committee for Action Regarding Eating (and body image)
• Council on Student Veterans
• Crisis Coordination Committee
• Emergency Health Withdrawal Policy Team
• Executive Committee Michigan Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Institutional Review Board – Scientific Member
• Mental & Emotional Health in the Workplace Advisory Group
• Professional Nurses’ Council
• Psychology Consortium Internship
• Substance Abuse Education Network
• Substance Abuse Research Center
• Academy of Certified Social Workers
• American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry workgroup on college student mental health
• American College Personnel Association (Commission on Counseling & Psychological Services)
• American Psychiatric Association
• American Psychological Association
• Association of Counseling Center Coordinators of Clinical Service
• Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
• Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors
• Chair - Association of University and College Counseling Center Outreach
• International Institute For Trauma And Addiction Professionals
• Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
• National Association of Social Workers
• Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
2008-09 COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES STAFF
Christine Asidao, Ph.D. (University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign), Assistant Director of Outreach and Education
Alice Brunner, Ph.D. (University of California – Berkeley)
Amanda Byrnes, LLMSW (Dominican University), Case Manager
Donna Champine, M.D., M.A. (University of Michigan)
Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Ph.D. (University of Missouri – Columbia)
La Reese Collins, Ph.D., LMSW, ASCW, BCD in Social Work and Psychology (University of Michigan)
Rachel Crutchfield, LMSW (University of Michigan)
Staci Daniels, B.A. (University of Michigan), Training Programs Assistant
Jerome Dowis, Ed.D. (Indiana University)
Vicki Hays, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Associate Director
Ed Huebner, LMSW (Grand Valley State University) Andrew McBride, B.A. (University of Michigan) Durriya Meer, Psy.D. (Wright State University)
Laura Monschau, Ph.D. (Pacific Graduate School of Psychology)
Tom Morson, LMSW (University of Michigan), Assistant Director of Social Work Training
Sharon Mudd, APRN, BC, NP (University of Michigan)
Moira Payne, B.S. (Eastern Michigan University)
Stacey Pearson, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), Associate Director
Ilona Phillips, LLMSW (The Ohio State University)
Sandra Piedrahita-Cordoba, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University – Carbondale)
Amanda Rico, B.A. (University of Michigan), Main Receptionist
Lynne Rose, LMSW, ACSW (University of Michigan), Project Administrator
Mark Sampson, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University), Coordinator of Practicum Program
Todd Sevig, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University), Director
Jessica Zimmerman, M.D. (Wayne State University)
Post Doctoral Fellows
Kelly Blasko, M.A. (Appalachian State University)
Aaron Brink, M.A. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Erin Gallager, B.S. and B.A. (Michigan State University) Rebekah Hansen, M.A. (Duquesne University)
Anatol Tolchinsky, B.S. (Michigan State University)
Post MSW Fellows
Daniel Goldstein, MSW (University of Kansas) Andrea Lawson, MSW (Colorado State University)
Social Work Interns
David Hammersmith, LSW (Defiance College)
Amal Killawi, B.A. (University of Michigan Dearborn) Liza Sagor, B.A. (Pitzer College)
Susan Han, B.A. (Yale University)
Erin Henshaw, M.S. (Eastern Michigan University) Nyssa Wittliff, B.A. (Skidmore College)
Christine Kelley, L.M.S.W., Temporary Counselor
Wendy Kern, M.S.W., Temporary Counselor
Kelly Lockwood, L.M.S.W., Temporary Counselor
Robin Wylie, MiTalk Project Staff