2019 - Mental Health at the Intersection of Culture & Technology

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2019 Mental Health Best Practices Conference

June 20-21, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel
6101 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045 

The 2019 UC Mental Health Best Practices Conference - Mental Health at the Intersection of Culture & Technology, will bring together 300+ campus mental health professionals to share best practices, experience advanced training on emerging trends in student mental health, explore new technologies, and engage in self-care and wellness activities. 

The 2-day conference will include:

  • Two dynamic keynote addresses and a closing plenary on the future of college mental health
  • Training in cultural competencies for work with diverse students
  • Best practices in integrating technology into clinical practices
  • Hands on experience with new tech innovations that work as compliments to treatment
  • Special training on emerging issues with graduate and professional students
  • Critical dialogues on pressing social issues as they impact students entry into treatment 
  • Space for staff to process vicarious trauma, network, and engage in self-care activities

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

College & University mental health staff and leadership (to include psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, social workers, marriage and family therapists, case managers, CARE advocates, health educators, student affairs leadership, administrators, and trainees) are highly encouraged to attend.

 

 


 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

photo of Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned tenure at Westfield State University in Massachusetts and currently serves as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. She has numerous publications and books, and in 2011, coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the national dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List.

 

photo of Dr. Keely Kolmes

Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. spent ten years working in college mental health before starting their private practice. They published their Private Practice Social Media Policy in 2010 and since then, tens of thousands of multidisciplinary providers have adapted this policy internationally. Dr. Kolmes currently serves as Chair of the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and they serve as CPA’s Council Representative to APA. Their practice and research interests include the internet and social media, ethics, and working with people across the full range of sexual and gender expression.


Schedule-At-A-Glance 

 Thursday, June 20

9:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30

Opening Session and Keynote Address

  • Seeing the Racial Water:  Mental Health Provision in the Context of Whiteness (Dr. Robin DiAngelo)

12:00 

Lunch

1:30

Advanced Skill Building Workshops

2:45

Break

3:00

Critical Dialogues Across Differences

4:15

Break

4:30

Technology Demonstrations

6:00

Dinner Reception

9:00

Social Event (optional)

Friday, June 21

7:00

Breakfast Social 

8:30

Keynote Address

  • Balancing Ethics and Self-care Across the Digital Landscape (Dr. Keely Kolmes)

9:30

Break

9:45

Critical Dialogues Across Differences

11:00

Break

11:15

Self-Care / Wellness Sessions

12:15

Lunch and Vendor FAir

1:45

Technology Demonstrations

2:45

Break

3:00

Closing Session

  • Interactive Panel Discussion: Overwhelmed & Under-Resourced: What does the future of college counseling services hold?

4:30

Adjourn

4:45

Networking Mixer (optional)

 

 


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California Office of the President. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credits for Psychologist, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, LCSWs, and LMFTs may be transferrable for this CME-accredited activity. Please reference your licensing board for details.