Best Practices Conferences

Student Mental Health Best Practices Conferences

With funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) through proposition 63, we hosted our inaugural conference in 2014 which brought together over 200 mental health and wellness professionals from the University of California, the California State University system, and the California Community Colleges to share best and promising practices towards addressing the mental health needs of our students. The synergy that grew from this conference inspired the 2015 all staff conference which brought together mental health staff from all 10 UC's for advanced training and collaboration. Attendees at this conference pleaded for this to be an annual occurrence! With the advocacy of the Student Mental Health Oversight Committee, we secured funding for our third annual best practice conference which was held in December 2016. Plans are underway for the fourth annual best conference conference in Fall 2018. 


Mental Health, Culture & Technology
June 20-21, 2019
Sheraton Gateway LAX


Better Together: Culturally Mindful Practice  
December 15-16, 2016
Fairmont Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

Program Booklet
Recorded Sessions


Bringing Us All Together: Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) All Staff Conference
August 31 - September 1, 2015
The Westin LAX, Los Angeles, CA 

Program Booklet
Recorded Sessions


Stronger Together: California Colleges & Universities United for Student Mental Health
September 8-9, 2014  
The Westin LAX, Los Angeles, CA

Program Booklet
Recorded Sessions
Session Materials: Many of our presenters agreed to share their PowerPoint slides/handouts. All available materials are listed by category below:

Program Sessions