11th Annual CTLT Conference--ONLINE

Student Mental Health and the Role of Faculty

Friday, February 11, 2022, 9:30am-3:00pm

Change of venue: This event will be held fully online via Teams.  An access link will be sent to those who register.  

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Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Sarah K. Lipson, Boston University

Understanding & Addressing Mental Health on Campus: findings from the national Healthy Minds Studies

Dr. Lipson will share findings from the national Healthy Minds Network, including both the Network’s student survey and faculty survey. She will share findings related to mental health prevalence in college student populations, trends over time, risk and protective factors, effects of the pandemic, inequalities, and access to mental health services. Dr. Lipson will also share what she and her colleagues have found in their research on college and university faculty, including their own wellbeing, experiences supporting students, and attitudes and preferences for future mental health training.

Sarah Ketchen Lipson (she/her) is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing mental health and disparities therein, particularly in college student populations. She is Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Network. This includes the Network’s national Healthy Minds Study, an annual survey of undergraduate and graduate student mental health that has been conducted on hundreds of college and university campuses. Sarah’s research has been funded the National Institute of Mental Health and William T. Grant Foundation, among others.



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Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Tyce Nadrich, Molloy College

Moving Beyond Coping: Fostering Mental Health and Wellness Within Academia

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the physical and mental health of people across the globe. Simultaneously, academics continue to maneuver through significant transitions and adaptations within their respective institutions. Academics and those working within academic settings were forced to rapidly navigate decisions related to instruction methods, vaccine and mask mandates, and internal and external policy changes. The aforementioned was attended to in addition to the traditional duties of teaching, research, service, and student mentorship and advisement. The consequences due to academics’ personal and professional experiences with COVID-19 undoubtedly resulted in a myriad of stressors and mental health consequences. As such, enhancement of the mental wellness of faculty and those they serve is a necessity. In this presentation, the experiences and mental health needs academics preceding and throughout the pandemic will be discussed. Specifically, the experiences of academics with historically oppressed identities, the often-overlooked “unofficial” work of academics, and the role of the academic system will be discussed. Recommendations for faculty and academic leadership will be provided to foster mental health and wellness for all constituents within academia.

Dr. Tyce Nadrich is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Molloy College. He also serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Coordinator of Clinical Training at Balance Mental Health Counseling. He earned his PhD in Counseling from Montclair State University, MSEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. John’s University, and BA in Psychology from CUNY Queens College. He provides clinical services for clients of color living with mental health struggles and adjusting to phase of life and identity-related concerns. His research interests include the mental health needs and identity development experiences of racially ambiguous people of color, the experiences of students and faculty of color in academia, and paternal, perinatal mental health.


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Afternoon Panel: 

Building Resilient Bridges Between Faculty and Students

Dr. Shane Owens, Dr. Andrew Berger, Dr. Funto Oyewole, Dr. Christopher Browne
Farmingdale State College Campus Mental Health Services

This panel discussion will describe in detail how Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) supports and enhances the academic mission of Farmingdale State College. The panelists will introduce the audience to CMHS’s data-driven operations, address myths and misconceptions about their work, and discuss the various ways that faculty can obtain help for their students. In addition, the panelists will put their work in historical context by discussing the ways in which college student mental health has evolved over the past four decades. Finally, the panelists will help attendees form strategies to support their students’ mental health and help prevent mental health incidents

Dr. Shane Owens has worked for Farmingdale State College since he was an intern in 1999. He is now the Assistant Director of Campus Mental Health Services. He is a graduate of Hofstra University’s Clinical and School Psychology Ph.D. Program. Prior to devoting all his time to clinical work, he taught at Hofstra University, St. John’s University, and Queensborough Community College. He is board-certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology’s representative to the ABPP Board of Trustees. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He maintains a private practice in Commack and Rockville Centre, NY

Andrew Berger, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has been Director of Campus Mental Health Services since 1983 and also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor/Clinical Supervisor at Hofstra University and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center. His areas of professional interest include cognitive-behavioral interventions, anxiety disorders, crisis management and response strategies, risk assessment and mitigation and distress tolerance training. Dr. Berger maintains a private practice in Commack, NY.

Dr. Funto Oyewole is a staff psychologist with Campus Mental Health services. She earned her PsyD and MA in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University, Illinois, and BA in psychology from CUNY, Queens College. Dr. Oyewole also has a private practice, Hopestead Counseling Services, where she primarily works with people from African Descent and the Christian faith. Her interest areas include destigmatizing Mental illness in African communities and communities of faith.

Dr. Christopher Browne is a staff psychologist at Campus Mental Health Services and the co-chair of the Students of Concern Committee at Farmingdale State College. He is a graduate of the Hofstra Ph.D. Program in Clinical and School Psychology.



9:30-9:45 Provost Laura Joseph Welcoming Remarks, Announcements. 
9:45-10:45 Dr. Sarah K. Lipson, Boston University Keynote Address

Dr. Tyce Nadrich, Molloy College

Keynote Address

12:00 12:45 LUNCH  

Award Presentations

Winners of the Foundation Awards and the CTLT Awards

Dr. Shane Owens, Dr. Andrew Berger, Dr. Funto Oyewole, Dr. Christopher Browne, FSC CMHS

Afternoon Panel

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