WEBINAR: Meet the Mental Health Needs of Your LGBTQ Students: Increase Support & Retention

The 2015 Freshman Survey results showed that only 25 percent of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or “other” rated their emotional health as “above average,” compared to 53 percent of heterosexual students. And almost 50 percent of students who identified as queer said they frequently felt depressed, compared to 8 percent of heterosexual students.

 

If your clinical staff isn’t prepared to provide optimal support, you can’t take part in creating an affirming and supportive community that assists in the safety, satisfaction and success of your LGBTQ students.

 

Gather your staff and colleagues and join us on September 28th for this interactive webinar with expert presenter Greg Eells, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University and expert moderator Shane L. Windmeyer, Co-founder and Executive Director of Campus Pride.

 

Your growing LGBTQ student population is counting on you to provide them with support as they experience the intersectionality of their identities around sexual orientation and gender identification. Sometimes this exploration results in mental health difficulties requiring access to clinical care. We will help you understand the unique needs of this student population so you can best support them in ways that will keep them safe, healthy and successful.

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Date:

September 28th, 2016 2-3:30pm

Panelist:
Dr. Gregory Eells is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University in New York. (Click here for full bio)

Guest Moderator:
Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed serves as the cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride. (Click here for full bio)

Topics Covered
  • A breakdown of the concept of intersectionality and a review of the Hayes’ ADRESSING Model, which breaks down common dimensions of identity – your counseling staff must understand this model in order to effectively meet the needs of your LGBTQ students. You will help create safer spaces for your LGBTQ students so they can successfully engage in the community.
  • An exploration of various theories of sexual orientation and gender identity and how being in a minority status may place LGBTQ students at greater risk for mental health difficulties – provide the optimal level of support and access to needed care. 
  •  Conceptualizations of sexual orientation – understand dimensions of behavior, attraction and identity so you can assist in the your LGBTQ students feeling safe, satisfied and successful.

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org