Breakout #1: Engaging in Self-Care: Staying on Top of Mental Health in College presented by Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services, a service of Harvard University Health Services, plus student panel. CAMHS offers a variety of programs for Harvard students including individual counseling, group sessions including support for students who identify as BGLTQ, workshops including “Managing Emotions” and “Take a Paws” (featuring therapy dogs Cabot and Tulip), and much more. This session will feature four “young, gifted and well” students who will share experiences managing their emotional and social worlds while trying to navigate demands of being college students; they will also highlight resources available and offer practical tips on building on your strengths.
Breakout #2: Decolonizing Mental Health presented by Silvia Dominguez, PhD MSW. Dr. Dominguez is on faculty at Northeastern University and specializes in the welfare of women, children and minority populations in the United States and abroad with emphasis on sexual and gender-based violence, race relations and immigration issues; additional areas of research include social networks, substance abuse, and mental health.
Breakout #3: Resilience through Art: An intimate conversation with Michelle Napoli DAT ATR-BC, REAT, LMHC. Dr. Napoli is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University where she focuses on arts-based indigenous methodology. She is a Native art therapist, artist, mental health professional who works on the intersection of historical trauma, people of color and resilience. Limit 12 people.
Breakout #4: Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment: An intimate conversation with Hyeouk “Chris” Hahm PhD LCSW and doctoral candidate Jenny Hsi. Dr. Hahm is on faculty at Boston University where she serves as Chair of the Social Research Department, and Ms. Hsi is a doctoral student at Harvard Chan School of Public Health where her thesis research examines the cultural and institutional aspects of mental health and identity development among Chinese international students in the United States. AWARE is a group psychotherapy program that focus on culturally salient topics for young Asian American women, such as parenting styles, discrimination, self and body image, relationships, and coping skills. The program has been piloted in a community-based trial, as well as three universities and colleges in Greater Boston (including Harvard), and is effective at reducing depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic symptoms. Limit 12 people.
Breakout #5: Understanding the Nature of Suicidal Behavior: An intimate conversation with Nock Lab staff including founder and director Matthew Nock PhD. Research at the Nock Lab seeks to understand why people engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves, how these behaviors develop, how to predict them, and how to prevent their occurrence. Limit 12 people.