The demand for student mental health services continues to grow across higher education systems. California Community Colleges have limited resources to deal with high demand, and they often respond by drastically reducing the number of counseling sessions available. Some CCC also have long waitlists for services, or they are only able to refer students to other services that also have long waitlists (e.g., county agencies). This webinar will explore the brief crisis intervention model, which provides immediate response and short-term support to help students remain in school.
Benefits to participants include direction and guidance on how to conduct brief crisis interventions. Participants will:
- Identify the characteristics of effective crisis interventions
- Adapt brief crisis interventions for a college mental health setting
- Establish effective action plans for follow-up and crisis resolution
- Identify strategies for self-care and supports for the mental health provider
About the Presenters:
Monique Crandal, PhD, is the Manager of Workplace Violence for the University of California, San Diego Health Services. Dr. Crandal is also a consultant for colleges and universities on behavioral intervention team development. Dr. Crandal’s research interests include Latinx college student development; multicultural counseling; racial campus climate; motivational interviewing; suicide prevention; and strengths-based approaches to college student retention, coping, and engagement.
Phillip Van Saun, MA, is the director of risk, security, and resilience for the University of California Office of the President. A writer, researcher, lecturer, and consultant, Mr. Van Saun specializes in risk reduction, threat management, crisis and emergency management, and gaming and decision-making.