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Virtual College Symposium

December 29, 2022
Two-day virtual symposium highlights mental health needs, provides training and resources for college/university staff.

Denver, Colo.—The need for mental health services on college and university campuses has reached critical levels. In response to this need, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERC Pathlight) will host a free, two-day virtual education event on January 12 and 13 for college and university professionals.

ERC Pathlight’s inaugural Virtual College Symposium: Addressing the Rising Need in College Mental Health, will discuss identification, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of eating, mood, and anxiety disorders in the college population and provide higher education professionals with tools and resources to help them meet their students’ growing mental health needs. This free resource is designed to help higher education mental health professionals meet the growing need for mental health care on their campuses.

“The need for mental health services on college and university campuses has reached critical levels,” said Wendy Foulds Mathes, PhD, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Director of Academic Programs and Continuing Education. “With this event, we want college and university mental health services and other professionals to walk away with valuable tools, resources, and information to better help them serve their students. The goal is for collegiate professionals to feel educated and empowered to support their students and to help raise awareness of the behavioral and mental health challenges students are facing on campus.”

Expert speakers, with decades of experience treating college students with eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders, will review topics including:

  • Identification and Inclusive Assessment, and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders on Campus
  • Medical Management of Eating Disorders on Campus
  • Identification and Assessment for Students at Risk of Mental Health Concerns
  • Treatment Approaches for the Short-Term Treatment Model
  • Identifying Students at Risk: Managing Suicidality and Self Harm on Campus
  • Doing More with Less: Partnering and Referring for Specialized Care
  • Crucial Conversations: Motivating Students to Get the Care they Need
  • Returning to Campus: How to Support Students in Recovery

The symposium will feature today’s leading eating disorder and mood and anxiety disorder experts from Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, including: Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer; Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFAACAP, Chief Medical Officer; Illeana Calinoiu, MD, Medical Director; Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S, Regional Clinical Director; Steven F. Crawford, MD, Medical Director, Psychiatrist; Michelle Cross, LCSW, RD, LD; Amy Gooding, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist; Aimee Keith, PsyD, Clinical Manager; Anne Kubal, PhD, Director of Clinical Training in Chicago; Adee Levinstein, MS, RD, CSDD, LD, CEDS-S, Nutrition Manager; Deborah M. Michel, PhD, CEDS-S, FAED, National Clinical Director of Virtual Care; and Kelly Souza, PsyD, CEDS, Clinical Lead.

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