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Mental Health during Troubled Times: Evidence-based Strategies for Self-care and Coping

Mental Health during Troubled Times: Evidence-based Strategies for Self-care and Coping

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)


In this webinar, strategies for maintaining optimal mental health and preventing mental health problems during times of typical stress, such as graduate school, and times of extraordinary stress, such as a global pandemic, will be discussed. Coping strategies including progressive muscle relaxation, paced breathing, and accurate thinking will be described. The focus will then turn to identifying the types of student behaviors that may trigger a conversation about their well-being, followed by strategies for having effective conversations about mental health with students. Finally, resources for finding effective, evidence-based services will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe three types of regular routines that lay the foundation for optimal mental health. 
  • List three evidence-based strategies that anyone can use to help manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depressed mood. 
  • Use two strategies for having effective conversations about mental health with students. 

Time Ordered Agenda

7:00-7:20: Having conversations with students about mental health
7:20-7:55: Evidence based activities that anyone can use to maximize mental health
7:55-8:10: How to cope when the basics are not enough
8:10-8:20: When to seek or recommend professional help
8:20-8:30: How to find quality providers and resources 

Speaker Information

Therese Skubic Kemper
Florida State University 

Therese Skubic Kemper is an Associate Professor at Florida State University and the Associate Director of the Department of Psychology’s Outpatient Community Clinic, the primary training site for doctoral clinical psychology students. Therese’s primary role is to train and supervise graduate students in their provision of evidence-based assessment and treatment services to members of the Tallahassee community. She is active in program development, community outreach, and teaching of the graduate class, Techniques of Clinical Supervision. In addition, Therese has been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2014 and conducts frequent MI trainings with graduate students and health care professionals. Therese has also been the co-chair of the MINT Communication Committee since 2017. 

Financial: Honorarium from CAPCSD for presenting the webinar, salary from Florida State University
Non-Financial: None


This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area). 

CAPCSD Member$40
CAPCSD Affiliate Member$60
CAPCSD Non-Member$60

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