ADAPT Conference 2007

Action for Depression Awareness, Prevention, & Treatment Conference: April 13-14, 2007

Campus Colleagues Uniting to Create Community-based Approaches that Tackle Student Depression and Suicide Risk

Campus personnel are concerned with the results of several studies showing high rates of depression on college campuses. A 2001 study of 1,455 college students from four universities (Furr, Westefeld, McConnell, & Jenkins, 2001) found that 53% of the respondents experienced some form of depression while at college. Additionally, 9% reported that they had thought of committing suicide, with 1% reporting a suicide attempt.

There is little argument that colleges and universities would benefit from programs that creatively engage their members in positive options for prevention and early detection of depression (National Mental Health Association, 2002). College counseling centers must move away from the traditional focus on reactive and remedial treatment of depression and instead build community investment in reducing stress, providing social support, and encouraging and sustaining selfcare. 

Field, L.D., Elliot, M.S., & Korn, P.R. (2006).  A Successful Community-Based Intervention for Addressing College Student Depression.  Journal of College Student Development, 47, 105-109.       

Join us at Suffolk University in Boston for two interactive learning opportunities designed specifically for counseling centers, health centers and student services professionals.

Friday, April 13, 2007, 8:30am—5pm

Innovative Community-based Approaches to Addressing College Student Depression and Suicide Prevention: A Working Conference

This is a free session, underwritten by the ADAPT program of the Suffolk University Counseling Center and College of Arts and Sciences.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 8:30am—5pm

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for University and College Counseling Center Staffs

A workshop presented in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology. There is a $75.00 workshop fee.

**For more information and to register, please click the dates on the left hand side of the page.

ADAPT is a program of the Suffolk University Counseling Center

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