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Fall Symposium with Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow and Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones

  • August 09, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Westin Hotel, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

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Our in-person Fall Symposium is bringing Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow and Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones to share their expertise with Virginia school counselors.  We are so excited to meet together after a year long hiatus to collaborate on and share common experiences pre and post pandemic. 

Your registration, VSCA members $80, Non-members $100, Students $60,  will include a light breakfast, a delicious lunch, and a scrumptious cookie tray.   

If you need overnight accommodations, we have a special rate of $129 per night at The Westin Hotel.   Let them know if you are with VSCA to get the special rate.  https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ricwi-the-westin-richmond/

Dr. Southam-Gerow is Chair of the VCU Department of Psychology and Founder of the VCU Anxiety Clinic. His research focuses on dissemination and implementation of treatments for kids and families, measurement of treatment integrity, and emotion regulation in children and adolescents.

Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones is an Assistant Professor at VCU whose research principally seeks to challenge, clarify and correct the narrative concerning risk and resilience for Black youth and their families. He strives to better understand the interplay between race-related risk that influence Black youth psychological wellbeing


Workshop Description:

Supporting mental wellness in our schools: Ideas for assessment and intervention

This workshop will help participants:

  • 1.    Identify and describe key principles underlying effective work with mental health with students
  • 2.    Use evidence-informed assessment and engagement techniques when working with mental health concerns
  • 3.    Apply culturally sensitive cognitive, emotional, and constructive change strategies
  • 4.    Apply  intervention strategies that can be used in a school setting

                                         




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