Addressing Advisee Concerns and Difficult Situations

Monday, November 20, 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
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Academic advisors may be the first person to recognize a student experiencing difficulty. Whether they come to you seeking help or you identify signs that they may need help, it is important that you support and connect students with needed resources. This session will provide an understanding of common student concerns including everyday stressors and mental health issues, and will empower advisors to be part of the solution for student concerns. In addition, the session will cover signs of what to look for, helping skills, and resources and will include opportunities to practice skills most likely to be utilized during an advising session.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe common student concerns and signs of distress.

2. Describe when and how to refer a student to Counseling & Psychiatry.

3. Describe when and how to refer a student to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

4. Identify and practice strategies for supporting students in distress.



Alisa Liggett, Executive Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team

Tasha Martin, Assistant Director for Behavioral Intervention

Dr. Toby Lovell, Clinical Psychologist, Counseling & Psychiatry

About Us

The University Advising Center (UAC) provides undergraduate students with academic advising and coaching that guides progression towards degree through standard advising practices and technologies.

Learn more about the UAC here.



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