Dartmouth College

Cultivating Wellness: Self, Others & Team

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Haldeman Center, Room 041


Workshop Overview

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to be aware of and understand your own emotions and those of others and to use that knowledge to guide thinking and action. This workshop focuses on building skills to know oneself better and gain an understanding of how we can use that information to create a space for ourselves and others that maximizes potential and supports wellbeing. We hope to end with a brainstorming session in which participants come up with their own action plan for improving their EI skills or personal/other/team wellness at the end.



Mary Nyhan

Mary has over 15 years of diverse public health experience, including community-based health education, research, and program development and oversight. She has extensive experience working at both the individual and community level to identify and understand challenges to health and wellness, design and deliver interventions, and develop goals and metrics to measure progress. In her current role, she is working at the Student Wellness Center at Dartmouth College to develop and implement programming related to student well-being. In this position, Mary works with individual students, student groups, and institutional partners to create the conditions both individually and systemically that allow Dartmouth students to thrive. Mary holds a Masters in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Duke University, and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Caitlin Barthelmes

Caitlin Knotts Barthelmes currently serves as the Director of the Student Wellness Center at Dartmouth College where she develops innovative ways to address substance abuse issues in higher education and create holistic wellness programming for college students. She began her career in the substance abuse field in 2005 serving as the director of a campus-wide prevention program focusing on safe drinking at the University of Virginia. The experience lead her to obtain a Masters in Public Health at Brown University, where she had the opportunity to be trained and supervised in motivational interviewing for delivery of brief interventions to patients suffering from risky and dependent alcohol use in the Emergency Department. This led to a position at the BNI-ART Institute within the BU School of Public Health/Boston Medical Center, which works to translate research into practice. She became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2012, and has delivered trainings across the U.S. for both practice and research purposes. She has published her work in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and has presented at the local, national, and international level.

Amanda Childress

Amanda Childress, the Associate Director of the Student Wellness Center at Dartmouth College, oversees sexual violence prevention and education efforts on campus. She is currently leading a team to develop a comprehensive and mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education experience for undergraduate students, as part of President Hanlon’s initiative to eliminate high-risk behaviors and increase inclusivity on campus. Amanda came to Dartmouth in 2011 as the Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP) Coordinator providing survivor support, education, and advocacy while working in conjunction with Green Dot to launch the Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI). Before coming to Dartmouth, Amanda was the Assistant Director for Student Health Promotion and Wellness at Ohio University working with an array of critical health issues impacting college students and served as an adjunct faculty in the College’s Department of Health and Human Services. She graduated from Ohio University with her B.A. in Psychology and her M.Ed. in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.