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Saks Institute Spring Symposium 2015
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics
and USC Gould School of Law
present

Saks Institute Spring Symposium 2015


Mental Health on Campus:
Keys to Success for University,
Community College and Veteran Students


Monday, March 30, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Town & Gown Ballroom
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California


Video & Presentations:

Introduction to Saks Institute 2015 Spring Symposium "Mental Health on Campus"

Session 1: Getting Admitted, Oriented, and Off to a Good Start: First Steps

Session 2: Leaves and Returns: Supportive and Sensible Policies

Session 3: Support Networks: Programs, Professors and Fellow Students

Session 4: Launching for a Successful Career: Preparing Students for the Future

Session 5: Final Synthesis and Remarks: Four Chairs


Conference Schedule:

You may download the conference schedule in Adobe PDF format.

Registration: 8-9am

Continental Breakfast available at 8am


Welcome and Introduction to Program
9:00 - 9:10 am

Michael Quick, Interim Provost, University of Southern California
Elyn Saks, Director, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Stephen Behnke, Chair, Saks Institute Board of Directors

MORNING SESSIONS

Session 1:

9:15-10:30 Getting Admitted, Oriented, and Off to a Good Start:
First Steps


Chair:
Heather McLetchie-Leader
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University

Main Speaker:
Karen (Casey) Carr, MSW
Associate Dean of Students
Cornell University

Commentor:
Deborah Natoli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Teaching)
and Director of the Professional Doctorate Program
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Co-Commentors:
Catherine J. Morris, M.S.
USMC, CANG, CANG Veteran
Veterans Counselor/Professor, Boots to Books
Sierra College
and
Jarrett (Jay) Blake
USMC, Veterans Services Technician
Sierra College

10:30-10:40am Break

Session 2:

10:45-12pm Leaves and Returns:
Supportive and Sensible Policies


Chair:
Ilene Rosenstein, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor, Division of College Health, CHLA

Main Speaker:
Julia M. Graff, JD
Senior Staff Attorney
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Commentor:
Farha Abbasi, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Staff Psychiatrist
Michigan State University

Commentor:
Robert Bergeman
MA candidate, Integrated Health, School of Social Work
California State University Long Beach
Peer Specialist, Long Beach VA

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Session 3:

1:00-2:15pm Support Networks:
Programs, Professors and Fellow Students


Chair:
Anthony Hassan, EdD, MSW
Clinical Professor and Director, USC Center for Innovation
and Research on Veterans and Military Families

Main Speakers:
Ana Aguayo-Bryant
Assistant Director, Student Health and Wellness Programs
Student Academic Support, Academic Affairs,
California State University Chancellor's Office
and
Taisha Caldwell, PhD
Mental Health Program Manager/Clinical Coordinator
University of California Office of the President

Commentor:
Viviana Bonilla Lopez
J.D. Candidate, NYU School of Law
Co-Founder, Rethink: Psychiatric Illness

Commentor:
Daniel Avegalio,
MS Candidate, Vocational Rehabilitation counseling,
Sacramento State University
VA Certifying Official/Coordinator, American River College

2:15-2:25pm Break

Session 4:

2:30-3:45pm Launching for a Successful Career:
Preparing Students for the Future


Chair:
Peter Blanck, PhD, JD
University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute
Syracuse University

Main Speaker:
Julie White, PhD
Vice President, Student Engagement and Learning Support
Onondaga Community College

Commentor:
Adam Renteria, MSW
President/CEO
Valiant VA Claim Services
US Army Iraq War Veteran

Commentor:
Nandini Dasarathy
4th year JD and MBA Candidate
USC Gould School of Law and USC Marshall School of Business

3:45-3:55pm Break

Session 5:

4:00-4:45 pm Final Synthesis and Remarks: Four Chairs


Chair:
Elyn Saks, Director of the Saks Institute

Session Chairs:
Heather McLetchie-Leader
Ilene Rosenstein
Anthony Hassan
Peter Blanck

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