San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is open to GGC faculty & staff only.
GGC's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) presents:
Working with Students in Crisis: What Every Instructor Needs to Know
During a meeting with a student, you raise concerns about her performance on recent tests. The student informs you that she has been having difficulties with depression and feels unmotivated all the time. You notice a scar on her wrist and ask about it. She explains that over the weekend she thought about taking her life and instead cut her wrist to release her feelings. What do you do next?
Difficult situations like these occur frequently between faculty members and their students. A number of emotions, such as feeling scared, worried, or uncertain, can arise and make it hard to know how to best handle things. Our training is aimed at helping faculty members to feel prepared for such situations and to be capable as helpers. We will help you understand how to help students in crisis and know what appropriate steps to take. In this training, faculty members will learn to recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide, key guidelines for offering help and hope to students, and knowledge about resources that are available to GGC students and ways to help them connect with these services.
Participants will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide
- Inquire about a student's safety
- Offer hope and appropriate levels of support
- Refer students for additional help on campus
Completion of the course is measured by an in-training role play. A member of the GGC Counseling and Psychological Services will be onsite to consult with and to answer questions.
This course will be offered five times. Please register for the date that is most convenient for you:
1) Friday, January 27, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
2) Tuesday, February 14, from 9:15 - 10:45 am
3) Monday, March 13, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
4) Thursday, March 23, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
5) Wednesday, April 5, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Andrew Stochel - Suicide Prevention Specialist / Staff Psychologist
Prior to joining the Counseling and Psychological Services at GGC, Dr. Andrew Stochel worked at the University of Georgia’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services as a staff psychologist and co- coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Team. He also worked at Marquette University's Counseling Center, where he served as the coordinator for career counseling.
Stochel completed his postdoc training at Georgia State University's Counseling and Testing Center. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University of Georgia and has an M.A. in mental health counseling from Boston College. Stochel's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, ADHD, men's mental health, substance abuse treatment, and career and vocational counseling.
Dr. Marion Chapman - Part-time Psychologist
Prior to coming to GGC, Dr. Marion Chapman worked for Kennesaw State and New Mexico State Universities in their Counseling and Psychological Services Center. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at New Mexico State University. Her clinical interests include relationships, romantic relationships, biofeedback, eating concerns and supervision. Chapman completed her undergraduate study in psychology at Clark Atlanta University. She earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Purdue University.
Dr. Ronack Shariati - Staff Psychologist
Dr. Ronak Shariati recently relocated back to her home state of Georgia after serving as a licensed psychologist for a private outpatient center in Texas. As part of her job duties, Shariati served older adults in rehabilitation facilities, providing individual and group therapy. Shariati completed her post-doctoral training with the same company, providing individual therapy and psychological testing.
Previously, she worked as a pre-doctoral intern at a community mental health agency in Ohio, with an emphasis on treating adolescents struggling with severe behavioral and emotional issues. She also has experience with psychological evaluations and assessments.
Shariati’s clinical interests include cognitive therapy, interpersonal therapy, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationship problems. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University, majoring in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta.