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Webinar: A Collaborative Response by Campus Police/Security and Mental Health Professionals to Students in Crisis: Program Development and Implementation
Tuesday, June 06, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: AUCCCD Events

Date/Time: June 6, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Registration (3 CE): $25.00 members / $40.00 non-members

This webinar will be led by counseling center directors, campus police, and counselors from universities who have embedded counselors with campus police/security personnel as campus first responders.  Law enforcement agencies across the country are facing an increase in the number and complexity of calls involving people experiencing mental health crises.  Although there are promising models in cities and counties across the country, few institutions of higher education have created meaningful solutions that address the intersection of mental health and law enforcement for students.  The national climate surrounding law enforcement and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) add further complexity. Historically, BIPOC students and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities may not have had positive relationships with law enforcement and may express concerns about the police coming to their residence halls and apartments to provide support in a moment of crisis.  This can subsequently lead to a greater sense of distress and a reduced sense of safety for students with acute mental health concerns.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide a framework for institutions to develop and implement a program that provides immediate co-response by campus police/security and mental health professionals for welfare checks that impact their campus communities.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a framework for institutions to develop and implement a program that provides immediate co-response between campus police/security and mental health professionals for welfare checks.
  2.  Discuss obtaining campus buy-in, characteristics of a leadership and/or advisory team, development, logistics, structure, and roles and responsibilities of the team of professionals involved in managing the program.
  3. Analyze metrics of success for program evaluation and explore ways to use data in informing appropriate program changes.


  1. Brigid Cahill, PhD (She/Her) – Director, University of Rochester University Counseling Center
  2. Marla Craig, PhD (She/Her) – Executive Director, University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center
  3. Ahmed Ghuman, PsyD, MBA, LPC (He/Him) – Executive Director University of Pittsburgh University Counseling Center
  4. Kevin G. Shollenberger (He/They) – Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being, Johns Hopkins University

AUCCCD is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6312. AUCCCD is seeking approval by the National Association of Social Workers for Social Work continuing education contact hours for this program.


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