2020 Behavioral Health Convening

February 11, 2020
8 am – 5 pm
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

About BHC

The 2020 Behavioral Health Convening will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 and will be an opportunity for institutions to develop ideas, share best practices, and discuss the mechanisms and steps needed to nurture a healthy and resilient student body. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the North Carolina Community Colleges to expand this important dialogue across the state.

WHO: NCCCS Faculty and Staff, UNC System Faculty and Staff
WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 8 am – 5 pm
WHERE: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC

Convening Goals

  • Engage in conversations about innovative and evidence informed programming that supports student mental health and wellness
  • Evaluate the scope of student mental health problems on UNC campuses and better understand current trends and issues within student mental health and substance use
  • Discover and compare ideas to promote increased education and access to mental health services for students
  • Explore the important relationship between counseling centers and other campus-provided wellness efforts and consider how these efforts work in tandem to address the overall health and wellness of students

Featured Speakers

Dr. Locke is the Senior Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Penn State University and the Executive Director of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (ccmh.psu.edu – a practice-research network of more than 600 institutions), and an affiliate faculty member in Counseling and Clinical Psychology departments at Penn State University. Dr. Locke presents and consults widely about college student mental health, counseling center administration, and has published dozens of peer reviewed articles in the field. Dr. Locke has over 20 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings including wilderness therapy, psychiatric hospitals, group homes, community mental health, and college counseling centers.

Dr. Pinder-Amaker has over 25 years of experience in college student mental health treatment, administration, and policy. She is the founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a unique initiative serving students from over 200 institutions of higher education, providing student-focused treatment; consultation to students, parents, and college professionals; and related research. Dr. Pinder-Amaker lectures and conducts workshops throughout the country on strengthening continuity of care, and on how to bolster communication between campus- and community-based systems, eliminate barriers to mental health treatment, and better support marginalized students. She has served as guest editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry’s special issue on college student mental health, and has published on the integration of student concerns into traditional models of care.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bethany Meighen at bdmeighen@northcarolina.edu.