Having Difficult Conversations & Supporting Distressed Students: Workshop with Dr. Gweneth Lloyd, Thurs. April 23, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., via WebEx

Gweneth Lloyd, Director of the Psychological Counseling Center and Joel Oppenheimer, Senior Counselor, will host a workshop on ways we can best communicate with and support our students, 70% of whom self-identify as “high anxiety.”  And that was before the COVID-19 crisis. All are welcome including Staff.  Please bring questions.


QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention technique

How to humanize the classroom so students feel seen and heard

Resources available for distressed / at-risk students on campus

Date: Thursday, April 23

Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: WebEx

(Previous meeting: Thurs. March 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Here’s a link to a video presentation that Karla Vermeulen and Amy Nitza of New Paltz’s Institute of Disaster Mental Health recently delivered:  https://ensemble.itec.suny.edu/Watch/Je53Qng6

Here’s the link to the SUNY COVID-19 crisis support & resources website, including emotional support hotline and live sessions.

SUNY-wide blog: Coming together in Crisis

One resource for thinking about grief right now: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/bravery-in-bereavement/202004/how-cope-bereavement-during-the-covid-19-pandemic