Getting to the Finishing Line Together: Supporting Distressed Students: Workshop with Dr. Gweneth Lloyd, Tues. April 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., via WebEx

Dr. Gweneth Lloyd, Director of the Psychological Counseling Center, and Psychological Counseling staff will host a workshop on ways we can best communicate with and support our students, as we reach the end of a pandemic semester. All are welcome including Staff.  Please bring questions.

This will be a discussion focused on managing the balance between teaching and supporting distressed students through this extremely difficult time.  Students’ adjustment to studying at home is now further compounded by exposure to possibly multiple losses of family and friends.

We also fully recognize the parallel experience of remote teaching as you too are experiencing similar losses as your students. Remember our growth and development as a community going through this experience will be forever unparalleled.

A great opportunity to share and learn from each others’ challenges and solutions. 


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: Tuesday, April 13

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: WebEx at this link

Meeting number:185 155 0425

Password: 3mjR2Z6edpf

Join by phone

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Access code: 185 155 0425

****** Additional materials

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:

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:


Conversations with Program Reviewers (CPR) held on July 21st, 2020 which focused on Trauma-Informed Practices. Thank you to our presenter for this session: Betsy Rodriguez, Director of the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program at the University at Buffalo.

 CPR Materials

The link to the recording of the session is as follows:–zI3G9eduASDAv95W467KqusgSEb8vpZxR2xBSIGM1SuNeMXNuAnUqXZ8pJik4qNVxC8Kf0q  

The recording and slides for this CPR will be added to our Academic Program Planning Website at:

Slides are here: CPR Trauma informed support July 21 2020