Camp Kendall-Mental Health and Resilience

June 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TimeJune 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mental Health and Resilience: Walking the Line Between Supporting and Accommodating and Providing Space to Develop Resilience

This workshop from Hannah Godbout, PsyD LP, Clinical Psychologist in the Gustavus Counseling Center and Kelly Karstad M.S, Accessibility Resources Coordinator in the Gustavus Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement (CARE) informs and explores student mental health. Our student's mental health symptoms impact their own academic performance and increasingly strain faculty and other college helping systems. Participants will learn about the demographics of our current students including common mindsets, diagnoses, and perhaps even neurology. The workshop will include discussion about how we can (and cannot) address mental health symptoms, requests for accommodations, and stereotypical "millennial values." We will help faculty recognize opportunities to mitigate stress and poor mental health through instructional design and promotion of self-care.

Participants will achieve an increased understanding of the mental health concerns with which millennials present, as well as evidence-based practices for working with them; an increased understanding of accommodating mental health; a more established sense of your own capabilities, boundaries, and resources for dealing with students in distress; a toolkit that includes talking points for communicating with students presenting with a variety of mental health concerns. Questions? Contact Kelly Karstad ( or Hannah Godbout ( Workshop participants will receive a $150 stipend and meals provided. Maximum of 20 participants. Please email expressions of interest to Cathy Blaukat (

PostedApr 17, 2019