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Understanding and Fostering College-Age Students’ Mental Well-Being: Strategies for Faculty, Staff & Parents
With complex challenges that college students face, our roles as faculty, staff, and parents may feel overwhelming. Join this Hoos Well reward-eligible webinar to find out about what you can do to support college students while renewing your own passion for why you chose to work with this creative, intelligent, and passionate group of young persons. You’ll learn about the young adult brain and how you can show up for young adults during this critical time.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact EmotionalWellbeing@virginia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. Please contact us at least seven days prior to the start of the event.

Aug 22, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Katie Fowler, LPC
Embedded Staff Psychotherapist @UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science
Katie Fowler (she/her) is an Embedded Staff Psychotherapist at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Mental Health Counseling and a MA in Adult and Higher Education. Katie sees people with a wide variety of concerns and has additional training in relationship dynamics (family systems and couples) and eating disorders. Katie strives to provide culturally responsive counseling where students feel seen and heard. She also values a collaborative relationship in treatment where students feel empowered to utilize their strengths and become their own advocates. While not counseling, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends and relaxing outdoors.
Karen Painter, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor @UVA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Auricular Acupuncture Specialist. She holds a M.A. and Ed.S. degree from JMU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program since 2001. With over 20+ years of clinical experience from a variety of community mental health settings including inpatient and outpatient, private in-home and foster care, private practice, and peer and community recovery networks, she collaborates with students (and allied supports), to offer hope, empowerment, connection, and practical clinical support to help overcome trauma and other barriers in their lives. Her clinical interests include cultural and identity development, family dynamics, healing practices integrating the mind and body, LGBTQ+ visibility, and creating change and equity with regards to systemic barriers to healthcare. For self-care she enjoys listening to inspiring podcasts, sharing good food with family and friends, and being outdoors.