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Interdisciplinary Conference To Address Mental Health Issues on College Campuses

Contact: Joanna Klimaski
(212) 636-7175
jklimaski@fordham.edu


A collaborative effort by members of the Fordham law, social service, and psychology communities will assemble representatives from diverse fields to discuss issues surrounding mental health care on higher education campuses.

The School of Law and the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, the Graduate School of Social Service (GSSS) Be the Evidence Project, and the Department of Psychology will host “Legal, Ethical and Mental Health Issues on Today’s Higher Education Campus.”

Tuesday, Feb. 21
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McNally Amphitheater, Fordham School of Law, 113 W. 62nd St., NY, NY


The conference will examine the state of mental health care on higher education campuses and how it is affected by the current laws governing these institutions, including those that impact confidentiality and representing clients.

“We sponsor programs that increase public awareness about important social issues, and one of the most important is mental health issues regarding youth and young adults in educational settings,” said Tina Maschi, Ph.D., an assistant professor at GSS and founder and director of the Be the Evidence Project.

“With mental health, there’s often an intersection of education, mental health, legal, and ethical issues that arise in these settings,” she added.

An interdisciplinary effort, the forum will bring together faculty, students, legal and interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners, college and university administrators, student counseling and health services providers, researchers, community mental health service providers, and advocates to present on the topic.

The program is co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Health Law Section and Committee on Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care, and the National Health Care Decisions Day New York State Coalition.

For more information, email Be the Evidence Project.

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