How COVID-19 is compounding mental health struggles on Nevada’s college campuses
This spring, Olivia Rothe was putting the finishing touches on her undergraduate degree at Montana University. As the rapid spread of the coronavirus shuttered the country in a matter of weeks, she was planning her big move: She was going to law school, and she had picked UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.
In March, after nine days of being sick with a high fever and cough, and just generally feeling the worst I have ever felt, my temperature reached 102.5 degrees and I found myself fighting just to get air into my lungs.
MOURNING CHANGE: IF YOU’RE FEELING DOWN ABOUT THE LOSS OF A LIFESTYLE, YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Two weeks in, I suddenly felt like my life was over. Maybe not over, but definitely ruined. I hadn’t lost my job. No one close to me was sick. And although my future was and remains uncertain, there is no immediate, visible jeopardy.
Luke Allen (Student Counseling & Psychological Services) and lore dickey published a chapter, "Recommendations and Advocacy Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Transgender College Students," in the book Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education. The book guides institutions of higher learning in making practical and effective changes at…
Sonia Dhaliwal and Sonaly Silva (both Counseling and Psychological Services) gave a presentation titled "Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee within a University Counseling Center" at the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies annual conference.
The presentation outlined the process and importance of designing a…
Sonia Dhaliwal (Counseling and Psychological Services) and co-presenter, Jeffery Newell, gave a presentation titled "A Game-Based Approach to Cultural Competence Training" at the Association for Counseling Center Training Agencies 2021 annual conference.
Presentation: Liz Carrasco, Sonaly Silva, and Christina Patterson
Liz Carrasco, Sonaly Silva, and Christina Patterson (Counseling & Psychological Services) gave a presentation titled "White Fragility: What is it?" based on the 2018 book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. This presentation focused on white fragility and how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across races.
Presentation: Christina Patterson, Sal Biazzo, and Kristen Enos
Christina Patterson (Counseling & Psychological Services), Dr. Sal Biazzo, and Kristen Enos (both Student Wellness Center) gave a presentation titled "Transforming Transgender and Gender Diverse Support in Higher Education" at the Southern Nevada Diversity Summit.
This interactive workshop focused on assisting people to better promote trans…
Luke Allen (Counseling and Psychological Services) published an article "Gender-Affirming Psychological Assessment With Youth and
Families: A Mixed-Methods Examination" in Practice Innovations. This study's findings highlight how mental health professionals can promote parental acceptance of their child’s gender identity by describing supportive…