Ohio College Counseling Conference

In 2019, Kent State University at Stark hosted the first Stark County College Counseling Conference. For 2020, the conference will be expanded and renamed the Ohio College Counseling Conference.

2020 conference details forthcoming.

For information, contact:
Emily Ribnik, LPCC-S

2019 Stark County College Counseling Conference
Agenda & Presentations

8:30 - 9 a.m. | Registration

9 - 9:30 a.m. | Welcome / Introductions

9:30 - 11 a.m. | Trends & Needed Assessment Practices when working with Suicidal College Students
Jason McGlothin, Ph.D., LPCC-S
Kent State University

This 90 minute session will begin with a brief discussion of suicide in general and how suicide has evolved over the years. Next, specific concepts related to college student suicidality will be discussed. Then, new assessment practices will be presented and demonstrated. Throughout the entire presentation, issues of malpractice avoidance will conceptualized. View presentation pdf.

11 - 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Morning Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Session I: Coleman Crisis & Emergency Services
101 Science & Nursing
Tomika West, CBH Director of Access Services
Brittany Reed, CBH Director of Mobile Response

This presentation will provide an overview of mental health crises and the goal of crisis intervention. The presenters will also review levels of care standards and assessments. The on-site, 24-hour and mobile crisis services available from Coleman Crisis Services in Stark County will also be reviewed. Presenters will also review when to utilize crisis services or emergency services for a mental health concern. To finish, the presenters will also discuss tips and recommendations for collaborative effectively and positively with the crisis staff before, during and after a crisis. View presentation pdf.

Session II: Collaborative Relationships with Student Accessibility Services
124 Science & Nursing
Darcy McBride, Academic Services Coordinator
Kent State University at Stark

Students with disabilities have unique challenges while in college. When the student accessibility and counseling offices have a good working relationship, universities can create a culture of care to help students with disabilities successfully navigate the college experience. Darcy McBride, Academic Services Coordinator, discusses how Student Accessibility and Counseling Services work together at Kent State University at Stark. View presentation pdf.

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. | Working Lunch at the Emporium Grille
Mini presentations from StarkMHAR, Stark County Veteran Services, Coleman Behavioral Health’s TIP, The Emily Program, Light After Loss and Coleman Crisis Center.

1:45 - 2 p.m. | Break

2 - 3 p.m. | Afternoon Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Session I: Legal and Ethical Issues for Counselors at College Campuses
101 Science & Nursing
Emily Ribnik, LPCC-S, Clinical Counselor
Kent State University at Stark

Licensed mental health providers have a unique identity on college campuses. They often have to reconcile two interacting legal and ethical structures – mental health and higher education. This presentation introduces mental health providers to some of the most common legal and ethical issues that they will face when working on a college campus. Attendees will be assisted in their own understanding of these situations and also how to constructively and positively discuss the issues with their higher education administrators. Attendees will also be provided with references to consult when additional legal and ethical questions or situations arise. View presentation pdf.

Session II: Understanding Eating Disorders
Brittany Davis, LPCC-S, Cleveland Outpatient Site Director
The Emily Program

Do you ever wonder if your client is struggling with an eating disorder? What help is available for someone struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? These questions and more will be answered during Understanding Eating Disorders. This hour long training will help professionals who want to learn more about eating disorder diagnosis, when to refer a client and what treatment options are available. View presentation pdf.

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. | Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: An Update for Counselors
Megan Mahon, Ph.D., LPCC-S
Capella University

In September 2016, House Bill 523 legalized medical marijuana in Ohio for people with certain specific medical conditions. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is quickly evolving, and many Ohio residents are now able to obtain a recommendation for medical marijuana and purchase it from a licensed dispensary. Counselors need to stay abreast of this information, and this session will provide an overview of this program as well as current trends and research. View presentation pdf.

4:45 - 5 p.m. | Wrap Up and Evaluations
CE Certificates will be emailed by June 7