Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Caring for Self While Caring for Others: You’re Hardy and You Know It

In-Person Iowa City, Iowa
Higher Education


Barry A. Schreier
Barry Schreier, Ph.D.
Director of Higher Education Programming
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Iowa College of Education

Event Details

A Scanlan Center for School Mental Health workshop for college/university faculty and staff

In our work, we are called upon to be thoughtful and caring of others especially when others struggle. Within our ever-changing work world, the struggles others are managing can often be the same struggles we are managing. In this ongoing time of significant world and workplace change, we can find ourselves caring for others while also having to care for ourselves.  This interactive program shares practical ideas and tools to have and use to help with managing the changing world we all now inhabit. While the changing world has provided opportunities for positive change, there are also losses and significant ongoing challenges. 

This program focuses on capitalizing on our positives, so we can best care for ourselves while also caring for others. This program takes an identities-based, mental health and wellbeing focus.  Being staff, faculty, or anyone who works in higher education and is called upon to help others can be challenging on a good day.  This program provides navigation for the stormier days as we navigate the current academic year and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

This workshop helps staff and faculty respond to students in distress. Faculty and staff will learn:

  • How to capitalize on our positives
  • An identities-based, mental health and wellbeing focus
  • Navigation for the stormier days in our lives
  • Practical ideas and tools to help with managing the changing world

You are never alone! There are partners to support you in helping students find campus mental health and well-being resources.

Additional Details

Workshop length: 75 minutes

Format: In-person (preferred), hybrid, or virtual

Interested in hosting a workshop for your faculty/staff? Submit an interest form, and our team will be in touch soon.