Distance counseling (DC) is gaining popularity. In 2018, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA), an interdisciplinary partnership providing leadership to advance college students’ mental health, published a guide on DC in college settings. HEMHA representatives will review this free resource and share information about the forthcoming guide on emotional support animals (ESAs). This interactive session will frame the important questions and ethical dilemmas counselors may face with these topics.
Participants will gain awareness of what the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) is and how to access the free resources it provides.
Participants be able to define distance counseling, its many variations, and the circumstances under which it might be ethically and practically implemented with college students.
Participants will gain awareness of the HEMHA guide in process on emotional support animals in higher education settings. Audience members will discuss the benefits and challenges of ESAs on campus. Information shared by audience members will be used to inform the HEMHA guide in process.
Director of Counseling and Student Support Services/ADA/504 Compliance Officer,
Savannah College of Art and Design
Professor Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs Program Coordinator,
West Chester University