Now more than ever, medical school students and faculty are faced with daunting challenges that directly impact learning and teaching experiences. New data recently shared from an American Council on Education survey of college and university presidents indicate that the mental health of students is the most pressing issue they face during COVID-19, followed by the mental health of faculty and staff.
AAA is pleased to offer this webinar as a resource to help academics cope with today’s challenges and to learn ways to cultivate wellness. Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji is Associate Professor of Counseling and Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress Research at Xavier University of Louisiana, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and a Past President of the American Counseling Association. In this webinar, she will discuss how each of us – and, by extension, our academic communities – can nurture resilience, practice mindfulness, and address anxiety in the age of coronavirus.
This webinar is free and open access for both members and nonmembers.
This webinar is part of a collection of resources supporting mental wellness and emotional resilience. To find additional resources in the series THRIVE: Fostering Wellness, visit anatomy.org/thrive.
Cirecie West-Olatunji, Ph.D., Xavier University
Cirecie A. West-Olatunji serves as full professor and director of the Center for Traumatic Stress Research at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is also a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), past secretary of Division E: Counseling and Human Development in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). Dr. West-Olatunji has received numerous awards from national organizations and is an ACA Fellow. Nationally, Cirecie West-Olatunji has initiated several clinical research projects that focus on traumatic stress and systemic oppression. Her publications include three co-authored books, several book chapters, and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. West-Olatunji has delivered research papers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director of AAA
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