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Your Mental Health Check! Taking Care of Yourself and Others

February 8

9:00 am - 10:30 am

FREE to GC3 member faculty and staff

Covid 19 has influenced many parts of our lives while challenging mental health and wellness at home and in the workplace.   Therefore, GC3 is pleased to present Your Mental Health Check! Taking Care of Yourself and Others.  This program is being offered twice. You may register for either session:

SESSION #1: Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.
Registration Deadline is Monday, December 13 at 5:00 PM.

SESSION #2:  Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.
Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

Presented by Professor Brent Richardson from Xavier University, this virtual session will focus on the pandemic’s impact and offer guidance on ways to cope with the effects on our mental health. He will share ways to maintain our own mental health and wellness, build resilience, and support others in both our personal and professional lives. He will also talk about the importance of practicing self-care and how it influences our response to the challenges Covid presents and our ability to move forward from it.

As a long-time higher education employee, Brent’s counseling background provides a unique perspective on life since March 2020. He has had a front row seat to the pandemic’s effects on higher education, its faculty, staff and students.

-FREE to GC3 Member institution faculty and staff.
-Non GC3 member institution faculty and staff:     $20.00

Follow the link to register for either session:
Register for Your Mental Health Check: Taking Care of Yourself and Others

About Dr. Brent Richardson:
Dr. Brent Richardson is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked for over 35 years as a counselor, therapist, educator, and administrator with at-risk youth and families in a variety of diverse settings. These include a nationally recognized multisystemic therapy program, a treatment foster care agency, an inner-city emergency shelter, a rural high school, a family counseling center, a psychiatric hospital, a residential special education school, and private practice. Since 1997, he has been a professor in the Counseling Department at Xavier University and served as Department Chair from 2010 to 2019.The Department was chosen as 2017 Masters Level Program of the Year and Dr. Richardson received the 2019 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Richardson is the author of the book Working with Challenging Youth: Seven Guiding Principles (2016). Over the last eight years, Dr. Richardson has co-authored three articles related to self-injury and his private practice has focused on working with these clients.  Dr. Richardson also received the Xavier University College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education Teaching Award and was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association for his contributions to the field of counselor education.  He has conducted numerous local, regional, and national workshops to over 7000 educators and human services professionals on a variety of topics including challenging youth, self-injury, burnout prevention, trauma, diagnosis, and clinical supervision.  He lives with his wife Melanie (also a counselor) in Northern Kentucky.  They have two adult sons Carter and Griffin who both work in health-related fields.

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