Supporting Students Through Challenges Beyond the Classroom
Thursday November 8, 3 - 5 p.m.
Have you wanted to help a distressed student, but you were unsure of what to do? Have you ever questioned how to help a student in distress without becoming “too involved?” Have you wondered what on- and off-campus resources are available to students who need help beyond what you can provide in the classroom?
This session will help you identify resources related to mental health issues and personal challenges that students sometimes face, including what you should do, should not do, and how and when to refer a student for additional help. We will discuss how to recognize a student in distress, resources for you and your students, and what to do in a crisis situation.
- Participants will be able to identify characteristics of students in distress.
- Participants will learn healthy boundaries to support students in distress.
- Participants will be able to identify on- and off-campus resources available to students in distress.
About the Presenters
Angela B. Taylor, Ph.D.
Dr. Angela B. Taylor is the Assistant Provost for Student Affairs and Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisville. In this position, she has oversight of student conduct, care, crisis, advocacy, and compliant procedures and processes. She chairs the Student Care Team and serves as a resource to faculty and staff when dealing with difficult student situations. Dr. Taylor serves as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students. She has also held an adjunct faculty role in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville teaching the College Student SubCulture course.
Aesha L. Uqdah, Psy.D., HSPP
Dr. Aesha L. Uqdah is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of Louisville. She has also held adjunct faculty status at UofL and Spalding University, teaching courses related to the clinical applications of multicultural psychology. Dr. Uqdah is responsible for all program areas and activities of the UofL Counseling Center, and her clinical interests include multicultural/diversity issues, LGBTQ concerns, anxiety & depression, health psychology, and stress management. She is a member of the Student Care Team, and currently serves as the Chair of the Student Affairs Diversity Committee and the co-advisor for UofL’s Active Minds student organization.