Griffin, Ga. – The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to “Promoting Mental Health AWAREness” on Friday, April 1, in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
The 2016 Psych Day at UGA is free and open to the public, with registration required. For mental health care professionals seeking to satisfy the biannual continuing education requirements for psychologists licensed in Georgia, the registration fee is $79. Six Georgia Psychological Association continuing education credits will be awarded.
Co-sponsored by Project AWARE Georgia, Psych Day is designed to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youths, provide training in youth mental health first aid and link youths and families with behavioral health issues to appropriate services.
The three morning presentations include a talk on narcissism and cultural change by W. Keith Campbell, head of the UGA department of psychology and a nationally recognized expert on the narcissism personality disorder.
Following a lunch on the quad, the afternoon breakout sessions will include a panel discussion on bullying and presentations on substance abuse prevention in youth, love and logic, and adverse childhood experiences. For mental health professionals, an afternoon workshop on ethical decision making will be offered for three continuing education credits.
Psych Day at UGA grew out of a bachelor’s degree program in interdisciplinary studies—with concentrations in psychology and sociology—that UGA began offering at the Griffin campus in fall 2013. For more information on the annual program, visit http://www.ugagriffincontinuinged.com/index.php/professional-courses/psych-day.