Just Keep Swimming! The Importance of Mental Health in the Financial Aid Profession

Monday, June 25, 2018: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Room 19AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Constantly changing regulations, questions from students and families, school administration demands, staff morale – how do we juggle all of these often competing demands and maintain our commitment to ourselves? We hear much about devoting proper attention to our physical health during times of stress; what about attending to our mental health during especially busy times? These presenters will describe how life got suddenly interrupted by a major depression from too many competing life demands and how they have transformed through lessons of recovery that guide them on a new and improved life journey.
Debra LaGrone (NASFAA)
Joseph Dobrota (College of William & Mary)
Philip Hawkins (The George Washington University Law School)