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Anxiety on Campus: Multi-Level Practice Strategies

Anxiety on Campus: Multi-Level Practice Strategies


Anxiety on Campus: Multi-Level Practice Strategies

Available on-demand! Even if you missed the live broadcasts in October, you can still register until
February 1, 2023, for access to full, recorded content.

It comes as no surprise that anxiety is the most common mental health diagnosis. The question is, what has proven to be effective in helping college students deal with the anxiety they are feeling? This virtual education series (the first of two parts) will take a deep dive into four topics related to anxiety and provide you with practical strategies that can be implemented on your campus.

Program Schedule

For details on the sessions that are part of this series, including available CE credit/contact hours, select the CONTENT tab above and select a session. A quick agenda is below.

How to Register

For login and registration instructions, visit the REGISTRATION and FAQs tab above. Reminder, you are on the page to register for Series 1, Multi-Level Practice Strategies. To access the Workforce Strategies series in December (not yet open for registration), return to the Home page.

Already Registered?

You'll access the recorded presentations, evaluation surveys, and post-tests for CE credit from the CONTENT tab above. Once logged in, select a session and view its Content tab. There you should see several components, the first one will be where you will View the Archived Recording. For more detailed instructions, visit the REGISTRATION AND FAQs tab above.

For general information about this two-part series or to access the December series, return to the event home page.


Session TitleSpeakers
Treatment of College Students Who Evidence Anxiety and Related DisordersDonald Meichenbaum, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, University of Waterloo
Cannabis, Anxiety and T-Break Guide: How Harm Reduction Might Lead to Anxiety ReductionTom Fontana, Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs Initiatives Manager, University of Vermont
ADHD, Anxiety, Sleep Deprivation, Poor Study Skills, or Other: Using the FOCUS Intervention to Determine why College Students are Struggling with Inattention
Josh Hersh, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Florida Gulf Coast University
Promoting a Culture of Care to Support the Mental Health and Well-being of Transgender and Gender Non-Binary StudentsDolores Cimini, PhD, Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research, Albany University

Avery Cook, LCSW, Interim Director of CAPS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Salvatore Biazzo, DO, Senior Staff Physician, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Recorded On: 10/24/2022

    This presentation will discuss evidenced-based cognitive behavior therapeutic interventions for college students who evidence anxiety and related disorders. It will highlight the core tasks of counselling that characterize the 25% of therapists who obtain best treatment outcomes. It addresses ways to establish, maintain, and monitor the quality of therapeutic alliance and ways to employ a case conceptualization model that informs treatment decision-making.

  • Recorded On: 10/25/2022

    Cannabis use among young adults is at an all-time high. NIDA has called for low-touch resources that can help. The T-Break Guide is just such a resource: a cannabis harm reduction tool that gives structure and support to people taking a tolerance break. We recently completed a research study evaluating the feasibility and utility of using the Guide with college students. Come learn about the outcomes and practical ways to use the Guide.

  • Recorded On: 10/26/2022

    More and more college students are reporting problems with concentration and sustained attention as it pertains to their academics. Research shows focus problems can be related to a number of causes including anxiety, lack of sleep, poor study skills, and other causes. I have developed the SAFE toolkit to help universities manage students with attention problems on the college campus. The SAFE Toolkit includes 4 steps including the FOCUS Intervention to help students improve their attention. This program will present FOCUS Interventions which is currently being studied and data will be presented.

  • Recorded On: 10/27/2022

    Research indicates that college students who identify as transgender and gender non-binary face a wide range of psychological and societal stressors associated with poorer mental health outcomes. It is critical for health care providers and mental health professionals to be knowledgeable about these stressors and work collaboratively to provide a supportive environment for students through the promotion of a culture of care within their service settings. Presenters will discuss how primary care and mental health service settings can create an inclusive and affirming environment for transgender and gender non-binary students and will outline campus-level strategies which may be implemented by stakeholders across a variety of types of campuses to expand the reach and responsiveness of our institutions of higher education to the needs of our transgender and gender non-binary college students.

How to Register

  1. Please see “What is my username/password?” in the FAQs below.
  2. Click the green “Register” button at the top-right of this screen. You will be directed to login if you are not already. 
  3. You will be redirected to the ACHA Marketplace for checkout. If you are using a discount coupon, see FAQs for instructions below.
  4. Upon checkout, you will receive two emails, an order receipt and a registration confirmation.

Note: You may register a group of people if they are associated with your institution in ACHA's database. See FAQs below for instructions before proceeding.

How to Access Sessions

To access either the live broadcasts or the recordings that will be posted afterwards...

  1. Return to this page by using the link in your registration confirmation email, bookmarking this page, OR by logging in to the ACHA Education Center home and clicking on My Dashboard in the right-hand sidebar.
  2. Make sure you are logged in using the username/password associated with the email where you received your registration confirmation. See "What is my username/password?" below to retrieve passwords, if needed.
  3. Click on the Contents tab on this page to reveal the list of sessions in this series.
  4. Select a session, then click the session's Contents tab.
  5. The first component on that tab is the session component that will show a "Join" button prior to the live broadcast or a "View" button once recording is posted. See FAQs if you don't see the Contents tab or its components.
    • IMPORTANT: See "What do I need to know about time zones on this site?" in the FAQs below. On live broadcast day, you will not have access to Join until 5 minutes before the session start time. If you don't see the Join button and it is within 5 minutes of start time, refresh your browser.
    • Upon clicking Join, Zoom will launch and place you in a waiting room until hosts begin the session.

For Assistance



What is my username/password?

Use the same username and password that you use to login to the main website.

  • If you have forgotten your username or password, or are an ACHA individual member and have never logged in before, click the “Login” button in the Education Center until directed to the ACHA main website login screen. Use the “Forgot username” then “forgot password” links and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • If you are not an ACHA individual member and have never created an account at before, click the Login or Register button in the Education Center until directed to the ACHA main website login screen. Click "Create a new non-member account" to create just a login OR click "Become a member" to join ACHA. Note, you may be able to become a member for FREE if your institution is an ACHA member.

How do I use my registration discount coupon?

Those who register for one Anxiety on Campus series will receive an email with a coupon for $50 off their registration for a second series.

  • The coupon must be used at the time of registration. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.
  • At checkout when registering, select "View Cart" for access to enter your coupon code. Do not select "Pay Now" prior to entering the code.
  • Only one coupon can be used per transaction. If you are registering on behalf of multiple people that are eligible for the coupon, each registration must be done in a separate transaction.

Can I Register Someone Else?

Yes. You may register others/multiple staff if each has an ACHA record associated with your school in the ACHA database. This can be a member or a nonmember record.

IMPORTANT: If you are registering multiple staff that have received a discount coupon, each registration must be done in a separate transaction as only one coupon code can be entered per transaction.

  • If you are unsure if those you wish to register have a membership or nonmember account associated with your school, please have each use the instructions above to check for their username/password or create an account if none exists. They will also need to know their login to participate in the summit.
  • Click "Register" at top-right and login as yourself.
  • When you reach checkout, select "Register Someone Else" and a list of those names associated with your school will prepopulate for you. Select those you wish to register and proceed to checkout.
  • You will receive the payment receipts and the registrants will receive registration confirmation emails.

What if I don't see the Contents tab or it's components?

You will not see the Contents tab or it's components if you are not registered or are not yet logged in with the credentials associated with your registration.

  • Make sure you are on the right page for the series you registered for. This page is the October series.
  • See "What is my username/password?" above to double-check your login credentials for the email address where you received your registration confirmation email.
  • Contact for assistance if the above does not work. Your email address may be associated with multiple records in our database.

How do I access copies of slides or other handouts?

Access each session via the instructions above. Look for the “Handouts” tab on the session's page. The “Handouts” tab may not be viewable until just prior to the start of the event as materials are still being finalized.

How do I obtain continuing education credit/contact hours?

Access each session via the instructions above. Look for the "CE and Disclosures" tab on the session's page. Here you'll find details on the type of credit/contact hours available for that session and instructions on how to successfully complete the required components, which include:

  • View/attend the session in its entirety.
  • Complete an attestation of attendance.
  • Pass a short post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Note: Certificates will be issued for each individual session, not for the full series.

What are the deadlines to request CE credit/contact hours?

For attendance at LIVE broadcasts (October series): November 17, 2022

For viewing the recorded broadcast: November 1, 2023

What do I need to know about time zones on this site?

The static agendas and other schedules publicized from ACHA give session times in Eastern Daylight Time. However, when you reach each session's component where you will "Join" live broadcasts, the platform will automatically convert session start times to your local time zone, based on your actual location when you log in. If the time zone you are seeing is not correct, please go to Your Profile/Settings in this Education Center site (see the small arrow next to your name in the login box) and change the time zone setting to your current location.

What accessibility options are available?

  • For navigating this Education Center site: Assistive technology software, called eSSENTIAL Accessibility, is available for free download here.
  • When participating in live broadcasts: The Zoom platform will have the ability for users to turn on bot-generated closed captioning and/or a live transcript.
  • When viewing the recordings after the live broadcasts: ADA-compliant closed-captioning and transcripts will be available.

What are the system requirements?

A good internet connection and the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser is recommended.

All presentations will launch in Zoom, so you will need to allow the Zoom app to run on your device. To test joining a Zoom session, visit

Possible site behavior issues with Internet Explorer, a VPN or Remote Desktop connection

Use of Internet Explorer, VPN, or Remote Desktop program may cause unexpected behavior, such as blocking tab contents from loading. The solution is to switch to a recommended browser. If you are using are using a recommended browser, but are using a VPN or Remote Desktop program, disconnect those and try again.