SEL Panel

SEL - The Hidden Champion: A Panel Discussion

11:00am - January 18, 2022 thru 12:30pm - January 18, 2022 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2022
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January 18, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT

Event Description

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the practice of developing self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills vital for school, work, and life. As students learn to identify and manage their own emotions and behaviors, they demonstrate improved perspective-taking and empathy, more effective problem-solving skills, fewer behavioral concerns in the classroom, and healthier interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers, and family.  This panel will discuss the benefits experienced from implementing a consistent SEL program and how panelists have advocated for its use. This targeted audience for this session is school mental health professionals and educators from our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). Registration is open to anyone who would like to attend.   


To help shape the conversation, participants are encouraged to pre-submit questions for the panelists. Pre-submit questions by emailing Erin at [email protected] .


Dr. Aaron Fischer, PhD















Dr. Fischer is the Dee Endowed Professor of school psychology, adjunct associate professor of psychiatry, and director of the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute's School Mental Health Collaborative. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. He has worked with individuals with mental and behavioral health concerns, and their families for over 15 years.  His research focuses on the intersection of innovative technology and school mental health, specifically telehealth applications to support diverse students, caregivers, and educators. 


Dr. Brittany Greiert, PhD















Dr. Greiert is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist from Denver, Colorado. She is the President-Elect of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) and the 2019 Colorado School Psychologist of the Year. Brittany received her B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Ph.D. In Child, Family, and School Psychology from the University of Denver.  


McKinley Withers, Ed.D., M.Ed.















I have had the privilege of working as teacher, counselor, and administrator. I received a bachelor’s degree in Social Science Teaching from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling from Utah State University, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. I currently work as Jordan District’s Health and Wellness Consultant. If you don’t find me in public schools then you’ll find me with my amazing wife and beautiful children, running (preferably on trails), or trying some other outdoor hobby. I hope to meet you out in our schools or out in the wild!