Clinical Strategies to Promote Emotional and Behavioral Health in College-aged Youth During COVID-19

Clinical Strategies to Promote Emotional and Behavioral Health in College-aged Youth During COVID-19

September 16, 2020


Other sessions in this series

September 30, 2020: Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Faculty, Resident Assistants, and Staff


October 14, 2020: Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Mood and Anxiety Disorders


October 28, 2020: Strategies for Promoting Resilience, Wellness, and Coping Skills for the Campus Community


In collaboration with the New York Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center, we are proud to present a clinically based webinar training series designed primarily for campus based mental health providers. This first training focused on evidence based practices, strategies, and supports for use with college-aged youth as they return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introductory session addressed the context and needs of campus mental health during COVID-19. Topics addressed in this session included:

  • Anticipating and addressing the psychological needs of students.
  • Evidence-based strategies for young adults struggling with anxiety and mood symptoms.
  • Models and strategies to assess stress and meet the psychological needs of students on campus.
  • Strategies to promote long-term wellness on campus.
  • Supporting students' academic, social, self-care, and behavioral independence goals as they transition into adulthood.


Following the introductory session, there will be a series of small, 90-minute intensive TA workshops on specific topics. Separate registration is required for each of the workshops.



Shannon M. Bennett, Ph.D

SBennettShannon Bennett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bennett is the Site Clinical Director for the New York Presbyterian Hospital Youth Anxiety Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. She also serves as the Director of the Tourette Association of America’s Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome at Weill Cornell. Dr. Bennett’s research interests include the development and evaluation of novel treatments for anxiety and related disorders, and understanding the mechanisms involved in symptom change. Dr. Bennett currently oversees multiple clinical research studies in the areas of anxiety and related disorders, and has written several papers, book chapters, and treatment manuals on these topics.

Dr. Bennett received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University where she contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment research programs at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. She was the Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at the University of California, Los Angeles before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss, and earned a National Research Service Award for this research effort.  Dr. Bennett was honored with a Career Development Leadership Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America. Dr. Bennett was a Principal Investigator of the Treating Tourette Together project, which was a federally funded initiative to plan the next phase of behavioral therapy research for Tourette Syndrome.


Anne Marie Albano, PhD 

AMAlbanoAnne Marie Albano is a Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, founder of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, and Clinical Site Director of New York Presbyterian Hospital's Youth Anxiety Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Albano is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Beck Institute Scholar, and is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Albano received the Herbert Pardes Faculty Fellowship (2017-2020) at Columbia University Medical Center, was the recipient of the 2015 ABCT Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Individual for Clinical Activities, and in 2008 the Rosenberry Award for service to children, adolescents and families from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Dr. Albano is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a past president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She is a past editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, past associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and founding editor of the journal "Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health". She has published more than 200 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press.

As a researcher, Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator of a 6-site, National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" (CAMS) and the extended long-term follow up of CAMS (CAMELS) and was a Principle Investigator for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examined the relative efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. Her book with Leslie Pepper, "You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life," was a 2014 ABCT Self-Help Book Award winner and 2014 Self-Help Book Award winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. In 2015, a new ABCT award was established in Dr. Albano's name, the "Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in the Integration of Science and Practice."

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