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University of San Diego Hosts “Serving Those Who Serve” Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA – Those who work with service members and their families will be strengthening their skills at a professional development workshop hosted by the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ Department of School, Family and Mental Health Professions.

“Serving Those Who Serve: Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families” will be held on Friday, July 10. With keynote speakers from various fields and the opportunity for participants to network with one another, the conference will discuss issues ranging from mental illness and substance abuse to services and programs available to military families. Registration is required to attend the event. For more information, please visit the event webpage.

Available for interviews on military mental healthcare needs:
Ann Garland, PhD, professor and department Chair
Kristopher Hall, PhD, associate professor
Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC, CEO and founder of PsychArmor Institute
Heidi Kraft, PhD, practicing psychologist and consultant on military mental health

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. The University of San Diego has a long history of public service and is recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The university’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business Administration, The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, The School of Law, The School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Pamela Gray Payton
pgray@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4681