2023 Mobile Crisis Co-Response Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, November 8

3:00pm Campus Tour

Thursday, November 9

Morning Session: Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus

8:00am – 9:00am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am Opening Comments
Kevin Shollenberger, Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being

Recorded Welcome

Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University
9:10am – 10:00am Panel Discussion – Innovating the Co-Responder Model for Higher Education: Community and Leadership Considerations at JHU
Moderator: Jennifer Howes, Chief Mental Health Director for JHU SHWB Panelists: Ronald Means, JHU Consultant and Chief Medical Director for Catholic Charities of Baltimore; Mary Vincitore, Director of Operations for SHWB; Rianna Matthews-Brown, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Office of the President at JHU, current Chief of Staff for Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman; Jarron Jackson, Assistant Vice President for JHU Public Safety; Kevin Shollenberger, Vice Provost for SHWB; Kim Sutter, Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team
10:00am – 10:10am Introduction of Lt. Governor Aruna Miller 
Kevin Shollenberger, Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being
10:10am – 11:00am Keynote Presentation
Lt. Governor Aruna Miller
11:15am – 12:00pm Transportation to Scott Bates Commons
Shuttle service and walking directions provided

Afternoon Session: Scott-Bates Commons, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Networking
1:15pm – 2:45pm  Breakout Sessions – #1

  • A1. Faster Than a Falcon: How We Brought Mobile Crisis to Campus In Less Than a Year – Bowling Green State University
    Jessica Mitchell-Corsino Psy.D., Director of BGSU Counseling Center; Emily Shrider, Ph.D. Psychologist, Crisis Coordinator; Stephanie Cramer, MSW, Student Assistance and Advocacy Specialist
  • B1. Building a Co-responder Unit- Meeting Community Needs – Virginia Commonwealth University
    John Venuti, Associate Vice President for Public Safety, VCU and VCU Health/Chief of Police; Brian Sussman- VCU Safety Ambassador Unit Supervisor
  • C1. Care Integration: A Collaborative Co-Response through Campus and Community Partnerships – North Carolina Central University
    Charnequa Austin Kennedy, Director, Counseling Services; Joy Hartfield, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
  • D1. Co-responder Programs as a Clinical Training Opportunity: Lessons Learned – University of Rochester
    Brigid Cahill, Ph.D., Director of University Counseling Center; Felicia Reed-Watt, LCSW-R, Associate Director for Social Work and Clinical Case Management; Avril Little, Counselor in Residence.
  • E1. Getting to the HEART of it: Evaluating program utilization and effectiveness – University of Pittsburgh 

    Ahmed Ghuman, PsyD – Executive Director; Kaitlyn Zeak, LCSW – Coordinator, Crisis Response Services; Alex Sipe, LCSW – Assistant Director, Clinical Services, University of Pittsburgh University Counseling Center.

2:45pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break and Networking
3:00pm – 4:30pm Breakout Sessions – #2

  • A2. Breaking Barriers and Bridging Gaps: Creating Interdisciplinary Campus-Based Crisis Teams – UC Berkeley
    AJ Kaur, LMFT, Assistant Director for Crisis Response Student Mental Health; Cedric Bowser, Program Development and Training Coordinator – CMCR; Sabrina Reich, Captain – UCPD
  • B2. Higher Education Assessment Team (HEAT); A Crisis/Mental Health Threat Assessment Co-Response Model – Chaffey College
    Chief Cheryl Newman-Tarwater, Chaffey College Police Department; Ray Bercini, Chaffey College Police Department; Richard Munoz, Chaffey College Higher Education Assessment Team; Ernest Stevens, Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health for The Council of State Governments Justice Center; Joseph Arnett, Policy Analyst for The Council of State Governments Justice Center.
  • C2. More Than Just Talking About Feelings: Crisis as an Opportunity – University of Georgia
    Michael Creech, Triage Clinician and Co-Responder
  • D2. A Clinicians’ Perspective and Experience with Co-Response Program Implementation – University of Texas at Austin
    Erin Brown, LCSW and Brennden Ward, LPC – UT Austin MHART program
  • E2. Crisis Intervention Team Training and Beyond: Considerations in Building a Curriculum for Campus-Based Mobile Crisis Co-Response Teams – Johns Hopkins University
    Jennifer Howes, Ph.D., Chief Mental Health Director for Student Health and Wellbeing; Jarron Jackson, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety; Kim Sutter, LCPC, Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team Clinician 

6:00pm – 8:30pm Reception at Peabody Library
Robust appetizer menu, hosted beer, wine, and soft drink bar. Shuttle service will be available from the Inn at the Colonnade to and from the reception; parking and shuttle instructions will be provided.

Friday, November 10

Morning Session: Scott-Bates Commons, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast and Networking
9:05am – 9:15am Welcome and Introduction of Professor David Harris
Branville Bard, Vice President of Johns Hopkins University Public Safety
9:15am – 10:00am Keynote Presentation – The Co-Responder Model: History, Contexts and Timing
David Harris, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh
10:15am – 11:45am Breakout Sessions – #3
Each roundtable will share out key suggestions for maintaining connection with colleagues to share best practices and contribute to development of Co-Responder Teams in Higher Ed professional organization. Additional suggestions for discussion included below:

  • A3. Public Safety Roundtable
    • Creating buy-in with officers to let clinicians take the lead
    • Training options (CIT and alternative strategies)
    • Mental health support for officers
  • B3. Mental Health / Co-Responder Roundtable
    • Coordinated case management with campus resources
    • Strategies for managing hospitalization and involuntary admissions
  • C3. Administration / Leadership Roundtable
    • Strategies for funding co-responder programs
    • Building institutional support with key stakeholders
    • Program assessment
    • Recruiting a team that reflects composition of your community
12:00pm – 12:30pm Closing Comments and Next Steps for Building a Professional Community
Jennifer Howes, Chief Mental Health Director for JHU SHWB; Jarron Jackson, Assistant Vice President for JHU Public Safety