Campus Engagement Series 

Open to everyone in the WJC Community, the Campus Engagement Series is a collection of on-campus educational activities, led by WJC faculty members.  The series features a wide range of fascinating presentations, on subjects topical, practical, academic, and just for fun.  In addition to the valuable educational content of these activities, the series provides a great opportunity to return to campus and engage in-person with WJC community members in a safe and heathy environment.

All fall 2020 educational activities will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 5:30 to 6:50 pm, in Room 227/228, on the dates listed below.

In adherence with College safety guidelines, all attendees and presenters are required to wear face coverings and observe proper physical distancing while in the building.  Attendance for all activities is capped at 18 individuals, and the classrooms have been set up to ensure appropriate physical distancing during the events.  All attendees and presenters must also vacate the building by 7:00pm, in accordance with new building hours.

Detailed descriptions of the educational activities can be found in the College’s What’s Up Monday weekly newsletter.

Registration is required to attend in-person:

Links to audio recordings of past events are provided when available. 

Series (Multiple Dates)

The Business of Private Practice (series)
Presented by Ethan Pollack, PhD
Thursday, September 10
Thursday, September 24 (Recording link)
Thursday, October 8 (Recording link
Handouts and Sample Forms (PDF)

Writing a Literature Review / Literature Review Support (series)
Presented by Joan Axelrod, MEd
Thursday, September 17
Thursday, December 3

September 2020

Art, Story, and Healing: Medical Humanities, Narrative Medicine, & Mental Health Care (series)
Presented by Katherine King, PsyD
Thursday, September 3

The Complexities of Policing in America in 2020
Presented by Gerald Sweet, PhD
Monday, September 14

The Challenges and Complexities of Anti-Asian Racism during the Pandemic and BLM Movement
Presented by Catherine Vuky, PhD, and Aileen Lee, PsyD
Monday, September 28

October 2020

To WISC or Not WISC: The Role of Cognitive Testing in Diagnosing LD.
Presented by Jason Kaplan, PhD
Monday, October 5
Recording Link
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Having Difficult Conversations and Making Them Productive
Presented by Elana Wolkoff, PhD
Monday, October 19

Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Presented by Joseph Toomey, PhD
Monday, October 26
Recording Link
Presentation Slides (PDF)

November 2020

Bonsai Workshop (hosted by Asian Mental Health)
Presented by Catherine Vuky, PhD, and William Reed
Thursday, November 5

Guilt, Self-Blame & Moral Injury during Covid-19
Presented by Elana Weiner, PsyD
Monday, November 9

So, you want to be an ally? Let's take oppression as our own
Presented by Mari Carmen Bennasar, PsyD
Thursday, November 12

The Role of Psychological Expertise for Immigration Policy Affecting Children (Lessons from Lucas v. Azar)
Presented by Paul Block, PhD
Monday, November 16

Learning Community: Reading “How to be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi (series)
Presented by Bruce Ecker, PhD
Monday, November 30

The Role of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor

The Role of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Today

Video Series

Mind(full) Series