Speaking & Consultation

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I am available to speak to your organization about a variety of mental health topics:

QPR Gatekeeper Training:

I am a certified QPR Gatekeeper trainer. QPR stands for Question Persuade Refer and provides information on what to do if you are concerned that someone you know may be having thoughts of suicide. In this training the audience will be given information on the following:

  • The prevalence of Suicide
  • Common misconceptions and myths about suicide will be dispelled
  • Warning signs that someone might be having thoughts of suicide
  • How to engage someone you are worried about in a way that is most likely going to have a positive outcome
  • Area resources you can refer a person to if it turns out they could benefit from mental health support

Having worked in higher education for over 10 years, I am especially proficient in speaking to the problem of suicide in our youth and college age communities. QPR is a great training for any system that serves groups of young people. Our young people deal with a lot of stress and often their organization of choice is where they will feel safe to share what they are feeling. It is imperative that leadership within these organizations knows how to engage the student in an effective manner. This will lead to the best possible outcome for the young person while minimizing the stress of the process on the leader. Examples of groups that could benefit from QPR training include youth organization leaders (Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups, after school program organizers), teachers, fraternity and sorority organizations, and youth sports league leaders.

Stress Management Series

Stress is often one of the top listed reasons why people choose to go to counseling. However, if you truly understand how stress works, you can get it under control before it begins to negatively impact your experience. I have a series of presentations on understanding stress and healthy ways to cope with it to help you or your organization take control of the stress in life.

Some of the presentations include:

  • Manage Stress Before it Manages You: This presentation can be thought of as “stress 101.” Learn about what stress is, how it affects a person, the long term impact of chronic stress, and healthy ways to manage stress.
  • Managing Relationship Stress: Learn about common dating relationship stressors, how to focus on things that are under your control, and how work with your partner to reduce relationship stress, and how to move on if it seems that the relationship does not need to continue.

College Preparation Presentations

Is My Child Ready For College? When people think about preparing for college, they often think about the grades, extra curriculars, and resumes needed for an effective college application. Often parents, and especially students, don’t think about the emotional preparadness necessary to effectively navigate college. This presentation will speak to the “living” and “adulting” skills that your child needs to do well in college and what to do if your child is not quite there in any one of these areas.

Below please find a list of invited talks, conference presentations, university outreach programming, and guest lecturer presentations I have given in the past:

INVITED COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Recent Trends in University Mental Health. Panelist for discussion on youth mental health, Georgia Grantmaker’s Alliance, August 8, 2017.

Suicide Statistics, Myths, and Facts. Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Church panel presentation on mental health, June, 2016.

Successes and Challenges in Suicide Prevention on a College Campus, 5th Garret Lee Smith College Conference 2014 – Building Suicide Safer College & University Communities: Strategies and Interventions, May 16, 2014.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Endale, M. (August 2016). Stress Vs. Distress: Recognizing and Supporting Students in Distress. The annual meeting of Georgia Medical Imaging Educators. Macon, GA.
  • Endale, M.,& Yang, J.Y. (March 2014). Creating a Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program: Emory Cares 4 U. The annual meeting of the Southern College Health Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Endale, M., Stewart, C., & Cohen-Segall, M. (March 2013). Establishing an Eating Disorder Treatment Team. The 2013 Annual Conference of the American College Personel Association. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Endale, M. (April 2010). Outreach To Help International Students. The 2010 Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. Athens, Georgia.
  • Endale, M., & Binggeli, N. (March 2010). Counseling Seminars for Students: A Little Bit of Knowledge CAN Go A Long Way. An invited presentation for the “Innovations In College Counseling” program at the 2010 Annual Conference of the American College Personel Association. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Perez, R., Barber, J., Binggeli, N., Endale, M., & Robinson, N. (March 2010). Innovating Counseling Services Through a Stepped-Care Model. The 2010 Annual Conference of the American College Personel Association. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Long, R., Endale, M., & Evces, M. (November, 2006). Health Promotion and Well-Being in Transnational Families: Counseling Responds. The 2006 Annual Conference of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association. Bad Herrenalb, Germany.
  • Endale, M., Evces, M., & Long, R. (November, 2005). The Identification and Impact of Protective Factors on the Mental Health of Refugees. The 2005 Annual Conference of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association. Mannheim, Germany.
  • Endale, M., Evces, M., Long, R. (August, 2005). Self-Identified Protective Factors for Refugee Women. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Evces, M., Endale, M., & Long, R. (2005). Perceived Family Support of Relocated Refugees. Poster Presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention 2005.
  • Long, R., Evces, M &Endale, M. (August, 2005). The Identification and Impact of Protective Factors on the Mental Health of Refugees. Poster Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Campbell, L., Horne, A., Endale, M., Evces, M. & Long, R. (August, 2005). Breaking the Rules: Group Work with International Populations. The American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Endale, M., Evces, M. & Long, R. (February, 2005). Using group counseling to facilitate successful refugee relocation. Paper presented at The Georgia Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Endale, M., & Evces, M. (September, 2004). A Psychoeducational Support Group for Single Liberian Mothers. Paper presented at The Fifth Annual Race Class and Gender Conference, New Orleans, LA.

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS

  • Emory University August 2012 to August 2017:
  • Program topics include:
  • QPR Gatekeeper Training (for student organization, housing student and full time staff, Graduate School faculty and staff, medical school staff; and teaching assistants)
  • Identifying Students in Distress
  • Counseling center orientation for international students
  • Managing your distress as a person of color when impacted by media coverage about the many black men (and women) killed by police
  • Managing stress in general
  • National trends in suicide and suicide prevention
  • Georgia Tech University August 2008 to August 2012:
  • Program topics include:
  • Identifying and intervening with someone who might have an eating disorder
  • Stress Management, Time Management
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Leadership Training
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Identifying Students in Distress
  • Student Housing staff training on Crisis Management
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Coping with suicide by a student in a department
  • Coping with stress as an international student in the U.S.
  • Georgia State University August 2007 to August 2008:
  • Program topics include:
  • Coping emotionally as an international student in the U.S.
  • Counseling center orientation for the GSU Ethiopian Student Association
  • Atlanta refugee statistics and resources as part of a larger university wide MLK week programming
  • Mental health and eating disorder screenings for the GSU athletic department.
  • Johns Hopkins University August 2006 to August 2007:
  • Program topics include:
  • Counseling center orientation (for housing staff, GLBT student organization, and for the graduate student organization)
  • Identifying students in distress for peer mentors
  • Diversity training for nursing students
  • How to prepare psychologically for travel abroad for prospective study abroad/peace corps students
  • How to identify and help students in distress for faculty and staff.

GUEST LECTURER

September 2012, September 2013, & September 2014:

Guest lecturer for practicum students at the Georgia Gwinnett College counseling center. Guest lectures ended when the Georgia Gwinnett College counseling center hired a full time suicide prevention coordinator. Topics covered: suicide statistics, suicide assessment, and safety planning with suicidal clients.

October 2005:

Guest lecturer at The University of Georgia in a graduate course titled Seminar in School Counseling. Topics covered: suicide statistics, assessment, and prevention.

April 2005:

Guest lecturer at The University of Georgia in an undergraduate course titled Diversity Issues in Counseling. Topics covered: tsunami mental health relief work conducted in Sri Lanka through the Mental Health Outreach Program under the United Sikhs.

April & September 2005:

Guest Lecturer at the Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T) Officer Training at the Winder Police Department. C.I.T. officers are police officers who go through an intensive 40-hour training program to learn how to respond to the mentally ill in crisis. Topics Covered: cultural competence when working with individuals of diverse cultural groups, diversity among different cultural groups within the U.S., and mental health statistics for different cultural groups.

October 2004 & April 2005:

Guest lecturer at The University of Georgia in an undergraduate course titled Introduction to the Helping Profession. Topics covered include information on the mental health field, options in graduate programs, and career options for those in the mental health field.

November 2004:

Guest lecturer at The University of Georgia in an undergraduate course titled Special Topics on Refugee Women. Topics covered: refugee mental health, mental health work and research being conducted at the International Rescue Committee, and how to volunteer in refugee work.

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