Our first SMART Women Series session of the year starts off with the hottest topic on the planet. . . . . . COVID-19, and the stress that comes coping with it.
You can't turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, listen to news reports, or read a magazine without being told about how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on all of our lives.
Join us, along with our provocateurs Dr. Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Dr. Sara B. Oswalt, Dept. Chair and Professor of the Dept. of Public Health, both of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), as they teach us ways to deal with this additional stress in a healthy way, help those around you learn to do the same, and in turn making everyone more resilient.
Dr. McNaughton-Cassill conducts research on stress and coping, in addition to publishing a variety of academic journals. She is the author of the books Mind The Gap: Managing Stress in the Modern World; Give Way: Coping with Stress in the Connected World; and, the editor of Adapt and Overcome: Essays on the Veteran Student Experience. She is a recipient of the Piper Professor Award, the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award and a fellow of the University of Texas System’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In addition to having a small Clinical practice she volunteers as a disaster mental health specialist with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She is married to UTSA Biology Professor Aaron Cassill, has twin daughters who have moved out of the house and a number of rescue cats who have moved in.
Dr. Oswalt focuses her research on assessing college students' health status and evaluation of institutional efforts to address those health issues, predominantly in the areas of sexuality and mental health. She has authored or co-authored over 50 journal articles and two sexuality textbooks for college students. She worked as a college health educator at two different institutions before becoming a faculty member at UTSA in 2004.
Don't miss this opportunity to get first-hand information from our local experts in this field by registering for this session today.