Dallas College Mental Health Symposium

We believe mental health and wellness is for everyone.
Join Dallas College Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for an engaging, interactive day of learning as we dive into ways expressive art can support your mental health.

Dallas College Counseling and Psychological Services Presents:

Creative Modalities:
The 2024 Mental Health and Wellness Symposium

Date, Time and Location

Friday, April 26, 2024, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Richland Campus, Performance Hall and Online

RSVP to watch online or join us in person

The symposium is free to all attendees and is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered in-person attendees.

Accommodations are available for this event through Accessibility Services. Upon submitting the event registration form you will next see details for how to request your accommodations by Friday, April 19.

* Available for in-person attendees only.


8:30-9 a.m.

Check-In/Breakfast Opens*
East Breezeway

9 a.m.

Perf. Hall & Livestream
  • Dr. Justin H. Lonon, Chancellor
    Dr. Kay Eggleston, President, Richland Campus
    Dr. Thaddeus Mantaro, Dean, Student Health and Wellness

9:20 a.m.

Brief Remarks
Perf. Hall & Livestream
  • Katie Neff, MS, LPC-S, Professional Counselor

9:30 a.m.

Line Dancing*
Thunderduck Bridge
  • Kay Coder, Sociology Professor

9:45 a.m.

Transition Break

10 a.m.

Breakout Session A



Perf. Hall & Livestream





10:45 a.m.

Transition Break

11 a.m.

Breakout Session B



Perf. Hall & Livestream




11:45 a.m.

Transition Break

Noon-1 p.m.

East Breezeway

1 p.m.

Keynote: Stomping Ground Comedy Theater
Perf. Hall & Livestream
  • Experiential, interactive and engaging, this year's keynote is like a great mullet — business in the front and a party in the back! Come ready for learning that is truly fun.

2:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Perf. Hall & Livestream
  • Dr. Thaddeus Mantaro, Dean, Student Health and Wellness

3 p.m.

Symposium Concludes

Please contact Grenalda Spears at GSpears@DallasCollege.edu with any questions.


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