News Releases

September 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing

Telephone: 360-992-2921


Clark College Presents 
“Mental Health Mondays”

Turning learning challenges into strengths 
will be the focus of the first fall lecture 
in the heralded discussion series


VANCOUVER, Wash. – From stress and codependency to mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder, Clark College’s “Mental Health Mondays” series returns this fall, offering insights on important social issues. 

“Mental Health Mondays” discussions take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building on Clark’s main campus. All events are free and open to the public.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Maps and parking directions are available at

The series will begin on Sept. 27 when Dr. Kelly Fielding discusses “Turning Learning Challenges into Strengths.”  The series will continue throughout the fall, covering a wide array of social issues. 

The “Mental Health Mondays” sessions are sponsored by the Clark College Counseling Center.  For additional information, call 360-992-2902.

Mental Health Mondays Discussions – Fall 2010

Sept. 27

Turning Learning Challenges into Strengths
Kelly Fielding, PhD 

Oct.  4       
Understanding Codependency                              

Joe Hook, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Southwest Washington Medical Center


Why is Mental Health a Community Problem?

Oct. 18        
Managing Stress with Mindfulness                        

Yael Schweitzer, MSW

Oct. 25       

Sexuality and Communication                                

Michael Brook, Ph.D.


Group Therapy in Daily Life                                    

Nan Narboe, MSW

Nov. 8        

War-related PTSD: A Community Response        

Nov. 15      

Voices in Exile                                                            

Jody Shulnak, Service-Learning Program Manager, Clark College

Nov. 22       

Positive Psychology                                                

Stephanie Spak, LMHC

Nov. 29       

Mood Disorders                                                      

Sheela Choppala, ARNP