News Releases

December 27, 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”

The warning signs for alcohol and drug abuse 
will be the focus of the first winter quarter lecture 
in the heralded discussion series


VANCOUVER, Wash. – From alcohol and drug abuse to cultural differences and mental health, Clark College’s “Mental Health Mondays” series returns in 2011, 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.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at

The winter quarter series will begin on Jan. 10 when Stephanie Spak, LMHC discusses “Warning Signs:  Alcohol/Drug Abuse.”  The series will continue each Monday through March 7, except for Jan. 17 and Feb. 22, when the college will be closed in observance of federal holidays.

The “Mental Health Mondays” sessions are sponsored by the Clark College Counseling Center.   The winter quarter “Warning Sign” sessions and the discussion of suicide prevention are co-sponsored by the college’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).  Those sessions may be extended for an additional hour based on the issues discussed.

For additional information, call 360-992-2902.

Mental Health Mondays Discussions – Winter 2011

Jan. 10

Warning Signs:  Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Stephanie Spak, LMHC

Jan. 17

*Clark College will be closed in observance of the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Jan. 24       
Suicide Prevention
Amy Guffey, LCSW, BDC
Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center                               

Jan. 31

Asperger’s & Autism
Michael Brooks, Ph.D.

Feb. 7        
The Therapist’s Role in Gender Transition                        

Reid Vanderburgh, LMFT

Feb. 14

Cultural Differences and Mental Health    

Christine Lau, Asian Health & Service Center

Feb. 22

*Clark College will be closed in observance of the holiday in honor of Presidents Day.


Warning Signs of Threatening Behavior

Cpl. Duane Boynton, Vancouver Police Department

March 7

Group Therapy in Daily Life

Nan Narboe, MSW