Stetson Spotlight Presents Leila Roach

Friday, February 22, 01:30pm - 02:30pm (EST)

Dr. Leila Roach, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Chair of Counselor Education, will speak on “Exploration and Expansion of Mental Health Services in Bhutan”.

In 1972, Bhutan, a small Buddhist country nestled in the Himalaya Mountains, operationalized the concept of Gross National Happiness in the GNH Index. Two of the nine domains of GNH are health (physical and mental) and psychological well-being. Psychological well-being includes quality of life, life satisfaction, and spirituality. To address these domains and to meet the growing demand, Bhutan invited United States counselors to assist in responding to the increasing mental health problems, social and family issues, and school and career guidance needs. Leila Roach completed her second appointment in Bhutan while working on her 2018 Summer Grant with the National Board of Certified Counselors International (NBCC-I) and the Bhutan Ministry of Health at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in the capital city of Thimphu. In this presentation, she will talk about her experiences as a mental health provider, trainer, and supervisor including: the current structure of healthcare in Bhutan; the range of identified mental health and family/social concerns; cross-cultural counseling issues including the intersection of mental health, culture and religion; and areas for future research.

Add to Calendar 2/22/2019 1:30PM 2/22/2019 2:30PM America/New_York Stetson Spotlight Presents Leila Roach Dr. Leila Roach, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Chair of Counselor Education, will speak on “Exploration and Expansion of Mental Health Services in Bhutan”.

In 1972, Bhutan, a small Buddhist country nestled in the Himalaya Mountains, operationalized the concept of Gross National Happiness in the GNH Index. Two of the nine domains of GNH are health (physical and mental) and psychological well-being. Psychological well-being includes quality of life, life satisfaction, and spirituality. To address these domains and to meet the growing demand, Bhutan invited United States counselors to assist in responding to the increasing mental health problems, social and family issues, and school and career guidance needs. Leila Roach completed her second appointment in Bhutan while working on her 2018 Summer Grant with the National Board of Certified Counselors International (NBCC-I) and the Bhutan Ministry of Health at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in the capital city of Thimphu. In this presentation, she will talk about her experiences as a mental health provider, trainer, and supervisor including: the current structure of healthcare in Bhutan; the range of identified mental health and family/social concerns; cross-cultural counseling issues including the intersection of mental health, culture and religion; and areas for future research.
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Friday, February 22, 01:30pm - 02:30pm (EST)

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