Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

Please join us for the first in a series of H-1B RTW LTU Subject Matter Expert (SME) Technical Assistance webinars, “LTU Focus on Mental Health”. 


This Focus on Mental Health TA Webinar will be led by SME Professor David Blustein, from the Department of Counseling, Development, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

Using the latest research, Mr. Blustein will outline the growing mental health challenges faced by long-term unemployed and underemployed people, highlighting the initial signs of trouble that often emerge for counselors working with this population. He will provide concrete strategies for integrating mental health interventions with career counseling, with the goal of helping clients cope with their stress, find support in their communities, and reduce the risks of greater emotional pain. H-1B RTW grantees serving LTU’s facing mental health challenges will learn how to identify signs of mental health challenges and key strategies for integrating mental health interventions into the grant program.

Save the Date! Following this Webinar event, we’ll have a group roundtable discussion to further explore this topic. The Roundtable Discussion/Q&A will be held on July 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to provide grantees with the opportunity to further discuss the topic presented in the webinar with Mr. Blustein. An official invite and dial-in information for this Webinar follow-up will be sent out to grantees separate from this Webinar invite.

This webinar is targeted for program directors, managers, service providers, case managers, career coaches and other staff that is responsible for providing intensive services to their RTW grant program participants.

Full publication title: H1-B Ready to Work (RTW) Long-Term Unemployed (LTU) Subject Matter Expert Series: Focus on Mental Health


Megan Baird, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


David Blustein, Professor for the Department of Counseling, Development, and Educational Psychology, Boston College