In this episode of 13, join Assistant Vice President of Counseling and Psychological Services and Director of Survivor Support Services Dawn LaFrance as she shares how the University supports the mental health of students on campus. Learn about the various support groups, therapy sessions, and unique initiatives now in place, and find out more about how students can access these services.
LaFrance joined Colgate in 2001 as a staff psychologist. Since then, she has taken on additional responsibilities and duties, including overseeing all of the University’s counseling services and Haven, Colgate’s sexual assault support center. She earned her bachelor of science in psychology at Lafayette College as well as her master’s degree and PsyD in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.
Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Brittney Dorow ’17, Mari Prauer, Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.