Texas State Counseling Center Psychologist interviewed on mental health simulation program
Richard A. Martinez, Ph.D., Coordinator of Educational Programming and Outreach and psychologist at Texas State University, was recently interviewed by CBS-News about a virtual mental health program, Kognito At-Risk, used at the university. The At-Risk program helps individuals recognize signs of distress in others and learn ways to offer support and resources. Some 4,000 Texas State students have experienced the training, which offers real time feedback from a virtual coach. The TXST Vice President for Student Affairs provided support for the university to deploy At-Risk, which is available for faculty and staff as well as students. The Counseling Center provides personal counseling, crisis outreach, and referral services for students, as well as consultation services to the larger Texas State community in support of student resilience and success.