"Fostering Resilience & Well-Being for Academic Success"
Dr. Thomas Aubrey, Director of Behavioral Health Sciences and Professor at Glendale Community College
In this plenary session, we will discuss key elements that can help students build the mental and emotional fortitude to succeed in all areas of life. These are the same resiliency skills taught to professionals in highly stressful occupations, including police officers, first responders, and active military. These elements will help foster students' growth of academic resilience, enhance well-being, and improve physical and mental health. By improving students' quality of life, we can contribute to increased persistence, perseverance, and completion rates in the community colleges.
About Dr. Thomas Aubrey
Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey, DBH-c, MSC, LAMFT, CMHFA, CCTP, CFTP, CFTPI, is the Director of Behavioral Health Sciences and Professor at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona. He is also an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona State University (NAU). Dr. Aubrey has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. He obtained his doctorate in behavioral health (integrated behavioral medicine) from Arizona State University (ASU) and is currently working on a second doctorate in cognitive psychology.
Dr. Aubrey is the author of the textbook, The Resilient Learner: Thriving and Succeeding In College, and co-author of the books: Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving and Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency: Building Professional Resiliency Against Burnout, Traumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue. He serves as Chair of the Behavioral Health Sciences Advisory Board at GCC and serves on the board as a member of the GCC Exercise Science and Nutrition Advisory Council. In addition, Dr. Aubrey serves on the Psychology/Counseling Advisory Board for Grand Canyon University and the Advisory Board for Arizona Trauma Institute. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. Dr. Aubrey has over 15 years of diverse experience in behavioral healthcare, including trauma treatment, crisis stabilization, marital counseling, career and academic counseling, and integrated behavioral medicine for the treatment of comorbid behavioral and medical conditions.