Next on CampusChat: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, Maureen Price Tillman, L.C.S.W., will be the guest host of our weekly CampusChat. The topic of the chat is how to make a successful transition to college. College-bound teens, their parents, independent counselors, as well as guidance counselors will benefit from Maureen's expertise on this topic.

Maureen tillman Maureen received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. She has worked as a psychotherapist with adolescents, families and adults for 35 years. Eight years ago, she founded College with Confidence.

This psychotherapy service helps students (and their parents) facing a wide variety of issues whether preparing for college, already on campus, home for the summer, or studying abroad. Maureen leads workshops for parents, teens, schools, physicians, and mental health professionals on the college adjustment and on depression education.

Her commitment to depression education and suicide prevention has included being President of the New Jersey Association of Suicidology and a Group Facilitator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

As the series creator and curator of The New York Times Local College Corner, Maureen provided professional expertise and weaved the threads of preparation, adjustment, and skill development for a successful transition to college. She has been featured in The Star Ledger, Daily Record, New Jersey Jewish News, Maplewood Patch, on the National Association of Social Workers website as well as local cable television and radio shows. She now writes about college issues for The Huffington Post.

Maureen has a private practice with offices in Maplewood and Morristown, N.J. and with today's technology is able to consult and counsel around the globe.       

She was featured in Break That Hovering Habit Early which appeared in US News and Report College Edition.  

CampusChat is hosted on Twitter and moderated by Kelly Queijo (@collegevisit), founder of Smart College Visit, Inc. To participate in the conversation, simply add the hashtag "#campuschat" to your posts on Twitter (tweets). The chat will begin at 9 pm, Eastern and will last for one hour. Though Maureen will lead the chat, it is hosted as an open forum where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share insights of their own. 

For more information about CampusChat and how to participate, click here: What is CampusChat.

For updates and other news from SmartCollegeVisit, please follow @collegevisit. You are invited to follow Maureen on Twitter — @MaureenPTillman