Counseling Workshops

Several programs and workshops have been developed for students and employees that are designed to provide preventative and educational information.  These programs are available for anyone to book or request.  Additionally, delivering a program to students in a cancelled class is possible with advance notice.  Click here to see a current schedule of workshops, and register today as space is limited. If you are interested in having a workshop presented that is not listed below, contact Salena King to discuss creating one.

For Students:

Healthy Body Images: Why it’s difficult to have one and how we can begin to love our bodies.

This program covers common societal misconceptions about body image and addresses eating disorders.  45 minutes

Living Well: Finding balance in your life.

This workshop helps busy students to work toward achieving a more satisfying balance in their lives.  Students will learn about the six factors of wellness and how to adjust their lifestyle in order to live more fulfilling and enjoyable lives.  45 minutes or 1.5 hours

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

This program aims to educate students, staff, and faculty about the warning signs of suicide, dispel myths about suicide and self-injurious behavior, as well as teach intervention techniques and where to go for help. 45 minutes

Managing Stress and Anxiety

This workshop will teach students to recognize the initial signs of stress and anxiety and how to better manage these distressing emotions.  A broad range of stress reduction techniques will be covered and some will be experienced in the class.  45 minutes

Holiday Stress: Preparing to return home.

This workshop will engage students in an informative discussion about common difficulties they might experience upon returning home for the winter break as well as the usual holiday stress.  Tips and techniques will be offered to make the return more pleasant and comfortable for everyone. 30 minutes

Healthy College Relationships: How to have and maintain them!

This interactive workshop will help students to learn the basic differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships of all types.  Assertiveness skills, good communication techniques, and conflict resolution will be covered.

Bystander Intervention: I‘ve Got Your Back!

This program works to teach students how to effectively step in to help one another in emergency and non-emergency situations.  45 minutes

For Faculty Members and Staff:

The Distressed Student: Skills for aiding students in crisis.

This workshop will help employees to recognize and categorize the signs of a student in distress.  Techniques for de-escalating crisis situations as well as identifying signs that a student may need professional help will be taught.  Additionally, we will cover how the counselor can potentially help students in crisis and how to make referrals to counseling services.  45 minutes; if role play practice is desired, 1.5 hours

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

This program will briefly cover the range of mental illnesses that frequently occur on college campuses and how the illnesses may impact our students.  Information about the indicators of abuse and addiction of substances will also be provided.  Questions are welcomed.  45 minutes