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 canceled class is possible with advance notice. We are currently revising Counseling Workshops. Please check back at a later date. If you are interested in participating in workshops or have a request for a workshop, please contact Bridget Riffel.

For Students

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. (1 Hour)

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. (1.5 Hours)

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. (45 Minutes)

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

Recognizing & Addressing Distressed, Disruptive, and Dangerous Student Behavior
This workshop will help employees to recognize and categorize the signs of a student in distress.  Techniques for preparing for disruptive behavior, de-escalating crisis situations and 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. (60 minutes; if role play practice is desired, 1.5 hours)

Understanding 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. (60 minutes)