Workshops

  • The Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Well-Being (CHWB) is offering a series of workshops to talk about issues that commonly affect college students. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including study skills, stress, sexuality, and stigma. Attendance vouchers will be provided in case you would like to offer extra credit to students who attend.

    Spring 2016 Counseling Center Workshops

    LGBT Issues

    • Wednesday, February 3
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Individuals who identify as a sexual minority face a variety of difficulties that are both unique and challenging. This workshop will be a safe place for individuals to talk about issues revolving around sexuality and how our identities can sometimes lead to feelings of isolation or confusion.  LGBT issues tend to be forgotten due to heteronormative assumptions and this workshop will highlight the effects that this assumption has on our developing sexual identities. 

    Hosted by Camille Interligi (c.j.interligi@iup.edu) and Michael Marquez (M.Marquez2@iup.edu)

    Sleep: It Does the Body Good

    • Wednesday, February 17
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    We all need sleep, but sometimes it gets neglected. Restful sleep is as important as diet and exercise, and is essential for maintaining good health, energy, learning and memory. Come to this workshop to discuss common sleeping problems and learn new ways to get your zzzs.

    Hosted by Alyssa Stiver (A.G.Stiver@iup.edu) and Emily Lazar (e.k.lazar@iup.edu)

    Behind the Scenes: Mental Health in College

    • Wednesday, March 2
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Are you curious about what mental health, mental illness, and therapy are all about? Come explore the world of mental health and the perceptions and stigma that surround it. Discuss common myths and discover truths about mental health concerns and counseling. Workshop includes resources available on campus.

    Hosted by Sara Troupe (S.M.Troupe@iup.edu) and Brian Ferraccio (B.J.Ferraccio@iup.edu)

    It's Time to Talk: Breaking the Silence on Suicide

    • Wednesday, March 16
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Suicide is one of the most difficult topics to talk about, yet most of us have been personally impacted by it in some way. The purpose of this workshop is to open up the conversation about suicide on college campuses. We hope this will be an opportunity to ask questions and promote greater understanding and awareness. We’ll cover myths and facts, ways to help yourself and others, and the impact that suicide has on surviving loved ones and the community

    Hosted by Emily Lazar (e.k.lazar@iup.edu) and Peter Hauge (P.D.Hauge@iup.edu)

    Dealing with Break-Ups

    • Wednesday, March 30
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    “To ghost or not to ghost? That is the question.” Breaking up is hard to do! Join us for a discussion about the good, the bad, and the ugly of ending relationships. Attendees can expect to discuss the pros and cons of dating and breaking up in an era of technology, learn better ways to break up with someone, and get tips on how to navigate life after a breakup.

    Hosted by Camille Interligi (c.j.interligi@iup.edu) and Michael Marquez (M.Marquez2@iup.edu)

    Dealing with Family/Friends who have Mental Illness

    • Wednesday, April 13
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Do you have a friend or family member who lives with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness? Do you ever find it difficult to know what to say to him or her?  If so, please come to our workshop to talk about ways to support a loved one.

    Hosted by Abby Costello (a.e.costello@iup.edu) and Gabi Huffman (g.c.huffman@iup.edu)

    Home for the Summer: Transitioning from College Life to Living Back at Home

    • Wednesday, April 27
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    As the academic year comes to a close, many students have mixed feelings about spending the summer at home. The transition from college life to living at home can be stressful. If you think this might be true for you and/or your family members, come and learn about some of the ways that you might prepare for this change and manage the stress of straddling your life at college and your life at home.

    Hosted by Kenneth Volk (K.W.Volk@iup.edu)

    For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621

    Attendance slips will be provided!