• 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.

    Fall 2016 Counseling Center Workshops


    The aim of the workshop is to give students a clear understanding of what sexual consent is and to facilitate conversations about why consent is so important. It is important that people are properly informed of consent, respecting other peoples' boundaries and not being ashamed of willingly engaging in or rejecting sexual activity. Learning about consent is also vital to identifying sexual assault and supporting survivors of sexual assault by outlining and understanding that sexual activity without consent is a crime for which only the perpetrator can be to blame.

    • Wednesday, September 21
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.  

    Hosted by Sofia Alvarez, Kathleen DiMattia, and Michael Marquez

    Body Image

    Concerns about food, eating, and body image are familiar to many college students; however, there are also a lot of misconceptions about these issues. Come to this workshop to learn how to recognize disordered eating and break down some of the myths surrounding it. Information about healthy eating and how to reach out to someone who is struggling will also be reviewed.

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

    Hosted by Brian Ferraccio and Kristen Swope

    Stress Management 101

    It seems as if everyone is dealing with some form of stress. Learn the most common sources of stress for college students and tools for effectively dealing with stress. Workshop includes mindful meditation skills and resources available on campus.

    • Wednesday, October 19
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Peter Hauge and Melissa Meulman

    Sleep: It Does a Body Good

    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.

    • Wednesday, November 2
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Sofia Alvarez, Emily Jackson, and Ken Volk

    Coping with Grief

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

    Many of us have had the experience of losing someone important, whether they were a friend, family member, pet, or someone else. Unfortunately, grief is one of the universal human experiences, and it can also be one of the most confusing and complicated processes we each go through. Each person grieves differently; however, this workshop will highlight commonalities across our grief experiences, while also emphasizing and discussing the wide variety of ways in which our grief may progress based on a number of different factors.

    Hosted by Peter Hauge and Sara Troupe

    Healthy Relationships

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

    Would you like to have stronger relationships with your partner, friends, or roommate? Do you have trouble speaking up for yourself in your relationships? Are you worried that your relationship or a friend's relationship might be unsafe? The purpose of this workshop is to help you tackle difficult conflicts in your various relationships. You will be able to ask anonymous questions to the workshop leaders who will provide information and skills to help you effectively set boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and resolve your relationship issues and concerns.

    Hosted by Sara Troupe and Michael Marquez

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

    Attendance slips will be provided!