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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 2015 Counseling Center Workshops.

Doing it My Way

  • Wednesday, September 23
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
  • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

This workshop is a safe space to consider lessons we've learned about what sex "should" be and what gets in the way of expressing our sexuality the way we want. Attendees are encouraged to consider what good sex is for them, in the context of consent, physical and emotional safety, and fun! Barriers to good sex will be discussed, as will opportunities and strategies to embrace one's sexuality in an authentic way. Individuals of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and orientations are invited to participate.

Hosted by Camille Interligi ( and Michael Marquez (

Coping with Grief

  • Wednesday, September 30
  • Ruddock Hall, Room G12***
  • 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 Sara Troupe ( and Peter Hauge (

 LGBT Issues

  • Wednesday, October 7
  • 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 ( and Michael Marquez (

Study Smarter

  • Wednesday, October 21
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.***

Stressed out by exams? Struggling to remember what you’ve learned? Feeling like you never have time to study? Many students run into these problems, but are never taught how to solve them. Whether you are new to college or just want to brush up on your study skills, this workshop can help. You’ll have the chance to learn about helpful resources on campus and which test preparation methods may work best for you.

Hosted by Emily Lazar ( and Gabi Huffman (

A Mindful Way of Living

  • Wednesday, October 21
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 18***
  • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Mindfulness is, in its truest sense, a way of living. Someone living mindfully is able to stay is the present moment, taking a nonjudgmental stance toward his or her experience. Living mindfully can help students navigate through the highs and lows of the college world, helping alleviate stress and live more peacefully. This workshop will review mindfulness, its basic tenets and principles, and will also offer some techniques and practices that students might with them that can help them be more present in their lives.

Hosted by Peter Hauge ( and Kenneth Volk (

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

  • Wednesday, October 28th
  • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
  • 4-5PM

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 ( and Peter Hauge (

Eating Disorders: Fact, Fiction, and Finding a Healthier Way

  • Wednesday, November 4
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
  • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

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.

Hosted by Sara Troupe ( and Abby Costello (

Social Class: Let’s Talk About It

  • Wednesday, November 18
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
  •  4:30–5:30 p.m.

Have you thought about the impact that money and class have on your daily life and your identity?  What about how class issues play out in your community?  Come to this workshop for an open discussion about money, class, and power.

Hosted by Brian Ferraccio ( and Sara Troupe (

Home for the Holidays

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

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 Alyssa Stiver ( and Emily Lazar (

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

Attendance slips will be provided!

  • The Counseling Center
  • Suites on Maple East, G31
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2621
  • Fax: 724-357-7728
  • Monday through Friday:
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Walk-In Hours:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
  • 1:00–3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30–11:30 a.m.