The Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Well-Being 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.
Presented by Dina Baunoch and Melissa Meulman
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.
Presented by Chris Good and Demian Glusberg
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 can use that will help them be more present in their lives.
Presented by Kristen Swope and Emily Jackson
Many of us know someone, perhaps a friend or family member,
who is struggling with depression, anxiety, or some form of mental health
issue. However, knowing the best way that you can “be there” for your loved one
can sometimes feel like a lot of pressure. In this workshop, we will cover
general information about mental illness and common mental health disorders,
effective ways to communicate, and strategies to help you cope with the stress
and pressure you may feel when you see a loved one going through a difficult
Presented by Kathleen DiMattia and Sofia Alvarez
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.
Presented by Karen Eash and Demian Glusberg
The aim of the workshop is to give students a clear
understanding of what sexual consent is and to facilitate conversations about
consent. It is so 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
Presented by Kristen Swope
Communicating effectively is critical in so many areas of
life: from romantic relationships to friendships and work. Being able to
understand others and to be understood greatly increased the chances of success
across the board and will likely lead to greater satisfaction. This workshop
will provide an introduction to communicating with others in an effective
Presented by Sofia Alvarez and Melissa Meulman
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.
Counseling Center at 724-357-2621
Attendance slips will be provided!