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Counseling Services is committed to a campus environment that promotes and enhances human strength and positive mental health practices. In order to meet this commitment we provide presentations on timely topics.  If you have questions please contact us (785)532-6927. View previously recorded presentations.

 

 

Studying & Time Management

January 26, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Leasure 13

Boost your academic effectiveness by attending this presentation on ideas, strategies, and tips for getting the most out of your studying and your time!

Couldn't attend?  See the presentation:

 

Life Skills Session 1

Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Union 202

February 2, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

This Life Skills Series will help you build/strengthen your resilience in order to help you approach and bypass the roadblocks you may face in life. These sessions are free and pre-registration is not required.  You are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the series but you are welcome to attend any that you may find of interest.

Life Skills Session 1 will focus on identifying and increasing your resilience in your ATTITUDE towards life and how it affects your emotions and behaviors.  The same presentation is offered at two different times/locations:

These presentations are not recorded.  Please see Life Skills Series for future presentations.

 

Dating and Afraid:  The Field Guide to Romantic Relationships

February 9, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best things in your life.  Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others.  However, if the relationship isn't working, it can also be a tremendous drain.  Relationships are an investment.  The more you put in, the more you can get back.  These tips will help you keep your relationship healthy and strong. 

 

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Life Skills Session 2

Monday, February 15, 2016 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Union 202

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Leasure 13

This Life Skills Series will help you build/strengthen your resilience in order to help you approach and bypass the roadblocks you may face in life. These sessions are free and pre-registration is not required.  You are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the series but you are welcome to attend any that you may find of interest.

Session 2 will focus on increasing your resilience by building your PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS.  The same presentation is offered at two different times/locations:

These presentations are not recorded.  Please see Life Skills Series for future presentations.

 


Rock/Paper/XBox:  Balancing Video Games and College LifeVideo Game Controller

February 23, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

Video games are a great pastime and source of stress relief, and they can also become a distraction from schoolwork and obstacle to graduating.  This Kat Chat will discuss engaged and problematic play, how much is too much, and ideas for how to play games without being played yourself.

 

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CloverStaying Safe on Fake Patty's Day

March 1, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

Where did my phone go? Why is there someone sleeping on the sidewalk at 1 p.m.? Where am I? Why is there vomit everywhere? Why are there over 1,000 law enforcement officials within a square block radius? OMG, why did I just send a drunk tweet professing my love for........... Those sound like Fake Patty's Day questions. Join us as we answer those questions and discuss much more to assist you in having an epic Fake Patty's Day; one that you can actually remember, and we don't mean by police reports, scars, and horrific stories that your friends tell you.

Due to technical difficulties we were unable to record this year's presentation.  See last year's presentation below:

 

Life Skills Session 3

Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Union 202 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Leasure 13

This Life Skills Series will help you build/strengthen your resilience in order to help you approach and bypass the roadblocks you may face in life. These sessions are free and pre-registration is not required.  You are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the series but you are welcome to attend any that you may find of interest.

Session 3 will focus on increasing your resilience by strengthening your TOLERANCE FOR FRUSTRATION.  You will learn some mind/body skills in this session.  The same presentation is offered at two different times/locations:

Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Union 202 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Leasure 13

 

Ableist Language -- Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me; Except When They Do

March 22, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

You've heard the saying, but you've also probably been hurt by someone else's words.  This presentation/discussion is intended to introduce the concept of ableist language, to increase our awareness of disability metaphors, to facilitate our thinking about how this language can be harmful, and to help us identify alternative words we can use to speak more clearly and intentionally.

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Meaningful Careers and Majors:  The Benefits and How to Find Them

March 29, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure Hall

Most of us look for jobs that provide some sense of meaning and fulfillment.  Come and learn about the impact meaningful work can have on your physical and mental health.  We will also discuss how you can use the information to make important career decisions.

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Students Helping Students

April 5, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

Students and student leaders are in an ideal situation to identify the stressors that often negatively affect students, however many feel uncomfortable broaching the topic or unsure how best to connect students to appropriate resources.  At-Risk for College Students and Student Leaders is an online interactive course that prepare users to recognize signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.  Users learn how to approach at-risk students and make appropriate referrals to campus support services for screening and assessment.  Through role-play conversations with virtual students, learners attain hands-on practice managing challenging, and often sensitive, conversations surrounding mental health and master skills necessary to identify and connect students to help.

Due to technical difficulties we were not able to record the Students Helping Student presentation.  You may want to check out the At-Risk online training.

 

Practice Makes...Perfect?

April 26, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

Do you find yourself struggling to meet a standard of "perfection" that just seems unrealistic?  Come and learn how perfectionism can both help you and harm you in your academic, personal, and professional life.  This presentation will highlight strategies for reducing self-criticism and making your high expectations work for you rather than against you.

 

 

Open BookSurviving Finals

May 3, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leasure 13

It takes more than just studying to successfully make it through finals week. Come to the Surviving Finals workshop and learn tips for retaining the information you study and ways to sustain mental wellness for your finals week.