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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.

Spring 2017 Presentations

All presentations are held on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45 pm in Leasure 13

January 24, 2017

Talking Your Friends Down From the Ledge

Ever had a friend who was struggling and wondered what you could do or say?  We’ve often been in this situation and felt helpless.  We want to help, but don’t know what to say, and we definitely don’t want to make things worse.  Join us for a conversation about these situations to generate strategies and resources to help you be a supportive friend.

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/603570650

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,603570650# or +16465588656,603570650#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 603 570 650

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=auxtrf2qkb8Q9NLqsTjlSA64KmjSSP3Q

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:603 570 650


 January 31, 2017

At-Risk—General Overview

Learn to recognize signs of psychological distress and ways to approach those individuals at-risk through appropriate referrals to campus support services.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/979725373

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,979725373# or +14086380968,979725373#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 979 725 373

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=H6UPvzyDhWX3VT-tr7U3Dgu8XPVqzlX3

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 979 725 373


 February 7, 2017

The Relationship of Self-Compassion, Level of Outness and Well-being among Transgender Individuals. Knowledge of Risk and Protective factors

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

~Jack Kornfield

Historically, the transgender community has endured discrimination, hatred, and negativity. They are often stigmatized, marginalized, and suffer from lack of community compassion. Social Support is a Protective Factor, and acceptance often takes place with familiarity. Creating a place where conversation and interaction can take place can facilitate growth and understanding. Join us for a conversation about how to manage risk and engage in protective factors.

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/753806648

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,753806648# or +16465588656,753806648#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 753 806 648

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=DBQc7rlPCVqI1WCThREXubNlh57Ti7kq

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:753 806 648


 February 14, 2017

Healthy Relationships

Come join us for an informative (and timely) presentation on healthy relationships. This presentation will help you manage conflict, communicate, and identify love languages.

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/549330677

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,549330677# or +14086380968,549330677#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 549 330 677

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=OCyim4do4vYpe-k8LqWZQTx8lPMihN1C

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:549 330 677


 February 21, 2017

Stress + Emotions = Feeling out of control?

Stressful situations can evoke feelings of anger or fear and at times both.  Sometimes the hardest part is allowing ourselves to experience those emotions in order to appropriately express and manage them.  In this Kat Chat, we’ll look at ways to recognize stress emotions, manage them and not be controlled by them, understand their relationship to depression and anxiety, and outline coping strategies for stress.

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/847827352

 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,847827352# or +16465588656,847827352#

 Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 847 827 352

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=PLPb5d8N0FUu1CbCal-XvAlk15A6n99c

 Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 847 827 352


 February 28, 2017

At-Risk—Veterans On-campus

Returning veterans enter the classroom with valuable experience; however, adjusting to student and civilian life presents unique challenges. Learn more about the needs, experiences and cultural issues affecting student veterans.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/966688338

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,966688338# or +16465588656,966688338#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 966 688 338

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=4Z3O6JGvD4pJAntZyVQczptAI2TvTXUE

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 966 688 338


 March 7, 2017

Tackling Tricky Tasks

Panicking about projects, presentations, and other large assignments looming ahead in the semester? Do you find yourself procrastinating because you just don’t know how to start? Learn about strategies for tackling large projects and managing your time well so you can avoid those all-nighters and last minute rush to the finish line before a deadline.

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/498594841

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,498594841# or +14086380968,498594841#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 498 594 841

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=xdN-Spv62HMFYmrtaajLgWwuxdgB0dKr

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:498 594 841


 March 14, 2017

Staying Safe Over Spring Break:Alcohol 101

Learn about making safe and responsible decisions regarding alcohol use.  With St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break in the weeks ahead, topics include how alcohol affects an individual’s health, performance, and decision-making abilities.  Abstaining and drinking in moderation, personal safety, and utilizing designated drivers will also be addressed.  Resources will be provided in the forms of community and counseling services resources for problem drinking, an information sheet about alcohols effects on the body, and a tally card that allows students to keep track of the number of drinks consumed when socializing.

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/311174345

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,311174345# or +14086380968,311174345#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 311 174 345

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=OwihTV1yM5l4mbniuSsIyLoNtpWTRlDh

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:311 174 345


 March 28, 2017

Words Have Power: No more sticks and stones

You’ve heard the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” 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.

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/801858683

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,801858683# or +14086380968,801858683#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 801 858 683

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=nv1mn0leuepAvvZO4XQEurMz-aRfWKYy

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 801 858 683


April 4, 2017

Let’s Talk About Privilege
A discussion about privilege, intersectionality, and the ways in which it shapes our lives and how we relate with others. Exploring how our awareness of privilege can help create positive change and unity in the communities we live in.

 Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/898605964

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,898605964# or +16465588656,898605964#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 898 605 964

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=AWCreEw880cq0YKvfyFQggD2jb9se5Bi

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 898 605 964


 April 11, 2017

At Risk—LGBTQ On-campus

Learn to respond to biased comments, ways to support students who come out and how to recognize signs of psychological distress. Participants will also learn how to refer at-risk students to the appropriate campus support services.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/734798900

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,734798900# or +16465588656,734798900#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 734 798 900

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=XQvYkKkwGLVelPFs0nLSHHUZ8OTi9LqS

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 734 798 900


 April 18, 2017

Alcohol and Student Life

Come join us for an informative presentation and dialogue on the role of alcohol in the lives of K-State Students. This presentation will help you understand some basic information regarding alcohol measurement, effects of alcohol, harm reduction strategies, and will include an informal dialogue section where students can ask questions in a non-judgmental space.

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/928502842

or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,928502842# or +16465588656,928502842#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 928 502 842

International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=vazk1RFXvU0oM2ydN3c5wWf3EkBnmwWe

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

Meeting ID:928 502 842


 April 25, 2017

Surviving Finals

It's almost finals week.  Are you finding it difficult to control your stress, manage your time, and fight procrastination?  If you answered yes to any of these, this presentation is for you!  We'll discuss ways to better understand your emotional needs and what's causing your stress.  We'll explore ways to effectively manage your time so you don't have to become a hermit.  We'll also discuss ways to fight against procrastination, even if it's productive procrastination; for example, you may not have written your 10-page paper, but your bathroom has never been cleaner!  We can help with that.

Can’t make it in person? Join us via Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/749314921

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,749314921# or +14086380968,749314921#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 749 314 921

    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=JVsAoZSzAvq2pAIFP5Eve5hGPxDFBn_u

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)

    Meeting ID:749 314 921

 Fall 2016 Presentations

August 30, 2016

Adjusting to College Life
Adjusting to College can be challenging!
This 45-minute KatChat session will help you

  • Learn you are not alone
  • Identify common stressors
  • Learn quick skills to help you cope
  • Use your values to inform your decisions
  • Identify additional supports !

September 13, 2016

Living in the Present Moment: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Learning how to be aware of what is happening in the present on a moment-by-moment basis.

September 20, 2016

Take Control of Your Time & Energy: Studying and Time Management
Are you struggling to balance the demands of school, work, and a social life? Or maybe you find yourself regularly waiting until the last minute to finish tasks and assignments. Join us to learn skills related to time management, prioritizing, and effective studying.

October 4, 2016

Stress Management
Poorly managed stress can have a significant impact on our bodies, mental health, and relationships.  If you are interested in learning more about ways to cope with stress effectively, join us!

October 18, 2016

MYTHBUSTERS: Breaking the Stigma of Psychological Disorders
Fact or fiction: People with psychological disorders are violent?  Come to this interactive discussion to learn about psychological disorders in the US and around the world.  We’ll talk about the stigma associated with psychological disorders, seeking help, and set the record straight.  You’ll walk away with some strategies for addressing stigma and some resources that could help you or your friends if struggles arise.

 

October 25, 2016

Academic Anxiety
Feeling anxious about exams, papers, or other assignments?  Come learn how to manage and cope with stress or anxiety related to academic assignments and performance. The presentation will highlight both short-term and long-term tips to help you improve productivity and perform your best.

Surviving Finals

It's almost finals week.  Are you finding it difficult to control your stress, manage your time, and fight procrastination?  If you answered yes to any of these, this presentation is for you!  We'll discuss ways to better understand your emotional needs and what's causing your stress.  We'll explore ways to effectively manage your time so you don't have to become a hermit.  We'll also discuss ways to fight against procrastination, even if it's productive procrastination; for example, you may not have written your 10-page paper, but your bathroom has never been cleaner!  We can help with that.

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