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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 2018 Presentations

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

January 30, 2018
Sticks and Stones: Words CAN Hurt
(a joint presentation with the Student Access Center) 

Most of us are familiar with the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  Unfortunately, words CAN hurt and the language we use has the power to divide or unite us.  During this session, we will discuss ableist language and why it is important to think about the language we use on a daily basis.  Participants will leave with an understanding of ableist language, ideas for alternative language to use, and strategies for addressing ableist language when they hear it.
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/915600719
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,915600719#  or +16699006833,,915600719#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968
    Meeting ID: 915 600 719
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=kHRrjB6PlHPi8scK8nhqJlE4cczQAtmu

February 6, 2018
Connecting the Dots: Recognizing Depression
Paige Humphrey (P.A.W.S. Certified Peer Educator) and Dr. Wendy Barnes

Depression is a prevalent yet commonly misunderstood mental illness. Through interactive discussion and activities, we will address community attitudes about depressive disorders, help you identify signs of depression, and learn how to help someone who may be depressed.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/800986475
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,800986475#  or +16699006833,,800986475#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 800 986 475
International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=xt5aiqyeoA1RYTVcErCcUFgkS_Ogc3y-

February 13, 2018
The Language of Love
Richelle Dadian (pre-doctoral intern)

Come get tips and tricks for how to have healthy and helpful communication in romantic relationships! We will discuss effective communication strategies for reducing miscommunication and increasing understanding.  We will have an open discussion of how we can effectively communicate sexual desires and boundaries.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/299587297
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,299587297#  or +14086380968,,299587297#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 299 587 297
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=_qFoL0PHxB_kZ2zyc0FbA8V8q3614w2Q

February 20, 2018

Don’t Stress! De-Stress!
P.A.W.S. (Peer Advocates for (m)ental Wellness and Success)

Feeling overwhelmed by school, work, and your personal life? Fear not! This interactive stress management presentation will help you identify what is most stressful in your life and explain the negative effects of stress. We will equip you with skills to manage your stress in the moment as well as for the long term.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/791603494
Or iPhone one-tap:
    US: +16699006833,,791603494#  or +14086380968,,791603494#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 791 603 494
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=w0dKIBK_ogfG0vkUnIlzbC6xG-N0X73n

  February 27, 2018
Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorders: Not Just Female Problems
Dr. Ryan Staley

A growing body of research suggests a significant proportion of men acknowledge some level of dissatisfaction with their bodies, which, among other factors, can increase risk for the development of eating disorders. Men, however, tend to be more silent about their body image concerns for a variety of reasons, including feelings of embarrassment and shame. This Kat Chat will be a great opportunity to learn more about challenges many men face regarding body dissatisfaction and eating disorders, related risk factors, how they differ from women, warning signs of eating disorders, and strategies for prevention.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/869970280
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,86997028#  or +14086380968,,869970280#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 869 970 280
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=UfQTdTJXkc0QzWmTiXacpGa1f9N8F8s8

March 6, 2018

Breaking the Chains of Relationship Violence
Cheryl Taliaferro (pre-doctoral intern)

Relationship violence is considered to be a worldwide issue, with many believing that it only involves physical abuse. However, there are other forms of abuse (e.g., verbal, emotional, sexual, mental, financial, etc.) associated with relationship violence. Come learn about the different types of abuse, the effects it has on an individual’s well-being, and ways you can fight against relationship violence. You can make a difference!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/717265144
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,717265144#  or +14086380968,,717265144#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 717 265 144
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=_UT_-9oHxNwZv-S_kIjnTXgt5uEBpa7t

March 13, 2018

Staying Safe Over Spring Break: Alcohol 101


P.A.W.S. (Peer Advocates for (m)ental Wellness and Success)

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.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/896619843
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +14086380968,,896619843#  or +16468769923,,896619843#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 896 619 843
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=04nFQTZ2xARhCrtMDej3yWFB0uyQHO83 

March 27, 2018
Extinguishing Burnout!
Eugene Kogosov (pre-doctoral intern)

You have classes, tests, papers, jobs, clubs, families, relationships, etc...! The list goes on and on, and all of this may lead to you feeling burnt out. Balancing all these areas can be very difficult, and may lead to excessive amounts of stress. You are not alone. Come join me as I discuss how common burnout occurs for undergraduate and graduate students, what leads to burnout, and effective strategies on how to reduce or eliminate burnout.
 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/867782996
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,867782996#  or +16699006833,,867782996#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968
    Meeting ID: 867 782 996
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=l55UlqiTXDUpdhI8h5RSmc6QJZABgcPF

April 3, 2018
Below the Surface: All About Suicide
P.A.W.S. (Peer Advocates for (m)ental Wellness and Success)

Although it is not typically comfortable to talk about, suicide is an important topic to be educated on as it affects college students nationwide and on our own campus. What are the warning signs for suicide? How do you help a friend who is having suicidal thoughts? What can you do to support someone after a suicide has occurred? All of these questions and more will be discussed during this interactive presentation.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/28227723
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,282277239#  or +16468769923,,282277239#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 282 277 239
International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=kb9bxsgagBaefDgSLYJdETwg6x8WkM7D

April 10, 2018

The Pursuit of Perfection
Melissa Miller, LPC

Tired of feeling like you never measure up to your own standards? Are you crumbling beneath the pressure from your Inner Critic? If you identify yourself as a perfectionist or struggle with the constant fear of failure, then this presentation is for you! Come learn about why pursuing perfection isn’t so wonderful after all and how to increase your own self-compassion.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/901907983
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,901907983#  or +14086380968,,901907983#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 901 907 983
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=3rRNVnpJ5WMKvPqajFXea5TCn_lMbdRp

April 17, 2018
The Body Keeps Score: The Connection Between the Physical and the Psychological
Auma Tindi (pre-doctoral intern)

In the present age where humans are connected globally through the internet, and personally through hand held devices we are exposed to a wide variety of images and news content. As a result, our minds feed on the beautiful, the graphic, and, even, the horrific. How do our brains process the information it receives? And where does this information go? Come join in an interactive session discussing the ways in which our mind works when attempting to deal with the daily media deluge it receives.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/481421934
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,481421934#  or +16468769923,,481421934#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 481 421 934
International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=1yNtMi1R6_vRrIGrXOu6NdX7P9oPTlfH

April 24, 2018
Surviving Finals
Melissa Miller, LPC

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.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/215729842
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,215729842#  or +14086380968,,215729842#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 215 729 842
    International numbers available: https://ksu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=tzkfCAvw8wj1J0FCKqeDd5tAI2TvTXUE