Fall 2014 Seminars

The Counseling Center will offer the following services free of charge to any interested VSU student, faculty, or staff member. For additional information, please come by the Center or contact us at (229) 333-5940. 

 

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

This workshop will review the benefits of happiness and help inform you of factors that can influence happiness.  Participants will leave with ideas on how to start achieving better happiness/satisfaction in life.

Wednesday, September 3rd  4-5 p.m.

 

What Lies Ahead: Beginning Your Freshman Year

Presented by Sharron Bankhead, B.S. Practicum Student

Freshman year is a totally new experience.  Join us to go over important tips and tricks to help you excel your first year.

Tuesday, September 9th  4-5 p.m.

 

Test Anxiety Management

Presented by Rebecca Smith, M.A., L.P.C.

Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.

Wednesday, September 10th  4-5 p.m.

 

Assertiveness Basics

Presented by Gwen Williams, L.P.C., NCC

If you want to learn some basic skills in expressing yourself more openly and honestly, then Assertiveness Basics is for you!  You will learn how to develop non-verbal assertive behavior and how to use assertive communication skills.

Wednesday, September 24th  4-5 p.m.

 

Booze Clues:  Separating Facts from Fiction about College Alcohol Use

Presented by Mark Williams, MHR, CCAADC

Does college life lend itself to excessive drinking?  Do most college students drink too much?  How does alcohol use impact academic performance?  We’ll shine the light on these and other “mysteries” regarding what you need to know to navigate the minefield of college drinking.

Wednesday, October 1st  4-5 p.m.

 

Test Anxiety Management

Presented by Sharron Bankhead, B.S. Practicum Student

Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.

Tuesday, October 21st  4-5 p.m.

 

QPR

Presented by Holly Wright, M.S.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Tuesday, October 28th  4-5 p.m.

 

Breakup Survival Guide

Presented by Becca Smith, M.A., L.P.C.

This seminar will help you learn how to not text or contact your ex, deal with your emotions, and build trust in people again.

Wednesday, November 5th  4-5 p.m.

 

Maintaining Life Balance

Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Life can sometimes leave you feeling pulled in all directions as you attempt to balance your roles as a student, family member/friend, and roles in your other obligations.  This workshop is designed to help you develop more confidence in managing multiple roles and stress in general.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of ways to manage life roles and concrete strategies of managing stress.

Wednesday, November 12th 4-5 p.m.

 

Increasing Self-Confidence

Presented by Gwen Williams, M.A., and L.P.C.

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it.  The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on.  Attend this seminar and learn how to increase your self-confidence.

Wednesday, November 19th  4-5 p.m.