Fall 2015 Seminars

The Counseling Center will offer the following services free of charge to any interested VSU student, faculty or staff member.  All seminars will be presented in a designated Student Union Meeting Room on the 3rd floor.  For additional information, please come by the Center or call 229-333-5940. 
 
Time Management
 
Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
 
Effective time management is a learned skill that can help you feel more in control of your life while increasing your academic success and efficiency. This seminar is designed to introduce useful strategies to learn more effective time management skills, and to help you take the first steps in applying these skills to your daily life.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1A, Student Union.

Love Your Selfie
 
Presented by Rebecca Smith, LPC
 
This discussion based seminar will involve a conversation on how both men and women often judge themselves in a negative way.  Learn how to fight the urge to compare yourself to others and be more kind to yourself. 
 
Tuesday, September 8th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
  
 
Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Heidi O'Connor, LAPC
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Tuesday, September 15th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1A, Student Union
 
 
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Alcohol...and Some Things You Didn't’t!
 
Presented by Mark Williams, MHR
 
How much is too much, too often?  What is the difference between blacking out and alcohol poisoning?  What are the signs of a developing problem?  What is the cost of a DUI and how would one affect my future?  The answer to these questions will be discussed in a frank and open forum.
 
Wednesday, September 16th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 2, Student Union
 
 
QPR- “Ask A Question, Save A Life”
 
Presented by Holly Wright, M.S.
 
Suicide is preventable and you can help.  Come and learn 3 simple techniques to help someone get the help they need (Question, Persuade, and Refer).
 
Tuesday, September 22nd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
 
 
College 15: 15 Ways to Live Well on Campus 
 
 
Presented by Chelsea Holcombe, M.A., Health Educator 
 
Navigation through college can be challenging. This seminar will provide you with 15 tools and resources on how to eat well, practice healthy sleep habits and manage your time and stress level so that you can survive and thrive on campus!
 
Tuesday, October 6th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
 
 
Who Am I?  What Am I Doing Here?
 
Presented by Caitlyn Brown, B.S., Practicum Student
 
This seminar will address and provide techniques for some of the common questions and adjustment issues that arise when going through college.
 
Tuesday, October 13th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
  
Got Stress?  Learn How To Fight It!!
 
Presented by Rebecca Smith, LPC 

Classes, friends, relationships, family, work, finances...even one of these things can cause stress, let alone all of them together. Come find out how to lower stress, gain energy, improve self-care and finally balance it all. 

Thursday, October 22nd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
 
How to Have a Healthy Relationship
 
Presented by Holly Wright, M.S.
 
This seminar will help you know if you and your "bae" are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship.
 
Thursday, November 5th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
 
Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Heidi O'Connor, LAPC
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Tuesday, November 10th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union
 
 
Better Sleep
 
 
Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
 
Restful sleep is an important aspect of well-being that is also easy to overlook. This seminar focuses on providing education on ways sleeping patterns impact us.  Practical strategies to maintain healthy sleep habits will also be introduced.

Wednesday, November 11th, 4-5p.m., in Meeting Room 1B, Student Union