Spring 2016 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, January 27th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union.

Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Bradford Coleman, LAPC
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Thursday, January 28th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union
 
 
Break Up Survival Guide
 
Presented by Becca Smith, LPC

Still thinking about your ex? Feeling angry, sad or frustrated about the break up?  This discussion based seminar will help you better cope with your feelings and work towards moving on.

 Wednesday, February 3rd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Staying Energized in College

Presented by Heidi O’Connor, LAPC

This seminar takes a look at the many reasons you may be feeling less energized and some “college-ready” ways to improve your energy level.

Thursday, February 4th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Presented by Chelsea W. Holcombe, M.S, Health Educator

Develop a new outlook and create dramatic change.  Problems caused by ineffectiveness cannot be solved with the same ineffective thinking that created them.  This seminar will go through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, based on the teachings of Dr. Stephen R. Covey.  Learn the power of effectiveness and feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Treat Yo’Self

Presented by Angela Paggett, B.A., Practicum Student

Learn about the importance of taking care of oneself.  Develop coping strategies during times of stress or after a long day of school.  Let’s help you learn to treat yo’self.

Wednesday, February 24th, 4·5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union 

Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Bradford Coleman, LAPC
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Tuesday, March 1st, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union
 

Alcohol and You: Get the Facts, Make Good Decisions

Presented by Mark Williams, M.H.R.

How much is too much, too often?  What is the difference being blacked out and alcohol poisoning?  What are the signs of a developing problem?  Why is the legal age twenty-one when you are a legal adult at eighteen?  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, March 2nd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Safe Dating

Presented by Helena Everhart, B.A., Practicum Student

In this seminar, you will learn how to recognize the signs of violence and unhealthy communication in relationships.  Become more aware when meeting new people and starting new relationships.

Tuesday, March 8th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

We Need To Talk

Presented by Heidi O’Connor, LAPC

Improving communication to help your relationships succeed by saying “We need to talk” at the beginning, not the end.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Stop! Thinking About It-Dealing with Obsessive Thoughts and Behavior

Presented by Becca Smith, LPC

Can’t sleep because you think about things over and over?  Distracted by thoughts you can’t get rid of?  This discussion based seminar will  help you understand why this happens and how to finally stop thinking about it!

Wednesday, March 30th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Setting and Meeting Goals

Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D.

Learn effective ways to create and reach academic and personal goals.

Wednesday, April 6th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 1, Student Union

Discovering Mindfulness: Learn How To Calm Your Mind

Presented by Katie Ajluni, B.A.A., Practicum Student

This seminar will help you to become more aware of the present moment and be able to handle stressful situations in healthier ways.  Learn how to be calm and present in your life.

Wednesday, April 13th, 4-5 p.m., in Meeting Room 2, Student Union