The Counseling Center offers workshops designed to assist students with personal growth and development. These workshops teach valuable skills to help students achieve personal and academic success from your first semester on campus all the way to graduation and beyond. See workshop topics and schedule below:
Creating Routine to Support Distance Learning: This workshop provides effective tools to increase routine and motivation for remote learning, and directs students to additional resources for virtual academic support.
Beat Stress for Academic Success Workshop: This 50-minute workshop focuses on the top three factors that disrupted academic performance in 2014: stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties. A social worker from the Weigel Wellness Center will help participants learn healthy ways to predict and cope with stressful times in the academic year, mental and behavioral ways to reduce anxiety, and small ways to change one’s habits and environment to improve sleep. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 716-878-4436.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training, is designed to teach participants how to recognize someone who may be in emotional distress or having suicidal thoughts, and how to appropriately engage and connect that person to resources that can help. Anyone can practice QPR in any setting, and it is appropriate in all relationships. QPR does not require clinical training, only a willingness to listen, care, and help. Members of the SUNY community may register by going to http://www.qprtraining.com/setup.php and entering “SUNY” as the organizational code.
The Counseling Center will be available via (Zoom, BBC, or whatever medium is available) to answer any questions about QPR on the dates listed below:
It’s Complicated: Grief in 2020: This workshop will focus on grief associated with current events, including but not limited to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing media/national attention to systemic racism and police brutality, individual instances of discrimination, decreasing access to social supports, and the transition to distance learning. As the result of this workshop, students will be able to:
Creating Connections: A virtual space for international students to support each other: This drop-in forum is designed to provide a safe, supportive, and confidential space for international students to have conversations about their experiences with cross cultural adjustment/stress, create connections with other international students, support each other, and learn ways to navigate stressors/ challenges of living in Buffalo, NY. Open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional international students. This forum does not require student to complete group screening. Students can attend as their schedules allows.
Supporting Communities of Color: This workshop focuses on exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized communities. This program will take an intersectional approach to identifying the various ways that these communities are uniquely affected by national crises including racism. Additionally, facilitators will offer strategies for self/community care aimed at improving and maintaining mental wellness.
These one-session, online workshop will be offered as live presentations and in pre-recorded format to allow students to access at their convenience.
See Schedule below:
|Wed. Sept. 2nd||Creating Routine to Support Distance Learning||https://youtu.be/mcxNP49Y4fM|
|Thurs. Sept. 11||
|Tue. Sept 15||It’s Complicated: Grief in 2020|
|Thu. Sept. 24||Supporting Communities of Color||Contact Dr. Wendell Rivera at 716-878-4436 If interested in this workshop|
|Fri. Sept 25||Creating Connections: A virtual space for international students||TBA|
|Tue. Sept. 29||Beat the Stress for Academic Success||TBA|
|Fri. Oct. 16||Creating Connections: A virtual space for international students||TBA|
|Fri. Nov. 6||Creating Connections: A virtual space for international students||TBA|
|Fri. Dec. 4th||Creating Connections: A virtual space for international students||TBA|
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