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Counseling Services

Spring 2016 Workshops

Counceling Word Star

Date: Time: Workshop Title: Location:
Feb. 1 6:00 PM QPR
(Question, Persuade, Refer)
SSC Rm. 2413
Feb. 18th 4:00 PM Social Media Do’s/Don'ts SSC Rm. 2413
Feb. 22nd 1:00 PM R-E-S-P-E-C-T SSC Rm. 2413
Mar. 4th 12:00 PM Journaling SSC Rm. 2410
Mar. 28th 5:00 PM Perfectionism & Procrastination SSC Rm. 2413
Apr. 11st 6:00 PM Stress Reliever SSC Rm. 2413
Apr. 25th 5:00 PM Letting Go - Dealing With LOSS SSC Rm. 2413
Support Groups… Topic: Grief & Loss Sessions
To sign up, please call (229)931-2708

QPR Training/Helping Students Find Hope

Training in suicide awareness has become a priority on campus as we strive to identify and serve students who have lost the will to live. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) has been designed for any individual to notice those in need and direct them to help. With video presentation, power point slides, handouts and role play, participants will practice the skill of asking sensitive questions and responding with confidence to those experiencing emotional distress. Ideas for fostering hope will be shared and resource materials will be provided.

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Journaling: Creative Tools for Managing Stress

Overwhelmed by responsibilities? Pressured by impending deadlines? Or just plain frustrated trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then it’s time to do some journaling. Through journaling, you can explore difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations with easy to use writing and art exercises. Journaling promotes creativity, reduces stress, and strengthens problem solving skills.

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Letting Go - Dealing with Loss

In order to help students who have lost a relationship (parent, spouse or friend) due to death, divorce or separation, this workshop is designed to facilitate the process of rebuilding. Stages of grief will be reviewed, as well as the core tasks of dealing with denial, fear, loneliness and guilt. Students will address anger, worth and transition so they are more open to letting go, trusting and finding purpose in their present situation. Remembering the important lessons learned from the relationship and celebrating the positive memories will be balanced with the opportunity to manage the frustration and disappointment associated with loss, especially premature or unexpected loss.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

“I’m not asking you to like me, but you have to respect me.” Have you ever heard something similar to this? Respect is a “buzz” word that seems to stay in style. R&B Queen, Aretha Franklin did a remake of the famous RESPECT song (originally performed by Ottis Redding), in 1967 and it continues to be a staple for listeners of all ages. Participants in this workshop will define respect and ways it is used in relationships; identify other character traits that foster respect in relationships; and explore how nonverbal actions can affect one’s perception of being respected, or giving respect.

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The services that are provided are short-term and are free to GSW Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Personal Counseling
  • Social Counseling
  • Academic and Educational Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Educational Workshops and Presentation
  • Group Therapy
  • Grief and Loss Support

Some issues that are addressed include alcohol-related problems, date rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse/violence.

If Counseling Services is unable to provide the necessary services for a client, alternative recommendations are discussed and appropriate referrals are made.

Is it for Me?

How Do I Know If I Should Seek Counseling?

If you or someone you know has been:

  • Dealing with alcohol and drug abuse
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Performing poorly at work and/or in class
  • Suffering from low self-esteem
  • Experiencing relationship conflict with relatives, friends, or significant others
  • Experiencing a crisis or stressful event (death in family, divorce, or breakup of a relationship)
  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts

Some common signs indicating that a student is in need of help:

  • Lack of energy, listlessness, continually sleeping in class
  • Behavior that regularly interferes with effective management of your class
  • Frequent absence with little or no work completed
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene
  • Dramatic drop in academic performance
  • Always asking for special consideration/make-up excuses
  • Overly suicidal thoughts, sometimes expressed in writing
  • Inability to make decision despite your repeated attempts and encouragement
  • Dramatic weight loss or weight gain
  • Always making appointments to see you during office hours
  • High level of aggression, even violent behavior

Referrals

The center operates on an open door policy. however, appointments are accepted.  Please indicate if the situation is an emergency.  If you are not sure about the appropriateness of a referral, call the center at 229-931-2708 for a consultation.

Confidentiality

Counseling Services staff adhere to standards of confidentiality as set forth by the American Counseling Association.

Generally, information about a student is not released without written permission from the student. Exceptions include instances of suspected child abuse or when students are in danger of harming themselves or others.

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