Spring 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. 

SOCIAL ANXIETY
Presented by Rebecca Smith, M.A., L.P.C.
 
This seminar will help anyone who feels intimidated or nervous in social settings.  Start to face your fears in situations like walking across campus, speaking up in class, meeting new people, initiating conversations or building relationships with  others.
 
Tuesday, February 4th
4-5 p.m.
 
 
TEST ANXIETY MANAGEMENT
Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D.
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Tuesday, February 11th
and
Tuesday, April 29th (After Midterm)
4-5 p.m.
 
 
WHAT WILL YOU PUT UP WITH?    
Presented by Katherine Freeman, L.M.S.W.
           
Take steps toward owning your life and protecting it.  This seminar will help you begin to learn how to sort and choose who and what to let into your life and why you are having a difficult time keeping negative people/ideas out.
 
Thursday, February 13th
4-5 p.m.
 
 
MONEY MATTERS
Presented by Gwen Williams, M.A., L.A.P.C., NCC
 
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when considering personal finance options.  Learn how to develop clear goals to achieve control over your finances.
 
Tuesday, February 18th
4-5 p.m.
 
 
PARTYING 101
Presented by Alicia Wong, B.S., Practicum Student
 
Get the most out of your college party experience by learning the differences between safe and unsafe partying, safe party planning, and guidelines to avoid risky situations.
 
Tuesday, March 4th
4-5 p.m.
                                                                             
 
INCREASING SELF-ESTEEM
Presented by Gwen Williams, M.A.,L.A.P.C., NCC
 
Learn how to get positive, take care of yourself, fight the “inner critic,” and get the help of others.
 
Thursday, March 13th
4-5 p.m.
 
 
LOVE ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH
Presented by Katherine Freeman, L.M.S.W.
 
Please come to my seminar to learn about the “Love and Respect Connection” and the need for love and respect in order to improve your relationship.
 
Thursday, March 27th
4-5 p.m.
 
 
REAL BEAUTY
Presented by Marcie Wiseman, Ph.D.
 
Come to this discussion based seminar for a conversation on how women (mis)perceive themselves and the impact it can have on overall self-esteem.
 
Tuesday, April 1st
4-5 p.m.
 
  
 
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 
Life After Your First Year of College
Presented by Sharron Bankhead, B.S. and Michael Holman, B.S., Practicum Students
 
Now that your first year is coming to an end, what’s next?  Life after your first year can be intimidating.  Come join us to learn about what lies after graduation.  Increase your knowledge about potential opportunities and experiences to prepare yourself for life after college.
 
Tuesday, April 22nd
4-5 p.m.