Spring 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 the Counseling Center Conference Room-Powell Hall East, 2nd floor.  For additional information, please come by the Center or call 229-333-5940.
 
Entering Adulthood
 
Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
 
College is a pivotal point in many adults’ lives in defining identity and purpose.  This seminar is designed to help students continue becoming the person they would like to be.

Wednesday, January 28th, 4-5 p.m.

  
First Generation College Students
 
Presented by Heidi Duthoy, M.S., L.A.P.C.
 
This seminar identifies some of the challenges faced by First Generation College Students and explores successful ways to navigate VSU.
 
Wednesday, February 4th, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
Making Relationships Work In College
 
Presented by Nicole Alers, B.A., Practicum Student
 
Learning how to navigate the complexities of relationships, whether it be a significant other, roommate or family, can be difficult.  This seminar will discuss those complexities and discuss resources for students on how to maintain a variety of relationships while in college.
 
Tuesday, February 10th, 4-5 p.m.
 
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, February 11th, 4-5 p.m.
 
Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Holly Wright, M.S.
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Tuesday, February 24th, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
Getting Through Graduate School: How To Stay Afloat In A Sea Of Pressure
 
Presented by Caitlyn Brown, Practicum Student
 
This seminar will focus on the importance of self-care in graduate school in order to minimize stress and the potential for burn-out as well as techniques that can be implemented.
 
Wednesday, February 25th, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
QPR- “Ask A Question, Save A Life”
 
Presented by Gwen Williams, MA, L.P.C.
 
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).
 
Wednesday, March 4th, 4-5 p.m.
 
Increasing Energy: A Healthy Outlook
 
Presented by Heidi Duthoy, M.S., L.A.P.C.
 
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.
 
Tuesday, March 10th, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
College and Healthy Sleep Hygiene
 
Presented by Stephen Norris, M.Div., Practicum Student
 
How can you make the most of what little sleep you get?  In this seminar you will learn about and discuss what happens during sleep and why sleep is important for a healthy mental, physical, and emotional life.”
 
Tuesday, March 31st, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
Self-Forgiveness
 
Presented by Ryan Couillou, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
 
Many of us blame ourselves and have trouble moving forwards after a mistake is made.  Sometimes, forgiving ourselves can be more difficult than forgiving others.  This seminar is designed to address the topic of self-forgiveness and help you take the first steps forward in letting go of past mistakes.
 
Wednesday, April 1st, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
Stress Management
 
Presented by Gwen Williams, MA, L.P.C.
 
Learn how to manage your stress effectively by applying some simple relaxation techniques.  You can get more done and improve your quality of life.
 
Wednesday, April 8th, 4-5 p.m.
 
 
Test Anxiety
 
Presented by Holly Wright, M.S.
 
Learn how to cope with anxiety before tests, lower distress levels, and earn higher grades.
 
Thursday, April 23rd, 4-5 p.m.