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The Student Counseling Center staff is available to present lectures, workshops, and programs to your group, organization, or class on a wide variety of topics. Programs may take on a variety of forms. Ideas include:

  • Classroom presentations
  • Workshop for your organization or residence hall
  • Co-sponsoring an event open to the student community
  • Writing an article for your student group newsletter

For more information contact:
Jennifer McComas, LMSW
Community Intervention Coordinator
Phone: 865-974-2196

Our staff members are highly trained, skilled and knowledgeable to address a wide variety of specific topics of interest to you. If you’re interested in learning about issues related to personal growth, suicide prevention, academic performance enhancement, or mental health, we are likely to have at least one professional on our staff who has expertise in that area. However, we also enjoy designing and presenting other topics that can be tailored to the needs of your class or group.

Presentation/Workshop Topics


  • Communication Skills
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Assertiveness
  • Sexuality
  • Balancing Family and Career
  • Sexual Abuse, Assault and Rape
  • Dating
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Group Decision Making and Leadership Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Friendships


  • Time Management
  • Test Anxiety and Performance Enhancement
  • Study Skills
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Handling Academic Difficulty

General Well-being

  • Relaxation Training
  • Depression: Symptoms and Treatment
  • Suicide: Causes, Signs and Prevention
  • Eating Disorders
  • Assessing Alcohol Use
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Stress Management

Personal Growth

  • What is Counseling? When is it Helpful?
  • Raising Self Esteem
  • Shyness: Reasons and Remedies
  • Senior Year Transitions
  • Children of Divorced Parents
  • Dealing with Anger
  • Life and Career Planning
  • Basic Attending Skills


  • QPR for Suicide Prevention
  • What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted
  • Reducing The Risk Of Being Sexually Assaulted
  • Dating Violence Prevention
  • Spring Break Safety
  • Sleep and Driving
  • Risky Student Behavior
  • Traumatized Friends

NOTE: Because it takes time to develop a workshop or presentation, and because our staff members have schedules that tend to fill up quickly, we prefer at least two weeks notice of any event with which you want assistance. Also note that schedules of our staff members tend to fill up quickly toward the end of the semester. So, the best time to request an outreach service is early on in the semester.

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