The Student Counseling Center staff is available to present lectures, workshops, and programs to your group, organization, or class on a wide variety of mental health 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
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, 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.
Our campus partners are also a great resource!
Please also consult the “Request a Program” page through the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) for a list of prevention and wellness based topics they can present to your group.
If you are interested in a program that is more academic in nature, visit the Student Sucess Center site for information about their programs.
Concerned about career, grad school planning, resumes or interviewing? The Center for Career Development is here for you!
The Office of Multicultural Student Life has programs on cultural identity, multicultural sensitivity, prejudice and stereotyping, and more – the MSL Diversity Educators are a wonderful UT campus resource!
QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer
QPR is a nationally-acclaimed program that helps students, staff, and faculty understand the warning signs of students in distress and how to effectively intervene.
Some examples of presentations we can provide:
- Communication Skills for Friends or Romantic Partners
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Conflict Resolution
- Relaxation Training
- Depression: Symptoms and Treatment
- Suicide: Causes, Signs and Prevention
- Eating Disorders
- What is Counseling? When is it Helpful?
- Raising Self Esteem
- Shyness: Reasons and Remedies
- Dealing with Anger
If you have an idea for a program, call us! It may be something that we can do, or we’ll refer you to the best office to meet your needs.
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.