Outreach & Consultation Services
The Georgia State University Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) is committed to reaching out to the University community. We are aware that not all members of the university community will come into the CTC to take advantage of our services. Outreach & Consultation Services are a vital part of how the CTC interacts with the university at large, and promotes student development outside the physical space of the CTC. Often this takes the form of presentations and workshops to classes and student groups; at other times, participation on collaborative programming within the Division of Student Affairs. Our outreach programs focus on meeting the developmental needs of our students, and on promoting their academic, personal, social and psychological growth. Outreach programs focus on topics ranging from specific psychological and interpersonal topics to general information about the CTC range of services.
Some our past presentation topics have included:
- Overview of Counseling & Testing Center Services
- Stress Management
- Time Management and Study Skills
- Mental Health 101
- Conflict Resolution
- Suicide Prevention and Awareness
- Diversity Awareness
- Trauma/Sexual Assault
- Alcohol/Drug Education & Awareness
- Relationships & Communication
- Disordered Eating & Body Image concerns
This is not an exhaustive list and other topics may be requested; however, please be aware that the CTC staff may not be able to accommodate all outreach program requests at all times. Our ability to respond to requests may be impacted by factors such as the current demand for services and availability of staff to present on a given topic. University faculty, staff, academic departments, and student groups or organizations are all eligible to request outreach programs. When requesting a workshop or presentation, we are asking for your assistance in helping us provide quality programs by contacting us with your request at least two weeks prior to the earliest requested event date. If we cannot meet a request, we will attempt to help you find other resources to meet your needs.
In addition to workshops and presentations, CTC staff are often called upon to consult with faculty or other university professionals about the psychological and academic well-being of students. Whether responding to concerns about individual students in a psychological crisis, speaking to a group of students after the loss or assault of one of their peers, or simply being available following a more public crisis or trauma, the CTC staff are available to assist the campus community.