Collaborative Programs

Collaborative Programs

During the summer, we collaborate with the Office of New Student Programs and Parent Relations to participate in the INCEPT orientation conferences for new students.  We enjoy having the opportunity to welcome new members to the Georgia State University community. The CTC staff present information to the parents and supporters of new student about “supporting your student from a distance.”  They also collaborate with the Division of Student Services on the “Connect to Success” student presentation.  And CTC staff members are available to share information about the CTC at the lunchtime “Campus Connections” event each day.

Each Fall we receive numerous outreach requests from the GSU Freshman Learning Community (FLC) instructors.  In an effort to fill these requests, we have developed a series of presentations on topics that coincide with the themes of these classes.  Please see below for a list of these presentations, as well as information of which GSU1010 textbook chapter with which they coincide.  We may also provide presentations on other topics if requested, depending upon staff availability.

Mental Health 101
Creating a mentally healthy campus is everyone’s responsibility. The purpose of this module is to increase student’s awareness and decrease stigma around mental health issues. General information about mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, eating disorders, body image concerns, addiction, and substance use will be provided with a particular focus on how students can recognize symptoms of these conditions in themselves and others. Information about available campus resources will also be provided.

Interactive – multimedia powerpoint, class discussion
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter:
 11 – Maintaining Your Health
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase student’s general knowledge about mental health issues.
  • Increase student’s knowledge about specific campus resources designed to address mental health concerns.
  • Decrease stigma around mental health issues and seeking help.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Nine percent of college student report seriously considering suicide at some point, however most suicidal students imagine that they are the only ones who have ever had this experience.  Few students know what to do for themselves or people they are concerned about in this situation.  The purpose of this module is to increase student’s awareness of signs of suicide and depression.  Information about available campus resources will also be provided.

Format: Lecture & Interactive – multimedia powerpoint, class discussion
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter: 11 – Maintaining Your Health
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase awareness of signs and symptoms of suicide and depression.
  • Learn how to help or refer yourself or someone you are worried about.
  • Decrease stigma around mental health issues and seeking help.

The purpose of this module is to increase student’s knowledge and awareness about multiple aspects of diversity and identity, how these play out in the student’s personal life and how this factors influence the world in which we live.

Format: Lecture & Interactive – primarily lecture with some exercises
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter: 14 – Becoming a Global Citizen
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify primary and secondary dimensions of cultural identity in students’ lives.
  • Discuss impact of perceptions and stereotypes and moving beyond these.
  • Challenge student to identify opportunities to increase multiculturalism on campus.

Stress Management
Designed to educate students about stress and healthy ways of managing stress. Information will include: definition of stress, common sources of stress, effects of stress & how this may impact academic performance, healthy ways of managing stress and achieving balance. Depending upon time allotted, students may be led through one or more stress management activities (e.g., deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation).

Interactive Lecture & Experiential – multimedia powerpoint, in-class activities
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter: 12 – Managing Stress
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify physiological correlates of stress and their effects on the body.
  • Challenge students to identify personal warning signs of stress.
  • Practice coping skills for stress management and relaxation.

Time Management/Study Skills
Designed to emphasize the importance of time management, and increase student’s knowledge of effective time management skills. Students will be educated about time management strategies and how to implement these in their daily/weekly routine. Information about barriers to effective time management and minimizing procrastination will also be addressed. Academic study skills (e.g., note taking, study strategies, minimizing test anxiety) may also be addressed depending on time available.

Lecture & Interactive – multimedia PowerPoint, class discussion
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter: 4 – Tackling Time. 6 – Developing Academic Skills
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of effective time management.
  • Identify skills for improved time management, and possible problem time strategies.
  • Increase awareness of effective academic skills.

Conflict Resolution
Designed to educate students about a various aspects of conflict and conflict resolution including:  definitions of conflict, precipitating factors of conflict, how verbal and nonverbal cues impact conflict situations, cultural and societal messages about conflict and conflict resolution strategies. Depending upon the time allotted for the presentation, students may also have the opportunity to participate in an activity in which they learn about their personal conflict management style and how this influences their behavior in conflict situations.

Lecture & Interactive – multimedia PowerPoint, class discussion
Fits Well With Textbook Chapter: 10 – Becoming Involved-Being a Leader
Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand multiple definitions and precipitating factors of conflict.
  • Challenge students to identify their own style of conflict management.
  • Increase awareness of cultural differences in approaches to conflict.

To request a presentation or for specific questions concerning Outreach & Consultation Services, please contact the Counseling and Testing Center at 404-413-1640.