Education and Programming

In line with our concerns for education and prevention, the Counseling Center staff is available to the campus community for educational programming-in the residence halls, in the classroom, and as guests of various campus organizations and groups. Referral recommendations can also be made with respect to off-campus speakers who may have expertise in a particular area.

Possible Topics

Ask us about a subject of interest to you, or consider these frequently-requested topics:


Eating Disorders





In addition to offering seminars, complimentary handouts are available at the Counseling Center on any of the following topics. Feel free to pick up any of the following in the Counseling Center waiting room:

Attention Deficit Disorder Fact Sheet…Symptoms list and helpful resources.

Anger Checklist...Often anger is hidden—unacknowledged or unexpressed. Anger does not disappear; it simply gets diverted. A self-assessment list of physical and emotional symptoms often tied to angry feelings.

Communication - Traits of a Health Family...A guideline for what should happen as families grow and develop together. Includes suggested activities to promote family unity.

Eating Disorders: Suggestions for those who want help…Symptoms list and helpful suggestions on how to/not to intervene in the life of a friend or family member.

Feelings vocabulary...An extensive feelings list for those who are journaling or learning to identify feelings.

Flashbacks...For survivors of any kind of trauma, a practical list of how to ride out memories of previous traumatic experiences.

Grief and Bereavement…Information on how to help and support a friend who is grieving a loss through death.

Guilt: True or False… An explanation of guilt; how to know the difference and what to do about it.

Holiness vs. Wholeness...A short essay from Donald Sloat's "The Dangers of Growing Up in a Christian Home." Discusses certain evangelical rules that may promote control and guilt instead of grace and growth.

Internet Addiction Checklist… by Kimberly Young. An assessment in response to overuse of computers to deal with or avoid personal problems.

Love relationships - Different types...A brief description of healthy and unhealthy ways of relating. Use to evaluate the stage of your relationships.

Mental Illness - Within a family…Tips on how to cope with a family member’s illness.

Perfectionism…A checklist to determine your "perfectionism quotient " and realistic suggestions for overcoming perfectionistic tendencies.

Shame - Characteristics of adults shamed in childhood...A list of common repercussions to children who were humiliated and a list of ways to recognize and break away from these feelings.

Sleep problems - Cheating the sandman…Twenty tips for better sleep and answers to common questions about sleep problems.

Stress reactions to a traumatic event...Suggestions for alleviating emotional pain after experiencing a traumatic situation.

Stress - How to cope…Twenty-one suggested activities to combat a stressful lifestyle.

Suicide…A list of warning signs, an explanation of the myths and facts, and tips on how to help a suicidal person.

Time management - A weekly schedule...A practical handout to help you organize your schedule and assignments.

Testing resources...Information on premarital testing and counseling available through the Counseling Center.

Channing Bete Co. Pamphlets 

In addition, we offer pamphlets from the Scriptographic Series on the following topics:

  • Alcoholism in the Family
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drugs
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Loneliness
  • Overcoming addiction
  • Rape
  • Roommate conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-injury
  • Stress
  • Studying Successfully
  • Suicide
  • Test Anxiety
  • Time Management