Register Online! Registration Deadline is Friday, January 10th, 2014 @ 5 pm
Student Health and Counseling Services is offering this FREE two-day training for peer leaders (and aspiring peer leaders. The training is funded by a state-wide CSU grant to promote
mental health (CalMHSA).
Our aim is to offer training in two broad areas:
- First, we want to give a set of trainings in self-care/resiliency-building. These
will include identifying personal strengths, building compassion for self and others,
recognizing signs of one’s own distress, acquiring skills to build mindfulness and
affect regulation. We will emphasize how good self-care and growth are an essential
part of effectively helping others.
- The second set of trainings will focus on helping skills. Modules will include understanding
the role of the helper and developing healthy boundaries and role limits, using campus
resources/making good referrals, interventions skills and assertiveness, crisis recognition
and the use of mental health resources.
- Building Compassion in Self & Others
- Making Healthy Choices
- Helping Skills Basics
- Substance Use/Abuse
- Healthy Relationships
- Crisis Training nd Recognizing Distress
- Mindfulness Skills: Learning to Cope
The training will emphasize skill-building through exercises and modeled role-plays.
It is hoped that a personal relationship will be formed between all the trainees and
counseling center staff that will better ensure that students use SHCS as a resource
for referral or consultation.