Prevention and Outreach Workshops

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides virtual and in-person presentations on a variety of mental health topics including, but not limited to: stress management, assisting students in distress, cultural sensitivity and available mental health resources. Outreach presentations are designed to raise awareness and provide information regarding mental health, to as many students as possible.

Anxiety Toolbox Workshop Series
SPRING 2023 DATES AVAILABLE: Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges Offered

Do you want to learn more about anxiety and practical tools to manage anxiety symptoms? Or maybe be more consistent with coping skills for difficult situations? This series of sessions will focus on providing information that will increase a student's ability to understand the nature of stress, learn about strategies for managing stress, and evaluate their personal stress level. 

 

Wednesdays, February 22nd, March 1st, and 8th, 2023 - 6 p.m. REGISTER

  • Virtual psycho-educational skill-based sessions
  • Participants will receive a pdf workbook
  • Meets weekly for 1-hour
  • 3-week series
  • Participants are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions, as each one builds on the one before it

 

This training offers a micro-credential and open badge. Micro-credentials are unaccredited competency-based certificates granted to individuals who have completed a non-academic educational training or program. Open badges are verifiable micro-credentials that can be shared through social media or LinkedIn. 

Mood Gym
SPRING 2023 DATES AVAILABLE. MAY ALSO BE REQUESTED.

A mental “fitness” experience designed to help you strengthen your “muscles” for managing stress and overwhelming emotion. Emotional and cognitive exercises to improve your ability to express emotions effectively will be woven throughout this experience.

April 4, 2023 - 5 p.m. REGISTER

April 24, 2023 - 5 p.m. REGISTER

  • Lecture style focused on teaching two specific skills
  • No camera or mic is necessary
  • Includes polls and text chat participation
  • 60 minutes

Orientation of SCC Services
BY REQUEST ONLY

A student counseling center team member will present the ins and outs of our services. They will answer any questions about SCC's current services and our limitations.

  • Lecture style presentation
  • No camera or mic necessary
  • 30 minutes

Red Folder Training (for students or faculty/staff)
SPRING 2023 DATES AVAILABLE: Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges Offered MAY ALSO BE REQUESTED.

The Assisting Students in Distress Folder is a quick reference guide that helps identify common signs of student distress or crisis and directs faculty/ staff through campus protocol to clarify whom they should contact in the event of a mental health emergency. The folder also provides tips for how to approach a student who may be in distress and provide them with resources on or off campus.

STUDENTS ONLY, In-Person (food provided)

April 4, 2023 - 12 p.m. REGISTER

FACULTY/STAFF ONLY, Virtual

February 15, 2023 - 12 p.m. REGISTER

May 1, 2023 - 12 p.m. REGISTER

  • Lecture style-focused, using the ‘Red Folder’ as a guide
  • Option of a staff or student-focused presentation
  • Camera: Not Required
  • Mic: Necessary for Q&A participation or use chat box feature
  • Includes interactive vignettes and real-life examples
  • PDF version of the Red Folder will be provided during the presentation
  • 60 minutes

Find more information on assisting students in distress here.

 

This training offers a micro-credential and open badge. Micro-credentials are unaccredited competency-based certificates granted to individuals who have completed a non-academic educational training or program. Open badges are verifiable micro-credentials that can be shared through social media or LinkedIn. 

Toxic Positivity
BY REQUEST ONLY FOR SPRING 2023

Learn ways to talk to yourself and to others with warmth and compassion without falling into the trap of toxic positivity and invalidation. Join this discussion and practice of embracing the unique human emotional experience.

  • Discussion based for practicing a generalized skill
  • Cameras: Not required
  • Mics: Recommended for break-out groups and discussions
  • 60 minutes

If you have any questions about the workshops listed above, require accommodations for a disability or would like to request a workshop specifically for your organization/group please contact the student counseling center at 410-328-8404

SCC will do its best to accommodate outreach requests, as they come in on a rolling basis. Please submit outreach requests a minimum of 4 weeks prior to requested date. If you are interested in a topic not listed on the form, please contact the Outreach and Referral Specialist, Tierra Major (tmajor@umaryland.edu), with what you are looking for so that it can be reviewed and the SCC can best assist you.

Interested in something else?

Please email Tierra Major (tmajor@umaryland.edu), what you are looking for so that it can be reviewed for the SCC can better assist you.

The Student Counseling Center often collaborates with URec Fitness and Wellness on workshops/presentations about wellness and healthy life balance. Check out their workshops and upcoming events here.