800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
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Counseling Services has developed a series of workshops that are designed for use in your classroom, club or organization. These programs can be requested from our website or by calling our office at 503-5195. Please contact us two weeks in advance to schedule a program.
ABC’s of Anger Management – A cognitive approach to help us keep our heads when we lose our cool.
Absolute Reality: Alcohol – An interactive, open discussion about alcohol and its impact on the college experience. Encourages problem-solving for harm-reduction strategies.
Absolute Reality: The Drug Deal –An open discussion about illegal drugs and their impact on students.
Career Exploration – One’s interests, values and skills are directly related to one’s choice of careers. This workshop will offer an experiential look at the key components of the career decision-making process.
Dating Violence – Does love have to hurt? – Geared toward first year men and women, this program looks at the dynamics of power in relationships and focuses on the dynamics of creating healthy relationships
Do You Hear What I Hear?– A look at developing and enhancing effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
Grief – This workshop focuses on normalizing and understanding the grief experience and offers helpful approaches to dealing with loss.
Healthy Body Image and Eating Disorders – An examination of the development of healthy body image and what happens when our perceptions go awry.
I Met the Man/Woman of My Dreams...and Then I Woke Up – A look at the key concepts of acquiring and maintaining healthy relationships.
Meditation: The Practice of Being – Meditation and contemplation is a part of all spiritual traditions. This introduction offers an experiential practice of increasing relaxation through inner reflection and awareness of the mind, body and spirit.
New Perspective on Time Management – A look at time management from both right and left brain perspectives.
How to Understand Myself and Communicate with Others – A review of personality types using the Myers Briggs.
R U Sure? The Game of Choices and Consequences – A game designed to provoke discussion and self-awareness about drinking-related behaviors and perceptions among students
Real Men Don’t – A look at what men can do to prevent sexual assault.
Rediscovery of Our Inner Resourcefulness: Accessing the Inner Child – Through writing and reflecting, we will focus on some of the ways in which we have hidden our inner child, and how to bring forward that part of ourselves.
Relax and Renew – A workshop designed to nurture ourselves and create community through art, relaxation, massage and self-care.
Resolving Conflict – Identifies the skills necessary for the effective resolution of interpersonal conflicts.
Self-Esteem: The Practice of Self-acceptance – Identifies what hinders us from our own self-care and focuses on how to develop our awareness that we are okay.
The Art of Assertiveness – A practical, skills-based approach to saying what we mean and meaning what we say.
The Art of Eating Elephants – A practical approach to studying and learning effectively.
The Ups and Downs of Stress –This workshop will increase your understanding of stress, its impact on the body and will provide successful techniques for reducing and managing stress.
Therapeutic Humor – Uses laughter as stress-relief and the cure for “what ails us.”
Transitions: How to Use Them Well – Transitions hold the possibility of opportunity as well as breakdown. This workshop explores the benefits and opportunities inherent in any transition, as well as maintaining one’s self-esteem during this time.
Turning Anxiety into Excitement (and other ways to blow your mind) – Stress management for new teachers.
Yoga for Beginners – A
fun and practical approach to gentle stretching, relaxation and stress
reduction. Most professors have found this workshop useful during
mid-terms or at the end of the semester.
Office HoursSpartanburg (main campus)Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?