UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN


Counseling Center News

April 16th, 2014

Call for Proposals – Deadline June 20, 2014

The Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers will be held on Sunday, September 21st and Monday, September 22nd. The theme for this year’s conference is Opportunities and Challenges Regarding the Internationalization of University Campuses.  Together, we will explore what it means to develop and implement services on college campuses that embrace and integrate the lived experiences of our diverse international and domestic students and scholars. How do we understand and competently address the psychosocial complexities inherent our growing global campus communities? What is the role of counseling centers in delivering ethically sound clinical services, outreach prevention, and professional training? Please consider submitting a proposal based on this theme or general diversity topics.

Examples of topics for workshops/presentations or roundtable discussions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • International student concerns
  • Intergroup relations
  • Oppression and discrimination
  • Activism and advocacy
  • Intersecting identities
  • Multicultural outreach
  • Cross cultural adjustment
  • Culturally relevant interventions
  • Competency training
  • Health and wellness
  • Gender roles
  • Power and privilege

Call for Proposals Flyer 2014

CONFERENCE_PROGRAM_PROPOSAL FORM_2014 (Word)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM 2014 (PDF)

 

April 15th, 2014

April 22: InterConnect Program

AMERICANIZATION AND REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK

College is a time when most students undergo an incredible amount of personal growth and change. New friends and new experiences reshape who you are. Going home can bring challenges as you readjust to your home culture, family, and friends. This workshop will talk about what it’s like to go home as a different person than when you first left.

All programs will be held at the Asian American Cultural Center from 6-7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, the Counseling Center, International Student and Scholar Services, McKinley Health Center, and New Student Programs.

April 14th, 2014

April 22: Tuesday @ 7 Workshop

Deconstructing Masculinity: Doing the MANual Labor

Presented by The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals
Students Helping Students

Spring 2014
Room 405 at the Illini Union
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

March 20th, 2014

Clinical Counselor – Counseling Center (A1400070)

The Counseling Center is now accepting applications for clinical counselors.

February 19th, 2014

In Focus

In Focus is a six-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life.

Group sessions for the Spring 2014 semester will be held on Wednesdays from 1-2:30pm from April 2 to May 7 at the Counseling Center.

For more information and to register for In Focus, please contact Jodi Thomas at 217-333-3704 or jmthomas@illinois.edu.

Weekly Topics

April 2: Goal Setting
April 9: Procrastination and Time Management
April 16: Managing Moods
April 23: Self-Care
April 30: Identity
May 7: Relationships

February 7th, 2014

Test Anxiety Drop-In Workshops

We are offering three Wednesday workshops during the spring 2014 semester:
February 26
March 12
April 30

Workshops are from noon-1 p.m. in room 212 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center.

Clinical counselors will offer educational workshops on test anxiety that provide strategies for how to manage anxiety, get more from your study time and better prepare for tests.  These workshops are free to students, but you must sign up to attend.

For more information and to sign up for a Drop-In Workshop, please contact the Counseling Center front office at (217) 333-3704.

January 14th, 2014

InterConnect: A Program Series

InterConnect 2014 Flyer

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
JAN 28

Learn about the history of new year’s resolutions and two of the commonly chosen new year’s resolutions in the United States. Attain the skills to create healthy nutrition and fitness goals to practice for life.

DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS IN THE US
FEB 11

What is the culture of dating in the U.S.? How does this look different or similar to dating trends in other countries? This workshop will explore dating trends, tips and the challenges & rewards of dating. We’ll also cover date night ideas and the top romantic places on campus.

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…
FEB 25

An exploration of different ideals of beauty and health that international students may have based on their own cultures and the ways in which these may agree or conflict with the ideals in the US culture. This will be a forum to have a discussion and provide information that can support international students in navigating conflicting cultural messages about health and beauty.

MANAGING MID-SEMESTER MADNESS
MAR 11

Got a lot going on in the middle of the semester? Come to a workshop on learning how to manage the many demands –
personal and academic – that can make this a stressful time. International students are invited to have an informal discussion about their individual situations and learn about resources and options that might help in effective management of mid-semester stress.

CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE
APR 8

Learn what to expect when working in a US culture and some of the surprises, challenges, and rewards. This is a great workshop to attend if you will be starting a new job or internship this summer! This is a culture based, not immigration based workshop, so we will be talking about the cultural aspects of working in the US.

AMERICANIZATION AND REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK
APR 22

College is a time when most students undergo an incredible amount of personal growth and change. New friends and new experiences reshape who you are. Going home can bring challenges as you readjust to your home culture, family, and friends. This workshop will talk about what it’s like to go home as a different person than when you first left.

All programs will be held at the Asian American Cultural Center from 6-7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, the Counseling Center, International Student and Scholar Services, McKinley Health Center, and New Student Programs.

Upcoming Events

April 15, 2014

April 22: InterConnect Program

AMERICANIZATION AND REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK Colle...

January 14, 2014

InterConnect: A Program Series

InterConnect 2014 Flyer NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS...