September 18th, 2014
Did you know that about one in four working 20-year-olds will experience a long-term disability in their lifetime? Do you feel this is something you’re even comfortable talking about? The Counseling Center Paraprofessional Program (CCP)is here to provide you with the skills and strategies necessary to not only talk about disability, but how to be an ally to those with disabilities. On September 23rd at 7 p.m., CCPs will be facilitating a discussion on how we can make our social environment on campus more accessible to individuals with various disabilities. Individuals of varying ability statuses are encouraged to come participate in the discussion at the Illini Union in room 406. Learn about disability as an identity, break down misconceptions surrounding the identity, and learn to be an ally to those who identify as disabled. Join us on September 23rd Union, room 406 to begin BEING ABLE to be an ally.
September 10th, 2014
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. Meetings begin October 22, and go from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Please view this flyer for meeting topics and additional information.
To ask questions about In Focus or to register, please email Jodi Thomas or call 217-333-3704.
September 5th, 2014
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals will kick off their fall workshops on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in Illini Union Room 406. The first presentations is “Screen to Screen: Long Distance Relationships in the 21st Century.”
The schedule for the rest of the semester can be viewed here.
August 19th, 2014
Counseling Center Paraprofessional (CCP) Spring 2015 Cohort recruitment begins August 25, 2014–the first day of classes.
To learn more about the program and requirements, please visit the CCP page of our website.
The application will be available online beginning August 25. You can also pick up a paper application from the Counseling Center in room 110 of the Student Services Building beginning August 25. The application deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5 p.m.
July 25th, 2014
Registration for the 2014 Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues & the Role of Counseling Centers is now open. The conference will be held Sunday, September 21 and Monday, September 22 at the Illini Union on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus. P. Paul Heppner will be delivering this year’s keynote, “Opportunities and Challenges Regarding the Internationalization of University Campuses.” Continuing education credits will be available for counselors, psychologists and social workers.