In an effort to reach out to students, faculty, and staff, the Counseling Center provides educational programming on mental health topics of interest to the campus community. Previous workshops and programs have covered topics such as:
- Long Distance Relationships
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Diversity Awareness
- How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder
- Intimacy in Relationships
- Time Management
- Depression in Men
- Conflict Resolution
- Understanding Destructive Relationships
Other workshop topics are available and can be tailored for the needs of the intended audience. When making special requests, please keep in mind that additional time may be needed to develop the program. Please understand that, due to the exceptionally high demand for counseling services during the academic year, the Counseling Center may not be able to fulfill all requests for outreach programming.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires all university employees to report disclosures of sexual harassment and sexual assault to the Office of Equal Opportunity in an effort to foster and maintain an environment free from sex discrimination and so that the university can provide a prompt and effective response. Most JMU faculty, staff, and student employees must abide by these requirements. As staff members of the Counseling Center, we are exempt from Title IX reporting requirements, and communications with our clients are privileged by law; therefore, we will discuss Title IX implications with faculty, staff, family members, and students as necessary while serving as clinicians for students directly impacted by sexual trauma. If we are asked to attend a campus event where survivors may be identified, we will provide support and resources.
If you would like to request such a program, please complete the Outreach Request Form.