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Online Screenings, Workshops, & Special Events

In addition to counseling-based services, the Center for Counseling and Student Development offers programming on a variety of topics to numerous groups throughout the year. Many seminars and workshops are open to all currently-enrolled ECU students, and do not require advanced notice that you plan to attend. Please see the description for each event for more information regarding time, place, and target audience. 

If you would like to take an online screening from the privacy of your own residence, simply click "Online Screenings" in the menu on the left and enter the password: EASTCAROLINA to access the screenings. Feel free to make an appointment with one of our counselors to further discuss results from any of the screenings.

CCSD Workshops

Our in-house workshops are open to any ECU student (not just CCSD clients) and will feature four rotating presentations throughout the Fall 2015 semester. 

Bouncing Back: Coping Skills for Anxiety and Stress--this workshop will define the concept of resiliency and look at how stress or anxiety can impact our ability to cope with everyday challenges. We will talk about methods of reframing problems to focus on possible solutions and assist with reducing stress symptoms. 

Offered in Umstead 103 at 4 pm on October 22; November 3; November 17; December 10.
     at 11 am on October 19; November 2; November 16; November 30

Why So Blue?:Dealing with Depression and Loneliness--this workshop will identify common symptoms of depression, reasons students may experience periods of loneliness or sadness, and provide suggestions of how to increase motivation and improve social interactions.

Offered in Umstead 103 at 4 pm on  October 29; November 12; December 3
     at 11 am on October 26; November 9; November 23; December 7

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 

Koru is a word used by the Māori people (a culture that is indigenous to New Zealand) for the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond. It is a natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability, symbolizing new life, strength, and peace. 

This workshop series teaches skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which offer the type of growth symbolized by the koru. Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers approaches and skills to help you find more satisfaction in your daily life –improved sleep, patience, increased self-compassion, and greater resiliency. 

The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind;and through the practice of meditation. 

If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you! 

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation will be offered on various days/times throughout the semester, in order to make it accessible to students with varying schedules. 

To find out about future class times and add your name to the registration list, please go to: 

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The Center for Counseling and Student Development offers various workshops and presentations discussing an array of emotional & mental health topics. We are open to speaking to classes, residence hall groups, student organizations, and groups of faculty & staff.

The following are a sample of relevant topics:

  • Adjusting to College
  • Coping with Grief and Loss Issues
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Communicating and Resolving Conflict
  • Self-Esteem Boosters and Busters
  • Getting & Keeping the Relationship You Want!
  • Alcohol & Drug Use on Campus: What You Need to Know  

*Except in emergency situations, group programming requests will be filled based on staff availability. We require at least two weeks notice for our planning purposes.

For more information or to request a new topic for a workshop, please contact the Center for Counseling and Student Development at 328-6661 OR stop by or office at 137 Umstead to fill out an "Outreach Program Request Form." All requests will be staffed at Counseling Center Team meeting weekly.



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