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Outreach and Workshops

Counseling and Psychological Services staff are available for preventive programming focused on the developmental needs of students and to maximize the potential of the academic experience. Programs aim to help students acquire new knowledge, skills and behaviors; encourage positive and realistic self-appraisal; foster personal, academic and career choices; enhance the ability to relate mutually and meaningfully with others; and increase the capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective style of living. These programs should be responsive to sexual/relational orientation, gender identity, racial, cultural, disability and ethnic diversity among students, and reach students who are less likely to make use of traditional counseling services. 

Virtual Quaratine Connection

Are you feeling isolated in your hotel room or off campus apartment? Maybe struggling with feelings of loneliness, worry, anger, or shame related to being exposed to COVID-19? You are not alone.

Join two of Counseling and Psychological Services’ therapists, Lisa Rizzo and Grace Weinstein for an informal, drop-in discussion to connect, problem-solve, and support one another in quarantine.

Students must register for each session on CampusGroups.
A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
*Interpreters are available

Note: Drop-in connections are designed to provide skills to assist with coping. They do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 585-475-2261 during business hours or 1-855-436-1245 after hours. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or an emergency mental health service in your local community.

ALL CONNECTIONS BEGIN AT 3pm

Sept 4: http://cglink.me/r766913

Sept 11: http://cglink.me/r769955

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Sept 25: http://cglink.me/r770033

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Oct 30: http://cglink.me/r770045

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Nov 20: http://cglink.me/r770048

 

Educational outreach workshops and events:

  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • National Depression Screening Day
  • National Eating Disorders Screening Day
  • Resource Tours at Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Mock Intake to introduce faculty and/or staff to the student experience
  • Debriefing Critical Incidents
  • What’s On Your Mind: Informal Drop-In Consultation
  • Active Listening/SupportWorkshops
  • DIY Biofeedback for Stress Management
  • ADHD or Not?
  • Developing your own Self-Care Kit for Resiliency
  • The Success Mindset Managing Stress in the Job/Co-Op Search
  • Dessert and Dialogue: A collaboration with Residence Life
  • People are Scary: Social Anxiety
  • Mindfulness and Managing Stress
  • #RelationshipGoals
  • Are you Getting your ZZZ’s: Sleep and Performance
  • Three C’s of Roommate Conflict
  • Assertive vs. Aggressive
  • Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Maintaining Motivation: College is Not a Sprint, it is a Marathon
  • Gratitude: A Self-Care Strategy
  • Managing Expectations: Moving Back Home
  • Managing Academic Distress

 

SMART RECOVERY Group

This is a free weekly meeting held at RIT and facilitated by 2 professionals. Meetings are to support individuals who are interested in making changes in their lives when it comes to any type of addictive substance or behaviors including smoking, alcohol, drug use, or excessive internet use. SMART RECOVERY meetings teach self-empowerment and self-reliance and follows a 4-point program (motivation to abstain, coping with urges, problem solving and achieving lifestyle balance. Primary Contact: Toni Gauther

 

Faculty and Staff Training:

RIT Counseling and Psychological Services hosts a leading national model in the training of faculty and staff on student mental prevention and early intervention strategies. Please contact the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services for more information:

Reetz, D.R. & Brownson, C. (October, 2018). Academic Success, Well-being, and Faculty Prevention and Early Intervention Training: Current Findings and Applications from the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. New Orleans, LA 
 
Irvin, S., Brownson, C., & Reetz, D.R. (March, 2018). College student suicidality, wellbeing, and academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Philadelphia, PA 
 
Reetz, D.R. (January, 2018). Effectively Engaging Faculty in Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies that Promote Student Health, Well-being, and Academic Success. Invited presentation at the University of Texas System Bystander Intervention Conference. Austin, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R. (October, 2017). Engaging faculty in prevention, early intervention, and resilience initiatives that promote student well-being and academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Denver, CO 
 
Reetz, D.R. (May, 2017). Training faculty and staff to support campus mental health needs. Invited presentation at the National Conference on Campus Mental Health for Higher Education Administrators. Toronto, Canada 
 
Reetz, D.R., Sharma, M., Chandler Bolin, M., & Mitchell, S. (March, 2017). Retention and on-time graduation: Leveraging mental health prevention and early intervention to support academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). San Antonio, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R., Sharma, M., Chandler Bolin, M., & Mitchell, S. (January, 2017). Retention and on-time graduation: Leveraging mental health prevention and early intervention to support academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of NASPA Strategies Conference. Austin, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Spano, D. (October, 2016). Treating the skills gap: Initiatives that strengthen resilience, soft skills, and employability. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Tampa, FL 
 
Reetz, D.R., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Spano, D. (March, 2016). Treating the skills gap: Initiatives that strengthen resilience, soft skills, and employability. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Indianapolis, IN 
 
Spano, D., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Reetz, D.R. (January, 2016). Innovative counseling center programs to promote resiliency. Presented at the annual meeting of NASPA Strategies Conference. Orlando, FL  

Novotney, A. (2014). Students under pressure: College and university counseling centers are examining how to best serve the growing number of students seeking services. Monitor on Psychology, 45(8), 36-38.