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Choose Healing: October 5-9, 2015

Please join us during Mental Health Week from October 5-9, 2015, and attend one or more presentations. Every presentation is hosted by one or more counselors from the CBU Counseling Center and includes question and answer time. Check the schedule below and mark your calendar now!

Also, event tables outside the ADC and Brisco's will be open every day from 9am-5pm. 

Monday

10:45am - 11:45am | Sexual Trauma Ways to Heal
Topic: Rape and Sexual Assault 
Presenter:
Tesia Webster, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: Learn what it takes to recover from sexual trauma and understand how it can affect our everyday lives. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm | From Bullies to Bullets: Dealing with Trauma from the Past to Better the Future
Topic: Dealing with Trauma
Presenter:
 Michael LoGiudice, MFT Intern
Location: Business Building 104
Synopsis: What is trauma? And how does it lead to significant issues like PTSD and anxiety? Find out why traumatic experiences are important and learn how to turn traumatic experiences into healthy lessons.

1:15pm - 2:15pm | Identity Theft: Who Stole My Identity and How Do I Get it Back?
Presenter:
 Jeff Biddle, LMFT
Location: Business Building 123
Synopsis: Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, "Who am I?" Find out what our identity is, how we lost it, and most importantly, how to get it back.

Tuesday

10:30am - 11:30am | Will the Pain Ever Stop? Dealing with Chronic Illness
Topic: Chronic Illness 
Presenter:
 Sarah Palacio, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: What are the emotional and physical consequences of chronic illness? Discover coping skills and gain understanding of the impact on the suffering person, their caregivers, and others involved. 

12:15pm - 1:15pm | Identity Theft: Who Stole My Identity and How Do I Get it Back?
Presenter:
 Jeff Biddle, LMFT
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, "Who am I?" Find out what our identity is, how we lost it, and most importantly, how to get it back.

2:00pm - 3:00pm | Social Networking and Your Cyber-Psycho-Social Health
Presenter: Siobhan Welsh, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: In this era of myriad social networking sites, the effects of virtual relationships can be powerful and lasting. This "For Women Only" presentation will explore the impact of internet relationships on our psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual health. You'll get to ask anonymous questions, offer feedback, and begin to develop healthy methods of dealing with social media.

Wednesday

9:30am - 10:30am | Freshman Fears or Senioritis: Adjusting to Life Changes
Topic: Adjustment Disorder 
Presenter:
 Naomi Joyce, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: Whether you're just arriving at college or about to graduate, do you struggle with change? Is it normal? Pick up some tips as well as understanding and insight into why we may have difficulty moving on in life.

10:45am - 11:45am | "Hold on, I'm in the Middle of a Game!"
Topic: Internet Addiction 
Presenter:
 Teresa Rimmer, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: Historically, addictions have focused on substance abuse problems, but recently, behavioral addictions have increasingly become more prominent.  In this seminar, we will look at internet addictions (including sexual preoccupations, gaming, social media, cyber-stalking and texting/email), statistics, effects, current research, and how to get help.

12:00pm - 1:00pm | From Bullies to Bullets: Dealing with Trauma from the Past to Better the Future
Topic: Dealing with Trauma
Presenter:
 Michael LoGiudice, MFT Intern
Location: Business Building 104
Synopsis: What is trauma? And how does it lead to significant issues like PTSD and anxiety? Find out why traumatic experiences are important and learn how to turn traumatic experiences into healthy lessons.

Thursday

10:30pm - 11:30pm | Social Networking and Your Cyber-Psycho-Social Health
Presenter: Siobhan Welsh, MFT Intern
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: In this era of myriad social networking sites, the effects of virtual relationships can be powerful and lasting. This "For Women Only" presentation will explore the impact of internet relationships on our psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual health. You'll get to ask anonymous questions, offer feedback, and begin to develop healthy methods of dealing with social media.

12:15pm - 1:15pm | Identity Theft: Who Stole My Identity and How Do I Get it Back?
Presenter:
 Jeff Biddle, LMFT
Location: Staples Room (James Bldg)
Synopsis: Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, "Who am I?" Find out what our identity is, how we lost it, and most importantly, how to get it back.

Friday

9:30am - 10:30am | The Gift of Grief
Topic: Trauma of Grief/Loss 
Presenter:
 Gail White-Biggers, MFT Intern
Location: Business Building 203
Synopsis: "Surprise!!!" Life has a way of delivering unexpected opportunities for growth. Let's redefine the meaning of challenges, the loss of relationships, hopes and dreams, and find the beauty in embracing change. 

10:45am - 11:45am | From Bad Blood to Mad Love: How to Handle Conflict with Everyone in Your Life
Presenters: Shannon Duell, MFT Intern; Katie Armstrong, MFT Intern
Location: Copenbarger Room (upstairs in Yeager Center above Wanda's)
Synopsis: Why do we fight? What's my fighting style? How do I resolve a fight? Discover new ways of looking at conflict by exploring the notion that we fight to feel understood so that we can get close to others. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Sexual Trauma Ways to Heal
Topic: Rape and Sexual Assault 
Presenter:
 Tesia Webster, MFT Intern
Location: Copenbarger Room (upstairs in Yeager Center above Wanda's)
Synopsis: Learn what it takes to recover from sexual trauma and understand how it can affect our everyday lives. 

1:15pm - 2:15pm | Suicide Prevention: Helping When Hope is Gone
Topic: Suicide
Presenter:
Natalie Rios, PsyD
Location: Copenbarger Room (upstairs in Yeager Center above Wanda's)
Synopsis: Learn facts and tips aimed at preventing suicide on college campuses.