TDPS Wednesdays: Helping Students in Distress

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Erica Merson, UMD Counseling Center

Erica Merson from the University of Maryland Counseling Center will present "Helping Students in Distress." 

In many cases of student distress, faculty and staff provide adequate help through empathic listening, facilitating open discussion of problems, instilling hope, conveying acceptance, and offering basic advice. In some cases, however, students need professional help to overcome problems and to resume effective coping. This presentation aims to help you identify distress, learn how to effectively communicate with students, and identify the various Counseling Center available resources and how to guide and refer students to them.

Wednesday, October 11, 3-4:30PM, Cafritz Foundation Theatre.

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