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The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) offers a variety of encouraging and educational mental health programming for the campus community. Through workshops, trainings and supportive attendance at interdepartmental events, we partner with students, staff, and faculty to heighten awareness of mental health and emotional wellness. Below are our most frequently requested programs. If you’re looking for something more tailored, the BCC is happy to work with you to modify or create a custom workshop, training or presentation based on your needs.
To request a group, training, presentation or BCC staff attendance at one of your upcoming events, please complete this form. A member of the BCC team will follow up with you to discuss next steps.
What is therapy? Do I need it? Is it really for me? How do I schedule an appointment? We’d like to introduce you to the BCC! During this training we’ll review BCC services, our approach to mental health care, how to access the center, and what you might expect when meeting with a team member.
You’ve heard of the BCC, you’ve heard of Community Therapy but what’s the difference? Maybe you haven’t heard of Community Therapy- our program that provides free, confidential mental health services at several locations around campus- and want to learn more. In this casual training, you’ll be able to meet our 6 Community Therapists, learn about each clinician, their sites, and styles as well as how to make use of this very accessible opportunity for individual care as well as collaborative programming.
We’ve all been there- someone we know is struggling, we want to help and feel stuck. We think “What if I say the wrong thing? This feels bigger than I can handle… what do I do? How do I get them connected to the right person for support?” This workshop is designed to empower your ability to help others, notice your limitations, and practice strategies to coordinate connection to the appropriate resources on campus.
You love helping others; you’ve found clubs, majors, jobs, and opportunities to give; yet from time to time it wears you down, leaving you feeling like there’s little left in your tank for other responsibilities let alone yourself. You’re cranky, withdrawing from activities or relationships, and have a serious case of the Whatevers. This workshop normalizes the residual effects of being a human-giver and teaches concrete strategies to preserve your energy, productivity, and friendships.
Are you a first year student adjusting to life at college? Midyear trying to find “your people” in a space that already feels established? International student trying to make sense of a new culture and education setting? Perhaps you’re returning from a health leave or semester abroad and struggling to incorporate those experiences into your Brandeis ones? Whatever you’re adjusting to, we hear you, it’s tough. Let us share some helpful tips and tricks to thriving at Brandeis.
Sometimes, we can get so caught up in trying to help others or feeling overwhelmed by their distress that we unintentionally risk skipping the important step of listening, empathizing, and validating. This workshop will not only teach you strategies to ensure intentional listening, empathy, and affirmation but also approaches to avoid.