Workshops & Presentations

If you are interested in scheduling a speaker, workshop, or presentation, please contact 610-861-1510.

Managing Your Moods

"Depression: Got the Blues?"  Depression is the most common reason why people seek counseling.  Learn to recognize the signs of depression in yourself and others, how to distinguish depression from "just feeling down," and what to do about it. 

“Mood Swings on Campus: Understanding Bipolar Disorder” Is it simple depression, moodiness, or truly bipolar disorder?  Can you inherit bipolar disorder?  Can children have bipolar disorder?  What can be done for people with this diagnosis?

"Are You a Worry-Wart?”  This presentation will focus on that nagging mental habit, methods to soothe the mind, and skills to harness anxiety and worry for more effective problem-solving and improved quality of life. 

"I'm So Angry I Could…”  Anger is a normal human emotion, but is perceived negatively because its mismanagement frightens us.  Learn to understand what your anger is telling you, and how to effectively communicate anger to others.  

Eating Disorders

"Disordered Eating"  Eating disorders (such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating) can affect both women and men, and occur primarily in young adults. Learn about each of these disorders, what they are and what to do if you or a friend is struggling with disordered eating.

“The NEW Eating Disorders and Eating Syndromes”  What else is there besides anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?  You'd be surprised.  

“Taming of the Chew”  Dependence on and obsessions with food: What is binge eating disorder? 

General

"How to Help a Friend"  Learn how to be a supportive friend without getting pulled into an unhealthy relationship which can cause stress and resentment.

"Counseling 101: How It Works"  There are lots of myths and misperceptions about therapy, many perpetuated by movies and television.  This presentation is aimed atuncoveringthe secrets of the "couch" and informing participants of how therapy works.  It will provide participants with the tools to become informed mental health consumers.

“The Grieving Process"  Loss is always a part of life, whether it is the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or the loss of a dream.  Learn how to accept and grieve loss. 

"Internet Addiction"  How does the Internet affect your life?  Learn to identify problem behaviors and surf responsibly.

"It's Got to Be Perfect!"  Learn ways to cope with perfectionism and gain a better understanding of the need to be flawless.   

"The Warning Signs of Suicide"  How do you know if someone is down in the dumps or seriously in danger?  Learn some of the warnings

“On the Brink of the Real World: Issues for Seniors”  It can be scary to leave college and head off into the real world.  How can you prepare yourself, practically and emotionally?

Drinking and Drugs

“Is Everyone REALLY Doing It?  Social Norms and College Drinking”  You may think every college student is a wild party animal – but the truth may surprise you. 

“What Does ACOA Mean?”  Adult Children of Alcoholics are women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.  Lessons learned in childhood affect us as adults.  Learn about the unique challenges ACOAs face in life. 

“What is Codependency?”  Codependent people have a tendency to get in relationships with people who are unreliable, emotionally unavailable, or needy. Codependent people try to provide and control everything within the relationship without addressing their own needs.   Sound like someone you know?  Come and find out more about codependency.

“Party Hearty Like a Smarty”  Have fun, be safe, and help keep your friends out of trouble – without having to stay in your room!

Relationships

“Romance 101”  Improve your romantic relationship through enhanced communication skills in terms of flirting, dating, emotional and physical intimacy, and the resolution of differences.

“Fair Fighting for Couples”  Do you or your partner avoid problems, get defensive, or become attacking?  Learn how to disagree, get your point across, and still be friends.  Come alone or bring your “significant other” to learn constructive ways to resolve conflicts. 

“Marriage?  Maybe”  A self-evaluation process to help decide if you and your partner are ready for the big “M.”

“How to Stop Worrying About Your Parents and Start Enjoying College”  College students often bring concerns about their parents along with them. Issues such as parents’ fighting, divorce, illness, and over-protectiveness may make it difficult for you to relax and enjoy your time at college.  Learn coping strategies and ways to put your parents’ problems into perspective.

"Friends"  Friends are an invaluable part of a happy and balanced life. This presentation will look at friendships from many angles and discuss how to establish and improve relationships as well as maintaining long distance relationships.

"Sexual Decision-Making"  Every student makes decisions about his or her sexual activity and relationships. Here's how to sort out your own values and make realistic plans.

“Home for the Holidays: How to Keep the Ones You Love From Driving You Nuts”  General suggestions for coping with stress are provided.  In addition, some keys for managing conflict during a high stress time are discussed.

“How to Improve Your Relationship Without Talking About It”  “Honey, we need to talk!”  For many men, this is the most feared sentence in the English language.  Men and women can learn how to improve their communication and their relationship without actually discussing it!

Dating and Sexual Safety

"Understanding and Preventing Sexual Victimization"  Child sexual abuse, rape, and sexual harassment are events we prefer to avoid thinking about, but students preparing for careers in education, medicine, human services, or criminal justice need to know about these widespread problems.

“Dating Danger”  How to recognize the warning signs of destructive relationships.  Identify behaviors that indicate you may be at risk for heartbreak or victimization, and learn how to help a friend who is in a bad relationship.

“Power and Control in Relationships: An Interactive ‘Game’”  In an absorbing interactive format, participants work through scenarios involving power and control in intimate relationships and learn the dynamics that drive verbal and physical abuse.  This workshop requires a 90-minute time block.

Stress Management

“Relaxation and Stress Management”  Learn the importance of stress in our lives. Begin to tell the difference between “good” stress and “bad” stress. Acquire new skills for relaxation that really work.

“Top 10 Reasons Why We Procrastinate”  Most people do procrastinate – and sometimes procrastination becomes a major source of stress for college students.  Learn why you put things off and what to do about it.

“Last Things First: Setting Your Priorities for Success”  Every college student feels overwhelmed at times.  How do you decide what to do first, what to let go, and what is most important?

Assertiveness

“Coping with Criticism”  How to defend yourself against verbal attacks.  Learn to identify verbal abuse, regain your self-confidence, and discover new ways to respond through assertiveness.
 
“Stand Up for Yourself”  Learn assertiveness skills and how to get what you want without being rude or nasty.

“Conflict Resolution”  A guide to the sane management of one’s own emotional state during conflict.  Discover your own personal conflict style.

“You Make Me So Mad: Dealing with Difficult People” Some people just “push our buttons.”  Learn how to identify the kinds of individuals that trigger anger and frustration, and how to work with them or around them to achieve your goals.

“What’s your conflict style?”  Shark, owl, turtle teddy or fox?

Miscellaneous

The Moravian College Counseling Center encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation for one of the Counseling Center programs/activities, please contact call 610-861-1510 least one week prior to the event.