Outreach Services Overview

Counseling & Psychological Services and Wellness Services both provide opportunities to the University of West Florida campus for outreach presentations.

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Outreach presentations are provided by request and can be tailored for various events. Presentations may be in the form of an oral presentation, a powerpoint presentation, an informational table, or small roundtable/discussion (when scheduling permits). Presentations generally require at least 45 minutes.

Counseling outreach programs are available for scheduling presentations during normal university hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). If possible we will attempt to meet requests for outreach presentations after hours but no later than 7:00 p.m. Wellness outreach programs are available (8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Please visit Wellness Services for more information on Wellness Outreach Programs. Due to scheduling demands we ask that you make your request at least two weeks prior to the presentation date.

Requesting and Scheduling a Presentation

Please complete the Outreach Program Request Form to make your request for Counseling outreach presentations. Once your request is received you will be contacted to verify your request and complete scheduling. When requesting an outreach presentation, please provide as much detail as possible regarding the audience, the topic desired, and the timing and location of the outreach. Submitting the Outreach Program Request Form is the preferred way to request outreach presentations. However, you can also email counselingservices@uwf.edu to make your request. April Glenn is coordinating Outreach Services and will contact you within 24 hours, or on the next business day if the request is made over the weekend or on a holiday.

When possible, we can provide several outreach topics for classroom substitute purposes through the Don't Cancel Class Program.

What to Expect

Outreach presentations are a way in which we hope to provide an open and integrative forum for presenting various topics. In our outreach presentations, we seek to provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions, give feedback, and share their ideas. We hope that attendees will find the outreach presentations appropriate, informative, and inviting. We do recognize that outreach topics may give rise to additional issues. We hope that if any person experiences the need to speak with someone following an outreach presentation, they would visit Counseling & Psychological Services to speak with someone to assist them as needed.

Follow up and Evaluation

Following the presentation attendees will be asked to complete an evaluation form regarding the presentation. The feedback provided will be utilized to ensure that the needs of attendees are met and that we are providing the highest quality service possible.

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Workshops for Fall 2017 Semester

Bend or Break? Resilience and Success for Life's Challenges (Kyra Wyatt & Sam Thien)

A workshop on how to build the top 10 skills for resilience, one of the best predictors for success as a student, employee, leader, and individual. Monday, September 18th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sex and Gender Outside of the Binary (Kyra Wyatt)

A workshop inviting an open, thoughtful, and caring discussion about the experiences of those who love and live outside the gender and/or sexuality binary boxes. Be ready to role play, share, talk, and learn during this interactive workshop! Wednesday October 11th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Improv Your Life (Laynie Gibson)

An interactive workshop on how to use the basics of improv to improve communication skills needed for public speaking, job interviews, and other life skills. Thursday, October 19th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Heart Connection: De-Stress with Biofeedback (Dr. April Glenn & Kelly Toner)

This workshop will teach you easy-to-learn skills for decreasing anxiety and stress utilizing hand held biofeedback instruments that measure heart rate variability. Come prepared to be amazed as you see how this science-based technology can help you change your mind and your body! Monday, November 13th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Conflict Resolution, Communication, Confidence, Social Connection

Let's Make A Connection: A Social Skills Workshop

  • Are you struggling with knowing how to best connect with others?
  • Are you feeling a little lonely or out of touch?
  • Are you afraid of conflict?

Join Us For This Brand New CAPS Workshop!

This workshop is great for people who are interested in learning how to build and maintain healthy relationships with others. Engaging activities will be combined with social skills guidance and instruction to teach participants the fundamentals of conflict resolution, effective communication, and self-confidence. Participants will also have opportunities to discuss current interpersonal issues or concerns.

Dates & Locations

Click on the Date in the table below to sign up for the workshop being held on that date, or call us at (850) 474-2420.

October 27 3:00 - 4:30 PM Building 22, Room 260
November 3 3:00 - 4:30 PM Building 22, Lounge
December 1 3:00 - 4:30 PM Building 22, Room 260
December 8 3:00 - 4:30 PM Building 22, Room 260