In support of the overall mission of the Counseling Center, outreach services are provided to all members of the UC Irvine student community. Our goal is to extend services beyond the walls of the Counseling Center and to create learning environments outside of the formal classroom setting. Outreach Services fall under three major areas:

Outreach Services

Information about the Counseling Center

Includes a short description of all services and programs, provides information on how to access and use the services, and discusses such important topics as confidentiality, staff credentials, and areas of staff expertise.

Student Development

Consultation and training for the purpose of assisting our students in acquiring knowledge and skills that will enhance their normal developmental process and facilitate their optimal level of functioning at UC Irvine. Training in this area is provided through two primary avenues: 1) Requests made from student groups which would include such topics as Mature, Interpersonal Relationships; Values Clarification; and Life Style Transitions and 2) Classes taught by Counseling Center staff for residents of three of our undergraduate housing complexes; Campus Village, Mesa Court, and Middle Earth. A few examples of past course offerings would include Interpersonal Relationships, Intersections of Diversity, and Leadership and Identity.

Primary Prevention

Assists students in acquiring knowledge and skills that will improve resilience and healthy functioning, thus preventing or reducing the risk of emotional distress. Examples of topics coming under this area would include Stress Management, Mediation Skills, and Assertiveness Training.

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