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Outreach and Prevention Services

In addition to the counseling services offered by the Counseling Center, we also work with students, student leaders, campus groups, and faculty/staff in order on a number of outreach opportunities. As part of the Counseling Center's mission, we view outreach and prevention opportunities as a way to help students develop lifestyles that enhance mental health.

Let us help you plan your next prevention program. We have assisted staff, faculty, and students in planning and implementing creative, lively, and fun-filled events on health topics such as sexuality, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and other drugs, stress reduction, nutrition, and culture shock.

Services for Faculty and Staff

Each year Counseling Center staff members collaborate with members of the Pepperdine faculty to enhance the student learning experience and integrate student mental health concerns into existing curricula. Counseling Center staff members have served as resources for class projects, guest lectures, and research partnerships. Faculty members have also rewarded students with "extra credit" for participation in Counseling Center focus groups, surveys, and outreach projects. We also consult with staff members who are developing training programs for students. If you have an idea, or would like to consult with our staff about curriculum infusion or other collaborative projects, please call our office at 310-506-4210.

Services for Student Groups

The Counseling Center offers a series of workshops related to academic and interpersonal issues. Workshops can be requested by students and designed for a specific group's needs. Workshops are developed to address student needs and concerns and usually last about 1-1½ hours.

A sample of the topics we have presented in the past include:

  • assertion training
  • overcoming shyness
  •  family relationships
  • alcohol awareness
  • overcoming procrastination
  • coping with depression
  • dating
  • eating concerns
  • relaxation training
  • dealing with roommate problems
  • fear of success or fear of failure
  • physical and mental well-being

If you are interested in a specific workshop for an organized student group or have an individual need for workshops, please complete the Outreach Request Form and a member of the Counseling Center staff will contact you to discuss your programming requests.

Due to the large number of requests we receive, we need your help and are asking that you submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled program date. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210.