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Beginning Training

This introductory level offers fun and interactive ways to learn serious lifetime skills: effective listening and a systematic method for problem solving. The focus is on promoting insight into feelings, thoughts, actions, and goals. rather than on giving advice or analysis. EARS trainees say that the skills they learn are valuable in their personal lives, and in many roles: in student leadership positions, as EARS counselors and trainers, and in their career development.

Beginning workshops are held in Robert Purcell Community Center Multi-Purpose Room from 7 to 9:30 PM Mondays.

EARS training is facilitated by experienced student counselors who are professionally supervised.

Spring '14 Beginning Training Syllabus

Week Date Session Topic
Week 1 Feb. 3 Welcome, Introduction to EARS, Attitudes & Attending Behaviors (EARS Trainers)
Week 2 Feb. 10 Empathy (EARS Trainers)
Week 3 Feb. 24 Sex and Values
Week 4 Mar. 3 Probes and Feedback (EARS trainers)
Week 5 Mar. 10 Advanced Empathy, Validation, Immediacy (EARS Trainers)
Week 6 Mar. 17 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues
Week 7 Mar. 24 Confrontation, Summarization, Focusing, (EARS Trainers)
Week 8 Apr. 7 Multi-Cultural Competencies (Ordinary People Theter Group)
Week 9 Apr. 14 Problem Solving, Referrals & Info Giving (EARS Trainers)
Week 10 Apr. 21 "The EARS Superheroes Save the Day" Skit, Closure and Practice Night (EARS Trainers)
Week 11 Apr. 28 Suicide Preventon and Crisis Counseling
Week 12 May 5 "EARS Jeopardy Game" & End of Semester Celebration! (EARS Trainers)

Speakers funded in part by the Student Assembly.

Long Role Plays:
Saturdays, February 22, March 22, from 11:00am – 3pm  WSH 2nd floor.
Friday, May 9, from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, May 10, from 11:00am – 3pm