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.
Fall '13 Beginning Training Syllabus
|Week 1||Sept. 9||Welcome, Introduction to EARS, Attitudes & Attending Behaviors (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 2||Sept. 16||Empathy (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 3||Sept. 23||Sex and Values|
|Week 4||Sept. 30||Probes and Feedback (EARS trainers)|
|Week 5||Oct. 7||Advanced Empathy, Validation, Immediacy (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 6||Oct. 21||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues|
|Week 7||Oct. 28||Confrontation, Summarization, Focusing, (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 8||Nov. 4||Multi-cultural competencies|
|Week 9||Nov. 11||Problem Solving, Referrals & Info Giving (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 10||Nov. 18||"The EARS Superheroes Save the Day" Skit, Closure and Practice Night (EARS Trainers)|
|Week 11||Nov. 25||"Friend to Friend", Suicide Prevention and Crisis Counseling|
|Week 12||Dec. 2||"EARS Jeopardy Game" & End of Semester Celebration! (EARS Trainers)|
Speakers funded in part by the Student Assembly.