Higher Education Training Institute
To meet the needs of a diverse
student body requires special training and skill. Contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com to bring one of these workshops to your
educational institution. We can also arrange to hold the workshop at Watson
Wellness Promotion’s Northern Liberties location, if that is more appropriate.
Former participants in these workshops include:
University of Delaware Residence Life
Columbia University Health Services
Princeton University Health Services
University of Rochester
University at Buffalo
Texas Tech University Medical School
West Chester University
See the events page for a full list of past workshops in education and student affairs.
Check out the menu of available workshops:
Motivational Interviewing for Student Affairs Professionals
This workshop is ideal for residence hall
staff, academic advisors, student health professionals, or anyone who finds
themselves discussing changes that a student may make in his or her life. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an
evidence-based intervention to compassionately guide individuals through behavior-changes. MI teaches professionals how to engage students
in a collaborative partnership in which the practitioner is a support rather
than an expert advisor. Click here
for more information about Motivational Interviewing. This workshop is generally only offered by request. To request this workshop, contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.
Check out this brief video demonstrating Motivational Interviewing in an Academic Advising relationship:
Evidence-based Strategies for
Behavior Change: Tools for the Conduct Hearing
Trauma-Informed Practice in Education
Because 64% of the population has experienced at least 1 ACE
(Adverse Childhood Experience), it is likely that students as young as 17 and
18 years-old are battling the negative consequences of trauma (hypervigilance,
difficulty concentrating, memory problems, depression, etc.) in the classroom
environment. For that reason, this
presentation aims to equip educators (faculty and advisors) with strategies to
assist learners inside and outside of the classroom in a way that is informed
by the literature on trauma and the brain.
Specifically, participants in this training will learn about the neuroscience
of learning, discuss barriers to learning (inside and outside of the classroom)
for students who have been exposed to trauma, and practice strategies that may
better serve students who are coping with the effects of trauma. This workshop is generally only offered by request. To request this workshop, contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.
Sexual Violence Victim Advocacy
Once a victim/ survivor is identified, there are known
strategies for assisting the person through the traumatic event. This
workshop addresses theories of trauma, including a brief review of the
neuroscience associated with traumatic responses. Participants will be
introduced to basic skill-building, and will learn about the importance of
their own self-care, as vicarious trauma is common among helping professionals.
This workshop is commonly attended by higher education professionals
(residence hall professionals, academic advisors, counselors, etc.), but is
appropriate for anyone who may be in a position of needing to assist someone in
crisis. This workshop is generally only offered by request. To request this workshop, contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.
Title IX Training
Students are more informed and empowered than ever. They know that the federal government
requires schools to intervene in cases of gender-based violence, and they are
empowered to file complaints to the Office for Civil Rights when those
requirements are not met. In fact, the
Office for Civil Rights saw a 1000% increase in complaints over the past five
years. Proper training for educators is
crucial for avoiding policy violations. Intended
for Title IX coordinators and designated responsible employees, this training
will cover the purpose of Title IX policy, the requirements that schools must
meet under Title IX, and the needs of students who have victimized by
gender-based violence and discrimination.
This workshop includes exercises, case study discussion, and role plays
for optimal learning. This workshop is generally only offered by request. To request this workshop, contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College
Watson Wellness Promotion has conducted BASICS trainings for
institutions around the country. This
workshop is intended for institutions who already have an active BASICS
program, but who are interested in enhancing their skills for interacting with
students. This workshop emphasizes the
ADVANCED skills of Motivational Interviewing, and encourages participants to
share examples of difficult student cases. This workshop is ideal for current
BASICS providers, rather than institutions who are considering the adoption of
the BASICS model. This workshop is generally only offered by request. To request this workshop, contact Kate@WatsonWellnessPro.com.