UpComing Events!

The Student Counseling Center has many opportunities and events you can participate in.  If you have ideas or a request for an event or workshop, please contact one of our awesome staff members.  All workshops listed are for the Winter 2015 semester.

Winter 2015

Interpersonal Group

Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30am

What is an Interpersonal Group?

Five to ten people meet face-to-face with one or more trained group therapists and talk about what is troubling them.  Members also give feedback to each other by expressing their own feelings about what someone says or does.

Who should join?

Anyone looking to improve.  You can work on future goals, life plans, identity questions, anxiety, depression, social skills, relationship concerns, and many other issues or concerns. You don't even have to have any of these; it's open to those wanting to grow.

Why join?

It is a supportive and confidential atmosphere of your peers.  You can explore any issues in a setting that accurately reflects real life.

Now what?

During the first two weeks of the Winter 2015 semester, Mon - Thur (9am - 12pm), stop in to the Counseling Office, Curtiss 112, and briefly meet with one of our counselors to see if the group is a good fit for you.  You will received a packet of information explaining more about the group.


Grief and Loss Adjustment Group

Wednesdays 7-8pm
January 28th - February 25th
Curtiss 112

Grief responses are natural reactions when you experience loss and separation from those you love.  This group is for SVSU students who may be having trouble adjusting to the loss in their life or are looking for support from people who are similar to them. It is free of charge.  Contact Anne Acker, amacker@svsu.edu, for more information or to see if this group is a fit for you.


Test Anxiety Workshops

Feb 17th, 18th, and 19th

Have you ever tried to take a test but completely freeze? Panic, fear, total inability to remember information?  Test Anxiety affects approximately 20% of students.  Join us at one of the above workshops to learn tips, techniques, and tools for managing test anxiety.


Coming to SVSU...

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Laverne Cox

Tuesday February 17th at 8pm 

James O'Neill Arena at Saginaw Valley State University

Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Her portrayal of the incarcerated Sophia Burset has touched the hearts of viewers. 

Cox is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me.TRANSform Me was nominated for a GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2011. Cox made television history when she became the first African-American trans woman to appear on a reality television program, VH1’s I Wanna Work for Diddy in 2008. She accepted the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program for I Want to Work for Diddy in 2009.

Cox was the recipient of the Anti-Violence Project's 2013 Courage Award, and a 2014 Emmy Nominee. A face on the front cover of TIME Magazine, Cox serves as a transgender advocate who continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media. 

Cox will deliver a one-hour lecture, followed by a Q&A session and a 45-minute red carpet meet and greet.

Sponsored by SVSU Program Board, The College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences, the Gender Studies Department, SVSU Student Association, the SVSU Foundation, The Division of Student Affairs, SVSU Counseling Center SVSU Student LifeSVSU Residence Housing AssociationSVSU Olivia A. Lake Chapter of NRHH, the Student Social Work Organization,, and the Office of Health and Wellness Programs.

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Looking to be the best student you can be this semester?  Check out our workshops this winter!