Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > Counseling > Outreach & Telereach

Outreach & Telereach

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is a great time to take advantage of Outreach Services offered by DePaul UCS, which include virtual outreach programming in collaboration with campus partners as well as telereach workshops.

​A variety of workshops are offered throughout the year and can be particularly effective for a broad array of concerns. These programs and workshops are delivered in a general information, didactic presentation style and do not constitute ​nor are they a substitute for clinical, mental health, or psychological treatment and/or crisis intervention from a licensed mental health professional.

At this time, outreach services will be delivered virtually until further notice. Please refer back to this page for updates. 

Outreach Requests

If your department or student group would like to request University Counseling Services participation in an outreach service, please  fill out and submit our Outreach Request Form.​ Thank you!

Current Outreach Programs

The following is a list of our upcoming outreach programs and telereach workshops. Be on the lookout for these and other programs that will be forming throughout the school year:​
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Soothe the Restless Mind: Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself, a more helpful strategy is responding in a supportive and understanding way when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. In this course you will obtain the tools and skills to change in ways which can increase health and happiness.

This workshop is for DePaul students who are looking to better understand their anxiety and develop some tools to cope with the symptoms they may experience. This workshop will provide participants with tools and strategies designed to assist with managing stress and anxiety and increasing resilience. There will be different topics covered designed to give students anxiety management skills. The workshop is based on an empirically supported program designed to decrease stress and increase life satisfaction. 

Presenter: Bill Johnson, PsyD

Dates: Every Friday, April 9 to June 4, 2021

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Advance registration is required. Students must sign into Zoom using their DePaul BlueMail accounts to gain access

To register please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Decreasing Social Anxiety and Improving Self-talk: There will be two 30-minute workshops. These workshops will focus on recognizing social anxiety and ways to decrease it. After defining social anxiety, these workshops will identify thought patterns (self-talk) that contribute to social anxiety, and ways to change these thought patterns to combat it. Other suggestions for overcoming social anxiety will be provided. There will be time for questions at the end of the workshop.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Coping During Covid-19: Practicing Self-compassion in the Face of Uncertainty: There will be two 30-minute workshops. During these workshops we will discuss ways in which distress might show up during Covid-times and some different ways of coping, with extra focus on self-compassion as a way of coping. We will talk about what self-compassion is and then lead a self-compassion exercise. We will wrap up with resources and answer any questions.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Colorism: Skin-Color Bias in Communities of Color & Ways to Cope: There will be two 45-minute workshops focused on identifying, understanding, coping with, and managing colorism. We will begin with the history of colorism and its roots in white supremacy ideology, then describe how it manifests in the African American, Latinx, and Indian communities. Facilitators will share their own experiences of colorism then discuss how BIPOC individuals can cope with this phenomenon. We will also discuss what steps allies can take to support BIPOC communities.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Eating Disorders and Diet Culture 101A workshop providing an introduction to eating disorders and diet culture for NEDA week 2021.

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Coping with Test Anxiety & Building Practical and Effective Test Taking StrategiesThis 60-minute workshop will focus on how to overcome test-taking anxiety. Many college students find taking tests and completing class assignments stressful and anxiety-provoking. Such stress and anxiety can often be counterproductive and negatively impact students’ performance in school. Fortunately, there are ways that students can address their anxiety and put out their best work. The goal of this workshop is to help students learn ways to identify symptoms of anxiety, develop coping mechanisms and methods for stress management, and build effective test-taking strategies. 

Presenter: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Identifying and Coping with Racial Trauma: Creating your Racism Recovery Plan: There will be two 45-minute workshops. These workshops will be focused on identifying, coping with, and managing racial trauma. We will begin with a brief description of what we mean by the term “racial trauma,” some of the impact of racial trauma on BIPOC, and then discuss practical steps to create an individualized racism recovery plan for yourself and/or in community with others..

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Setting and Communicating Healthy BoundariesThere will be two 30-minute workshops focusing on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries in various settings including in relationships, with family, at school, and at work. After defining what boundaries are and why they are important, we will discuss some of the obstacles that often make boundaries difficult to set. Suggestions for overcoming these obstacles and how to set healthy boundaries will be provided. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the workshop.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Winter Quarter UCS Drop-In Space: At DePaul UCS (partnered with Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies) we believe dialogues are important. But we also recognize and own that we have not always lived up to this value. Our goal is to co-create a space in which we can honestly and transparently discuss student experiences, and learn and grow together about what support and healing might look like within the current context of DePaul.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To join visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

A Conversation Acknowledging Today's Unique Stressors: DePaul Faculty/Staff : This 90 minute forum is designed for faculty/staff to discuss unique stressors due to COVID & other pandemics to support the well-being of this group. The goal is to name these challenges and create a space for faculty/staff to come together and hear others' experiences, share individual experiences, and also discuss and share strategies to manage these stressors. The program facilitators will also offer some concrete tools to manage stressors from our professional and personal experience.

Facilitators: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Time Management during COVID: There will be two 30-minute workshops focusing on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries in various settings including in relationships, with family, at school, and at work. After defining what boundaries are and why they are important, we will discuss some of the obstacles that often make boundaries difficult to set. Suggestions for overcoming these obstacles and how to set healthy boundaries will be provided. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the workshop.

Presenter: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Identifying and Coping with Racial Trauma: Creating your Racism Recovery Plan: There will be two 45-minute workshops. These workshops will be focused on identifying, coping with, and managing racial trauma. We will begin with a brief description of what we mean by the term “racial trauma,” some of the impact of racial trauma on BIPOC, and then discuss practical steps to create an individualized racism recovery plan for yourself and/or in community with others..

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Coping During Covid-19: Practicing Self-compassion in the Face of Uncertainty: There will be two 30-minute workshops. During these workshops we will discuss ways in which distress might show up during Covid-times and some different ways of coping, with extra focus on self-compassion as a way of coping. We will talk about what self-compassion is and then lead a self-compassion exercise. We will wrap up with resources and answer any questions.

Presenters: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Sistas . . . Y'all Alright?: This is a recurring weekly 90-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to provide Black-identified women with a safe space to engage in in-depth discussions about the stress experienced as a result of current societal issues/events. Participants will be introduced to culturally specific coping strategies, tools, and resources to assist with the reduction of stress-related symptoms.

Presenter: TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

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