Counseling Center

Outreach and Prevention Services

Due to limited staffing and COVID-19 concerns, we are not able to provide outreach presentations or informational interviews this year, as current requests for services exceed our capacity to respond.


The Counseling Center provides outreach services in response to tragic events and ongoing injustices. This includes talking with groups on campus (e.g., student organizations, departments, classes) about coping with violent or traumatic situations and/or facilitating conversations about how people are feeling. Additionally, if you or your department/organization are planning an event or other response to recent tragedies, we hope you will consider contacting us to discuss any ways in which the Counseling Center can provide collaboration, presence, and/or resources to support your event.

Counseling Center staff members are available to meet with student groups and faculty or staff members to deliver outreach and prevention services in a range of formats and on a wide variety of topics. The purposes of these services are to offer helpful information and support, and to reach students who would not otherwise utilize Counseling Center services. Most outreach and prevention services are free to UW students and to staff and faculty members!

Types of Outreaches

  • Brief talk about Counseling Center services and how to access them (this can also be incorporated into a longer, topical presentation)
  • Presentations or workshops on a variety of topics. Some past topics include:
    • Relationship enhancement
    • Eating and body image concerns
    • Assertiveness skills
    • Appreciating differences
    • Stress management
    • Mindfulness
    • Sexual assault
    • Coping with seasonal depression
    • Overview of Counseling Center services
    • Life transitions
  • Debriefing with groups impacted by tragic or traumatic experiences (e.g., the death of a student)
  • Training on how to notice, support, and refer students who may have emotional concerns.

How to Request an Outreach (e.g., workshop, tabling, presentation, panel)