This is an On-Line Workshop offered by the Center for Counseling
and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Penn State's University Park
Campus. The workshop is based on live training that is offered
regularly on campus. It is designed to help you, as a faculty
or staff member at Penn State, deal with students you may come
into contact with who are dealing with a high level of stress
-- to the point of distress. Identification of such
students may be due to very subtle or very obvious signs.
This On-Line Workshop is designed to help you
- identify those Students in Distress
- provide you with guidance on how to intervene on their behalf,
- refer them to the appropriate personnel to help them deal
with their problems.
HOW IT WORKS
Read through the material in this On-Line Workshop in the order
recommended below. You may stop at any time and then come back
later and pick up where you left off.
To assist you in recognizing Students in Distress, this workshop
includes three Role Plays. These scenes depict:
- general stress overload
- sexual assault
At appropriate times during the workshop, you will be asked to
view these videos. Please allow some time after viewing the videos
to reflect on what you have seen, and answer the questions following
each one, before proceeding. If possible, discuss the Role Plays
with your colleagues or a mental health professional.
At the end of the On-Line Workshop, there are lists of services
that are provided by the Center for Counseling and Psychological
Services (CAPS) at Penn State's University Park Campus, and in
the community. Similar services may be offered in your community.
Recommended order of sessions:
- Important Statistics
- Tips for Recognizing Distress
- Role Play #1 & Follow-up
- Intervention Guidelines
- Role Play #2 & Follow-up
- Screening for Suicide
- Sexual Assault
- Role Play #3 &
- CAPS Services
||Mary Anne Knapp
M.S.W. (1975) Social Work, West Virginia University
Clinical Social Worker, Outreach and Consultation Coordinator
Interests: Treatment with victims of family
and life traumas (PTSD), compulsive disorders: eating disorders,
substance abuse, relationship addiction, self-help resources
and psycho-educational interventions, women's issues.
|| Kurt Gehlert
Ph.D. (1994) Counseling Psychology,
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Staff Psychologist, Group Coordinator
Interests: Group therapy, family therapy, men's issues,
social constructionist therapy.