Connections: UCC Newsletter for Faculty & Staff (pdf):
This special issue of the Connections newsletter features the many relaxation and stress management services of our new Inner Resources Room, which is available for students, faculty and staff. Click on the link above to download the pdf. Prior newsletters are available by clicking here.
Spring 2008 Groups and Programs:
Take a look at our groups and programs that we are offering this spring. Some groups are short term and structured, such as the three-session program, Feel Better Fast: Help with Depression, Stress and Sleep . There's a one session workshop on Mindfulness and Relaxation on May 1st at noon. Read the descriptions via this link and give us a call to find out how to join any group or program. Connecting with others can be both enlightening and healing.
UCC a Member of ULifeline.org: The University of Notre Dame Counseling Center is one of five universities in the state of Indiana and one of 300 colleges and universities nationally who are members of ULifeline.org, a network for suicide prevention and mental health education created by the Jed Foundation. This creative and informational website not only provides information on mental health issues, but also has embedded referral information to our own UCC web site. For more information go to ULifeline.org and log on to Notre Dame's site.
Archives, Events 2006-7
Dedication of Saint Liam Hall, February 1, 2007
Archives, Events 2005-2006
Article for international students on Building Relationships by Heather Sheets, M.A. featured in the International Student Services November 2005 newsletter (pdf)
Connections: UCC Newsletter for Notre Dame Faculty & Staff (pdf)
Faculty and staff received our 2005-6 edition of our newsletter, which features articles on college student anxiety. Click above to download the pdf.
For Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina
UCC in the Observer's News: ND, SMC offer hurricane aid and analysis. UCC psychologist Len Hickman, Ph.D. discusses disaster stress response and resilience at this recent CSC sponsored forum.
Coping with Stress in the Aftermath of Katrina: Meera Murthi, M.S., UCC Predoctoral Psychology Intern, wrote an article for the Observer's Viewpoint to provide excellent suggestions for coping.
National Alcohol Screening Day, April 7, 2005
A total of 533 students took screening instruments for alcohol use. The event was held at LaFortune, North Dining Hall, and South Dining Hall and featured giveaways and prizes. Sponsored by Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, University Counseling Center, and Pillars
Tsunami Disaster: Help and Relief Contributions
Easing Into A New Language article for the International Student Services Newsletter by UCC staff Swati Pitale and Hyun-Joo Park (click on News, Newsletter, October issue).
UCC in the Observer News
UCC Meets Challenges of Students (9/27/04)
Fast-food lifestyle weighing on campus (9/9/04)
Some ND Students Obsess Over Exercise (9/9/04)
Archives, Events 2004-2005
UCC in the Observer's News: One Student's Viewpoint Article Worth Reading: Seeing the Reality (2/14/04)
Eating Concerns Survey: How Did Notre Dame Students Respond? Read the analyses from the 1,484 surveys returned from Notre Dame female and male students on eating concerns. The goals for the study were: 1) to find out how many people had some symptoms of eating problems; 2) to find out how many undergraduate students had diagnosable eating disorders; and 3) to find out how others are affected by people who struggle with their eating behaviors.
Archives, Events 2003-2004
Break Survivor Days The
Spring Break Wellness Initiative Committee's program was entitled,
"Will You Be a Spring Break Survivor?" Three day health
and safety education program held at the Health Center based on
the "Survivor" TV show theme. Students received healthy
snacks and "mocktails" (mixed by PILLARS), care packages,
participated in raffles, read educational displays and received
handouts on body image, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, driving
fatigue, sunburn, and other health related issues. Picture and
featured on the front page of the Observer on March 3rd. This
event was held at the University Health Center from March 1st
- 3rd from 9 am to 9 pm. Sponsored by: University Health Center,
the University Counseling Center, RecSports, and the Office for
Alcohol and Drug Education
Counts: Appreciate Your Uniqueness,
Challenge Cultural and Media Messages about Body Image. February
23rd & 24th 11-2:00, LaFortune. Test Your Knowlege about Body
Image, Movie - Killing Us Softly 3, Raffle, Free Massages, Free
Food, Giveaways, Empowerment Walk, Scale of Fortune, Whack a Scale.
Days Stress Relievers: The SUB and UCC offered stress relieving
activities during finals study days, December 2003.
Disorders Affect ND Students: Observer article, October 2003.
Archives, Events 2002-2003
Student Client Satisfaction Survey
you are a graduate student and a current/former client of the
Counseling Center, the GSU would like to take a quick, anonymous
survey your satisfaction with our services. Click above, only
takes 5 minutes.
Day for Graduate Students!
on Saturday April 5th for an afternoon of fun at the Stepan Center.
This popular event (great food!) featured workshops and fun indoor
and outdoor activities for graduate students and their families.
Two of our UCC staff were there to lead relaxing and stress-relieving
programs. Check out the GSU web
site and their Health-Zine for this year's events.
11th -- One Year Later
Read suggestions for coping with anniversary and post-anniversary
reactions to September 11th.
Archives, Events 2001-2002
Not Caretaker Workshops: These
workshops were offered in 2001-02, but you can still call us if
you would like to sponsor a similar workshop for your group or
residence hall - 631-7336. It can be a difficult experience
to be a friend to someone who has an eating disorder. Friends
often feel a sense of responsibility to help the person with an
eating disorder with help being defined as getting their friend
to stop the behaviors. While you cannot make your friend better,
this workshop will give you a better understanding of eating disorders
and what you as a friend can do. Discussion will also be
given to the importance of boundaries and self-care in these relationships
that can be challenging. (Also see How
to Help a Friend tips provided in our Self Help materials).
Day for Graduate Students!
On April 6th the GSU and many other offices sponsored Health-E
Day activities both inside and outside of Stepan Center. About
300 graduate students with families came to the events. The Counseling
Center presented two programs on stress management, one didactic
and one experiential.
Responses to Tragedy & When to Seek Additional Counseling
We've all been affected by the horrific images of the terrorist
attack in the media on September 11th. We continue to sort through
the spiritual, psychological, political, and cultural implications
for our lives. Some of us continue to grieve and mourn over loved
ones who have been injured, are missing, or have died. Strong
reactions are normal responses to tragedy. It also helps to know
that support is available when you need it.
Aftershocks of Terrorism: Understanding the Psychological
Impact of Trauma Presented as part of the Week
of Education on War and Peace series of programs. This panel,
powerpoint slide presentation and discussion focused on the psychological
and biological responses to terrorism and trauma, including the
wide range of normal responses to trauma, resiliency, Acute Stress
Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Treatment issues
were also discussed. Thirty-five Notre Dame and South Bend community
A group of students from NYC and vicinity met to discuss how the
September 11th attacks have affected them, especially after having
seen the aftermath when they went home over October break. Held
on Wednesday October 31st, 4:00-5:15, in the Foster Room of Lafortune.
You Listening? Activities That Speak to the Mind and Body:
Yoga for Meditation and Body Awareness, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Got Mental Game -- A Performance Enhancement Training Series:
This two-part workshop included a variety of activities to
enhance one's performance in athletics, academics, music, art,
theatre, dance, law.... held on February 20th and 27th.
Archives, Events 2000-2001
Image Awareness Week, Spring 2001
Archives, Events 1999-00:
Attitudes About Appearance and Eating Habits: Spring 2000 Drop In
/ Discussion Series
Discusses Different Views of Campus Rape: Observer news article,
Disorders Awareness 2000:
You may want to read some of the articles written during Eating
Disorders Awareness Week 2000. Check out these
Articles sponsored by UCC:
to treat eating disorders
Disorders Survey 2000
your instincts, learn to love your life
yourself when you cannot save a friend
the Ideal: Women and Eating Disorders
This powerful art exhibit was held in March 2000 at Saint Mary's
Moreau Gallery, guest curated by Sarah Martin, a Saint Mary's
senior. You can view the on-line
version of the exhibit.
Featured in the South Bend Tribune 3/12/00
feature story 2/24/00
good-byes: A tip to graduating seniors
Observer Scene article , 3/6/00
not a racist" Observer Scene article on recognizing and overcoming
racial stereotypes, 2/23/00
feature article on the University Counseling Center and other
service offices on campus, 11/8/99
Koestner and Brett Sokolow Present
"He Said--She Said:" An Interactive, Male-Inclusive Approach to
Raising Awareness on the Issue of Sexual Assault
Attitudes About Appearance and Eating Habits:
Drop In Series Fall 1999
Coping with Fibromyalgia, 10/4/99
offers assistance for victims of eating disorders: Observer Viewpoint
in Cyberspace: Observer Scene article about 'Internet Addiction,'
Archives, Events 1998-99:
Her Plight of Sexual Victimization: Observer
Article and Web Page
Signs of Alcohol Problems: Observer
Article and Web Page
Ten Questions Asked About Eating Disorders: Observer Article and
Awareness: Observer Article and Web Page
Blues and Beyond the Blues: Observer Article and Web Page
and Stress Management: Observer Article and Workshops
Academic Potential: Observer Article
Archives, Events 1997-98:
Center Reaffirms Position and
APA's Resolution on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual