WHAT IS PATHWAYS?

An introductory counseling workshop that is educational and interactive, and designed to accelerate the change process.

  • is an educational, interactive workshop meant to accelerate the change process.
  • is not group therapy.  It is a curriculum driven workshop that has structure and specific learning objectives, with each session building on material from the preceding session. 
  • gives you immediate strategies and tools to improve your well-being. It provides a framework for better understanding how you experience distress and ways to change your relationship with this distress.

 

General Questions

Who should attend Pathways?

Almost everyone! Pathways is meant to help students learn strategies for coping with everyday stress. While Pathways can be helpful for students experiencing ongoing mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, it can also be really helpful for students who want to learn how to manage the stress of college. 

Who leads Pathways?

Clinicians from the Counseling & Testing Center

Will I have to talk in front of a group or share personal things?

No. There may be times when the counselor leading the workshop asks for a volunteer for an activity or invites people to share reactions or questions about an activity, but you don’t have to share if you do not want to. Pathways is focused on learning coping skills, rather than talking through the concerns that may have led you to attend Pathways.

What happens after Pathways?

At the completion of Pathways, you will meet again with the counselor that referred you to Pathways. They will discuss with you your experience participating in Pathways and collaborate with you about your next step in the counseling process.

 

Pathways Worksheets