Outreach Programs

We are available to design and to implement presentations, programs, or workshops on a wide variety of psychology topics. UCS staff members are also trained as consultants to work with students or student groups to identify and to work toward more effective personal, interpersonal, and organizational/group functioning. Let us know if we can work for you. Call to request a consultation today.

UCS program offerings include:

Academic Study Skills Programs

  • Effective reading and studying
  • Getting more from your lectures and discussions
  • Learning styles
  • Memory and learning
  • Motivation and goal setting
  • Tips for students for managing ADHD
  • Test anxiety management
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Time management
  • Writing papers

Communication Skills Program

  • Assertive communication strategies
  • Communication skills for:
    • classmates/coworkers
    • couples/partners
    • family members
    • friends
    • roommates
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Leadership styles and skills
  • Listening skills
  • Managing public speaking anxiety
  • Social skills training
  • Team building
  • Trust building

Career Choice Programs

  • Assessing your career interests, abilities, and values
  • How to choose or change an academic major
  • Personality style and career choice
  • Selection of specialty field within chosen career area

Diversity Issues

  • Dealing with racism on and off campus
  • Gender issues
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender issues
  • HIV-related issues
  • Intercultural communication
  • International student concerns
  • Learning disability/attention deficit disorder support strategies
  • Men’s issues
  • Multicultural/Diversity Issues
  • Racial/Ethnic identity development
    • African-American/Black identity
    • American Indian/Native American identity
    • Asian-American identity
    • Caucasian/White identity
    • Latino/Hispanic identity
    • Biracial/multiracial identity
  • Re-entry adaptation
  • Spiritual/Religious Identity Development
  • Succeeding in a predominantly White university
  • White privilege
  • Women's issues

Personal Issues

  • Adjusting to college
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety management
  • Care for the caregiver
  • Depression management
  • Dream interpretation
  • Eating disorders
  • Goal setting
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Homesickness
  • MBTI workshop (personality assessment)
  • Money management
  • Pain management/chronic illness
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Transitions

Relationship Issues

  • Building interpersonal relationships
  • Violence in intimate relationships
  • Going home for holidays and visits
  • Helping a friend in distress
  • How to end a relationship
  • Introduction to interpersonal skills
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Managing social anxiety

Let us design a study skills workshop, team-building program, stress management presentation, or one of the above programs, for you, your academic class, or your student group by calling:

Kathleen Staley, Ph.D. 
Director of Program and Consultation Services 
3223 Westlawn 

Outreach Services Eligibility Standards

  • Programs conducted at the UCS including psycho-educational groups, theme groups, or one-time programs are open to registered UI students only. 
  • UCS invited presentations by UI campus units or organizations are open to those affiliated with the requesting unit and those invited by that unit.
  • UCS invited presentations by community agencies are open to those affiliated with the requesting agency and those invited by that agency. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any of these programs, please contact the University Counseling Service at 335-7294 in advance to discuss your needs.

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