Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Helping Students in Distress: A Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Dear AU Faculty or Staff Member,

Remember to reserve your space for our upcoming workshop this Friday, March 7, from 10:30am-12:30pm at Chan Shun Hall’s Whirlpool Conference Room. The topic is “Strengthening God's Circle of Love on Andrews Campus: Identifying & Helping Students who are Challenged, Broken or Lost.”  The presenter is Dr. Joy Alexander, Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend.

We are welcoming all AU faculty or staff members, but will give priority to current Extended Support Network members. Reserve your space as soon as possible by contacting Dr. Luis G. Cruz-Ortega at cluis@andrews.edu 

Presenter’s Bio:
Dr. Joy Alexander received her doctorate from Andrews University and is a licensed psychologist. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana University South Bend. Having spent over twenty years on university campuses, Dr. Alexander has had the opportunity to assist many first generation college students, with the array of challenges they offer. Dr. Alexander has also facilitated workshops to church and school communities on issues pertaining to young adults in the college environment, academic difficulties, including sexual orientation, substance use, mental health, developmental tasks, and the interfacing of faith and life. Dr. Alexander has also taught in Canada, the Caribbean, and in South Korea.

About the Extended Support Network (ESN):
The ESN is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges.
http://www.andrews.edu/services/ctcenter/prevention/esn.html

Sponsored by:
Counseling and Testing Center
Andrews University
Bell Hall, Suite 123
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0130

Contact Luis G. Cruz-Ortega, PhD for more information at cluis@andrews.edu or by calling 269-471-3470.

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