Center for Counseling and Mental Health In-Service Trainings for Professional Staff

The clinicians within the Amherst College Center for Counseling and Mental Health strive to remain up-to-date on trends and best practices to deliver the best services possible. To that end, clinicians regularly complete trainings to learn and grow from one another. Below is a sample of some of those trainings over the past few years. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that not everyone who currently practices at the counseling center attended all of these trainings.


Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk
Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment
DSM-V : Diagnosis and Key Changes
Understanding and Treating Perfectionism: How Trying to Be Perfect can Be No Good At All


Understanding and Working with International Students


Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for College Students
Working with Diverse Students and Developing Clinical Multicultural Competence


Stepped Care Models of Care in College Counseling,
Progressive Counting: A Clinical Intervention for the Treatment of Trauma


Making the Invisible Visible: Developing a Multicultural relational Perspective Within Cross Cultural Relationships 
Understanding Social-Cultural Trauma and Its Impact on Mental, Emotional and Relational Wellbeing


Immigration, Trauma, and Politics in US and International Cultures
Working with the Suicidal Student: Key Clinical and Administrative Considerations


Building and Bonding: Exploring Race in the Clinical, Community and Organizational Practice