Have you had feelings of concern for a friend but felt unsure how or if to help? Would you like to learn more about how to use Empathy and Active Listening to become a better communicator? Do you feel uncertain how to start challenging conversations?
The Peer Support Skills Training (PSST) is a first step to becoming part of the Peer Support Network here At Amherst College. Over the course of three two-hour sessions we will work to develop the fundamental skills to support one another and to advocate for yourself more effectively. Importantly this training also includes ways to establish boundaries and safety measures to care for yourself and will review a wide variety of supports you can offer to someone you feel concerned about.
This training does not prepare folks to become primary supports for those in need but can offer a toolbox of techniques for helping those around us access help.
Currently these sessions will be offered remotely via Zoom and are open to all current students at Amherst. We are offering two sessions at this time.
Tuesdays, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 from 6pm-8pm EST
Fridays, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 from 10am - Noon EST
For more information and to register for a series, please contact Garrett Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
This Program is brought to you by the Amherst College Counseling Center.