Faculty and Staff Training Opportunities

All training opportunities are available upon request.  Campus-wide trainings will be scheduled based on interest.  Please complete our brief survey to indicate which trainings interest you most and/or submit training suggestions.

For more information  or to schedule a training contact Kelsey Kehoe, LMFT at Kelsey_kehoe@cuesta.edu or 805.546.3100 ext. 2213.

Mental Health 101
Learn the basics of mental illness and how our college students struggle with this challenge: understand their symptoms, triggers, actions and how you can help.

Before the Gun
Learn how you can play an active role in preventing a crisis on campus: understand how to spot warning signs, potential threats, how to report them and what Cuesta is doing to implement a campus threat assessment.

Setting Boundaries
Working with this student population can be confusing and overwhelming: learn how to set boundaries and keep them as well as de-creasing the codependency and burnout that comes with being in the student services sector.

Working with Emotionally Distressed Students:  ROLE-PLAY
A hands-on training that helps you practice working with students in emotional distress.  You will role-play real life campus scenarios and learn how to deescalate, work with and refer these students.
Mental Health First Aid
An in-depth look at mental illness provided by Transitions Mental Health Association (TMHA).
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S.  It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

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