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Recorded Presentations

The Counseling Center has compiled an archive of presentations recorded by staff on a variety of topics related to mental health and wellness. These presentations can be shown in instructor's classes as well as viewed by members of our university community. Each video has a closed captioning option available.

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    Intended for: graduate students

    This quick webinar presentation will provide graduate students with some ways to cope with social isolation and online/distance learning, as well as manage complex responsibilities from home. Mental health professionals from the Counseling Center discuss Q&A at the end of the presentation. This presentation was a collaboration between the Grad College's Shop Talk series and the Counseling Center. 

    Run time: 44 minutes

    Presented by: Dr. Erica Mathis - Postdoctoral Resident, Counseling Center and Colleen Conklin, Katie Kainer, and Uriel Navarette, Counseling Center

    Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    Attend this one-hour session to learn several mindfulness exercises (e.g., grounding, meditation) that will help ease your anxiety and stress. Attendees will have time to practice the exercises during the session and ask questions about mindfulness. This presentation was a collaboration between the Grad College's Shop Talk series and the Counseling Center. 


    Run time: 48 minutes
    Presented by: Dr. Erica Mathis - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: graduate students

    Wondering how to attend to your mental well-being in graduate school? This Shop Talk will address factors that impact mental well-being in graduate school (e.g., work-life balance), as well as briefly cover skills for coping with common mental health concerns faced by graduate students (e.g., anxiety). This presentation was a collaboration between the Grad College's Shop Talk series and the Counseling Center.

    Run time: 26 minutes
    Presented by: Dr. Erica Mathis - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students, faculty, and staff.

    This webinar will provide strategies for psychological coping and wellness, managing various responsibilities, and adjusting to online/distance learning. This information will be helpful for students in fostering academic resilience and success. In addition, this webinar will provide helpful resources for students adapting to academic, social, and environmental changes due to COVID-19. Hosted by Texas State University’s Counseling Center.

    Run time: 59 minutes

    Presented by: Richard A. Martinez, Ph.D, Colleen Conklin, M.A., Katie Kainer, M.A., and Uriel Navarrete Jr., M.A.

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    Intended for: students

    This presentation provides students with the necessary tools to manage stress in their personal lives. The topics that are covered include prevention tools, signs of stress, assessing stress in your personal life, self sabotage, and approaches for letting go of stress. The presentation uses a practical approach to promote mental wellness.

    Run time: 40 minutes

    Presented by: Elijah Miller, B.S., Counseling Center Graduate Assistant

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    Intended for: students

    This presentation focuses on the impact social media has on our mental health.  Students will be able to identify how social media is valuable in their life, how their mental health can be affected by social media and ways to practice and maintain good mental health while continuing to utilize social media.

    Run time: 18 minutes 

    Presented by: Erin Griego, B.A., Counseling Center Graduate Assistant

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    Intended for: students

    The purpose of this presentation is to help viewers identify sources and signs of stress, as well as learn self-care, coping, time-management, and online distance/learning strategies to cultivate academic resilience, especially in times of change and uncertainty.

    Run time: 35 minutes

    Presented by: Uriel Navarrete, Jr.,M.A. & Katie Kainer, M.A. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live and provides a brief description of racial trauma and the impact it can have on Black and non-Black People of Color and their communities. It explores the concept and components of “Radical Healing” and ways that it can be used to provide hope and healing both to individuals and their communities. Radical Healing seeks to validate the painful experience of systemic racial discrimination and oppression while balancing this with honoring resilience and fostering hope.

    Run time: 52 minutes

    Presented by: Uriel Navarrete, Jr., M.A. & Kate Cotnam, M.A. - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    This presentation provides guidance and considerations for the coming out process, strategies to develop LGBTQ+ mental health and resilience, and a review of available local and national resources. Special considerations are included for navigating aspects of LGBTQ+ mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded live and presented by Texas State University Counseling Center's staff. 

    Run time: 1 hour and 4 minutes

    Presented by: Uriel Navarrete, Jr., M.A. & Richard A. Martinez, Ph.D.. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This presentation focuses on increasing awareness of a more comprehensive view of eating behavior by reviewing the psychology of eating and various factors that play a role in our body’s digestion, nutrition, and eating behaviors.This presentation also proposes ways to build body trust, compassion, and positivity. Recorded live and presented by Texas State University Counseling Center's staff.

    Run time: 46 minutes 

    Presented by: Katie Kainer, M.A., . - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    This presentation discusses relationship strategies and provides some background for deepening our understanding of attachment and relational dynamics. Communication strategies and boundaries are also explored. Recorded live and presented by Texas State University Counseling Center's staff. 

    Run time: 54 minutes

    Presented by: Colleen Conklin, M.A . - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. If you are one of the many students that either had to or choose to relocate to live with family during these uncertain times you might be experiencing an increase in complex family relationships. Living with family members as an adult can be a challenge and it is helpful to know that you are not alone and there are tools that can help make this transition as smooth and healthy as possible. This webinar contains tips and strategies for navigating communication and potential conflict with family members during this time.

    Run time: 40 minutes

    Presented by: Kate Cotnam, M.A. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. Do you find yourself beating yourself up a lot, trying to meet unrealistic expectations, or struggling to let go of past mistakes? If so, you are not alone. The Introduction to Self-Compassion webinar provides an overview of self-compassion and how it can help us feel better. Learn how to begin quieting your inner critic with small steps and simple tools.

    Run time: 57 minutes

    Presented by: Mark Provence, Ph.D.. - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    Comparison and perfectionism are difficult to avoid in graduate school. This webinar will not only provide information about these issues, but it will also include activities and a discussion about how to cope with perfectionistic tendencies, as well as comparing oneself to peers. This presentation was a collaboration between the Grad College's Shop Talk series and the Counseling Center. 
    Run time: 1 hour and 2 minutes
    Presented by: Dr. Erica Mathis - Counseling Center

    Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    Attend this webinar for an opportunity to practice coping skills (e.g., meditation, thought exercises) that will aid in managing feelings of stress and anxiety while in graduate school. This presentation was a collaboration between the Grad College's Shop Talk series and the Counseling Center. 

    Run time: 53 minutes
    Presented by: Dr. Erica Mathis - Counseling Center

    Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: faculty and staff

    This webinar was recorded live. This webinar will focus on exploring the student COVID-19 experience, shared campus responsibility for student mental health and wellbeing, provide an overview of online mental health resources, and detail Counseling Center services and considerations. Resources for supporting faculty and staff mental health will also be discussed.

    Run time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

    Presented by: Richard A. Martinez, Ph.D.. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. There are times for most people when self-motivation and accountability are challenging to implement. This webinar will introduce helpful strategies to jump start self-motivation and accountability. The skills presented are intended to help individuals hoping to bolster academic performance and continue to maintain personal responsibilities.

    Run time: 41 minutes

    Presented by: Shana Varnell, Psy.D.. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. This webinar will cover the evolutionary function aspects of anxiety, physiological and cognitive symptoms of anxiety and increase your awareness of when anxiety is problematic and when it is functional. Lastly, the webinar will teach evidence based coping skills and practices for anxiety.

    Run time: 63 minutes

    Presented by: Cordell Spears, Psy.D. - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. This webinar will detail strategies to learn about the psychological impact of racial trauma and racism, strategies for emotional and physiological self-regulation, and ideas to cultivate your own space for healing. It will also cover identifying symptoms of burnout and ideas for rejuvenation/self-care for racial justice advocates of color.

    Run time: 50 minutes

    Presented by: Rebecca Gonzalez, Ph.D. - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. This webinar, geared towards students, will discuss how various challenges, unique to first-generation college students, are currently impacting our first-gen bobcats' academic success and psychological well-being. The presenter's goal is to acknowledge and affirm these challenges while providing resources and tools to help first-gen bobcats achieve and maintain academic success and psychological well-being during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    Run time: 54 minutes

    Presented by: Tiffany Adeigbe, MS. - Counseling Center

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    Intended for: students

    This webinar was recorded live. This webinar will focus on how the pandemic is a collective trauma/crisis, and how it is important to recognize the impact on our mental health. Topics will include a discussion of what can and cannot be controlled, an overview of mindfulness with guided practice, self-care, and resilience.

    Run time: 42 minutes

    Presented by: Jordan Seidel, MA., MS. - Counseling Center

    A Closed Captioning option is available for this presentation.