Workshops

Build a skill, add to your personal tookit for positive mental health and interpersonal and intrapersonal well-being. Check the current schedule, and make a reservation at usc.edu/myshr under “workshops.” Times and dates subject to change.

All workshops are non-clinical programs and are not a substitute for medical or psychotherapy care. Workshops are different from Group Therapy, which are a very useful psychotherapy format as part of ongoing treatment. Workshops are an easy and accessible way to gain information and learn coping skills to manage common concerns.

These programs are made possible by your USC Student Health Fee.


CHRSH 01 Trojans Respect Consent

For new incoming undergraduates, this workshop provides an opportunity to understand how to clearly communicate permission, boundaries, and consent in intimate encounters. Discussion is limited to new USC students and is conducted in small groups, so participants can ask questions and have a frank conversation.

Trojans Respect Consent is a required workshop for all incoming undergraduate students during their first semester. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 15 sessions/week


Affirmative Consent: International Students Edition

Trojans Respect Consent is a required workshop for all incoming first-year undergraduate students. The workshop will cover important topics such as affirmative consent and respect. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week


CHRSH 02 Healthy Relationships

Designed for undergraduate students who have completed “Trojans Respect Consent,” this workshop covers power dynamics and mutual respect in intimate partner relationships. Participants explore skills for setting expectations that are foundations for healthy and mutually supportive partnerships, and learn to recognize and manage unhealthy or abusive relationships.

Healthy Relationships is a required workshop for sophomore undergraduate students. All students with sophomore standing and above are welcome to take this workshop. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 6-7 sessions/week


Healthy Relationships: International Students Edition

Healthy Relationship Workshop is a required workshop for 2nd year undergraduate students. The workshop focuses on learning the fundamentals of healthy relationships, such as boundaries and communication, and tools to recognize and navigate unhealthy or abusive relationships. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week


CHRSH 03 Upstanders Act Now! 

Upstanders Act Now! empowers undergraduate students to intervene when they witness a situation that may lead to gender- and power-based harm including sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault. Participants will gain skills in identifying potentially risky situations, safely intervene, and help create an inclusive and respectful campus community. Registered undergraduate student organization leaders are also able to secure additional funding from Undergraduate Student Government by attending this workshop. Students can sign up for workshop on the event page. If you need any accommodations, please email rsvptrojansctnow@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week


Sexual Harassment Prevention Workshop 

Designed for graduate/professional degree students navigating their academic careers and professional networks. Participants will gain a better understanding of what rape culture is, identify what sexual harassment looks like, and be able to demonstrate ways to intervene and respond to sexual harassment. NOTE: Registered graduate student organization leaders are also able to secure additional funding from Graduate Student Government by attending this workshop. Students can sign up for this workshop through the event page. If you need any accommodations, please email eshcrsvp@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week


Sleep Skills: Rest and Renewal

The goal of this workshop is to learn strategies to improve your sleep. This workshop will provide general information about sleep, review sleep hygiene tips, and provide strategies to address problematic thoughts about sleep.


Resilient Trojans Using Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Workshop 

The CRM framework helps to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities.  Individuals are provided the tools to create a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system, and better understand how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach. This workshop introduces the six wellness skills designed to help individuals learn to track their own nervous systems in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into a greater balance.


What Are My Boundaries? 

This workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to maintain healthy boundaries with your family, friends, significant others, and yourself. We will discuss the importance of boundaries, assertive communication, and staying connected during this time of social distancing and self-isolation.


Stress Less

This workshop will provide a space for students to acknowledge common stressors that they face as young adults and college students and see the commonalities that they have with their peers. Students will learn about a typical stress response and ways to challenge and change this response within themselves. We will discuss the impact of stress on our well-being and develop plans to cope with stress. 


Local Tastes, American Style

Feeling a little puzzled by the food here in Los Angeles? This is a perfect introduction for international students to learn about the local fruit and vegetables, protein, grains, and all those packaged foods you see at the grocery store. Learn what to expect in SoCal restaurants and even about food culture in American life.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician.


Food Fact or Mealtime Myth: Ask the Dietician

Bring your questions about what to eat for meals and snacks, nutrition topics in the news, eating at the dining hall, cooking for yourself, and any other related questions. This workshop is ideal for students who are curious about nutrition or are getting ready for a dietitian appointment.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician.


Prepping & Planning

Food prep can be the key to successful meal planning. Become more comfortable in the grocery store and confident in your kitchen. Advice in this workshop is tailored for all budgets and special nutrition needs.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician.