Each semester EARS offers highly interactive training at three levels. Registration for Spring 2017 is closed.
Who is Invited?
Any member of the Cornell Community who wants to:
- Become a better listener
- Gain valuable life skills in becoming more emotionally self-aware
- Acquire confidence and skill in communicating with others
- Prepare to become a counselor
- Make friends from across campus
- Build your resume
Learning outcomes that support personal growth and professional development:
- Confident and capable leaders are skilled in empathic listening and communication skills
- EARS skills help enhance the quality of one’s personal relationships with self and others
Registration is required — Registration for Spring 2017 is closed.
- Spring Semester Beginning and Intensive Training begins on Monday, Feb. 6th.
- Spring Semester Advanced Training begins on Monday, Feb. 13th.
Beginning and advanced training takes place over 11 weeks. An intensive course can be completed in five weeks:
- Beginning Training: 7-9:00pm Mondays, RPCC Multipurpose Room
- Advanced Training: 7-9:30 pm Mondays, Anabel Taylor Hall
- Intensive Training (5 weeks): Mondays, Loft 1, WSH
What is covered at the different Levels?
- Introduces a comprehensive counseling skills model
- Interactive workshops, skits, games & small group discussions
- Lots of opportunities to practice & get feedback
- Builds on 1st level skills
- Features presentations by campus & community experts
- Topics include: multi-cultural counseling, relationships, eating disorders, self-esteem, substance abuse, suicide prevention & more.
- Deepens skills for students preparing for the counselor qualifying session
- Individualized practice sessions with extensive feedback
- Topics include: multicultural counseling, building healthier relationships, mindfulness training, eating disorders, tips for combating stress and increasing resiliency, sex and values, suicide prevention and more.
Becoming a Counselor
After a minimum of two semesters, trainees must demonstrate required skills in a rigorous evaluation session.
The training helped me to be more confident that I can create a space for someone else's pain and that I can hang in there and know what to do to help the person in front of me to feel safe speaking to me.
EARS trainee, Spring 2016