Each semester EARS offers highly interactive training at three levels. To sign up, fill out our registration form here.
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 — training fills up fast! To sign up, fill out our registration form here.
- 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 combatting 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