Programs and Events

Join us as we support your personal and academic growth through our counseling programming and Skillshops. Boost your emotional well-being and academic success with practical tools for stress reduction, time management, and resilience. Together we will explore mindfulness, effective communication, and more, as we guide you toward a balanced and successful college journey.

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Courageous Conversations

A programming initiative that creates conversations around culture and mental health to empower students of all races and ethnicities. With a special focus on triumphs and roadblocks experienced by males in higher education.  

Please visit the Skillshops website to register for the next Courageous Conversations event.


Suicide Prevention Training (QPR)

QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) Gatekeeper Training will help you build skills to recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, how to respond effectively and how to offer hope during this challenging time.  Additionally, you will learn about the warning signs related to someone contemplating to end their life.  This training is free to students, faculty and staff and is supported through funding by the SAMHSA [Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration] Behavioral Health Grant – 1H79SM080474. 

For students, please visit the Skillshops website to register for the next QPR session. For faculty and staff, you can view session availability through the Valencia Edge Portal.

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Koru is now MIEA, the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults. MIEA is a 4 session no-credit course that will teach you the skill of mindfulness.  This course was developed by two psychiatrists from Duke University.  As a result of some participants completing this no-credit course, they have decreased stress, improved sleep, increased focus and self-compassion. Please contact Dr. Marcia Roman for more information about the Koru Mindfulness training.

FREE Mindfulness & Meditation Classes

This is a 4 session no-credit course that will teach you the skill of mindfulness.

It will also help you build the habit of using it in your life on a regular basis.

Developed by 2 psychiatrists from Duke University, the curriculum was validated in a randomized control trial to show participants had decreased stress, improved sleep, increased focus and self-compassion.

Participants get a lot more out of this class if they stick with it from beginning to end; therefore, pre-registration and attendance at all 4 sessions is required.

Courses will be held by Zoom.
Double check your calendar and then sign up for one of the classes below.

Date Time Register
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 1:00 – 2:15 PM Register
Tuesdays, February 2, 11, 18 & 25 1:00 – 2:15 PM Register
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 26 & April 2 3:00 – 4:15 PM Register
Questions? Please contact Dr. Marcia Roman at

MIEA Mindfulness Half-Day Retreat

Open to all

Step away from the noise of daily life and deepen your mindfulness practice to nurture inner peace.

Register by September 18th, 2024

Wednesday, September 25th, 2024
1-4:15 PM
Winter Park Campus

Questions? Please contact Dr. Marcia Roman at