Counseling Center

Educational Programming and Workshops

Psychologists and clinical staff are equipped with expertise and knowledge in a wide variety of wellness topic areas.

Please contact our office to request a specific educational programs or workshops by emailing our office manager at COUNSELINGCENTER@hws.edu in advance with all the information needed for preparation and any questions or concerns you may have.

National Mental Health Screenings

National Mental Health Screenings are a common tradition in the college counseling center community. The Counseling Center provides Depression, Eating Disorder, and Anxiety Awareness Screening Days throughout each academic year or you can click the link above and test the screening online. On site screening days are conducted by one of our clinicians in-person for students typically held in locations such as the Scandling Center.

You can also visit the MindWise website for more information on behavioral health services, suicide prevention programs, and webinars.

HWS Students in Distress Training

The HWS Students in Distress training program provides faculty, staff, and student leaders with skills to respond effectively and to make appropriate referrals. Through frank dialogue, this training aims to prepare campus personnel for the challenging and anxiety-provoking situations of encountering students in crisis. 

Training program at a glance:

  • Two hour, interactive training program designed for college personnel
  • Review of facts regarding college student suicide and crisis experiences
  • Discussion of suicide and crisis warning signs
  • Instruction on how to ask students if they are thinking about suicide
  • Skills for referring students to mental health professionals
  • Review of effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Discussion of emotions experienced by students in crisis
  • Participation in four experiential exercises
  • Participation in a guided group role play
  • Training provided by HWS Psychologists

For further information, please refer to the Student in Distress brochure.


We provide consultation services to HWS students, faculty, Staff, parents, and the community. Please contact us for consultation services.


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.