StressBuster Peer Educators
How To: Talk to a Counselor
Counselors are available by phone 24 hours daily by dialing 951-827-5531 or 951-UCR-TALK.
Looking for an opportunity to be a Peer Educator? Be a part of the chosen, the dedicated, the skilled team of StressBusters. You'll help other UCR students learn to manage their stress, time, and their workload.
As a StressBuster, You Will:
- Develop skills in various stress management techniques including deep breathing, guided imagery and relaxation
- Learn about stress, its impact on the body, and how to share this information with others
- Learn how to train others about time management and prioritization
- Help others help themselves and find success
- Improve your public speaking skills while giving presentations and workshops in campus offices, classrooms, residence halls and during club meetings
- Make connections with other campus groups and peers through programming and campus events
- Get trained by and work closely with licensed psychologists and mental health professionals in a para-professional role
How Can I Become a StressBuster?
- StressBusters Peer Educators are recruited each Spring quarter
- If you are selected to be a StressBuster, your commitment to the program is for one full academic year, beginning in the fall and ending in the summer
- Qualified candidates will be interviewed during the spring quarter by the StressBusters program coordinator
- Successful candidates will be notified by the end of spring quarter
- To apply, follow the instructions below:
1. Go to: https://highlanderlink.ucr.edu/form/start/96962
2. Complete Application and Upload Resume
3. Click "Next"
4. Click "Submit for approval"
What to Expect
- StressBusters are trained in the fall during zero week. Training during this time is mandatory and will take place on Sept. 19th, 20th, and 21st from 8 AM-5 PM. Tuesday the 20th is an all day Power of the Peers Training where you will have a chance to meet with Peers from other programs and organizations.
- StressBusters must commit to volunteer for at least 2 events each qtr
- StressBusters must commit to weekly and/or monthly meetings throughout the academic year in addition to doing presentations, relaxation workshops, and tabling events on campus (typically 2-3 meetings per qtr)
- The deadline to apply is Tuesday April 26th by 5PM. If you have any problems completing or submitting the electronic application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy or word document of the application.
- For more information, you are welcome to attend the Power of the Peers Recruitment on Tuesday April 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Belltower. Refreshments will be provided!
Did You Know?
Counseling and Psychological Services does not provide academic advising. For academic
counseling, call 951-827-3411.
A Counselor On Duty is available at Counseling and Psychological Services weekdays,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All students who pay UCR registration fees are eligible for free Counseling and Psychological
Counseling and Psychological Services serves as a national test center for the LSAT
Group therapy allows you to connect to others with similar concerns and to listen
to shared issues.
Couples Counseling is available for students and their partners or spouses.
Counseling and Psychological Services has designed an online guide to help faculty
and staff respond to distressed students.
Counseling and Psychological Services staff includes licensed psychologists, marriage
and family counselors, and pre-doctoral interns.
Counselors are available by phone 24 hours daily by dialing 951-827-5531 or 951-UCR-
You can take an online assessment right now to see how you're doing emotionally.
Everything you discuss with a UCR counselor is confidential unless it falls under
the legal exceptions.
Counselors are available for workshops and presentations, including weekly meditation