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Bust Stress!

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 accepted as 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/20012
2. Click on "Submissions"
3. Click on "Stressbusters Peer Educators Program Application 2014/2015"
4. Complete Application and Upload Resume
5. click "Next"
6. Click "Submit for approval"

What to Expect

  • Stressbusters are trained in the Fall during zero week. Training during this time is mandatory
  • StressBusters must commit 6-8 hours per month to peer duties
  • 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
  • The deadline to apply is May 2nd, 2014. If you have any problems completing or submitting the electronic application, please contact ccpeers@ucr.edu 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 Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Belltower. Refreshments will be provided! 

Did You Know?

The Counseling Center does not provide academic advising. For academic counseling, call 951-827-3411.
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A Counselor On Duty is available at the Counseling Center weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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All students who pay UCR registration fees are eligible for free Counseling Center services.
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The Counseling Center serves as a national test center for the LSAT and PRAXIS.
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Group therapy allows you to connect to others with similar concerns and to listen to shared issues.
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Couples Counseling is available for students and their partners or spouses.
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The Counseling Center has designed an online guide to help faculty and staff respond to distressed students.
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The Counseling Center staff includes licensed psychologists, marriage and family counselors, and pre-doctoral interns.
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Counselors are available by phone 24 hours daily by dialing 951-827-5531 or 951-UCR- TALK
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You can take an online assessment right now to see how you're doing emotionally.
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Everything you discuss with a UCR counselor is confidential unless it falls under the legal exceptions.
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Counselors are available for workshops and presentations, including weekly meditation classes.
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