University Teaching Foundations: This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Elective.
Beyond the Books is a face to face session that will first provide participants with general information on the prevalence of mental challenges and illness. It will then help participants to identify signs of troubling behaviour and give them skills to engage in a preliminary discussion to determine if referral to a professional is necessary.
Participants will also learn how and where to refer appropriately in a compassionate and effective manner. This session is designed for individuals who do not have ongoing relationships with individuals but whose roles are such that they may have one-off, in-depth conversations.
Note: A Qualtrics survey will be emailed to registered participants two weeks prior to the workshop. This survey will be used to customize the workshop to the needs of the workshop participants with a specific focus on being in a teaching assistant role.