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Title: University of Florida Counseling Center leaflets
Series Title: Aspire : empowering success
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: University of Florida Counseling Center
Publisher: Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2005
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Empowering Success

301 Peabody Hall 1(352) 392-1575

UF Counseling Center
Division of Student Affairs
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e4,^PM 6 Background & Mission

The mission of the ASPIRE program at the
Counseling Center is to foster the retention,
mentoring, and time-to-degree graduation of
African/Black American and Hispanic/Latino(a)
American students at the University of Florida.
The ASPIRE team is made up of a
multicultural group of counselors with diverse
expertise. In addition to the direct student
services, we also provide consultation and
support to organizations and programs that
promote recruitment and retention of African/
Black American and Hispanic/Latino(a)
American students.

Group Counseling Program

ASPIRE offers a variety of empowerment
groups to assist undergraduate and graduate
students in enhancing their quality of life.
Groups that have been offered are:

Invincible Black Women
Members will learn about relational patterns in
their life and empower each member to find
release through relaxation, self-care, and
connectedness for conquering negative

Math Confidence Group
Students will learn strategies for overcoming
anxiety, stress, and "psychological blocks," as
well as how to improve study habits and time
management in order to be more comfortable
doing math, chemistry, or statistic courses.

cQue pasa?
This is a bilingual co-ed support group that will
assist you in exploring the different types of
relationships in your life such as family,
friends, and partners. This group will also give
you an opportunity to gain awareness about
yourself. The group is interactive and process

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of services are offered
through the program?
We offer student individual and group
counseling as well as workshops and outreach
presentations. We also offer consultation and
collaboration with faculty, staff, and student
organizations that provide programs targeting
the success of African/Black American or
Hispanic/Latino(a) American students. In
addition, we are also an information source to
help connect students to these programs and

How can students attend one of the
empowerment groups?
Students can call the Counseling Center at
(352) 392-1575 or come into our office at 301
Peabody Hall to make an appointment for a
group screening. This is an opportunity for
students to spend some time with the group
leader and ask any additional questions.

Who provides the services?
The Counseling Center utilizes the talent and
expertise of the ASPIRE team and other
Counseling Center staff to provide
psychological, social, and psycho-educational

What is the benefit of utilizing ASPIRE's
ASPIRE's services (e.g., group counseling,
workshops, consultations) benefit African/
Black American and Hispanic/Latino(a)
American students by furthering their success
at the University of Florida. These services
offer support and assistance in areas that can
enhance their experience here and hopefully
boost retention by providing individual
attention and offering interventions that are
culturally sensitive and responsive to issues of
oppression and discrimination.

Workshop Topics

ASPIRE provides outreach/workshops for
student programs, organizations, and
departments. ASPIRE seeks to personalize
these services and interventions to make them
more culturally relevant and specific to African/
Black American and Hispanic/Latino(a)
American students, faculty, and staff. Below
are some of the most popular workshop

Keys to Academic Success
Defeat the 10 habits of ineffective students and
open the door to academic and personal
success. Learn how to get an education, not
just a degree.

Win Back Your Time
Use these time management strategies and
regain control of your days. Learn how to take
better care of yourself and live a balanced life.

Racial Development and White Privilege
Recognize your own racial development and
how to communicate cross-culturally. This
workshop is designed for the diverse audience.

Women in Red
Often understanding your personal reaction to
finances can explain how you create a budget
and how debt begins. This workshop will teach
you the emotional tools needed for financial
success. Can be adapted to a co-ed audience.

Ibuprofen is not a Vitamin:
Thriving in Graduate School
Explore the politics of graduate school,
strategies to complete your thesis or
dissertation, learn how to create a mentoring
relationship, and balance social life while
honoring your ethnic/racial heritage.

Invincible Black Woman
Learn to recognize internal stress and how
relational patterns affect us. Exchange the
impossible expectation of being "invincible" for
ways to actually meet your needs.

Consultation & Collaboration

Consultation Projects
The University of Florida is committed to
continual enhancement. ASPIRE can provide
experts to consult with faculty, staff, and
student organizations that provide programs
targeting the success of African/Black
American and Hispanic/Latino(a) American
students. Consultations can involve team-
building activities, assessment of current
organizational structure, and training on
communication across racial and cultural
differences. We are able to work with you to
create a unique consultation that fits the needs
of your organization.

ASPIRE often partners with programs which
directly or indirectly support the academic
success of UF African/Black American and
Hispanic/Latino(a) American students, as well
as departments that have programs targeting
the success of African/Black American and
Hispanic/Latino(a) American students.
Examples of groups we have worked with:

* Association of Black Faculty and Staff
* Institute of Black Culture (IBC)
* Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures (La
* Office of Graduate Minority Programs
* Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs
* PAACT (Pledging to Achieve Academic
Competence Together)
* CAAP (Cooperative Academic Achievement
* Worked with many colleges within
University of Florida (e.g., Colleges of
Education, Engineering, Law, and Liberal
Arts and Sciences)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request an 04'PfR; workshop
or consultation/collaboration?
You can call the Counseling Center at (352)
392-1575 and one of the ASPIRE team
members will return your inquiry, email any of
the ASPIRE team members, or come into the
Counseling Center (301 Peabody Hall) and
complete an Outreach Request Form. Please
allow a reasonable amount of time for us to
tailor our workshop to your needs. We will be
happy to set up an appointment to further
discuss your needs.

For biographical information and to contact
individual ASPIRE team members, please refer
to the ASPIRE website.

Please browse the Counseling Center's website
(www.counsel.ufl.edu) for further counseling
related services and information.

University of Florida Counseling Center
301 Peabody Hall
(352) 392-1575

For students with disabilities, this publication is available in
alternate formats. Please contact the Counseling Center at
(352)392-1575. Students with hearing or speech
impairments, please call the Florida Relay Service (FRS) at
(800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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