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College/University Educators

Create and improve student success programs through student empowerment and mental health and well-being best practices.

All courses and programs offered by The Brzycki Group and the Center for the Self in Schools are:

  • Grounded in positive psychology, educational psychology, and human development research.

  • Personalized based on your own issues and concerns.

  • Available in a unique one-on-one format, as well as for small groups.

  • Delivered virtually or in-person.

Student Success with 3 High-Impact Practices for College/University Educators

Description:

This course provides front-line educators with a new student success model based on the latest research in the psychology of well-being and student-centered learning. This model integrates five critical student success functional areas—academic advising, career services, counseling and psychological services, faculty teaching, and student engagement—and helps colleges and universities develop psychologically healthy and
self-aware students as a part of their educational mission. Three research-based, high-impact practices empower students to create their own pathways to success in college and in life:

 

  • Integrated Self Model (iSelf) – a framework of self-system and positive psychology attributes to develop student self-understanding

  • Self Across the Curriculum – a pedagogy to teach self-knowledge through curricula

  • Success Predictor – a student success assessment instrument and intervention tool

Format: 1, 2, and 3 day formats

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

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It is a growing counseling and psychological services (CAPS) best practice to equip resident life professionals, academic advisors, teaching faculty, student engagement leaders, career services counselors, student affairs professionals, among others with one or all of the three high-impact practices taught in the course.

Format: (8) 2-hour sessions

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1 to 8 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

Purpose and Possibilities for College/University Educators

Description:

Purpose and Possibilities is essential for empowering your students’ well-being and social-emotional learning competencies.

 

This course is for you if you:

  • Know how to see and achieve your unique potentials in life.

  • Learn how to heal from past traumas, how to transition to a new stage in life, and how to tap into your innate passion for making your unique difference in the world.

  • Access to new possibilities heretofore unavailable to you—to make a difference.

  • See and feel the power of your dreams.

  • Want to live the life you were meant to live.
     

Those who are serious about understanding themselves, infusing meaning into life, improving their health and well-being, becoming more mindful and present to the everyday experiences in life, and creating a better world will benefit greatly from the evidence-based work. Living a successful and satisfying life requires well-being; therefore, we need to understand what well-being is. A holistic model implies a multidimensional understanding of component parts that make up “wellness."

Well-being is not simply the absence of mental or physical illness. Rather, it is the more positive connotation of how well your life is going. Well-being encompasses emotional health, vitality, and satisfaction; life direction; ability to make a difference; the quality of one’s relationships; and living a good life to that of your own potential.

In this course the psychology of well-being includes understanding purpose and meaning in life, developing a sense of belonging, taking care of physical needs, understanding intellectual strengths and unique capabilities, understanding financial management and support for lifestyle choices, and developing the ability to feel a full range of emotions including resentments and regrets, anger and sadness, or happiness and joy.

Self Across the Curriculum for College/University Educators

Description:

Self Across the Curriculum (SAC) participants—faculty, administrators, policy-makers, student service professionals—enhance their ability to make a lasting difference with young people.

 

University teachers use SAC to design project-based, service learning, engaged scholarship, and real-world learning activities into their curricula to personalize the teaching and learning. SAC is used to personalize lessons to engage students more deeply in their studies which increase student engagement and retention metrics.

Format: 1 full day; or 3 2-hour sessions

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

University teachers use SAC to design project-based, service learning, engaged scholarship, and real-world learning activities into their curricula to personalize the teaching and learning. SAC is used to personalize lessons to engage students more deeply in their studies which increase student engagement and retention metrics.

Participants learn how to help young people develop their own paradigm of Self, self-understanding, self-esteem, and character to dramatically impact their academic achievement and overall quality of life. Participants learn to empower what is possible for their students versus focusing upon problems to fix. Once these ideas and approaches are learned in professional development settings, they can be used in the classroom. They are incorporated into the development and delivery of lesson plans, across all academic subjects, helping students to be better, more engaged learners. The course manual serves as a reference guide to draw upon when teaching and assessing students.

 

The theoretical basis of SAC is that students will be better learners in their academic subjects if they know themselves better. The focus is on a self-concept construct that includes: epistemology, locus of control, identity and character development. Our underlying assumption is that each young person is on a unique path of personal discovery to create his or her own destiny, and to live a life of total health, wholeness, and accomplishment.

The Success Predictor for College/University Educators

Description:

The Success Predictor is a highly effective tool used in K-16 settings and by college, career, professional development and psychological counselors to help people of all ages, developmental stages and levels, and walks of life guide them toward their highest expressions of what is possible for them. It is used to assess, diagnose, and intervene into the mind-set of people who want to see and achieve their full and unique potentials life – empowering them to succeed and manifest their full and unique potentials. 

Format: 1 full day; or 3 2-hour sessions

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

The Success Predictor is typically used to: determine internal motivations to succeed, understand reference points of capabilities, diagnose internal states of well-being, formulate career aspirations, determine professional acumen, understand academic program interests, guide college selection and fit, guide life and career directions, understand personal paradigms of reality, guide interventions, among others. The Success Predictor is used to help guide you from making a transformation from the person you think you are supposed to be, to that which you know you are meant to be.

The Integrated Self for College/University Educators

Description:

The Integrated Self (iSelf) model is a scientific, evidence-based, research-based assessment and intervention tool that links four functional areas that are crucial to student success: academic advising, career services, personal counseling and student engagement. This model measures multiple facets or attributes of psychological well-being, including: purpose, hopes and dreams for your life; emotional and socio-emotional intelligence; self- esteem, self-efficacy, and self-understanding; personal identity and beliefs; and intrinsic motivation.

Format: 1 full day; or 3 2-hour sessions

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

Through the iSelf model, the goal for each student is to: understand yourself and your life purpose and dreams, then choose your academic program based upon that life purpose and those dreams, and then select a potential career path and internships that will manifest these highest expressions of yourself.

The iSelf model is used in clinical practice as a prevention, intervention and assessment tool into the psychological, emotional, physical, whole-person well-being needs. This model is a researched, evidence-based model that is copyrighted and can be used with permission and training. The Integrated Self or iSelf model emerges from the interaction of current scientific information about the direct influence by emotions, both positive and negative, upon cognitive functioning. These emotions, in turn, are based upon personal relevancy and meaningfulness and are the controlling switch by which effective learning takes place or not. A positive emotional approach facilitates a sense of wellbeing that, in turn, enhances a willingness to learn.

Consultation for College/University Educators

Description:

From time to time when making transitions in life, we need to take some time for ourselves in order to put into the most effective context or perspective possible, the issues and concerns that are showing up as obstacles, limitations, or restrictions. These issues and concerns can dramatically impact our ability to see and achieve what is possible for ourselves and our relationships, professional life, business organizations, family, and children. 

Format: (5), (10), or (15) 2-hour sessions

Participants: College/University Educators

Group Size:1
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or a location convenient for you
Cost: $180/hour

The Consultation Service is for you if you want to open up a new possibility that heretofore was unavailable to you. Participants pay a onetime retainer fee depending upon the nature and substance of needs. After an initial assessment session, a recommendation is made for the length of your personalized program. We conduct educational and psychological assessments, recommend appropriate interventions and possible other professional resources. In addition, we coordinate care services by serving as a resource to parents, schools, agencies, and the clinical evaluation team.