Become a Coach

***Thank you for your interest in becoming a peer coach! Please note that applications for this year are now closed and applications for next year will be posted in mid-Spring 2019***

Each Spring semester, the Counseling Center seeks GT students interested in becoming Peer Coaches. Peer Coaches will:

  • Participate in weekly training/supervision sessions
  • Upon completion of training, commit 4-5 hours of availability per week to meet with GT students who express interest in peer coaching services, attend group supervision, and participate in consultation and outreach events.
  • Collaborate with fellow Peer Coaches and the Counseling Center staff to help identify campus mental health needs and create, promote, and participate in psychoeducational workshops designed to meet these needs.

Training sessions will be on Fridays, from 3 - 4:30pm, throughout the fall semester. Students completing the training will acquire valuable knowledge and skills, including:

  • Understanding the mental health needs of university students
  • Understanding the role of a university counseling center
  • Cultural awareness and increased competency in interaction with a diverse community
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic interventions for common presenting concerns facing college students
  • Ability to recognize signs of distress and make appropriate referrals
  • Leadership and collaboration skills

Interested students can apply to be a Peer Coach by completing an application. For additional information or for any questions, please contact Dr. Irene Daboin at irene.daboin@studentlife.gatech.edu.