Programming and Outreach

The Chicago State University Counseling Department Outreach Program (CDOP) 2020 - 2021     

The Chicago State University Counseling Department Outreach Program (CDOP) is empirically-based and implemented virtually by CSU faculty and invited guest speakers. The mission of the CDOP is to facilitate student enrollment, retention, graduation, and success across the lifespan as well as enhance the psychoeducation and psychosocial well-being of the entire CSU community. Programming is generally provided in the form of PowerPoint presentations, mental health screenings, and referrals. The dissemination of mental health resources and research is offered in various modalities including to individuals (e.g., one-on-one personal sessions), groups (e.g., campus organizations, student orientations, and Colleges/departments), classes (e.g., guest lecturer presentations), campus-wide events and workshops, and resource stands outside of the Counseling Department (CRSUB 190). The CDOP addresses the following psychosocial areas:

  • Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Management,
  • Self-Esteem Enhancement,
  • Alcohol & Drug Awareness,
  • Anger Management & Conflict Resolution (4 Week Mini-Course),
  • Violence Prevention (e.g., Domestic Violence Awareness, Veteran & Military Support, Justice Involved Individual Support),
  • Cultural Diversity Awareness (e.g., Disability Awareness, International Student Support, LGBTQ Awareness), and
  • Psychological Wellness Awareness (e.g., taking care of your mental and physical health; maintaining a school and/or work-life balance).

CDOP Faculty: Dr. Jahaan Abdullah, Dr. Rayne Bozeman, Professor LaConyer Davis, Dr. Jubilee Dickson, Dr. Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson, Dr. Tonya Hall (Coordinator;

The Chicago State University Counseling Department Outreach Program (CDOP) 2020 – 2021 Virtual Programming Schedule

  • (Thursday, 07/02/20, 12:30-2:00) “Ending Racism in America: What Are Your Thoughts?” Panel Discussion (Dr. Hall and Invited Guests)
  • (Tuesday, 07/14/20, 12:30 -2:00) “Why Should I Complete the Census?” Census Workers Available (YWCA & CDOP)
  • (Tuesday, 07/21/20, 12:30-2:00) “Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know” (YWCA & CDOP)
  • (Friday, 08/07/20, 12:30-1:30) “Stress Management: Starting the Academic Year off on the Right Foot” (Dr. Bozeman)
  • (Tuesday, 09/15/20, 12:30-1:30) “Suicide Prevention Workshop & Screenings” (Professor Davis)
  • (Tuesday, 10/20/20, 12:30-2:00) “Domestic Violence Awareness Month Panel Discussion” (Dr. Nazon, Dr. Hall, YWCA, Community organizations)
  • (Tuesday, 11/10/20, 12:30-1:30) “Optimizing Holistic Psychological Wellness” (Dr. Dickson)
  • (Tuesday, 11/17/20, 12:30-2:00) “CSU Cultural Awareness Appreciation Day: Celebrating Students, Faculty, and Staff of Diverse Backgrounds including Racial, International, Disability, LGBTQ, and Elderly” (Dr. Abdullah & Global Engagement Office)
  • (Thursday, 02/11/21, 12:30-1:30) “Loving Myself: A Self-Esteem Enhancement Workshop” (Dr. Garrett-Wilson)
  • (Thursday, 03/11/21, 12:30-2:00) “Women’s History Month Panel Discussion: Turning Our Stress, Anxiety and Trauma into Power” (Dr. Garrett Wilson, Dr. Nazon, & Dr. Hall)
  • (Thursday, 04/15/21, 12:30-1:30) “Alcohol and Drugs: What Everyone Should Know” (Dr. Nazon & Professor Davis)
  • (Thursday, 04/29/20, 12:30-1:30) “Stress Management: Keeping Cool During Finals Week” (Dr. Bozeman)
Click here for the dates CDOP recognizes for spring 2020

Click here to request a CDOP Meeting/Presentation Request Form