Virtual Avatars of Peer Health Coaching

PSY 319S

This is a training course for students who are interested in becoming peer mental health coaches for other Duke students. As part of a Bass Connections team, we are developing a peer to peer app that uses anonymous avatars to facilitate communication from students needing help to students trained to help them. This is an intense course in which students will learn how to help an individual manage intense emotions and hopelessness in moments of need. Topics include helping a suicidal individual, helping an individual deal with the aftermath of a sexual assault, and related topics. An initial interview and subsequent permission from the instructor is required. Instructor consent required.

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required

Typically Offered
Fall Only