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Coaching

Through academic coaching, students can polish their study skills and learn to manage their time to apply those skills effectively. While academic coaching is helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, it is also beneficial to anyone who wishes to enhance their academic effectiveness. In addition to the academic coaching topics highlighted above, we also support students around:

  • Evidence-based learning strategies and implementation
  • Time management and organizational/study skills
  • Test preparation
  • Writing papers and reports
  • Dissertation block coaching
  • Structure and accountability for long-term independent projects
  • Stress and anxiety due to academic issues

Through wellbeing coaching, students will identify areas of growth, set goals, and develop plans to achieve these goals. Students will receive accountability from their CSW coach and, together, the coach and student will identify any barriers present in achieving goals and make adjustments in order to help the student improve their personal wellbeing. Wellbeing coaching could include any of the following topic areas:

  • Wellbeing time management (i.e., creating a healthy morning routine, improving sleep schedule, finding time for self-care)
  • Personal organization
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Managing negative emotions/cultivating positive emotions
  • Improving self-efficacy
  • Life Transitions (i.e., personal, familial, and/or social changes)
  • Relationship building/social support
  • Finding a sense of belonging
  • Sleep hygiene

The CSW wants to help ensure you’re prepared to make smart financial decisions during and after your time at Vanderbilt. Through financial wellbeing coaching, students will have the opportunity to assess personal relationships with money and how that impacts financial behaviors, identify connections between mental and financial wellbeing, analyze current spending and saving habits, and become more aware of ways to apply budgeting and money-saving concepts.

AOD coaching is for students looking to make changes in their alcohol/marijuana/or other drug use. This may include implementing harm reduction strategies, focused sobriety time, or working towards or maintaining recovery. It is also for those living a substance-free lifestyle who are interested in connecting with others on campus.

For information about Vanderbilt Recovery Support, please click here.

To schedule a coaching appointment, please email healthydores@vanderbilt.edu or call 615-322-0480. Student Care Coordination can also help students to get connected to coaching at the CSW. 

Peer Guides are Vanderbilt undergraduate students that have received wellbeing training. The Peer Guide Program provides undergraduate students a space to seek peer support and guidance. Through private, personalized peer coaching sessions, students will receive assistance in one or more of the following areas:

  • Emotional Wellbeing (coping skills, managing negative emotions/cultivating positive emotions)
  • Life Transitions (personal, academic, and social changes)
  • Personal Health (nutrition, sleep habits)
  • Self-Efficacy (values strengthening, self-confidence, self-image)
  • Social Support/Relationship Building (support and community on campus, finding a sense of belonging)
  • Stress Management (stress reduction techniques, time management, goal setting)

Students may access any type of Center Student Wellbeing (CSW) coaching through the Student Care Coordination or by contacting the CSW at 615-322-0480 or healthydores@vanderbilt.edu.

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