Become a Coach

**Applications for Fall 2017 are no longer being accepted**

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
  • Collaborate with fellow Peer Coaches and 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, over 14 weeks during the Fall 2017 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 the application found below, by the April 14th deadline.  More information about the application process and the Peer Coach role and commitment can be found in the application document.  For additional information/questions, please contact Irene Daboin, Ph.D. at

Peer Coaching Application

Peer Coaching Recommendation Form