Kognito Training Opportunities
As many as one in five students suffer from a mental disorder that may threaten their well-being or academic performance. Suicide is the leading cause of student mortality among college students. Training everyone on campus to identify, approach, and refer students in psychological distress is an effective strategy for strengthening the safety net for all students.
In order to help address these concerns, the College has adopted 6 fully interactive, avatar based training simulations to help students build skills through role play. Users engage in conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars who exhibit signs of psychological distress, including anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. In this process, the user practices and learns to use open-ended questions, reflective listening, and other motivational interviewing techniques to effectively:
- Broach the topic of psychological distress
- Discuss their concern with the student
- Avoid common pitfalls such as attempting to diagnose the problem or giving unwarranted advice.
Key Features for All 6 Trainings:
Extra Credit is Available for Students Link to Extra Credit Assignment Template
- Students, please ask your professor if they are participating in Kognito At-Risk training.
- Promote early intervention
- Increase student retention and academic performance