Working together, helping one another

The Broene Counseling Center facilitates a number of workshops throughout the school year. Below is a list of the services that we provide. If you are interested in a workshop not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us at 616-526-6123 or

Premarital Workshop

Saturday, March 1 & 8, 2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The workshop will take place over two (2) consecutive Saturday mornings. It introduces engaged couples to keys for vibrant marriages. The workshop will be based upon the latest findings in research and Christian principles for relationships. Topics addressed will be family of origin, communication, conflict management, nurturing the relationship and much more. In addition, couples will have an opportunity to take a premarital inventory and review the results with a Broene counselor at a later date. It will be led by Rick Baez, Psy.D.

Cost: $75/couple; $100 for Calvin Alumni and Seminary Students

To register, contact the Broene Counseling Center at 616-526-6123 or

Suicide Prevention Workshop

January 28, 2014
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

February 26, 2014
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

A workshop led by Amanda Worst, MSW, equips community members with a research-based approach to suicide prevention. This is a certification workshop developed by the QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention. QPR was developed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR focuses on three life-saving skills: Question, Persuade, and Refer. Similar to CPR, QPR is easy to learn and may help save a life.

We do not charge for the training, but do ask for $2 per attendee to cover the required QPR booklet that is given to each participant. This booklet is a helpful resource, and gives participants access to certification and additional resources.

To find out more or to request a training, contact Amanda Worst, certified QPR instructor, at or 616-526-6126.