FALL 2019 Workshops

Resilience Toolbox for Anxiety
Mondays: 1:30-2:20 PM, September 9 - December 2
Location: Student Union 265           

This workshop aims to help you improve your ability to navigate anxiety by  enhancing resilience. Ways to foster cognitive and emotional strength will be discussed including utilization of mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thinking  patterns, and identifying personal core values. The goal is to assist you in enhancing your ability to move through obstacles and disappointments in your life that create anxious distress and to live life more fully.    
Workshop Leader:  Erica Lennon, Psy.D. & Marc Adams, B.A.

Increasing Productivity: Managing Procrastination
Mondays: 2:00-3:30 PM, September 9 - September 30; October 14 - November 4; November 11 - December 2
Location:  Price Center (CAPS)

The deliberate delay in completing planned tasks is a source of academic and personal stress for many.  This workshop will address causes of this procrastination pattern, including perfectionism.  Tools to help will be explored including time management ideas, along with cognitive and emotion managment skills.
Workshop Leader:  Lynne Harris, Ph.D.

Getting Unstuck from Depression
Mondays: 3:00-3:50 PM, September 9 - September 23;  October 14 - October 28; November 11 - December 2
Location: Price Center (CAPS)

This three-module workshop aims to help you understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms, creating your own individualized coping plan in the process. The modules include: (1) understanding depression, (2) exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and (3) addressing how you can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression. 
Workshop Leader:  Terrence Harper II, Ph.D.

Restore:  Healing While Returning to Campus
Wednesdays 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, September 4 & 18; October 2 & 16; November 6 & 20
Location:  Student Union 267

This workshop will provide a space for students who are looking to heal and cope upon their return to campus.  Information regarding common responses to trauma, as well as strategies that can be used to effectively manage these responses will be discussed.
Workshop Leaders:  CAPS Staff

Building Better Relationships
Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 PM, September 11 - December 4   
Location: Student Union 265 (September 11 - STUN 267; October 2 - STUN 266)

Are you looking to develop fulfilling relationships with others in your life? Are you struggling to communicate effectively or stay true to yourself while in a relationship, or coping with the end of a relationship? Are you navigating conflicts with romantic partners, friends, family, and/or coworkers? This workshop series includes three rotating weekly topics, including relationship values, healthy communication, and boundaries, designed to teach you skills to build and maintain healthy, meaningful, and effective relationships. 
Workshop Leader:  Renita Sengupta, Psy.D.

CALM (Coping with Anxiety and Living Mindfully)
Wednesdays 2:00-2:50 PM, September 18 - October 2;  October 16 - October 30;  November 6 - November 20
Location: Price Center (CAPS)

This three-module workshop aims to help you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms, creating your own individualized coping plan in the process. The modules include:    (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety. 
Workshop Leader:  Libby Malone, Ph.D.

You've Got This!
Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 PM,  September 20 - October 10;  October 24 - November 14
Location: Price Center (CAPS)

Do you experience overwhelming thoughts or emotions? Do you have difficulty expressing your emotions to others? This workshop series includes four rotating weekly topics on mindfulness, managing thoughts and feelings, and interpersonal effectiveness.  A variety of skills and strategies will be covered for reducing distress, effectively managing emotions, and improving communication with others.
Workshop Leaders:  Zach Elison, Ph.D. & Jan Mooney, M.A.

Koru Meditation Basics
Thursdays 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, September 26 – October 17; October 31 – November 21
Location:  Price Center (CAPS)

Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching meditation and stress management to college students. This four-session workshop will teach several meditation techniques that have been found to have benefits for sleep, perceived stress, mindfulness, and self-compassion. 
Workshop Leader:  Cierra Whatley, Ph.D.