Workshops

Spring 2020 Workshops

Resilience Toolbox for Anxiety
Mondays: 1:30-2:20 PM, January 27 - April 27 (except 2/10/20)
Location: Student Union 265
This is a drop-in workshop.  No advanced sign-up is required but space is limited.           
   

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.

Increasing Productivity: Managing Procrastination
Mondays: 2:00-3:30 PM, February 3 - February 24; March 9 - March 30; April 6 - April 27
Location:  Price Center (CAPS)
This workshop requires a student to sign up in advance  To reserve your space, please contact CAPS by phone or come by in person.

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: 2:30-3:30 PM, February 3 - February 17;  March 9 - March 23; April 6 - April 27
Location: Price Center (CAPS)
This workshop requires a referral from a counselor.  If interested, please contact CAPS to schedule an appointment to discuss your interest.

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 Leaders:  Terrence Harper II, Ph.D.  & Marc Adams, B.A.

Building Better Relationships
Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 PM, January 29 - April 22   
Location: Student Union 267 
This is a drop-in workshop.  No advanced sign-up is required but space is limited.

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 3:00-3:50 PM, February 5 - February 19;  March 11 - March 25;  April 8 - April 22
Location: Price Center (CAPS)
This workshop requires a referral from a counselor.  If interested, please contact CAPS to schedule an appointment to discuss your interest.

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 Leaders:  Libby Malone, Ph.D. & Jan Mooney, M.A.

You've Got This!
Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 PM,  February 20 - March 19;  April 2 - April 23
Location: Price Center (CAPS)
This workshop requires a referral from a counselor.  If interested, please contact CAPS to schedule an appointment to discuss your interest.

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 Leader:  Zach Elison, Ph.D.

Koru Meditation Basics
Thursdays 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, February 20 – March 19; April 2 – April 23
Location:  Price Center (CAPS)
This workshop requires a student to sign up in advance  To reserve your space, please contact CAPS by phone or come by in person.

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.