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Workshops

Workshops are designed to build specific skills to address many of the most common concerns our students experience. Workshops typically consist of 3-4 sessions, and are offered repeatedly throughout the semester. In these sessions, facilitators teach strategies for effective coping and students benefit from learning with other students. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please schedule an initial consultation. All Fall 2021 workshops will meet through Zoom.

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Sept. 7th - Nov. 30th
Renita Sengupta, Psy.D. & Hannah Abernathy, BA

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.

Join by Zoom or by phone. 
Meeting ID: 75 6187 6795
Phone: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

  • Module 1: Healthy Relationships & Relationship Values (9/7, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16)
  • Module 2: Communication & Listening Skills (9/14, 10/5, 11/2, 11/23)
  • Module 3: Boundaries & Managing Conflict (9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 11/30)

 

Mondays | 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Sept. 20th - Oct. 4th, Oct. 18th - Nov. 1st, Nov. 11th- Dec. 2nd
Libby Malone, Ph.D. & Ben Keyser, BA, BS

Thursdays | 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Sept. 9th - Sept. 16th, Sept. 30th - Oct. 14th, Oct. 21st - Nov. 4th, Nov. 11th - Dec. 2nd
Libby Malone, Ph.D. & Leslie Snapper, MA

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. 

 

Thursdays | 2:00- 3:00 PM
Sept. 30th - Oct. 14th, Oct. 21st - Nov. 4th, Nov. 11th -Dec. 2nd
Jarice Carr, Ph.D.

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.

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The deliberate delay in completing planned tasks is a source of academic and person 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 management skills.

Mondays | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oct. 18th - Nov. 8th, Nov. 15th - Dec. 6th
Mar'Kayla Walker-Jones, LCSW-A & Megan McComas, MA

Borrowing from the structure of the Koru Mindfulness program, and the books Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff and The Inner Work of Racial Justice, this four-session workshop will teach basic meditation skills and emotional flexibility.  This workshop will include (1) psychoeducation about meditation, (2) check-in about the participants’ practice, (3) guidance through two meditative activities. 

 

Thursdays | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct. 14th - 28th, Nov. 11th - Dec. 2nd
Terrence Harper II, Ph.D

This three-session workshop teaches skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence.  RIO focuses on changing our relationship with our psychological pain and creating flexibility in how we respond to it.  The good news: We do not have to get stuck with avoiding pain as our only option for managing it. We can learn other strategies and tools to manage our distress and live more fully.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.

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This group provides student veterans support on the transition from military to civilian and university life. This discussion group, facilitated by CAPS staff, will include specific topics such as issues of identity (e.g., service branches, gender, patriotism) barriers on campus, and promoting social support for one another.

Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Sept. 7th - 28th, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th - Dec. 7th
Zach Elison, Ph.D.

Wednesdays | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Sept. 1st - 22nd, Oct. 14th - 27th, Nov. 10th - Dec. 8th
Zach Elison, Ph.D.

Do you focus negatively on the past or future? Do you often experience your emotions or thoughts as overwhelming? This 4-week group program provides an opportunity to learn evidence-based skills and strategies for reducing anxiety, stress, and distress in a concentrated way. A variety of skills will be taught including mindfulness, managing thoughts and feelings, and being effective in relationships.