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Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

**Due to the current social distancing regulations, and in order to maximize student access, services are currently offered via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom or phone.**

 

Counseling Services has created several Emotional Wellbeing Workshops that will help you grow and learn by doing!  We know that students are busy and can benefit from quick and useful tools for common presenting concerns.  The Emotional Wellbeing Workshop series is currently comprised of three unique workshops, all of which are broken up into 3 sessions (provided once per week) of 50 minutes each.  All workshops come with a student workbook that will allow you to practice your new skills in between sessions.  

If you are interested in attending any (or all!) of the workshops, schedule an Initial Consultation and tell your counselor.  If you are already seeing a therapist at Counseling Services, tell them you are interested in a workshop. 

You are free to do more than one workshop and to repeat them as often as you like!  Check with the front desk for current scheduling and availability.  When scheduled for an Emotional Wellbeing Workshop, you must come to each session on time, as the sessions build upon each other.  (Note that you will be charged a no show fee of $20 if you are more than 5 minutes late for any Emotional Wellbeing Workshop).

 

anxiety toolbox

Anxiety Toolbox focuses on helping you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for managing anxiety.  
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Thursday 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 1:00-2:00pm Becca Gillis, Psy.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Wednesday 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 11:00am-12:00pm

Isaac Brandt, Ph.D.

Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Monday 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 1:00-2:00pm

Shala Cole, Psy.D.

Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Friday 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 3:00-4:00pm Becky Sznejkowski, Psy.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Tuesday 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 2:00-3:00pm Ana Cabezas, Psy.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Thursday 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 11:00am-12:00pm Paul Carbajal, Psy.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Wednesday 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 1:00-2:00pm Becca Gillis, Psy.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Friday 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 11:00am-12:00pm Shawna Dobson, LMFT
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Tuesday 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 10:00-11:00am Jenilee Sneed, Ph.D.
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) Thursday 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 3:00-4:00pm Isaac Brandt, Ph.D.
 

BRIDGE

BRIDGE (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness) focuses on identifying ways to foster healthy relationships via self-monitoring, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to help you: (1) better understand your values and boundaries in relationships, (2) learn the role of culture in communication, different styles of communication, and strategies for effective communication, and (3) identify common causes of conflict and effective conflict management techniques.
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
BRIDGE (Virtual) Tuesday 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 11:00am-12:00pm Jenilee Sneed, Ph.D.
BRIDGE (Virtual) Wednesday 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 3:00-4:00pm Ana Cabezas, Psy.D.
BRIDGE (Virtual) Thursday 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 3:00-4:00pm Becca Gillis, Psy.D.
BRIDGE (Virtual) Friday 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 11:00am-12:00pm Amelia Ramirez, LMFT
BRIDGE (Virtual) Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 10:00-11:00am Shawna Dobson, LMFT
BRIDGE (Virtual) Tuesday 2/23, 3/2, 3/9 2:00-3:00pm Ana Cabezas, Psy.D.
 

getting unstuck

Getting Unstuck focuses on helping you understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (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.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for getting unstuck!  
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Tuesday 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 1:00-2:00pm Shawna Dobson, LMFT
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Wednesday 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 10:00-11:00am Amelia Ramirez, LMFT
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Thursday 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 11:00am-12:00pm Alison Aylward
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Friday 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 1:00-2:00pm Shala Cole, Psy.D.
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Tuesday 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 2:00-3:00pm Diana Menendez, Psy.D.
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) Thursday 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 3:00-4:00pm Becca Gillis, Psy.D.
 

rio (recognition/insight/openness)

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  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.  By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy.  
 
 
CLICK HERE for recordings of the guided meditations used in RIO from the Counseling Services YouTube channel.
 
Workshop Day DateS Time Facilitator
RIO (Virtual) Thursday 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 11:00am-12:00pm Diana Menendez, Psy.D.
RIO (Virtual) Wednesday 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 1:00-2:00pm Paul Carbajal, Psy.D.
RIO (Virtual) Friday 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 10:00-11:00am Jenilee Sneed, Ph.D.
RIO (Virtual) Thursday 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 3:00-4:00pm Jennifer Armstrong, Psy.D.
RIO (Virtual) Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 3:00-4:00pm Ana Cabezas, Psy.D.
RIO (Virtual) Tuesday 2/23, 3/2, 3/9 2:00-3:00pm Becky Sznejkowski, Psy.D.
 

SEEKING SERENITY

Seeking Serenity is informed by dialectical behavior therapy and is designed for students who experience overwhelming emotions that feel difficult to manage.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) distress tolerance, (2) emotion regulation, and (3) mindfulness.  By the end of the workshop, you will have strategies for better managing overwhelming emotions.

Please note that, depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be required to be concurrently enrolled in individual counseling (either through Counseling Services or off campus) in order to participate in Seeking Serenity.  Your initial consultation counselor will discuss this with you prior to enrollment.

CLICK HERE for the Seeking Serenity workbook

Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Seeking Serenity (Virtual) Thursday 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 11:00am-12:00pm Courtney de Blieck, Psy.D.
Seeking Serenity (Virtual) Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 2:00-3:00pm Courtney de Blieck, Psy.D.

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