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Psycho-educational Workshops


Adapting to the New Normal
Mondays
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Led by Greg Waitkoff starting on 9/21
Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Led by Gina Chang starting on 9/29
Thursdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Gina Chang starting on 9/30
Thursdays
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Led by Hannah Lukas starting on 9/30
Fridays
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Led by Andrew Vall starting on 10/1
Thursdays
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Led by Hannah Lukas starting on 10/21
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Adapting to the New Normal is a 3 session workshop that uses evidence-based interventions from CBT, ACT, and relational therapy to help you understand your body’s stress-based reaction to being back on campus during the middle of the pandemic and actively attempt to move forward in a more settled manner. Each session in Adapting to the New Normal tackles a different angle to help you re-acclimate yourself to campus- the first examines our experience w/ anxiety and teaches some corresponding coping skills, the second explores our relationship skills and areas to consider for healthy boundary setting, and the third frames mindfulness and grounding to allow for you to respond more thoughtfully in the present moment. Methods of disentangling from the anxiety experience will be taught, and this workshop has references for additional content to be learned (i.e. coping skills, grounding techniques, etc).
Letting Go with RIO
Thursdays
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Led by Natalie Sachs starting on 9/30
Thursdays
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Led by Luis Balcazar starting on 10/7
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Letting Go w/RIO (Regonition, Insight, Openeness) is a 3 week psychoeducational group aimed at minimizing our struggles with symptoms such as anxiety and depression by learning to observe the causes of these thoughts/feelings and let go of painful suffering. The group teaches methods of observation, meditation, and other useful coping skills which build upon each other. Group members are encouraged to practice skills taught during session each week as this increases the effectiveness of personally motivated recovery.  Each session includes the use of metaphors to explain principles of resilience, mindfulness exercises, and other experiential components that help you accept your emotional experiences and engage with them more flexibly. We also focus on connecting to your values and help you use those values to guide life choices. We include a student workbook that helps you practice the skills outside of session and provides additional support.
Anxiety Toolbox
Tuesdays
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Led by Chase Dudine starting on 9/28
Wednesdays
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Led by Nazeer Zerka starting on 9/29
Tuesdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Andrea Gerke starting on 10/5
Tuesdays
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Led by Natalie Cohen starting on 10/5
Thursdays
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Led by Jerry Mattern starting on 10/7
Mondays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Karen Westfall Collier starting on 10/18
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Anxiety Toolbox is a fast-paced three-session seminar specifically designed to help people who struggle with a variety of anxiety-related concerns (e.g., panic attacks, Generalized Anxiety, test anxiety). The goal of this seminar is to provide education on anxiety and to teach coping skills for managing anxiety symptoms. The three seminars are divided into content that builds upon itself. In session one, we take a broad look at 4 symptom clusters of anxiety and introduce a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety. In session 2, we focus on increasing insight on the thought patterns that impact anxiety; increasing awareness and understanding are major tools in addressing anxiety. In session 3, we develop alternative responses to anxiety and create a personalized action plan for managing anxiety.

Getting Unstuck
Wednesdays
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Led by Andy O'Neall starting on 10/13
Wednesdays
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Led by Jennifer Morales starting on 10/20
Fridays
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Led by Jonathan Ishoy and Gina Change starting on 10/22
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A fast-paced, four-session seminar specifically designed to help people who struggle with a variety of depression-related concerns. The goal is to provide education on depression and to teach coping skills for managing symptoms. The sessions will include activities that help students understand the experience of depression, explore how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and how we can begin to make changes to our thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression.