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On Demand Workshops

Stress Management Basics with Counseling Services: Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP; Charisma Bartlett, Ph.D.; Denise Lin, LCSW; Naj Alikhan, LMFT; and Jane Tsang, LPCC - 51:28, mp4

Come join the staff of Counseling Services as we talk about some of the most important things to know about managing your stress. We'll talk about what stress is, how to calm yourself down by calming your body's stress reactions, and how to push back against our self-criticisms. Come join us and meet the staff!

Resilience and Stress Management - 52:07, mp4

Building resilience is a skill anyone can learn. In this workshop we'll take a closer look at the four pillars of resilience that are necessary for growth in times of stress. We'll identify your specific stress style to better understand what unknown stressors may exist in your life and how you can identify what you need in order to build this important skill. Come join Naj Alikhan, LMFT for this fun and practical workshop!

When Stress Turns Into Anxiety - 43:54, mp4

Join Naj Alikhan, LMFT, for a follow-up workshop about understanding anxiety.

Preventing Depression During Quarantine - 40:37, mp4

Tips for staying mentally healthy and hopeful while practicing physical distancing.

Calming Yourself Down Quickly - 33:37, mp4

When we get overwhelmed, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget some of the things that can help you feel calmer. In this fun and engaging workshop, we'll cover some strategies that you can practice, remember, and use when you need them most.

Coping with the Blurring of Space and Time During the Pandemic, with Jane Tsang, LPCC - 30:46, mp4

Our experience of time can feel warped during the pandemic - what day is it again, anyway? In part this is related to disruptions in our connections with other people. Come join us for a lively discussion of some ways of restoring some structure to our lives and revitalizing our connections to those around us.

Get Moving With Behavioral Activation, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP - 43:27, mp4

Note: Due to a technical glitch, the slideshow for this workshop does not show, but the presenter and workshop are visible and audible throughout. We have included the slides for this presentation so you can follow along.

Behavioral Activation is a set of evidence-based techniques derived from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This approach is useful in getting ourselves to take effective action even when we don't feel like it. These techniques are useful when dealing with the paralysis that depression and anxiety can cause - or even if you're just feeling stuck and unsure how to start a task.

Tackle the Term Part 1 - 46:52, mp4

Occupational Therapy and Counseling Services are pleased to offer Tackle The Term, a 1-hour workshop for grads and undergrads to help you start the term off right. We'll focus on effective ways to keep a schedule, find an ideal place to work, decide how best to spend your time, and what to do when your plans fall off track. We'll also review some popular apps that can help you stay on top of your work and avoid procrastination.

Tackle the Term Part 2 - 45:21, mp4

Tackle the Term: Next Steps is a workshop oriented toward graduate students and covers strategies for tackling research and open-ended work.

Coping with Procrastination Workshop - 52:00, mp4

Counseling Services is pleased to offer a workshop on coping with procrastination and work avoidance. It's open to all graduate and undergraduate students - come join us!

  • Learn tools for coping with procrastination and work avoidance;
  • Learn practical, behavioral strategies for responding differently to old habits;
  • Respond differently to unhelpful thoughts like, "I can just get up early and do this tomorrow."; and
  • Sign up for an optional text-based reminder system to keep the lessons from the workshop fresh.

Staying Together When You're Apart (or Stuck Together) - 46:24, mp4

Join Naj Alikhan, LMFT, for a workshop about maintaining healthy relationships whether you're maintaining physical distancing or spending extended amounts of time together in one space.

Staying Connected With Your Partner During the Pandemic - 30:06, mp4

If you're in a romantic relationship, the pandemic may be keeping you apart from one another for longer than usual - or maybe even has you living together for the first time! Either way, it's more important than ever to find ways of creating a sense of togetherness balanced with time apart. Come join us as we talk about some ways to negotiate these healthy boundaries and communicate even more clearly about what you need from one another.

Substance Use Trends in Quarantine - 23:43, mp4

Student Wellness staff answer questions and talk about solutions to the substance use trends we're seeing from students in quarantine.

Getting Better Sleep Workshop - 52:19, mp4

Counseling Services and Occupational Therapy are pleased to offer this 1-hour workshop for people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It's open to all enrolled graduate or undergraduate students.

What's DBT?

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is an approach to counseling that focuses on balancing the dual goals of trying to change while also accepting things as they currently are. This interplay between change and acceptance informs most of the goals of DBT.
  • DBT was developed especially to help people who have longstanding difficulties with managing intense emotions, who deal with nonsuicidal self-injury, and those with a trauma history.

This approach emphasizes learning concrete skills in four main areas:

  1. Mindfulness - focusing on the present instead of getting carried away by intense emotions;
  2. Interpersonal effectiveness - asserting and protecting your own needs while also respecting those of others;
  3. Distress tolerance - keeping emotional crises at a manageable level so that you can make better choices about how to cope; and
  4. Emotion regulation - how to reduce your vulnerability to intense emotions.

DBT Workshop Series #1 - Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness - 50:42, mp4

DBT Workshop Series #2 - Learning interpersonal effectiveness skills - 52:58, mp4

DBT Workshop Series #3 - Learning distress tolerance skills - 56:54, mp4

DBT Workshop Series #4 - Learning emotion regulation skills - 51:54, mp4

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