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Workshops and Groups

Remote Workshops

Drop into our virtual workshops hosted through Zoom on the device of your choice! Please click the link to access the Zoom meeting at the indicated date and time. To safeguard access to our Zoom-based workshops, please make sure your Zoom account is affiliated with your Caltech credentials.

Trouble accessing a workshop? Click to read instructions on logging onto Zoom with your Caltech credentials.

Details: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/480254034

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!

Details: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 2:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/356186889

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.

Details: Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/760250900

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.

Details: Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/920891101

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

Details: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 2:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://caltech.zoom.us/j/96847827093

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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Check out our offerings:

Details: Every Tuesday at 12:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/94197631287

The Meditation Mob is a drop-in mindfulness meditation group open to all graduate and undergraduate students. There's no religious component, and it's appropriate for everyone from newbies to more advanced practitioners.

Click here to learn more and to access the MP3 Archive.

Details: Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/93949636269

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.

Details: Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/96075301907

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

Details: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/99116891144

Handout DBT Week 1 - WIse mind and mindfulness.pdf

  • 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.

Details: Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/95017825668

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.

Details: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/95751978775

  • 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.

Details: Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/99223578335

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

Details: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/91614872278

  • 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.

Details: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 1:00pm PST

Zoom Link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/93509668360

  • 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.

Groups with Pre-Screening

These groups require a screening appointment with a counselor before attending. Call the Counseling Center at (626) 395-8331 and ask to set up a screening appointment for the group you wish to attend.

Orientation is held twice a term; ask to set up a 30-minute orientation session to find out more information.

The interpersonal process group is open to currently enrolled graduate students. It's an outstanding opportunity to give and get direct, supportive feedback about your concerns and how you come across to others.

Facilitated by Karyn Maczka, LMFT and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

30-minute pre-screening required - Call (626) 395-8331 or
Contact the group facilitator, Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP, at meditate[at]caltech.edu

Counseling Services is pleased to announce Mindfully Resilient, a structured Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy group. It's designed to help reduce the risk for relapse of depression or anxiety, and has an excellent research base. A 30-minute pre-screening meeting is required anytime before the beginning of the group. Any graduate or undergraduate students are welcome to schedule a 30-minute screening appointment by calling (626) 395-8331. Space is limited to 12.

Participants should have a history of at least one previous depressive episode or significant episode of anxiety. Students who are currently depressed may possibly still participate if they are able to attend all 8 meetings and meaningfully participate in the curriculum. Contact the group facilitator, Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP, at meditate[at]caltech.edu, or call (626) 395-8331.

Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
1239 Arden Rd.
Mail Code 1-8
Pasadena, California 91125
Health (626) 395-6393 | Counseling (626) 395-8331
(626) 585-1522