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Workshops and Groups

May 18, 2022

Workshops and groups are open to all enrolled graduate or undergraduate students, so come join us!

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When: Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm on May 5, 12, 19, and 26
Where: In-person at 1245 Arden Rd. - the house on the corner of California Blvd. and Arden Rd.
Who: Open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

During the workshop, you will learn specific techniques and skills which can be used to improve the quality of your social interactions. This will include:

  • Exploring different social concerns that may impede feeling socially comfortable/confident
  • Discussing and learning ways to manage social anxiety
  • Reviewing different types of social situations
  • The ins and outs of starting, joining, maintaining, and exiting conversations
  • How to handle awkward social moments and more

Brief screening appointment required. Contact Dan Szuhay, PsyD at DSzuhay@caltech.edu

Tuesdays year-round, 12:00 noon - 12:50pm Pacific

The Caltech Meditation Mob is a drop-in mindfulness meditation group open to all Caltech students. No previous experience is required; we offer techniques that are appropriate for everyone from newbies to more experienced meditators. There's no religious component: We offer secular practices that are, whenever possible, based in research.

+1 (669) 900-9128 US, Meeting ID: 941 9763 1287

View the Meditation Mob mp3 archive.

Caltech Connect training is a 2-hour interactive experience designed to give participants practical skills for having supportive conversations and making referrals to resources for those in crisis.  Caltech Connect is highly interactive, as participants engage in multiple exercises throughout the training to increase both their skills and awareness concerning the emotional intensity of responding to suicidal college students. The training culminates with a role play, in which participants are given the opportunity to practice the skills they are taught during the course of the training.

The training schedule and signup information is here: https://caltechcares.caltech.edu/training/Caltech-Connect

Week 1 - Friday, 4/1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Hameetman Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Tackle the Term, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

Tackle The Term is a 1-hour workshop for grads and undergrads to help you start the term off right. We'll talk about different ways to view stress and procrastination, how to manage your time and keep a schedule, set goals that help you feel successful, find an ideal place to work, and what to do when your plans fall off track.

Week 2 - Wednesday, 4/6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Hameetman Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Getting Better Sleep, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

This 1-hour workshop is perfect for people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. We'll cover strategies for managing insomnia, changing your sleep schedule, and dealing with worries that might keep you up at night.

Week 3 - Wednesday, 4/13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Hameetman Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Dealing with Procrastination

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."

Week 4 - Thursday, 4/21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Hameetman Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Financial Literacy #1: Intro to Budgeting

Budgeting shouldn't be miserable - it's not about spending as little as possible! In this workshop, we will learn how to budget in a way that allows you to spend freely while remaining flexible to changes in life. Walk away with concrete steps and resources to start on right after the workshop!

Week 5 - Thursday, 4/28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - VIRTUAL
Financial Literacy #2: Intro to Investing

When it comes to personal finance, the sheer amount of information available can be overwhelming and it can be easy to get stuck in decision paralysis. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of investing for retirement. Walk away with concrete steps and resources to start on right after the workshop!


Week 6 - Wednesday, 5/4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - VIRTUAL
Behavioral Activation with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

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.


Week 7 - No workshop this week

Week 8 - Wednesday, 5/18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - VIRTUAL
An introduction to the Getting Things Done system of productivity, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a popular system developed by David Allen for structuring your work at both the big-picture level and at the level of your daily responsibilities. It's an effective way to get your work out of your mind and into a trusted system that shows you only what you can handle right now. Come join us for this fun and engaging informal overview of the GTD system. Please come ready to take notes and jump right in! *This workshop and the presenters are not affiliated in any way with Getting Things Done, David Allen, or the David Allen Company.


Week 9 - Wednesday, 5/25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - VIRTUAL
Understanding and Coping with ADHD with Ken Herman, Ph.D.

Week 9 - Friday, 5/27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm - VIRTUAL
Effective Communication for Grad Students

Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1239 Arden Rd.
Mail Code 1-8
Pasadena, California 91125
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