Spring Workshops

All workshops are held at the UCC, on the 3rd floor of Saint Liam Hall Sign up is requested, but not mandatory.
For multiple session workshops, please plan to attend all sessions in a series.

Get Back in the Driver’s Seat! Skills for Stress and Anxiety Management

Learn why you experience stress and anxiety, and what you can do about it? Through sharing, learning, and time practicing coping strategies, you can take back the reins and let stress and anxiety get in the backseat!
Facilitator: Julia Vitale Sign up here

4-Session Workshop, Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Option 1: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3 Metamorphosis-Room 325

Option 2: March 24, 31, April 7, 14 (Room TBD)

Self-Compassion Workshop

Are you your own worst critic? Do you speak to yourself in ways that you would never speak to anyone else? Through this 3-session workshop, you will learn what self-compassion is and how to begin to treat yourself with the care, kindness, and support you show to others. This workshop will consist of videos, exercises, and meaningful discussion where you will work on becoming your own best friend, not your own worst enemy.
Facilitator: Jamie Garvey, Psy.D. Sign up here

3-Session Workshop, Tuesday 1:00 – 2:00 pm
March 17, 24, 31 Metamorphosis-Room 325

Caught in the Loop?

Are you caught in an endless loop of anxious thoughts, or do you find yourself compelled to perform certain actions over and over again? These symptoms may be obsessions and compulsions. Many people with OCD keep it a secret, spending an average of 7 years in distress before seeking help. But OCD is more common than you think – 28.2% of people report experiencing obsessions or compulsions at some time in their lives! Come to this one-session workshop to learn how you can get out of the loop and how to cope with and reduce your obsessions and compulsions!
There is an option to join a weekly group following this workshop!
Facilitator: Wendy Settle, Ph.D. Sign up here

One-Session Workshop,
Thursday 2:00 – 3:00 pm, February 13 Saint Liam Conference Room

All or Nothing: Overcoming the Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Striving to do your best can be a positive attribute, until whatever you do just isn’t good enough. Overly high levels of perfectionism get in the way of actually doing your best and make it hard to enjoy life. Learn how to get relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough. Sign up here

Option 1: 4-Week Workshop, Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm Metamorphosis-Room 325
Facilitator: Ben Metta-Penhas, M.A. February 13, 20, 27 & March 5

Option 2: 3-Week Workshop, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm Metamorphosis-Room 325
Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D. March 18, 25 & April 1

Mindfulness-Based Skills for Better Living

Do you spend too much time trying to control your thoughts and feelings and “Just be happy”? Cultural messages that suggest we should be happy all the time, do not reflect what it means to be human and experience the full range of emotions, including anxiety and painful emotions from time to time. Learn to avoid unnecessary suffering by learning to relate to your thoughts and feelings in a radically different way, freeing you to focus more on what really matters. This workshop introduces you to mindfulness/acceptance-based skills that can help you live better.

Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D. Sign up here

3-Session Workshop, see schedule below:
Option 1: Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 pm, February 5, 12, 19 Universality – Room 314

Option 2: Tuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Feb. 18, 25 & March 3 Metamorphosis-Room 325

Option 3: Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 pm, March 19, 26 & April 2 Metamorphosis-Room 325

Option 4: Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 pm, April 15, 22, 29 Metamorphosis-Room 325

Effective Communication Skills New dates!

Are friends, romantic partners, parents, or roommates wearing you out? Do you need to be more assertive with them and learn how to set good boundaries but don’t know how?
This 2-part workshop introduces you to basic communication and assertiveness skills as well as boundary setting strategies that will help you manage your relationships more effectively so you can feel happier and healthier with the important people in your life.
Bring your lunch and head into the weekend with the tools you need for relationship success!
Facilitator: Josephine Dickinson, Ph.D. Sign up here
New Dates!
2-Session Workshop, Friday 12:00 – 12:45 pm, March 20 & 27 Saint Liam Conference Room

Coping Differently

Does stress about exams and projects put you in crisis mode? Are your emotions so strong that they interfere with your ability to function the way that you would like? Not sure how to cope?
This 2-session workshop introduces you to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills that will teach you how to cope in a crisis, tolerate distress, and regulate strong emotions, so you can get through stressful exams and assignments more effectively.
Facilitator: Jamie Garvey, Psy.D. Sign up here

2-Session Workshop, Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm Universality – Room 314
Option 1: February 27 & March 5

Option 2: April 16 & 23

Let’s Connect

Connecting to others when English is not your first language. Drop-In Workshop for International Students.

Facilitator: Ben Metta-Penhas, M.A. Sign up here

Thursday, March 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Saint Liam Conference Room


Connecting to others when English is not your first language. Drop-In Connection Workshop for Spanish speaking students.
Facilitator: Ben Metta-Penhas, M.A. Sign up here

Thursday, March 26, 3:00-4:00 pm Saint Liam Conference Room

Managing Test Anxiety

A little stress or anxiety before an exam or presentation can actually help you perform at your best. But went that anxiety become excessive it can interfere with your functioning. Learn techniques to help you manage anxiety related to your academic performance, so that your anxiety doesn’t derail weeks of hard work.
Facilitator: Ben Metta-Penhas, M.A. Sign up here

Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Metamorphosis-Room 325
Option 1: April 16

Option 2: April 23