Counseling Services.

 

Workshops/Seminars 2019 Spring

What are Counseling and Psychological Services workshops?

Workshops run one to four sessions and are opportunities to learn new skills, work on problems or symptoms, in an interactive seminar format that includes some useful information in a mini-lecture.

  • Although there may be some direct teaching included these workshops are different from lecture classes as most of the workshop is comprised of interactive exercises and/or skills training, 
  • Unlike therapy groups, workshops require no commitment and are structured so you can start them any week.
  • Most workshop group sizes are small – with a few to several attendees.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services workshops and seminars can be attended by any Drew student without pre-screening.
  • These workshops are not psychotherapy but may help manage psychological and emotional difficulties along with normal life stresses. Students who find the workshops useful may ask about our psychotherapy groups that address psychological difficulties at a deeper level.

Spring 2019

Workshops/Seminars

Counseling and Psychological Services workshops and seminars can be attended by any Drew student without pre-screening. These are not psychotherapy but may help manage psychological and emotional difficulties along with normal life stresses. Students who find the workshops useful may ask about our psychotherapy groups that address psychological difficulties at a deeper level.

Mood Management Skills for Anxiety/Depression – (Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm in the Counseling Center)

In these sessions, you will learn specific cognitive-behavioral strategies that have been empirically shown to help master your moods. The sessions run for 4 weeks and then cycle again. Each week a different strategy will be taught that will be helpful for managing your moods and controlling anxiety.

Coping with Stress – (Fridays from 2:45 and 3:45 pm in the Counseling Center) 4 sessions.

University life is full of stress-inducing situations that include academics, relationship concerns, family issues, and social situations. Learn specific techniques each week to manage your stress and anxiety, instead of your stress and anxiety managing you. The sessions run for four weeks and then cycle over again. You can begin at any time and there’s no commitment to continue. Each week will teach a different strategy which you may find helpful for making your life less overwhelming and more stress-free.

Bodi-Posi – (Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 in the Counseling Center) 4 sessions.

This workshop challenges unrealistic expectations and distortions that create a negative body image for ourselves. Learn to counteract the automatic negative thoughts we develop about our bodies and replace them with body positivity!

What Comes Next After Drew – (Thursday from 1:00-2:00 in the Counseling Center) 4 sessions.

This workshop helps you chart your life after graduation from college. You will explore your values, strengths, and interests in a way to help you direct your energies and focus your activities. Improve your sense of purpose and increase your resilience.

Mindfulness Drop-In Meditations – 4 days each week

Learn to practice mindfulness in a small group setting. No experience necessary! Start at any time during the semester. Be calm! Be centered!

Mindfulness practice has been shown to decrease anxiety, heal depression, improve concentration, improve musical and athletic performance, and increase control over one’s emotions. Like working out in the gym or learning any new skill, it gets better with regular practice and group practice is much easier to stick to than doing it on your own.  Drop in as often  -as you like – once a month or 4 days every week.

Morning Mindfulness Meditation – (Tuesday, from 9:00 am- 9:30 am in the Commons 101) Start your day off with a short meditation downstairs in Commons (look for the sign across from the Bookstore).

Afternoon Mindfulness Meditations – (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm-2:30 pm in Commons 101)   Meditate in our conveniently located and surprisingly soothing space downstairs in Commons.