Wellness Workshop

The workshop leaders are counseling faculty from Psychological Counseling Services at Stanislaus State. Each leader has had extensive experience in the topic areas and provide educational outreach to address psychological topics in various campus settings as well as in the Counseling Center.

All presentations are free but require advance sign-up. Individuals requiring special accommodation for a disability are encouraged to contact Psychological Counseling Services at 667-3381.

September

Coping with and Managing Anxiety

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Conference Room
Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW

We all experience anxiety in our lives, sometimes to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed. This workshop will provide helpful information and tools to reduce and manage the anxiety in our lives. Topics will include assertiveness skills, time management tips, balancing life’s demands and relaxation exercises.

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To Get Wasted or Not? Looking into Alcohol and Other Drugs

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: MSR 260 Conference Room
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, LP

When you’re presented with the option to use alcohol or other drugs, do you make an informed decision? How aware are you of what a mood-altering substance is doing for you, and what it might be doing that isn’t helpful? This workshop will assist self-inquiry, will provide education and answer questions, and will raise awareness of key issues.

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Healthy Intimate Relationships

Date: Wednesday September 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: MSR 130C Conference Room
Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW & Susan Brumm, LPCC

What is a healthy relationship and how do you know if you are in one? In this workshop we will discuss elements of a healthy intimate relationship, including communication, meeting needs, and working through conflicts. You will be provided with practical tools that can be used today to improve your relationships. Come join us for an interesting and helpful workshop.

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October

Stress Management and Mindfulness

Date: Tuesday October 4, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: MSR 260 Conference Room
Presenter: Renae Floyd, Psychological Counseling Services

Pursuing your academic goals is becoming increasingly more difficult. Personal, social, familial and financial stressors weigh heavy on many students and can interfere with your ability to be successful. Come and learn about how mindfulness techniques can be useful in coping with the frustration, tension, and at times, despair, that the events in your life can cause. 

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Who Are You? Exploring Identity

Date: Thursday October 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MSR 260 Conference Room
Presenter: Ann Marie Washington, LCSW & Susan Brumm, LPCC

Exploring and establishing identity is an important task of the early college years.  This workshop will assist in this exciting process through experiential and interactive activities.  Come join us for a sand tray workshop that will move you towards answering the question posed by The Who:  Who Are You? 

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Surviving and Recovering: How We Heal from Trauma

Date: Wednesday October 12 , 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MSR 260 Conference Room
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, LP

Trauma has effects on the mind and body that are unavoidable.  Recovery is a process, and there are ways to help that process or interfere with it.  We will look at how systems in our body and brain are affected, how people can work day-by-day at recovery, and how others can help by being part of that process.

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Substance Use: Recreation or Self – Medication

Date: Monday October 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Conference Room
Presenter: Susan Brumm, LPCC & Jennifer Staffero, LCSW

People often believe that using drugs and alcohol is only about having fun and getting high or drunk.   What if using is a coping skill developed to deal with emotional pain?  Come to this workshop to discover the different reasons that people use drugs and alcohol, and to learn healthy alternative coping skills.

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November

Stress – Who Me?

Date: Tuesday November 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Conference Room
Presenter: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW & Martha Cuan, LCSW

Stress, an undeniable part of our busy lives. Some stress is good. Chronic stress can be detrimental. Although stress cannot be completely eliminated, the good news is that you can learn to regulate it and manage it.  Come to this workshop and learn a few simple strategies that will help you control and cope with the stress in your life. BTW…bring a friend with you to the workshop … it is less stressful that way!

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Dealing with Failure

Date: Wednesday, November 9 & 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Conference Room
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, LP

We may be spending much of our lives trying to avoid one of the most valuable and necessary experiences we can have—failure.  Nobody likes to be labeled a “loser,” let alone a “failure.”  And yet, it’s possible to manage experiences of failure in a successful way.  The keys are learning from the experience, rebounding from negative feelings with a positive attitude, and applying what you learned instead of repeating the past or being overly self-critical.

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December

Relief from Pressure: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Final Exams

Date: Tuesday December 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: MSR 130C Conference Room
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, LP

Mindfulness is a way of maintaining present-focused awareness which can help a person deal with stress.  Learn about mindfulness and other stress-reduction techniques to help you manage final exams successfully (as well as other stressful events in your life).

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