Psychoeducational Programs

The following programs are offered to help students build their coping skills and learn ways to effectively improve their mental health. These are psychoeducational programs, not therapy. If you are in need of psychotherapy, please call 319-335-7294 to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists.

Depression Workshop (Getting Unstuck)

“Getting Unstuck” is a three-week, skills-based clinical workshop designed to provide support and skills aimed at addressing students who would like to learn ways be better to manage their depression symptoms. This is a curriculum-driven series with structure and specific learning objectives and topics for each week that build students' knowledge over the course of the workshop. All participants will receive a workbook with exercises to be completed both within and outside the group to facilitate their learning.

Time/Dates: Tuesdays March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th 9:00-10:00am.
Location:  Currier Hall Currier Five Room.
To Join: students can email cody-graham@uiowa.edu to sign up, or can simply show up to the first session on March 26th. 

 

Anxiety Toolbox

"Anxiety Toolbox" is a three week skills-based workshop designed to help students learn to better manage their anxiety by utilizing a variety of CBT tools and strategies.  This is a curriculum-driven series with structure and specific learning objectives and topics for each week that build students' knowledge over the course of the workshop. All participants will receive a workbook with exercises to be completed both within and outside the group to facilitate their learning.

Location: University Counseling Service, Westlawn (check-in at the front desk)

  • Series 2: March 6, 20, 27 - Wednesdays 4-5 pm
  • Series 3: April 12, 19, 26 - Fridays 1-2 pm

Please email rachel-harry@uiowa.edu to sign up or just show up for the first session of each series. Check in at front desk at UCS upon arrival.

Connection & Resilience Workshop

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is offering a 6-week workshop based on Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum. The goal of this workshop is to assist students in examining the roles of shame, resilience and empathy and the impacts on how they view themselves and their relationships. This interactive workshop will include group discussions, opportunities to practice coping strategies and selected readings from Brené Brown.

Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum, is a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience. The curriculum is ideal for students working with issues such as self-esteem, love and belonging, authenticity, the development of empathy, connection, and power, and the ability to cultivate a resilient spirit.

Date: Fridays, February 16th - March 29th (except Spring Break)
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 2390, Executive Boardroom
Facilitators: Heidi Schmitt, LISW and Zachary Mickelson, UCS practicum trainee

Click here to register

Programs

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Let's Talk, Hawks!

Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations. It provides you with mental health knowledge and skills through tabling activities and an opportunity to have an informal, brief conversation with a UCS therapist. You can learn mental health skills and resources, share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, or ask questions about counseling and UCS.

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Collegiate Recovery Program

The University of Iowa Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) provides an environment that supports the therapeutic and educational needs of Iowa students who are considering recovery, in recovery, or wanting to support those in any stage of recovery from addiction.

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Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is a campus-wide mental health fair. Fresh Check Day combines a fun, fair-like atmosphere with constructive conversation around mental health and wellness and suicide prevention. Featuring interactive booths combined with music, games, prizes, food, and other giveaways.

Upcoming related events

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Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
Intro to Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Intro to Mindfulness program… Is taught in four weekly 75-minute classes (a brief model to accommodate busy student schedules) Is structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice Is taught in small groups Register here: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs...
Virtual Mindfulness Workshop promotional image

Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
Intro to Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Intro to Mindfulness program… Is taught in four weekly 75-minute classes (a brief model to accommodate busy student schedules) Is structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice Is taught in small groups Register here: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs...