The following programs will be provided live via Zoom so that you can learn ways to cope through COVID-19 and connect with other students. 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

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  • Anxiety Toolbox

    Description: “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. 

    Workshop #1

    Dates: September 9, 16, and 23 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Catlett Hall
    To join: Email Katy Griner, LMHC at katy-griner@uiowa.edu

    Workshop #2

    Dates: Fridays, October 7, 14, and 21 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Petersen Hall
    To join: Email Katy Griner, LMHC at katy-griner@uiowa.edu

    Workshop #3

    Dates: Mondays, October 17, 24, and 31 from 10 - 11 a.m.
    Location: Zoom
    To join: Email Kyle Votroubek, LISW at kyle-votroubek@uiowa.edu

    Workshop #4

    Mondays, October 31st, November 7th, and Nov 14th from 1 - 2 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    To join: Email Kyle Votroubek, LISW at kyle-votroubek@uiowa.edu

    Workshop #5

    Dates: Fridays, November 4th, 11th and 18th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Currier Five room, Currier Hall
    To join: Email Katy Griner, LMHC at katy-griner@uiowa.edu

  • Distress Tolerance Workshop

    This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a 3-week series and students will need to attend all three weeks in order. This is a DBT informed curriculum-driven series with structure and specific learning objectives and topics for each week. All participants will receive handouts with exercises to be completed both within and outside the group to facilitate their learning. Students will work to develop their own coping skills plan throughout this workshop.

    Topic schedule:

    • Week 1: Defining Mindfulness, Wise Mind, and Distress Tolerance, Self-soothing, coping skills plan
    • Week 2: Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, TIPP Skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS
    • Week 3: Coping Ahead: Pro/Cons, Improve the Moment skill, Opposite Action to Change Emotions, coping skills plan

    Location: Zoom
    Day/time: Fridays from noon - 1 p.m. (will not meet over Fall break)
    New series starting on: October 21st and November 11th (must start workshop on one of these days to participate)
    Contact: E-mail holly-nicely@uiowa.edu for more information and the zoom link.