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: September 9, 16, and 23 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Catlett Hall

    To join: Email Katy Griner, LMHC at katy-griner@uiowa.edu

    Workshop #2: October 7, 14, and 21 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Petersen Hall

  • Distress Tolerance Workshop

    Description: This is a three-week skills-based 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 DBT informed 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. Students will work to develop their own coping skills plan throughout this workshop. 

    Day/time: Fridays from 12-1 pm (starting 9/30/22)

    Location: Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94215506879?pwd=TVl6TlBKTnlMVTBBdG1rVUpCRXg5Zz09

    Topic Schedule:

    Week 1: Coping with your senses: Self Soothing, TIPP skill, IMPROVE the Moment skill

    Week 2: Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS, Opposite Action to Change Emotions

    Week 3: Coping Ahead: Pro/Cons, STOP skill, create a coping skills kit

    E-mail holly-nicely@uiowa.edu for more information or with questions