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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  • Distress Tolerance Workshop

    with Heidi Schmitt, LISW and Holly Nicely, PsyD
    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 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.

    Students are asked to view a brief video on mindfulness prior to attendance of this workshop.  A foundational understanding of mindfulness is key to effectively applying tolerance strategies.  Click here to view the video.

    Topic Schedule:
    Coping with your senses: Self Soothing, TIPP skill, IMPROVE the Moment skill
    5/25; 6/15; 7/6; 7/27

    Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS, Opposite Action to Change Emotions
    6/1; 6/22; 7/13; 8/3

    Coping Ahead: Pro/Cons, STOP skill, create a coping skills kit
    6/8; 6/29; 7/20; 8/10

    Time/Day: 12:00-1:00pm on Wednesdays
    How to Join: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91093145928?pwd=cHZ0L25BNlZ2bHFYRUFvRUU0S3ZsQT09
    Meeting ID: 910 9314 5928
    Passcode: 082238