2019 Groups & Workshops

Spring Skills Workshops (pre-registration needed)

STRESS GPS - GAINING PRACTICAL SKILLS

Mondays through Fridays, 
3-4:00 p.m. in Middlesex House
February 4th - May 3rd  (No workshops 2/28, 3/11-3/15, and 4/15)

Skills-based free workshops open to all UMass students, focused on learning practical tools for coping with stress and anxiety.  Three-session workshop series runs every day. Join any time, and attend 3 weekly sessions for maximal benefit.
Call CCPH at 413-545-2337 to register.

COPING SKILLS FOR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. in Middlesex House
Session 1: February 12th, 19th, 26th; March 5th, 19th
Session 2: April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Five session workshop offered twice during the semester. Learn emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills that will help you to manage your emotions.
Register by contacting Jennifer Muniz-Rodriguez, Psy.D. at jmunizrodrig@umass.edu.

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FOR ANXIETY

Mondays, 1-2:15pm in Middlesex House
March 25th, April 1st and 8th

Three-session free workshop. Learn mindfulness and meditation practices to reduce stress and anxiety.
Register by contacting Jared Gottlieb, Social Work Intern at jaredgottlie@umass.edu.

LOVE YOUR BODY/LOVE YOUR SELF

Thursdays in Middlesex House
Session 1: February 28th, March 7th and 21st 4:00-5:30p.m.
Session 2: March 28th, April 4th and 11th 2:30-3:45p.m.

Three session workshop offered twice during the Spring semester. The workshop focus is on developing a more positive and compassionate relationship with your body. Explore the impact of cultural and family influences, the history of your relationship with your body, and your negative thought patterns. Through experiential exercises and group sharing, learn ways to increase self-care, self-acceptance, and improve your body image. This workshop is ideal for students struggling with body esteem issues.

Register by contacting Cindy Moschella, LMHC, at cmoschella@umass.edu.

ADHD TOOLKIT

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in Middlesex House
April 10th, 17th, 24th in Middlesex House

Three-session workshop. Learn skills to improve productivity and develop realistic goals to finish the semester successfully.
Register by contacting Christian Smith, LICSW at christians@umass.edu.

COPING WITH ADDICTION IN THE FAMILY

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Middlesex House
March 26th, April 2nd and 9th

Three-session workshop for students who have experienced dysfunction in their families due to substance abuse or addiction. Members will explore the impact of family experiences and learn ways to cope effectively.
Register by contacting Lydia Rackenberg, LICSW at lydiar@uhs.umass.edu.

 

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Spring Support and Therapy Groups (pre-screening required)

LIVING AND SUCCEEDING WITH ADHD

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in Middlesex House

Support group for undergraduate and graduate students who are affected by symptoms of ADHD, or other attentional difficulties. Group will focus on time management and organizational skills, reducing procrastination, and increasing self-esteem and self-acceptance.
Register by contacting Christian Smith, LICSW at christians@umass.edu.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT

Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. in Middlesex House

Support group for undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. In a supportive environment, members will have the opportunity to share their experiences and feelings. Exploration of coping skills and mutual sharing will be encouraged.
Register by contacting Chris Shanky, LICSW at cshanky@umass.edu.

SOCIAL ANXIETY GROUP

Thursdays, 1-2:15 p.m. in Middlesex House

Support group for undergraduate students who experience anxiety in social situations. Connect with other students with similar experiences, improve your social skills, and reduce your anxiety.

Register by contacting Christine Catraio, Ph.D. at ccatraio@umass.edu.

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m. in Middlesex House

Undergraduate group providing a supportive setting to gain a better understanding of yourself, practice new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, and receive feedback and support.
Register by contacting Elle Berch-Heyman, LICSW at berchheyman@umass.edu.

MEN, TALKING

Fridays, 1-2:15 p.m. in Middlesex House

Process-oriented group for male-identified undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for connection, feedback, and support. Members will have an opportunity to share concerns and life experiences in a confidential setting.
Register by contacting Lyle Vintinner, M.Psy., Psychology Intern at lvintinner@umass.edu.

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Spring Community Support Groups (Drop-in, no pre-group meeting needed)

LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP

Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. in Middlesex House

A safe and affirming space to explore sexual orientation and gender identity, share experiences, and learn about community resources.  Preregistration is not required; students can drop-in at any time. Refreshments are provided.
Contact Lydia Rackenberg, LICSW, at lydiar@uhs.umass.edu

TRANS AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. University Health Services, Room 302

Free and open to all UMass students who identify on the trans spectrum. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center.
For more information contact Avy Skolnik, Ph.D., at askolnik@umass.edu or call (413) 559-5458.

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