2020 Groups & Workshops

All groups and workshops are located in the Middlesex Building unless otherwise indicated

 

Spring Skills Workshops (pre-registration needed)

STRESS GPS - GAINING PRACTICAL SKILLS

Mondays through Fridays, 
3:00-4:00 p.m.
January 21st - May 1st (No workshops February 17th or April 20th)

Innovative skills-based free workshop open to all UMass students, focused on learning practical tools for coping with college stress and anxiety. Increase your emotional well-being by practicing strategies to calm your mind and body through mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies. Stress GPS runs every day and students can join any time. Attend three consecutive weeks for maximal benefit.

Call CCPH at 413-545-2337 to register.

COPING SKILLS FOR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Session 1: February 11th, 18th, and 25th; March 3rd and 10th
Session 2: March 24th and 31st; April 7th, 14th, and 21st

Two, five-session free workshops open to all students. Learn emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills that will help you to manage your emotions. Identify triggers and learn practical and empowering coping strategies.

Register by contacting Jennifer Muniz-Rodriguez, Psy.D. at 413-545-2337.

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FOR ANXIETY

Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
February 3rd, 10th, and 24th

Three-session free workshop open to all students. Learn mindfulness and meditation practices to reduce stress and anxiety. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to increase a sense of wellbeing, increase focus and concentration, and decrease anxiety. Learn and practice effective strategies that you can incorporate into your everyday life.

Register by contacting Elizabeth Hare, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, AND SELF-COMPASSION

Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
March 2nd, 9th, and 23rd

Three-session free workshop open to all students. Learn how mindfulness meditation can help you cultivate greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. By being a compassionate observer of your own experiences, thoughts and feelings, you can increase resilience and find greater peace in your life.

Register by contacting Elizabeth Hare, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP

Mondays, 2:30-3:45p.m.
February 24th; March 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th

Five Session workshop. Develop a more compassionate, realistic, and accepting relationship with yourself. Learn strategies to work with your inner critic, and increase your self-esteem.

Register by contacting Cindy Moschella, LMHC at 413-545-2337.

SOCIAL ANXIETY WORKSHOPS

Thursdays, 1:00-2:30p.m. - Undergraduate students only
February 20th, 27th; March 5th and 12th

Thursdays 4:00-5:30p.m. - Graduate students only
March 26th; April 2nd, 9th, 26th, and 23rd

Free workshops for undergraduate and graduate 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 413-545-2337.

ADHD TOOLKIT

Thursdays 2:30-3:45 p.m.
February 13th, 20th, and 27th; March 5th and 12th

Five-session workshop addressing the academic and social challenges of all students with attention difficulties. Topics include time management, procrastination, developing organizational skills, improving relationships, and increasing self-empowerment.

Register by contacting Christian Smith, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

”JUST TALK TO ME” - RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
February 25th; March 3rd, 10th, 24th, and 31st; April 7th

Six-session free workshop open to all students (currently in a romantic relationship or not). Workshop will focus on enhancing interpersonal communication skills, exploring the roles we take on in relationships, and learning to develop healthy boundaries in our romantic lives.

Register by contacting Jennifer Cannella, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

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Spring Support and Therapy Groups (pre-screening required)

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Undergraduate group focused on building connections with others in a safe and supportive space while exploring issues including relationships, adjustment to college, stress and anxiety, and self-esteem.

Register by contacting Beth Prullage, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Undergraduate group providing a supportive setting to gain a better understanding of yourself, practice new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences about college life, and receive feedback and support.

Register by contacting Elle Berch-Heyman, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

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 Beth Prullage, LICSW at 413-545-2337.

WOMEN’S GRADUATE GROUP

Mondays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Experiential personal growth group with a focus on self-exploration, self-expression, interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertations/theses.
Register by contacting Julia Moss, Ph.D., MSW  at 413-545-2337.

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Open Community Offerings (Drop-in, no pre-group meeting needed)

ALWAYS FORWARD

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Supportive space for students of color to come together, talk and learn while engaging in discussions regarding the academic and social pressures of UMass. Sessions will include discussions on mental health and wellbeing, self-esteem, empowerment, and connection. Co-sponsored by CMASS.

For more information contact Christian Smith, LICSW, at 413-545-2337.

EXPLORING SEXUALITY AND GENDER

Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Support group for students looking to explore gender and sexuality. The group provides a safe setting to freely share experiences and make connections with others. Refreshments provided.

Contact Lydia Rackenberg, LICSW, at 413-545-2337.

OPEN MEDITATION

Monday-Thursday 12:00-12:45p.m. for the month of February (no meeting on February 17th)

All students welcome to join these open meditations, which will begin with brief guidance followed by quiet sitting meditation. Open meditation sessions are a great way to develop or continue your practice in a safe and supportive environment.

Contact Charla Malamed, SW Intern, at  413-545-2337.

TRANS AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. University Health Services, Room 302

Free and open to all UMass and 5 College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center.

For more information contact Bradley Landon at 413-545-2337.

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