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COVID-19 UPDATES

Workshops are being offered virtually via Zoom at this time. See below for more information about how to sign up.


Emotional Wellness Workshops

The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a wide variety of services and programs to meet students’ mental health needs. The services listed below are free workshops and events intended to provide valuable life skills.

While these wellness workshops and events are often led by a licensed mental health professional, and students may certainly find them to be therapeutic, they are not considered formal therapy. Any student can attend the programs listed below regardless of whether they are receiving other services at CMHC. Some options are one-time events, some are drop-in based, and others are brief series requiring prior enrollment.

We hope to expand these offerings over time and are interested in student feedback about what kinds of topics or events would be of most interest. Please click here to submit your suggestions for wellness events or series you would like to see offered.

  Matters of the Heart

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anxiety/Depression
Mondays, 1:30pm - 3pm
Fridays, 12:30pm - 2pm

Virtual Workshop through Zoom
Andorka

Skills for coping with anxiety and depressive symptoms.

In this free 4-session virtual workshop series, participants learn about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidenced based treatment for managing anxiety and depression. Students will review ACT concepts and skills including:

  • managing thoughts and feelings,
  • mindfulness,
  • cognitive defusion techniques,
  • and commitment to goal-directed behavior.

ACT uses metaphors and storytelling to provide education on ACT principles. This workshop is interactive, and participants will be asked to practice what is learned in their daily lives. Participating requires you to enroll and commit to attending all 4 workshop modules.

Please be sure to sign up in advance. The workshop facilitator(s) will email you instructions for Zoom prior to the workshop. Please note that this is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not need to be a CMHC client in order to enroll.

how to deal workshop

Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis
Thursdays, 1pm - 2pm
5/28 – 7-9 (Not meeting 6/18)

Virtual Workshop through Zoom
Tinsley

Skills for maintaining mental health in uncertain times.

This one-session virtual workshop is open to all students. It is designed to offer:

  • normalization about the ways students’ mental health may be currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • concrete coping tools for sustaining emotional wellness during this time,
  • and guidance specifically for managing the anxiety and isolation resulting from the current climate and circumstances.

This is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not have to be a CMHC client to enroll.

Please be sure to sign up in advance. The workshop facilitator(s) will email you instructions for Zoom prior to the workshop.

how to deal workshop

How to Deal
Tuesdays, 2pm - 3pm
Starts 6/16

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Osher

Skills for riding the waves of life’s ups, downs, and overwhelming emotions.

In this free 4-session workshop series, participants learn concepts and skills for:

  • tuning into thoughts and feelings in a less reactive way,
  • managing painful feelings,
  • regulating emotions when they feel out of control,
  • and enhancing relationships with self and others.

The workshop is interactive, and participants will be asked to practice what is learned in their daily lives. Participating requires you to enroll and commit to attending all 4 workshop modules, which can be completed in any order. This means you can start at any time of the semester.

This is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not have to be a CMHC client to enroll.

Please be sure to sign up in advance. The workshop facilitator(s) will email you instructions for Zoom prior to the workshop.



Meditation Group

midfulness meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Tuesdays, 11:45am - 12:20pm
5/12 – 8/25

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Drop In

Please see the CMHC Group Webpage for details.






We're here for you.    We recognize that many UT students are being impacted by historical and recent events. The CMHC holds firm to the university’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our staff are here to help students navigate through these times. Click here to learn about our resources.



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