Workshops & Drop-In Groups

shac counseling services offers a variety of workshops and support groups

disclosure statement

due to the open and online nature of this space, the support groups and workshops provided are not private or confidential, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other’s privacy. participants can also change your name in zoom if they wish to keep their name private, though they will need to utilize their @pdx account to access the zoom meeting. please reach out  to your group leaders if you have accessibility needs and we will work to support you. 

although facilitators are mental health and health professionals, this support group does not constitute treatment or therapy. we also encourage those needing additional support to seek out confidential medical and/or mental health consultation services through psu student health and counseling services (503)725-2800; for crisis support, you can also contact the multnomah county crisis line at 503-988-4888. 


drop-in support group 

this drop-in group is designed for people to access support, talk and connect with shac counselors and fellow psu students. discussion varies depending on the unique needs and interests of attendees on any given week. topics may include, but are not limited to: anxiety, shame, existential dread, social distancing, hope, and coping strategies. this group is not a good fit for students in immediate crisis. 

date/time: wednesdays, 2pm

to access the drop-in group: //pdx.zoom.us/j/87368052775


applying mindfulness to your life

a group for students interested in learning mindfulness concepts and developing/strengthening mindfulness-based coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.  interested participants are highly encouraged to attend all sessions. 

date/time:  thursdays, 1:30-3pm


queer students drop-in support

Join the Queer Resource Center and Student Health & counseling services for a drop-in Queer & Trans support Group.This group is an inclusive space for queer & trans students to share their experiences, build connections, and find solidarity. All queer & trans students are welcome, no matter where they are on the spectrum of being out. This group will be facilitated by queer & trans counselors.

date/time: tbd

to access the drop-in group: 
you can register for this group and sign-up to receive reminder emails by going to:  //forms.gle/tdtywt1jypqc88jz6

for accessibility needs, please email kathy lawrence at lawren22@pdx.edu

wellness workshops

come to one of our online single session wellness workshops!  learn concrete skills for effectively managing your emotions and anxiety, decreasing procrastination, tackling stress, and getting a good nights’ sleep.  these solid strategies will benefit you throughout your life, but are especially important now during the pandemic.

 you can come to any or all of the workshops (only exception is that in order to attend part ii of the neuroscience-based one, you had to have attended part i previously).

Workshop Date & Time

tuesdays, 12:10 - 12:55pm

schedule

  • january 5th  - neuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part i
  • january 12th  - cancelled
  • january 19th - neuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part ii (must have attended part i, in order to attend part ii)
  • january 26th - tackling stress and sleep tips
  • february 2nd - breaking the cycle of procrastination
  • february 9thneuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part i
  • february 16th - neuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part ii (must have attended part i, in order to attend part ii)
  • march 2ndbreaking the cycle of procrastination
  • march 9th -neuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part i
  • march 16th - (finals week) neuroscience-based ways to cope with emotions, anxiety, and the pandemic -- part ii (must have attended part i, in order to attend part ii)

register for a workshop

to register, email forsterc@pdx.edu from your pdx email account. please email by 10am the same day at the latest.

 

drc + shac wellness series

drc and shac virtual wellness series!

the drc and shac are partnering up for a summer wellness series focusing on mental health, wellness, and coping skills in personal well-being, covid-19, and online/remote learning environments.  we will cover a variety of topics related to mental health, distance learning, and coping during a pandemic.  the meetings are fridays at 3:00 (meeting id: 641-016-069).  no registration required however you may email lawren22@pdx.edu to submit any questions or related topics you’d like to discuss or see in future sessions.

Workshop Date & Time

fridays, 3:00pm

register

to join, please email kathy lawrence at lawren22@pdx.edu.

parent support workshop

in conjunction with services for students with children, shac therapist jessie weisstein, lcsw will be offering an ongoing support group for psu parents.   the focus of these meetings will be to build community for parents who are struggling with the dual tasks of balancing school and parenting during a pandemic.   winter term date and time to be decided based on participants schedules. 

please reach out to jessie weisstein (wjessie@pdx.edu) through email in order to find out more information about these meetings.

Workshop Date & Time

tbd

trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse support group

Join the Queer Resource Center and Student Health & counseling services for an exploration of themes related to gender identity. This group is an inclusive space for trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse students to share their experiences, build connections, and find solidarity. This group requires a commitment to attend weekly and will be facilitated by queer & trans counselors.

Workshop Date & Time

fridays, 3:00pm

register

to join, please email kathy lawrence at lawren22@pdx.edu.

crc+ shac students of color support group

join cultural resource centers and student health and counseling services for a drop-in students of color support group. in this drop-in support group, participants will explore individual experiences, learn self-care strategies, and find solidarity, connection, and community within a safe and supportive environment. this group will include break-out sessions, and interactive conversations based on student interests and needs. 

topics may include, but are not limited to academic concerns, first-generation experiences, family issues, racism/microaggressions, intersectionality, imposter syndrome, as well as the impact of national/local events on emotional health. 

The group will be facilitated by Yolonda Salguiero, Native American Student & Community Center Program Senior Program Coordinator and Amanda Ramirez, Psychologist at Student Health and counseling services. 

to access the drop-in group, 

you can register for this group and sign-up to receive reminder emails by going to: //forms.gle/7vqcuq43g5as7acr5

For accessibility needs, please email Yolonda Salguiero, Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator  at yms@pdx.edu

Group Dates & Times

tbd

psychological flexibility: a mindfulness-informed workshop series 

join us for an engaging combination of great info and usable skills. each meeting will look at one of three topics of interest: relationships, thoughts, and emotions. whether you come to one session or all three we hope it can be a fun, active way of getting unstuck and increasing empowerment. no pre-registration required - just use the link below to join.

while audio-only participation is acceptable, participants are encouraged to engage via video so as to promote a richer experience for all.

register for a workshop

to join, use this zoom link with your odin login at the time of the workshop: //pdx.zoom.us/j/97334164721

please email kyle isaacson at kisaacs2@pdx.edu from your pdx email account with any questions or for additional information. 

Workshop Date & Time

wednesdays 4pm-4:45pm

schedule

1/13: flexibility with thoughts
1/20: flexibility with emotions
1/27: flexibility in relationships
2/3: flexibility with thoughts
2/10: flexibility with emotions
2/17: flexibility in relationships
2/24: flexibility with thoughts
3/3: flexibility with emotions
3/10: flexibility in relations
3/17: flexibility with thoughts
 

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outreach, campus partnerships, and consultation

interested in bringing an outreach or workshop to your class or program? shac counseling offers a number of consultation training services that include: one-on-one small group consultations, guest lectures, program development, committee involvement, critical incident involvement, workshops, and more!