Counseling Service

Workshops that Work

The “Workshops that Work” series provides attendees with information, coping strategies, and resources to address common concerns faced by college students in a 3-session format. We know that UMD students are incredibly busy, and this series allows students to begin developing skills and tools for managing common concerns quickly and efficiently. The Counseling Service currently offers two unique types of workshops, which are described below. The workshops are didactic, which means you can expect a classroom-style learning environment, rather than a traditional psychotherapy group. All workshops come with a workbook that will allow you to practice the skills you have learned between sessions. When scheduled for a workshop, you must attend each of the 3 sessions, as sessions build upon one another.

To get started with either (or both) of the workshops, schedule an intake appointment by calling the Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651 or stopping by the reception desk on the main floor of Shoemaker Building.

Workshops for Fall 2017

Anxiety Toolbox
In three 1-hour sessions, Anxiety Toolbox will focus on helping you understand anxiety and learn strategies to manage anxiety and stress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds on itself, with the first session focusing on understanding what anxiety is and the next two sessions learning to slow down, recognize the experience of anxiety, and develop ways of managing it.

Getting Unstuck
In three 1-hour sessions, Getting Unstuck will focus on helping you understand depression and its symptoms as well as learn strategies to manage these symptoms. The three sessions are divided into content that builds on itself, with the first session focusing on understanding depression, the second session focusing on how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and the third session focusing on making changes to thoughts and behaviors to better manage depression.