Public Workshops & Lectures
Improving your Relationships
Presenter: Mary McGaughan, Psy.D
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
For many of us, our happiest moments come from spending time with others. So if our relationships are so crucial to our happiness, why can they be so hard sometimes? Let’s face it, relationships aren’t always, if ever, perfect. They take work to build, maintain, improve, and sometimes fix….but more often then not, the hard work is worth it. So if you’re seeking to improve your relationship with your significant other, child, parent, co-worker, friend, or anyone else, this workshop is for you. We will be exploring why relationships are worth the time and energy we put into them, and how the way you think and behave in your relationships can lead to significant positive changes for you and your “someone”.more
Presenter: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Many of us are often too caught up in the daily obligations of attending to and pleasing our employers, family, friends, etc. In doing so, we may lose sight of our own emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being. Summer is rapidly approaching and it is the season often associated with vacation, relaxation, and taking some time for you. So there is no better time than now to start making yourself a priority. Using Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral principles, this lecture will help you identify and challenge self-defeating beliefs that can interfere with emotional well-being and self-enhancement. Empirically supported motivation building exercises and effective goal setting and planning strategies will also be discussed… more
Getting Out of A Career Rut
Presenter: Candice Woo, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 19, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work and complaining about work. Yet, they find themselves getting up every morning and going back to the very place they complain about to carry out the tasks they detest. Being able to pay the next rent check or putting sufficient food on the table are reasons to put on a suit and tie, but perhaps there are ways to improve one’s work-life. Whether this involves a change in jobs, career path, or simply appreciating the job that you had once deemed satisfying, life is too short to be lived in constant misery. This lecture will focus on rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help you identify and correct unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns that might keep you stuck in a career rut. Real-life applicable techniques will be explored to assist you in taking steps to “do something about” your current life situation. more