Workshops & Lectures
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Are you stressed about your looming mid-term exams? Have a history of worry about an upcoming test? Do you put off studying until the last minute out of dread? Or do you freeze the second you are handed the exam? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! There are a number of emotional and behavioral factors that can influence your performance and preparation for tests of any type. Based on the effective techniques of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT), you will learn how to identify and challenge irrational beliefs that fuel test anxiety. Participants will also learn how to adopt relaxation and behavioral strategies before, during, and after the exam that will minimize anxiety and maximize preparation and performance. Your exams are challenging enough, don’t let your test anxiety get in the way of achieving your goals. It’s time to conquer your test anxiety once and for all!…more
Leader: Kristen Tobias, M.A.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Many people have difficulty initiating and/or maintaining an exercise routine. This workshop will start with a review of the health benefits of regular exercise and the impact of exercise on mood based on up-to-date research. There will be a focus on ways in which our thinking and behavior can interfere with participation in regular exercise. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) offers a number of readily implementable strategies that can be used to start and sustain increased physical activity. Strategies reviewed are applicable to all able-bodied individuals, regardless of current level of physical activity….more