Workshops & Lectures
Leader: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Tis’ the season….for managing difficult family members, for multiple office holiday parties, for just one more slice of pie. We often make excuses for over-indulging during the holiday season; however, sometimes, we eat to numb ourselves from uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and boredom. If this scenario sounds familiar, then this lecture is for you! Come learn the triggers of your emotional eating, and more importantly, effective strategies for overcoming this self-sabotaging behavior.…more
Leader: Candice Woo, Ph.D.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dates: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2016
The New Parents Group offers an opportunity to connect with new parents in the neighborhood. It provides a structured arena for sharing information on raising an infant. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about Rational Emotive Behavioral strategies to address and cope with the challenges of new parenthood, such as sleep deprivation, career or relationship changes, as well as feelings of isolation, sadness, and anxiety…. more
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 23, 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: Eric Sudler, Psy.D.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Procrastination is something we have all experienced at one time or another. Granted, some experience it more often than others, but we have all put off a task for a later date when it is quite possible to complete it now. This problem is especially prevalent during tax season. There may not be a scientifically proven method to completely eliminate procrastination in one’s life, but there are helpful ways to tolerate and reduce it. This public lecture provides education on the concept of procrastination, explores different factors that facilitate procrastination, and teaches cognitive and behavioral techniques to help you Procrastinate Later and get things done now….more