Student Workshops and Courses
UCTC Winter 2014 Workshops
Feeling stressed with school? In this workshop you will learn to identify and manage your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques.
Dates: Every Monday Winter Term, 2:00-3:30 pm Location: EMU Century Room D
Still putting off that paper? Struggling to stay motivated? This workshop will address reasons for procrastination and offer strategies to help you manage time better and actually get work done!
Date: Tuesday, Feburary 11th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
1st Year College Students: Adjusting to College Life
Do you feel lost trying to figure out how to be in college? Come explore stressors related to the transition to college and learn coping strategies for managing adjustment stress.
Date: Tuesday, Feburary 4th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
Dealing with Homesickness
Many university students, particularly during their first year, experience distress about being separated from family and community. “Homesickness” is a normal part of college students’ development toward adulthood. This workshop will provide resources and tips to help you overcome homesickness.
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
This Test Anxiety Workshop is aimed at helping students understand the nature of their test anxiety. Students will be provided with information and tools to reduce their test anxiety. Students will also be provided with information regarding campus agencies that may be able to assist them with their test anxiety.
1st Date: Monday, February 3rd, 12:00-1:30pm Location: Century Room A
2nd Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 12:00-1:30pm Century Room D
Feeling sad and down? Helpless or hopeless at times? Sticking to yourself more than seeking support from those around you? This workshop will help you understand, identify, & cope successfully with feelings and symptoms related to depression.
1st Date: Tuesday, January 28th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
2nd Date: Monday, Feburary 10th, 12:00-1:30 pm EMU Century Room A
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis (or other serious illness) in the Family
This workshop is designed for people with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness. Attendees will learn ways of coping with a cancer (or other) diagnosis, including how to practice self-care, as well as information about resources available on campus and in the community.
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
Do you feel like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Do you often put off turning in papers or projects, waiting to get them just right? If so, rather than simply working toward success, you may in fact be trying to be perfect. This workshop will help you understand perfectionistic attitudes and provide coping strategies to overcome perfectionism
Date: Tuesday, March 4th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
When a Family Member has a Mental Illness Diagnosis
Are you the adult child or sibling of a person with a mental illness? If it's been difficult to cope with the challenges presented by your parent's or sibling's diagnosis, you are not alone. This workshop will allow students to talk about their experiences dealing with a family member who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. It will also provide students who attend with resources available to them for coping.
Date: Tuesday, March 11th, 12:00-1:30pm Location: EMU Century Room A
All Workshops are FREE.
These workshops are accessible to students with disabilities.
Please contact 541-346-3227 to request accommodations.
Sample Workshop Topics:
- The Balancing Act: Managing Stress and Learning Relaxation
Learning about the good and bad of stress and ways to cope that work for you. New stress management skills are learned through experiential exercises
- Testing Your Best: Taking Control of Test Anxiety
Addressing techniques and strategies to reduce panic and overcome test anxiety.
- Love My Body, Nourish My Body
Building awareness around body image and eating habits. Learn to build positive coping strategies while nourishing one's body in a healthy way.
- Loving From Afar: Managing Long-Distance Relationships
Learning communication tips, how to maintain affection, and coping with issues of trust.
- Beating the Blues: Understanding Depression
Discussing facts about depression, how to manage mood, and practicing behavioral coping strategies.
- Saving Lives: Learning about and Helping to Prevent Suicide
Presenting the truth about suicide. Learning strategies and skills to help prevent and reduce the risk of suicide.
- Taking a Stand: Confronting Issues of Racism and Prejudice
Addressing issues of racism, prejudice, and bias on campus, in the community, and in society. Discussion of power and privilege.
Additional Topics Covered in the Past:
- Grief & Loss
- Social Anxiety
- Transitioning to the UO
- Sexual Orientation / Sexual Identity
- Fear of Success / Fear of Failure
- Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
- Building Leadership Skills
- Family Relationships
- Coping with Illness
- Gender Issues
- Building Communication Skills