Workshops & Drop-In Groups

SHAC Counseling Services offers a variety of workshops and support groups

Disclosure Statement

Due to the open and online nature of this space, the support groups and workshops provided are not private or confidential, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other’s privacy. Participants can also change your name in zoom if they wish to keep their name private, though they will need to utilize their @pdx account to access the zoom meeting. Please reach out  to your group leaders if you have accessibility needs and we will work to support you. 

Although facilitators are mental health and health professionals, this support group does not constitute treatment or therapy. We also encourage those needing additional support to seek out confidential medical and/or mental health consultation services through PSU Student Health and Counseling Services (503)725-2800; For crisis support, you can also contact the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888. 

Workshops and group therapy may be facilitated by PSU students in the Master's in Social Work or Master's in Counseling programs.


Spring Term Workshops & Groups

CRC+ SHAC Students of Color Support Group

Join Cultural Resource Centers and Student Health and Counseling Services for a drop-in Students of Color support group. In this drop-in support group, participants will explore individual experiences, learn self-care strategies, and find solidarity, connection, and community within a safe and supportive environment. This group will include break-out sessions, and interactive conversations based on student interests and needs. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to academic concerns, first-generation experiences, family issues, racism/microaggressions, intersectionality, imposter syndrome, as well as the impact of national/local events on emotional health. 

The group will be facilitated by Yolonda Salguiero, Native American Student & Community Center Program Senior Program Coordinator and Amanda Ramirez, Psychologist at Student Health and Counseling Services. 

To Access the Drop-In Group, 

You can register for this group and sign-up to receive reminder emails by going to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jmx3qKvxY3EKmNG6C_kBiVkn5bYAqDvMc3nTDG4avEU/edit?gxids=7628

For accessibility needs, please email Yolonda Salguiero, Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator  at yms@pdx.edu

Group Dates & Times

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm (Starting April 7th)


To Love What is Mortal: A Workshop for Grief & Mourning

Validate your grief. Map your mourning. This 3-session psychoeducational workshop aims to promote connection and reassurance by considering models of bereavement and how they can help inform and shape the narratives of our loss. 

Workshop Date/Time

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • April 28th, May 5th, and May 12th (must attend 4/28 session to attend subsequent meetings).

To Register

Email Kyle Isaacson, PhD (kisaacs2@pdx.edu) for zoom link, or if you have any additional questions. Must have odin login to join via zoom.


Queer & Trans Students Drop-In Support

Join Student Health & Counseling Services for a drop-in Queer & Trans Support Group.This group is an inclusive space for queer & trans students to share their experiences, build connections, and find solidarity. All queer & trans students are welcome, no matter where they are on the spectrum of being out. This group will be facilitated by queer counselors.

Date/Time

Thursdays, 4:00pm

To Access the Drop-In Group

You can register for this group and sign-up to receive reminder emails by going to: https://forms.gle/TDtyWT1JYPqc88JZ6

For accessibility needs, please email Kathy Lawrence at lawren22@pdx.edu


Wellness Workshops

Come to one of our online single session wellness workshops!  Learn concrete skills for effectively managing your emotions and anxiety, decreasing procrastination, tackling stress, and getting a good nights’ sleep. These solid strategies will benefit you throughout your life, but are especially important now during the pandemic.

You can come to any or all of the workshops (only exception is that in order to attend Part II of the neuroscience-based one, you had to have attended Part I previously).

Workshop Date & Time

Tuesdays, 12:10 - 12:55pm

Schedule

  • April 6th - Neuroscience-Based Ways to Cope with Emotions, Anxiety, and the Pandemic -- Part I
  • April 13th - Neuroscience-Based Ways to Cope with Emotions, Anxiety, and the Pandemic -- Part II (must have attended Part I, in order to attend Part II)
  • April 20th - Tackling Stress and Sleep Tips
  • April 27th - Cancelled
  • May 4th - Breaking the Cycle of Procrastination
  • May 11th - Neuroscience-Based Ways to Cope with Emotions, Anxiety, and the Pandemic -- Part I
  • May 18th - Neuroscience-Based Ways to Cope with Emotions, Anxiety, and the Pandemic -- Part II (must have attended Part I, in order to attend Part II)
  • May 25th - Tackling Stress and Sleep Tips
  • June 1st - Breaking the Cycle of Procrastination

Register for a Workshop

To register, email Dr. Cheryl Forster at forsterc@pdx.edu from your PDX email account. You must email her the latest, by 10:00 am the day of the workshop (the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the workshop between 10:00 and 11:00 am).


DRC + SHAC Support Group 

Join the Disability Resource Center and Counseling Services for a weekly drop-in support group.  This is a space for students to connect, build community, and explore themes in discussion with one another.  There is no commitment to attend weekly; feel free to join us whenever you’d like.  
 
Email drc@pdx.edu for additional information.

Workshop Date & Time

Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm (Beginning April 9th) 

*Accessibility requests are available - please email drc@pdx.edu. Requests cannot be guaranteed unless the DRC is contacted 48 hours before the group begins. 


Parent Support Workshop

In conjunction with Services for Students with Children, SHAC therapist Jessie Weisstein, LCSW will be offering an ongoing support group for PSU parents.   The focus of these meetings will be to build community for parents who are struggling with the dual tasks of balancing school and parenting during a pandemic. 

Please reach out to Jessie Weisstein (wjessie@pdx.edu) through email to register for the group.

Workshop Date & Time

Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 (Starting on March 31st)  Group will meet every other week.


Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse Support Group

Join the Queer Resource Center and Student Health & Counseling Services for an exploration of themes related to gender identity. This group is an inclusive space for trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse students to share their experiences, build connections, and find solidarity. This group requires a commitment to attend weekly and will be facilitated by queer & trans counselors.

Workshop Date & Time

Mondays 4:00pm

Register

To join, please email Kathy Lawrence at lawren22@pdx.edu.


Flex into Your Life

Join us for an engaging combination of great info and usable skills. Each meeting will look at promoting flexibility in one of three domains of your life: Relationships, Thoughts, and Emotions.

Whether you come to one session or all three we hope it can be a fun, active way of getting unstuck and increasing empowerment. No pre-registration required - just use the link below to join.

Register for a Workshop

To join, use this Zoom link with your Odin login at the time of the workshop: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/97334164721

Please email Kyle Isaacson at kisaacs2@pdx.edu from your pdx email account with any questions or for additional information. 

Workshop Date & Time

Wednesdays 4pm-4:45pm

Schedule

Flex Series 1:
4/7: Flexibility with thoughts
4/14: Flexibility with emotions
4/21: Flexibility in relationships

Flex Series 2:
5/19: Flexibility with thoughts
5/26: Flexibility with emotions
6/2: Flexibility in relationships

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OUTREACH, CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS, AND CONSULTATION

Interested in bringing an outreach or workshop to your class or program? SHAC Counseling offers a number of consultation training services that include: one-on-one small group consultations, guest lectures, program development, committee involvement, critical incident involvement, workshops, and more!