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Workshops & Outreach

The Counseling Center offers classes, student organizations and student leaders, faculty, and staff a variety of workshops and trainings intended to help you improve your ability to make the most of your experience and to assist you to help others.


R.I.O.

The Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) is a three-week psycho-educational workshop series that focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.

The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy.


Round 1: Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m., Counseling Center

  1. Recognition (October 17, 2019; tentative)
  2. Insight (October 24, 2019)
  3. Openness (October 31, 2019)

Contact: Alayna Berkowitz, Ph.D.  (alaynab@umbc.edu) and Ethan Swift, M.A. (eswift@umbc.edu)


Round 2: Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m., Counseling Center

  1. Recognition (tbd)
  2. Insight (tbd)
  3. Openness (tbd)

Contact: Alayna Berkowitz, Ph.D.  (alaynab@umbc.edu) and Ethan Swift, M.A. (eswift@umbc.edu)


Skills 4 Success (S4S) Workshop (Drop-In Series)

At UMBC, students tend to report that difficulties with stress, time management, motivation, and anxiety often interfere with personal, social, and academic goals. The Counseling Center has created a unique series of interactive and FREE workshops to help support students with these particular concerns.

These Skills 4 Success Workshops are held weekly on Wednesdays during free hour (noon – 12:45 p.m.), starting October 23, 2019 in Commons.

Skills 4 Success is a series of drop-in workshops that provide coping strategies to deal with stress, time management, motivation, and anxiety that often interfere with meeting personal, social, and academic goals. This six-week program includes topics such as procrastination, stress management, time management, test anxiety, motivation/goal-setting, and sleep/getting through finals. More information on topics for specific dates can be found on our myUMBC Counseling Center Groups page.

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