Fall 2024 Groups and workshops

Jumpstart Connections
Get the semester started off with new connections and social skills building. We will address basic tips for connecting with others, starting new conversations, and tolerating/reducing social discomfort. Starting in September.
Facilitator: Liz Alogna, Psy.D., LPC

Anxiety Toolbox
This three-session workshop is designed to help you increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety while learning new skills to recognize and manage anxious feelings. Starting in October.
Facilitator: Karissa Rizzolino, Psy.D.

Breathe. Affirm. Meditate.
This is a three week workshop where we will engage in breathwork, creating affirmations and meditation. Giving yourself this time to be present with self and community is integral to your wellness. It is time to slow down; be in tune and attuned. Starting in October.
Facilitator: Keiba Bragg-Best, M.S., LPC

Perfectionism
Do you struggle with motivation to get started and complete difficult tasks? Are your expectations for yourself or others unreasonably high? Join us for a group that will address how to strive for excellence rather than perfection- including tools for managing avoidance and procrastination. Starting in October.
Facilitator: Liz Alogna, Psy.D., LPC

Dealing with Big Feelings
This drop-in workshop is designed for students who experience overwhelming emotions that feel difficult to manage. Participants will learn skills related to tolerating distress, regulating emotions, and becoming fully present in their experiences. TBD in October.
Facilitator: Larissa Kelleher, Ph.D.

Building Community with BIPOC Women/Women of Color Workshop
This five-session, skills-based workshop is designed for BIPOC Women/Women of Color to learn self-care strategies that promote emotional wellness and offer connection with other BIPOC women. This workshop is a collaboration between the Counseling Center and the Office of Intercultural Development. Starting in September.
Facilitators: Keiba Bragg-Best, M.S., LPC (who identifies as a BIPOC/WOC/PGM Woman) and Karina Fuentes (who identifies at Latina/POC/PGM Woman)

Healing the Heart
This group is for students who have experienced trauma from other people (i.e. family of origin, experiences of interpersonal violence, etc). If we’ve experienced harm or trauma in relationships, healing can often come from healthy relationships. This group will give students an opportunity to learn and implement various coping skills as well as connect with others who have shared experiences in their own lives. This group aims to instill hope in its participants as we work, learn, and grow in a supportive community space. Starting in September.
Facilitator: Fallyn Lee, Ph.D.

Better Bonds
This weekly group is for students who feel unsatisfied in their relationships with others and are curious to try out a new way of interacting. Students will learn more about their interpersonal style and work towards increasing their flexibility in their interactions with others within a supportive environment. Starting in September.
Facilitator: Larissa Kelleher, Ph.D.

Kindful Body
Do you struggle with your body image and self-esteem? Do you wish to have a more compassionate and holistic relationship with your body and mind? Then this group is for you. This group hopes to create a warm, supportive, and informative space for students to come together and learn new things about one’s self. Starting in October.
Facilitator: Asmita Pendse, Ph.D. 

Men’s Group
This group is for students who would like to develop insights about their interpersonal patterns and create connections leading to more fulfilling relationships. Topics around masculinity and gender roles will be included. Starting in September.
Facilitator: Jonathan Asayag, LCSW, CAADC

Home for the Holidays 
We know that traveling home for school breaks can be challenging for some students. This outreach will guide students through various coping strategies to use when feeling distressed and how to access affirming social supports. TBD in November.
Facilitator: Fallyn Lee, Ph.D

To join a group or workshop, please call the Counseling Center at 610.330.5005 or email us at counselingcenter@lafayette.edu

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