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Counseling Center Fall 2021 Virtual Diversity Workshops

If interested in attending any of our workshops, please click on the "Register" link associated with the wokshop you would like to attend.  All Fall 2021 virtual groups & workshops will be held in Microsoft Teams.


Experiences of Asian American Pacific Islander Desi American

While the experience of being Asian in America varies tremendously, there are shared cultural factors that play a role in defining mental health and supporting well-being, resiliency and healing. Part of this shared cultural experience like values, family connections, expression through spirituality or music, reliance on community networks and church are enriching and can be great sources of strength and support. However, another part of this shared experience is facing racism, discrimination and inequity that can significantly affect a person’s mental health. Being treated or perceived as “less than” because of the color of your skin can be stressful and even traumatizing. This virtual weekly workshop will provide a safe space where you can share your narrative with supportive others. 

Date/Time:   Mondays, starting 09/13/2021-11/15/2021 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Facilitator:   Vicky Tuakoi, Psy.D., Staff Psychotherapist 


Mental Health and Latin X Students 

Latin X students often face many challenges with adjusting to the university environment.
This workshop will provide a safe space to identify and obtain support for these challenges
through healthy coping techniques.

Date/Time:   Tuesday, October 12th, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Facilitator:    Emanuel Hermosillo, M.A. Advanced Practicum Student


A Different World: Responding to the Needs of BIPOC Students

This virtual process workshop is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of color) who are looking for opportunities to find community, process experiences, and deepen understandings of self and others. Topics may include but are not limited to: relationships, academics, race-related stress, imposter syndrome, acculturation, microaggressions, intersectional identities, trauma, isolation, resilience, and empowerment.

Date/Time:   Every Other Monday, starting 9/13-11/15; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Facilitator:    Alex Procter, Psy.D., Licensed Psychotherapist


Other “isms” such as Sizism and Ableism

Healthy at Any Size Workshop

This workshop will define sizeism and discuss body shaming. Sizeism as an issue of social justice will be addressed. Information about how to be healthy at any size, as well as intuitive eating, will be presented. Workshop participants are invited to participate in the discussion throughout the workshop.

Date/Time:  Monday, November 1st, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Facilitator:   Jeanne Burkhart, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist


Dealing with Invisible Disabilities


This workshop will consider types of disabilities that can be present and yet not always obvious to others such as issues around chronic pain, processing issues or learning difficulties.

Date/Time:   Thursday, October 21st, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 pm

Facilitator:    Ray Gornell, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist


Body Positivity

This workshop will focus on how to begin changing the way you think about body size. Body positivity means being able to accept the body you (and others) have as well as accepting changes that happen as a result of nature, injury, age, or personal choices. It is the understanding that your worth is about who you are as a person, not what your body looks like. 

Date/Time:   Thursday, October 14th, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Facilitator:    Jeanne Burkhart, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist 


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