Request a Workshop about Mental Health

Counselling & Clinical Services (CCS) offers on-demand workshops to the U of A community by request. CCS psychologists, nurses, and interns appreciate the opportunity to connect with fellow members of the University of Alberta community and provide workshops on various topics related to mental health.

Throughout the year, we are able to offer the following 60- to 90-minute workshops to UAlberta students, staff, faculty, and other campus community members.

Understanding Depression & Addressing Unhelpful Thinking Patterns
Understand depression and how your thinking can contribute to low mood. Identify unhelpful thinking patterns and learn adaptive, realistic strategies designed to help replace problematic thoughts through practical activities and discussion.
Cultivating Self-Compassion
Have you ever thought of treating yourself as well as you treat others? Learn to build a better relationship with yourself, practice self-kindness, and face life’s challenges through compassion.
Managing Stress
Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Find out how stress may be impacting your health, and learn strategies to feel better and function more effectively.
Addressing Anxious Thoughts
Find yourself dwelling on “what-ifs”? Worrying about the worst-case scenario? How we talk to ourselves has a big impact on how anxious we feel. ​Learn how to address the mind’s responses to anxiety by identifying and challenging anxious thinking.
Facing Fears & Gaining Control
Facing what scares us the most is often the best remedy for our fears. Learn recommended behavioural strategies to target anxiety, and why doing something that feels scary can actually help you feel stronger and more capable.
Imposter Syndrome
Explore why you tend to feel like an imposter or a fraud in academia (or other achievement-centered contexts), and the underlying factors that contribute to these beliefs. Learn how to challenge these beliefs and feel more comfortable with roles, achievements, accolades, and outcomes in your academic pursuits.
Managing Perfectionism
Learn about the etiology, types, and contributing factors of perfectionism, and begin to apply strategies that can help you to overcome the costly aspects of perfectionism.
Identifying, Helping, Referring Students in Distress
Do you think a student might be struggling? Not sure what to say or do? This workshop will help you learn about common indicators of distress and what you can do to help.

Important note: As with our other services, these workshops are high in demand. Please note that we cannot guarantee that every request will be fulfilled and are unable to create workshops outside of those listed above.

Request a Workshop

Please review the following conditions and responsibilities prior to submitting your request:

  1. Provide us with a minimum of four weeks before the date of the requested workshop.
  2. Account for the intended audience. The audience must consist of at least twelve or more people who are U of A students or staff members. Please note that the audience size is a primary deciding factor when we review requests. We strongly recommend that smaller groups partner together to maximize the benefit and likelihood of the request being approved.
  3. Ensure an appropriately sized SMART classroom is booked (this classroom should accommodate access to Google Apps). Alternately, we are able to offer all workshops through Zoom if this is your preference. 
  4. Allot 90 minutes (ideal) or a minimum of 60 minutes for our team to present the information and answer questions.
  5. Cross-reference the workshop you are requesting with our workshop schedule and the training provided by the Community Social Work Team as existing opportunities might fulfill your needs. Please note that it is unlikely our team will approve a workshop request if we will be hosting the same workshop within five business days of the request.
  6. Complete and submit your request. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for us to process your request prior to receiving a response.

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