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Outreach & Telereach

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is a great time to take advantage of Outreach Services offered by DePaul UCS, which include virtual outreach programming in collaboration with campus partners as well as telereach workshops.

​A variety of workshops are offered throughout the year and can be particularly effective for a broad array of concerns. These programs and workshops are delivered in a general information, didactic presentation style and do not constitute ​nor are they a substitute for clinical, mental health, or psychological treatment and/or crisis intervention from a licensed mental health professional.

At this time, outreach services will be delivered virtually until further notice. Please refer back to this page for updates. 

Current Outreach Programs

The following is a list of our upcoming outreach programs and telereach workshops. Be on the lookout for these and other programs that will be forming throughout the school year:​
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Mindful Self-Compassion for the Restless Mind: Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself, Self-compassion involves responding in a supportive and understanding way when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. In this course you will obtain the tools and skills to change yourself in ways which can increase self-compassion and, in turn, increase health and happiness.” 

Presenters: Bill Johnson, PsyD

Dates: Every Friday, January 22nd - March 12th

Time: 10:00 AM -  1:00 PM

A consultation with Dr. Johnson is require prior to participating. To join, please call 773-325-7779 to schedule a talk with Dr. Johnson.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Identifying and Coping with Racial Trauma: Creating your Racism Recovery Plan: There will be two 45-minute workshops. These workshops will be focused on identifying, coping with, and managing racial trauma. We will begin with a brief description of what we mean by the term “racial trauma,” some of the impact of racial trauma on BIPOC, and then discuss practical steps to create an individualized racism recovery plan for yourself and/or in community with others..

Presenters: Anmol Satiani, PhD; Misha Mohan, MA; and Erica Pinney, MEd

Dates: Friday, January 22nd and Wednesday, February 17th

Time: 12:00 pm (01/22/21) and 2:00 pm (02/17/21)

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

A Conversation Acknowledging Today's Unique Stressors: DePaul Faculty/Staff : This 90 minute forum is designed for faculty/staff to discuss unique stressors due to COVID & other pandemics to support the well-being of this group. The goal is to name these challenges and create a space for faculty/staff to come together and hear others' experiences, share individual experiences, and also discuss and share strategies to manage these stressors. The program facilitators will also offer some concrete tools to manage stressors from our professional and personal experience.

Facilitators: Bill Johnson, PsyD and Anmol Satiani, PhD

Dates: Monday, December 14th

Time: 1:00 pm

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

What is Motivating Your Movement: There will be two 30-minute workshops focusing on developing a healthy and body-positive relationship with movement and exercise. After discussing what healthy movement is, we will explore some of the ways to determine if movement is internally or externally motivated. Suggestions for overcoming these obstacles and cultivating a healthy relationship with movement will be provided. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the workshop.

Presenter: Austin Aibel, MA

Dates: Tuesday, November 10th  and Thursday, November 12th

Time: 3:00 pm (11/10) and 10:00 am (11/12)

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Time Management during COVID: There will be two 30-minute workshops focusing on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries in various settings including in relationships, with family, at school, and at work. After defining what boundaries are and why they are important, we will discuss some of the obstacles that often make boundaries difficult to set. Suggestions for overcoming these obstacles and how to set healthy boundaries will be provided. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the workshop.

Presenter: Misha Mohan, MA

Dates: Tuesday, November 10th  and Thursday, November 12th

Time: 12:00 pm (11/10) and 11:00 am (11/12)

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Setting and Communicating Healthy BoundariesThere will be two 30-minute workshops focusing on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries in various settings including in relationships, with family, at school, and at work. After defining what boundaries are and why they are important, we will discuss some of the obstacles that often make boundaries difficult to set. Suggestions for overcoming these obstacles and how to set healthy boundaries will be provided. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the workshop.

Presenters: Carolyn Reynolds, MA

Dates: Wednesday, October 28th and Wednesday, November 11th

Time: 12:30 pm

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Decreasing Social Anxiety and Improving Self-talk: There will be two 30-minute workshops. These workshops will focus on recognizing social anxiety and ways to decrease it. After defining social anxiety, these workshops will identify thought patterns (self-talk) that contribute to social anxiety, and ways to change these thought patterns to combat it. Other suggestions for overcoming social anxiety will be provided. There will be time for questions at the end of the workshop.

Presenters: Jay Steinberg, MA

Dates: Thursdays, November 5th and November 12th

Time: 4:00 pm

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Identifying and Coping with Racial Trauma: Creating your Racism Recovery Plan: There will be two 45-minute workshops. These workshops will be focused on identifying, coping with, and managing racial trauma. We will begin with a brief description of what we mean by the term “racial trauma,” some of the impact of racial trauma on BIPOC, and then discuss practical steps to create an individualized racism recovery plan for yourself and/or in community with others..

Presenters: Anmol Satiani, PhD; Johannil Napoleon, MA; and Jenya Fazletdinova, MA

Dates: Wednesday, October 28th and Friday, November 13th

Time: 2:00 pm (10/28) and 12:00 pm (11/13)

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Coping During Covid-19: Practicing Self-compassion in the Face of Uncertainty: There will be two 30-minute workshops. During these workshops we will discuss ways in which distress might show up during Covid-times and some different ways of coping, with extra focus on self-compassion as a way of coping. We will talk about what self-compassion is and then lead a self-compassion exercise. We will wrap up with resources and answer any questions.

Presenters: Kelsey Gilleon, MA and Erica Pinney, MEd

Dates: Tuesday, October 20th and November 10th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Sistas . . . Y'all Alright?: This is a recurring weekly 90-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to provide Black-identified women with a safe space to engage in in-depth discussions about the stress experienced as a result of current societal issues/events. Participants will be introduced to culturally specific coping strategies, tools, and resources to assist with the reduction of stress-related symptoms.

Presenter: Alexis Westbrook, PsyD

Dates: Check back for 2021 Winter quarter dates

Time: Check back for 2021 Winter quarter times

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

Mindfulness Tools for the Restless Mind: This is a recurring weekly 60-minute workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to assist students in coping with feeling nervous or restless. Participants will be introduced to mindfulness strategies designed to assist in tension-reduction and greater present-moment awareness.

Presenter: Bill Johnson, PsyD

Dates: Check back for 2021 Winter quarter dates

Time: Check back for 2021 Winter quarter times

To participate please visit this link.

Click here for a printable flyer about this workshop.

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Outreach & Telereach Requests

If your department or student group would like to request University Counseling Services participation in an outreach service, please  submit an Outreach Request using our online Outreach Request Form.​ Thank you!

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