Upcoming Outreach Events

Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Spring 2021 Semester.  Our virtual outreach events are designed to increase the understanding of mental health topics while providing a space to connect with others. Check back on this page frequently to stay up-to-date on our latest events! Last Update: June 9, 2021.

Virtual Mental Health Workshops

Visit our Virtual Mental Health Workshops page for the Summer 2021 Workshop Link. Below are examples of regular workshops during the Academic Year.

“Mindfulness Pathways” on Wednesdays at 2 pm: This is a workshop to help you get a better understanding of knowing what you are experiencing while you are experiencing it.  This workshop is about having kindness and understanding towards yourself during this time of uncertainty due to the pandemic along with other events and having to make personal adjustments as a result.

“Quarantine, Isolation, and Coping with Covid” on Thursdays at 12 pm: Attending college during uncertain times in our country and world presents unique challenges. Please join us in discussing ways to cope with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming election, and racial injustice. We will cover topics related to managing or reducing stress, increasing self-care, staying connected in a highly virtual world, dealing with change, and practicing mindfulness.

“Coping Together” on Fridays at 2 pm: This workshop focuses on coping with specific stressors that may be unique to one of your identities/populations. Each Friday, we will gather and discuss the impact of these stressors on different identities and skills to cope. Please join us on the sessions that feel applicable to you. 

Coping Together 2021 Schedule

January 29 – International Students

February 5 – LGBTQ+ Identified Students

February 12 – DACA/Dream Scholars

February 19 – BIPOC Identified Students

February 26 – Freshmen and Transfer Students

March 5 – Graduate Students

March 12 – First-Generation Students

March 19 – International Students

March 26 – Freshmen and Transfer Students

April 2 – LGBTQ+ Identified Students

April 9 – BIPOC Identified Students

April 16 – DACA/Dream Scholars

April 23 – Neurodiverse and Diverse Ability Students

April 30 – Graduate Students

May 7 – First-Generation Students

May 14 – Neurodiverse and Diverse Ability Students

Racial Justice Series

 

It’s Not You, It’s Racism: Recognizing and Coping with Racial Trauma

Date and Time: Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm

Description: Racial trauma impacts the BIPOC community emotionally, physically, and psychologically. This workshop focuses on understanding and recognizing racial trauma in yourself, in other BIPOC, and how to cope when it comes up.

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Mindfulness and Communication: Bridging the Gap between Awareness and Action

Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm

Description: Exploring how mindfulness can inform discussions about racial injustice by learning how to recognize physiological responses to connect with our emotions in order to thoughtfully communicate.

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White Accountability Starts with Me

Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm

Description: What is White accountability and why does it matter? Find out in this workshop, which also includes practical strategies for White-identified students to show up for and support the people of color in their lives.

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Mason CARES: Suicide Prevention Training

Provided virtually by CAPS, Mason CARES is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty, staff, and students in how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services. Mason CARES talks about suicide to educate the Mason Community on how to:

  • recognize and respond to those in crisis
  • increase awareness and knowledge of available resources in regards to suicide prevention, mental health, and wellness
  • help change the perceptions most people have concerning mental health by circulating positive images of mental illness and promoting help-seeking behaviors

Spring 2021 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

Thursday, January 21: 9 am-11 am – January 21 Registration Link
Tuesday, March 31: 9 am – 11 am – March 31 Registration Link 

Students: 

Thursday, January 28: 1 pm – 3 pm – January 28 Registration Link
Wednesday, March 12: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – March 12 Registration Link

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