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Fall 2021 Virtual Personal Effectiveness

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 workshops will be held in Microsoft Teams.

                                            Virtual Personal Effectiveness Workshops

Trauma and Interpersonal Relationships

Persons who have had traumatic events in the past or who may be currently experiencing trauma may find it very challenging to have stable and fulfilling interpersonal relationships.  They may encounter unexpected and profound emotions that are difficult to regulate and that contribute to chronic feelings of emptiness and unhappiness. This workshop will provide the opportunity to understand trauma and its impact on relevant aspects of your lives as well as techniques for effective coping and life management.

Option 1:

Facilitator:  Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Date/Time: Thursday, September 23rd, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Option 2:

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

Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 13 th., 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Finding Support for Yourself or a Friend or Loved One with an Eating Disorder

It is estimated that up to thirty million people in the United States suffer with a Eating Disorder. These disorders could be very debilitating and consume much of a person’s time in thinking about food; planning what to eat or not eat; when to eat; and weight management through food restrictions, compulsive exercising, or other secret ways to feel in control of one’s body. This workshop will help to provide understanding on the development of eating disorders and offer healthy strategies for coping or providing support to those who struggle with them.

Date/Time:   Monday, October 11th, 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.

Facilitator:    Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist


Dream Interpretation

Have you ever wondered what your dreams mean?  Do you have the same dream repeatedly and wonder why?  Do you wake up from a dream and think, "That was crazy!"?  People have been assigning meaning to dreams as long as we have been having dreams.  They can be vivid, powerful, or just plain weird.  But they almost always provide a window into our subconscious.  Come to this workshop and take a look through that window.

Facilitator:   Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist 

Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 2nd, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Managing Stress Effectively

Stress is often an adaptive response to life’s challenges and demands. But high levels of stress can lead to lower well-being and reduced effectiveness, making self-care and stress management an important part of a healthy routine. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of stress and how to recognize your stress levels. You will also learn about approaches for reducing stress and will make a plan for keeping stress at healthy levels.

Facilitator:  John Jurica, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 30 th., 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Relaxation Skills Videos - (access anytime)

Watch the first two videos in a series reviewing relaxation skills by Staff Psychologist, Dr. Ray Gornell. Relaxation skills have proven helpful in reducing the impact of stress and anxiety. The first video teaches the basic relaxation technique and lasts approximately 10 minutes. This video is educational in nature and does not replace consultation with a mental health professional. You can view the video on YouTube.

Self-Help Resources

Find web-based resources, mental health apps, personal growth videos, mindfulness resources, and a free online assessment on the MSU Denver Counseling Center website.

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