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Drop-in Workshop Information

The services outlined on this page are specific to the Tampa campus. Please visit the websites for St. Petersburg campus Wellness Center and Sarasota-Manatee campus Counseling & Wellness Center for campus-specific services.

Click here to view our Fall 2022 Flyer for our Drop-In Workshops.

The Counseling Center is facilitating two types of virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in sessions focused on helping students to thrive: Skill-Based Workshops and Chat & ConnectThese 60-minute sessions are described below and are offered daily, Monday through Friday. You're welcome to join us as many times as you'd like!

Online drop-in sessions are psycho-educational and supportive in nature, but do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, call us (813) 974-2831. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 9-1-1, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8225, or an emergency mental health service in your local community.

You will not need to pre-register or RSVP for the drop-in sessions, but you will be asked to sign-in on paper (for in-person sessions) or required to use your USF email account to join the MS Teams meeting (for online sessions). In online sessions, your name will be visible to other participants. Participants may be removed from the workshop for engaging in verbal abuse/harassment, or exhibiting offensive or inappropriate content, at the facilitators’ discretion.

Note that the workshop will not be conducted after 15 minutes if no students are in attendance that day, so students may not be admitted from the lobby if they arrive after 15 minutes.

Skill-Based Workshops

 Our Drop-in Workshops are flexible and accessible ways to learn coping skills and share experiences with peers, without the need for semester-long commitment. Click on each session title for the flyer, and the bit.ly link to join at the listed day and time. 

Magic of the Middle Path (Online)

This workshop series focuses on ways to cope and regulate stress and emotions, live in the present moment, and improve our relationships. Discover the magic of the middle path!

Monday, 3 - 4 pm, with Gabrielle (Gabi) Zimmerman, LCSW, online at bit.ly/Mon3pmDBT

Session 1 – Mindfulness: Aug. 22, Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21
Session 2 – Emotional Regulation: Aug. 29, Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 28
Session 3 – Distress Tolerance: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Session 4 – Interpersonal Effectiveness: Sep. 19, Oct.17, Nov. 14

MOVE Foward Series (In-Person)

Do you have difficulty managing the stress, anxiety, depression, or interpersonal relationships in your life? This dynamic rotating 3-week seminar is a crash course in teaching reliance skills to make the most out of your time at USF and in counseling. These skills will help you be more present with your experiences, learn how to let go of unnecessary thoughts and feelings, clarify your values, and take action to move towards a valued and better life.

Join all three sessions to build upon the skills learned or drop-in as needed!

Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm, with Jason Axford, M.A., LMHCin person at SVC 2124

Session 1 – Mindfulness: Aug. 23, Sep. 13, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 6
Session 2 – Openness: Aug. 30, Sep. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 1
Session 3 – Values & Engagement: Sep. 6, Sep. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Nov. 29

Let’s Get it On: Relationship & Sexual Wellness (Online)

Let’s face it, no one got a great lesson when it came to sex and relationships. Between fairy tales and reality TV, we’re all a bit confused when it comes to knowing how to get what we want (or even what we want). This open-discussion workshop series is for anyone who could use some guidance to learn what you want and skills to navigate the barriers that might be stopping you from getting there.

Join all three sessions to build upon the skills learned or drop-in as needed!

Friday 2 - 3 pm, with Kelly Dillon, online at bit.ly/Fri2pmLOVE

Session 1 – Relationship Health: Aug. 26, Sep. 16, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 17
Session 2 –Sexual Wellness: Sep. 2, Sep. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
Session 3 – Open Discussion: Sep. 9, Sep. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 10, Dec. 8

And Still We Rise: Skills for Interrupting Oppression and Fostering Healing (Online)

Students with marginalized identities may have unique, distressing experiences in higher education settings, ranging from invalidation of our intersecting identities to explicit attacks on persons. The first workshop will invite students with marginalized identities to share and have their experiences of macro and microaggressions on campus validated. Student will also learn strategies to interrupt harmful behavior when it occurs. In the second workshop, students will explore strategies for thriving in environments and systems that can be oppressive, while embracing their marginalized identities.

Join both sessions to build upon the skills learned or drop-in as needed!

Thurday, 4 - 5 pm, with Kabeel Dosani, online at bit.ly/Thu4pmRise

Session 1 – Interrupting Oppression: Aug. 25, Sep. 8, Sep. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 8
Session 2 –Healing and Thriving: Sep. 1, Sep. 15, Sep. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1

Chat & Connect

Come join us to Chat & Connect about specific topics, experiences, and identities. These spaces are designed to offer support and resources that are specific to your lived experiences, without the need for semester-long commitment. They are psychoeducational and supportive in nature, though do not provide mental health treatment. You will not need to pre-register or RSVP for these, but you will be required to use your USF email account to join the Teams meeting. As a result, your name will be visible to other participants. Call us at 813-974-2831 or visit our home page if you have any questions or for meeting links.

Click here to visit our Group Therapy Page!