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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 Spring 2023 Groups and Workshops Flyer.

The Counseling Center is facilitating virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in sessions focused on helping students to thrive known as Skill-Based Workshops. 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, 11 am - 12 pm, with Gabrielle (Gabi) Zimmerman, LCSW, online at bit.ly/Mon11amDBT

Session 1 – Mindfulness: Jan. 09, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10
Session 2 – Emotional Regulation: Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17
Session 3 – Distress Tolerance: Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar 27, Apr. 24
Session 4 – Interpersonal Effectiveness: Feb. 06, Mar. 06, Apr. 03, May 01


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

Students with marginalized identities may have unique experiences in higher education settings. Students will learn strategies to interrupt harmful behavior when it occurs and will explore strategies for thriving.

Thursday biweekly 11 am - 12 pm with Kabeel Dosani online at bit.ly/Thu11amRise

Session 1 – Interrupting Oppression: Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 13
Session 2 – Healing and Thriving: Mar. 2, Mar. 30, Apr. 27


For Group Therapy, click here!