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Summer 2020

Skills Clinics

These structured clinics typically run for four consecutive weeks. Pre-group meeting required. All skills clinics will be held online via Zoom. Call CAPS if interested at (814) 863-0395.

 

Eating Disorder Recovery

This clinic will provide hands-on practice of daily living skills to help with recovery from disordered eating and negative body image. These skills include identifying your values, mindfulness, working with strong emotions and thoughts, self-compassion, and intuitive eating.

Mondays 1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Wes Scala, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Laurie Meguro, Doctoral Intern

 

Stronger
This clinic will focus on helping individuals who have experienced trauma to learn about themselves and feel stronger in navigating their everyday lives. This clinic will increase one’s understanding of trauma, while also helping to mobilize strengths and resources to build resilience.

Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Erica Wiley, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Dempsey Young, Doctoral Intern

 

Self-Compassion

This process-oriented clinic will focus on developing awareness and practice of self-compassion. At times, students struggle with perfectionism and unrealistic expectations of themselves and others. "Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings- after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?" (Neff, 2016). Members will develop skills in self-kindness through discussion, mindfulness practice, and experiential exercises. An intention will be to cultivate and empower the authentic self.

Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Dylan Corp, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Audrey Wittrup, Doctoral Intern

 

Anxiety 
This clinic is designed for students who are struggling with various forms of anxiety. Students will learn more about symptoms of anxiety, how anxiety impacts daily functioning, how anxiety works in the body, and learn ways to manage and reduce anxiety. The clinic will also provide an opportunity for students to talk with and receive support from other students who have similar difficulties with anxiety.

Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Meg Collins, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Henry Xiao, Doctoral Intern

 

Loss
This is for students who are struggling with a recent loss, including the death of a significant person or the loss of a significant experience or situation. The clinic will provide education on loss and grief and review strategies to help cope with loss. Group members will be provided opportunities to discuss their losses and learn from one another to help them “move forward” following loss.

Thursdays 2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • Mariah Schroen, Clinical Services Provider
  • Dylan Corp, Post-Doctoral Fellow
     
Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801