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Covid-19 Office Operations

Our offices are available for phone or video appointments. Email or call for more information. For information, please visit the UA coronavirus information website.

What to Expect

All groups and workshops will be offered by Zoom until more in-person enagement is safe. If you decide to attend a group or a workshop, please be mindful of the location that you Zoom from and choose a quiet, private space.

Groups are an helpful option for connecting with other people who may experience similar feelings, thoughts, or struggles. A group is safe and confidential space to get support and learn ways of coping with stressors, mental health symptoms, or better understand yourself.

Workshops are focused on introducing and practicing techniques and skills to support your wellbeing.

Groups and workshops are free for students attending at least one UAS course and do not count toward the 6 sessions per semester limit for individual counseling.

How to Sign Up

Please read the descriptions below for the groups and workshops offered in the current semester. Additional groups and workshops will be posted throughout the semester. Please check back periodically for new options. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Student Resource Center at 907-796-6000 or e-mail uas.info@alaska.edu.

For a workshop, sign up through the Zoom link listed in the group description.

For a group, complete a Group Tele-counseling Consent Form and sign up through the Zoom link listed in the group description.

Please note for groups only: Due to tele-health and licensing regulations, the UAS Counseling Office cannot provide counseling services to students residing outside of Alaska. We also ask students eligible to participate in groups to provide the location they are attending from, phone number, an emergency contact, and the number of classes they are currently registered for when signing up. This information will not be shared with anyone and will only be used in emergencies.

Spring 2021 Groups and Workshops

Workshops

Monday Meditation Sessions

Start your week off with a lunchtime meditation practice on Mondays from February 1st until April 26th. This meditation workshop is open to all levels of experience and will be hosted on Zoom starting at 12 pm. A 10 to 15 minute guided meditation or visualization will be led by Carrie Kline, UAS Counselor.

Please register through Zoom: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-ihqz4iH9TZgJ7qdjhupPDRZXYEgpKB

Time Management Sessions

Join Carrie Kline, UAS Counselor, and Amanda Triplett, UAS Academic Advisor, for three Zoom sessions about time management skills. Setting up your semester for success can start with a few effective time management and study skills. 

Sessions occur on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 pm.

Session 1, February 2nd: Time Management Skills - What research has shown can help.

Session 2, February 9th: Technology - How can an app help?

Session 3, February 16th: Putting it all together - Practice what you learned.

Please register through Zoom:https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcemsrDguEtYls9Qh3s2lXsyAYB4v_uSc

Can't make these times? Schedule an individual appointment with a UAS Counselor.

Groups 

Making Connections

A weekly virtual support group for students currently in quarantine or isolation or anyone feeling disconnected because of COVID restrictions. The Making Connections Group will focus on sharing experiences, discussing ways to stay connected with important people, and practicing coping techniques.

We will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm, starting February 4th until April 22nd.

Please register through Zoom: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOCurToiHtc18NbfHitl1FeK9TFbO1cH 

UAS Virtual Art Studio

Come make art with folks while on Zoom! Have your favorite art materials ready or get suggestions at the start of the workshop. Topics to create art about or media processes will be suggested and demonstrated. An art therapist will be available to assist with media processes. Time will be provided at the end of the session to share your work.

The Virtual Open Art Studio will be held weekly from 11 to 12 pm, starting Friday, February 5th and will end April 24th.

Please register through Zoom: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdO6hrTsqEtDKtAVX_aTsCQwAbjS9Fn0l