Workshops

Build a skill, add to your personal tookit for positive mental health and interpersonal and intrapersonal well-being. Check the current schedule, and make a reservation at usc.edu/myshr under “workshops.” Times and dates subject to change.

All workshops are non-clinical programs and are not a substitute for medical or psychotherapy care. Workshops are different from Group Therapy, which are a very useful psychotherapy format as part of ongoing treatment. Workshops are an easy and accessible way to gain information and learn coping skills to manage common concerns.

All USC students are eligible to participate in workshops as well as “Let’s Talk” outreaches.

These programs are made possible by your USC Student Health Fee.


Affirmative Consent: “Trojans Respect Consent” (90 minutes)

For new incoming undergraduates, this workshop provides an opportunity to understand how to clearly communicate permission, boundaries, and consent in intimate encounters. Discussion is limited to new USC students and is conducted in small groups, so participants can ask questions and have a frank conversation.

Trojans Respect Consent is a required workshop for all incoming undergraduate students during their first semester. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 6-7 sessions/week


Healthy Relationships (90 minutes)

Designed for undergraduate students who have completed “Trojans Respect Consent,” this workshop covers power dynamics and mutual respect in intimate partner relationships. Participants explore skills for setting expectations that are foundations for healthy and mutually supportive partnerships, and learn to recognize and manage unhealthy or abusive relationships.

Healthy Relationships is a required workshop for sophomore undergraduate students. All students with sophomore standing and above are welcome to take this workshop. If you need any accommodations, please email sconsent@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 6-7 sessions/week


Sexual Harassment Prevention Workshop (90 minutes)

Designed for graduate/professional degree students navigating their academic careers and professional networks. Participants will gain a better understanding of what rape culture is, identify what sexual harassment looks like, and be able to demonstrate ways to intervene and respond to sexual harassment. NOTE: Registered graduate student organization leaders are also able to secure additional funding from Graduate Student Government by attending this workshop. Students can sign up for this workshop through the event page. If you need any accommodations, please email eshcrsvp@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week


Trojans Act Now! A Bystander Training Workshop (90 minutes)

Trojans Act Now! empowers undergraduate students to intervene when they witness a situation that may lead to gender- and power-based harm including sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault. Participants will gain skills in identifying potentially risky situations, safely intervene, and help create an inclusive and respectful campus community. Registered undergraduate student organization leaders are also able to secure additional funding from Undergraduate Student Government by attending this workshop. Students can sign up for workshop on the event page. If you need any accommodations, please email rsvptrojansctnow@usc.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitated by professional violence prevention educators, 1 session/week



Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Workshop (2 hours)

The CRM framework helps to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities.  Individuals are provided the tools to create a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system, and better understand how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach. This workshop introduces the six wellness skills designed to help individuals learn to track their own nervous systems in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into a greater balance.

Facilitated by Milena Lukic, LMFT, clinician in Counseling and Mental Health Services, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Setting Healthy Boundaries (60 minute workshop)

This workshop will provide skills and strategies about how to maintain healthy relationships with your family, friends, significant others, and yourself. Participants discuss the importance of boundaries, assertive communication, and staying connected during this time of social distancing and self-isolation.

Milena Lukic, LMFT, clinician in Counseling and Mental Health Services, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Fridays 12:00-1:00pm


 

Sleep Skills: Rest and Renewal (60 minute workshop)

The goal of this workshop is to learn strategies to improve your sleep. This workshop will provide general information about sleep, review sleep hygiene tips, and provide strategies to address problematic thoughts about sleep.

Facilitated by Jennifer Hsia, PhD, clinician in Counseling and Mental Health Services, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Calm: Techniques for Managing Anxiety and Panic Attacks (60 minute workshop)

Participants will better understand the physical anxiety response and benefits of anxiety. We will delve into understanding the biological process and the role of thoughts in panic attacks. Coping strategies, a mindfulness exercise, and a deep breathing exercise are incorporated.

Jennifer Hsia, PhD, clinician in Counseling and Mental Health Services, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Local Tastes, American Style

Feeling a little puzzled by the food here in Los Angeles? This is a perfect introduction for international students to learn about the local fruit and vegetables, protein, grains, and all those packaged foods you see at the grocery store. Learn what to expet in SoCal restaurants and even about food culture in American life.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician. Dates: 9/2, 9/23, 10/14, 11/4


Food Fact or Mealtime Myth: Ask the Expert

Bring your questions about what to eat for meals and snacks, nutrition topics in the news, eating at the dining hall, cooking for yourself, and any other related questions. This workshop is ideal for students who are curious about nutrition or are getting ready for a dietitian appointment.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician. Dates: 9/16, 10/7, 10/28, 11/18


Prepping & Planning

Food prep can be the key to successful meal planning. Become more comfortable in the grocery store and confident in your kitchen. Advice in this workshop is tailored for all budgets and special nutrition needs.

Facilitated by Patrice Barber, Registered Dietician. Dates:  9/9, 9/30, 10/21, 11/11