UB Counseling Virtual Outreach Workshops

UB Counseling Services is facilitating virtual drop-in, outreach workshops that focus on providing psychoeducation and support. A variety of workshops are available Monday – Friday to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff.

Psychoeducational workshops are intended to provide information, skills and support. These workshops are not a form of mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please call us at (716) 645-2720. In the event of a mental health emergency, please contact our office at (716) 645-2720, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. After-Hours call 716-645-2720 and press option “2” to speak with a counselor.

Virtual Workshops are offered through Zoom. Please download Zoom in advance. Please click on the link in each of the descriptions at the appointed time and you will be able to join the group. Return as many times as you like. No registration or RSVP is required. I If you have trouble accessing the link, please call UB Counseling at (716) 645-2720.


Connection and Compassion for International Students

This workshop is intended for international students. Over the past few months, there has been a multitude of changes nationally and internationally affecting schools, workplaces, and communities. This has led to an increased sense of social isolation and challenges for many students. This workshop will highlight unique challenges experienced by international students; introduce strategies and resources for coping, and ways to cultivate compassion and connection with others in this era of social distancing.

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Wed. 6/10, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95149075845?pwd=SGFXcGpicGFuUC9kcFBMUlZVQUVQdz09

Thurs. 7/9, 3:00 – 4:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92510702982?pwd=b08rOFIySTJnU0MwNjJvN3M1Yzh3QT09

Mon. 8/24, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/98465102730?pwd=bytJUHdTZ1UyMnM4WlQ0YVJCOVRDdz09

Creating Routine to Support Distance Learning

This workshop will focus on the impact that distance learning has on the current student experience. Effective tools to increase routine and motivation will be provided as well as resources for virtual academic support.

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Thurs. 6/11, 3:00 – 4:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94327864599?pwd=UXIxaUdrWEhkVkpkTnozbzlkdGZRQT09

Mon. 7/13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94473042827?pwd=eEhYQUlncHkxcm00M3FVNzZtOXlpdz09

Wed. 8/26, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95009401862?pwd=cGZxcTAyQlRVZUNLcE5zUUhUeU9aQT09

Creative Expression: Art as a Medium for Emotional Exploration and Support

Engaging in creativity can serve as a way to express emotions without words, process complex emotions and decrease stress. This workshop will provide education surrounding the benefits of art and self-expression for increasing mental wellness. Accessible tools and ways to increase creative expression will be explored.

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Mon. 6/1, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93902489678?pwd=YWppUWNZdnRIY1hlbnkweVFsUStrUT09

Wed. 7/1, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/98673474557?pwd=ZTdNUkN3S1lMM1U2UEhzS2RRaUVjQT09

Fri. 7/31, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/96628902934?pwd=dG1hQTVYL1JNMWpVSTlNT0xIUXFDZz09

Cultivating Connections and Social Supports While Physically Distancing

This workshop will address the impact of social isolation and the current affect on mental health and overall wellness. Coping skills and tools to increase virtual connections will be provided.

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Mon. 6/15, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93450900229?pwd=NUVlTUsrQjVjUFlVU3dHODVjNncvdz09

Wed. 7/15, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92813721371?pwd=TEhWajExb2dueXlKN1Z5ZVFtbEI5Zz09

Fri. 8/14, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99831253782?pwd=WnZ6V2J2VmFiNkh0S3NOZi9ydVJsZz09

Daily Living Skills Support

Access to basic needs and daily living skills may be negatively impacted by COVID-19. This in turn may directly affect overall mental wellness. This workshop will provide information and resources related to basic needs support and increasing daily living skills. Supports including access to healthy and nutritious food, stable housing, financial support and ways to increase self-advocacy and resiliency will be provided.

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Wed. 6/3, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/98184987510?pwd=K2FON3g0T1lFeFR0OEhiWU95WHYxUT09

Fri. 7/3, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/97280434141?pwd=OGQ3bzNYdHJJdWhOUE5yOW9PWHFrQT09

Tues. 8/4, 1:00 – 2:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95855317795?pwd=RnNQNHdxaWR3b25tb0Jzc1g0OVJtQT09

Helping Students Adjust During Distance Learning: How Faculty and Staff Can Support Students

This workshop will provide information for faculty and staff surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on students. Ways to recognize and assist students in emotional distress will be covered as well as the impact of overall stress. Strategies will be provided to support students during this time of transition, change and loss.

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Wed. 6/17, 3:00 PM– 4:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/97900163546?pwd=d3ZCU1VOR3ZJSkVxK2xOWU5vY0l0Zz09

Fri. 7/17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94668566687?pwd=eFhUNUNnZ2JYVTVXZDhCT05zay9rUT09

Wed. 8/12, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92911653612?pwd=TWlVcy9Wb2drOWE5MmppdzFpZWJ1UT09

Hope and Resiliency: Managing Change and Ambiguous Loss

This workshop will focus on changes and associated losses resulting from the current COVID-19 crisis. Topics will include shifting to distance learning, social isolation, changing geographical location, inability to plan for the future and temporary loss of life as we know it. Tips and tools to increase coping and support will be provided.

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Fri. 6/19, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/97385573161?pwd=ZHNHa1ZSTVppU1hXSURXWk10dFpFUT09

Tues. 7/21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92691729299?pwd=UWtZNnVRZ3gyNlU4Mi9URXBvMXQzQT09

Mon. 8/10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95241558507?pwd=NENwNzBvN1RLV3YxcFlFRWNxTWhyZz09

Life Through Loss: Coping with Covid-19 Related Grief

The intent of this workshop is to provide education and validation surrounding the impact of grief and loss associated with Covid19. It will also assist individuals in identifying strategies of self-care and support.

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Tues. 6/23, 1:00 – 2:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92106270952?pwd=NDNQbWE0VUFkdzRScjloQjRFT0VXUT09

Mon. 7/27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/96692898788?pwd=Q3Z6YTdkdDdYS3FMbmlPTWhiVGp2Zz09

Wed. 8/19, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95335599634?pwd=dHJ5VzJ0TDhOWWh1OGdTT2k5bWNYZz09

Mindful Movement for Mental Wellness

Movement and brain health are connected and research suggest that physical exercise is beneficial for both the physical body and the mind. Mindful movement can increase cognitive functioning, emotional wellness, boosting mood and energy. This workshop will provide creative ways to move your body, support your mind and increase overall mind/body connection.

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Fri. 6/5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93163006417?pwd=ZE9oZmFGTUNVMjhBcWg2UGVpU3RNUT09

Tues. 7/7, 1:00 – 2:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92521492765?pwd=eWtsV1FqdENNR1BPOW4rMzBseE14UT09

Wed. 8/5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95095290292?pwd=c0JSNkw5ZFZUY1lQU3VCNjF1SnNKdz09

Mindful Self-compassion and Self-care to Support Mental Health

This workshop will focus on the impact that stress and other mental health concerns have on overall health and wellness. Tools related to mindful self-compassion, symptom management and self-care will be provided to increase support.

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Wed. 6/24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/97811097162?pwd=ZmtrbklaVHFYQ0xYTTd1Wjh0aHdudz09

Thurs. 7/23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94386747351?pwd=VkxtYXhmM1pPV0V2ajFmL0orOFRDQT09

Fri. 8/28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93713395411?pwd=QW0ySGw3ZFc4L1pUSi95MDV0TlNTUT09

Music for Mental Health

Music can serve as an outlet for processing emotions as well as boosting psychological well-being. Both listening to and creating music can also have positive effects on mood. This workshop will discuss creative ways to incorporate music into daily life. Skills to utilize music as a support for increasing emotional exploration and regulation will be provided.

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Tues. 6/9, 1:00 – 2:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95096251709?pwd=d0xiQmhLakxSdlB1R3FUT2RTRFNKdz09

Wed.7/8, 2:00 – 3:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94881120098?pwd=cElLVWdoaXBtTjZXTVVVUVZDT28vQT09

Thurs.  8/6, 3:00 – 4:00 PM https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99612618880?pwd=V09oWUlOeU5GM3FXVWpFYklWcy9BZz09