Being the Change:

Taking Care of Yourself and the World

Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, PhD
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10 – 11:30 am
Buchner Hall – Alumnae/i House
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Registration Fee: $18

Program Description

Participants in this interactive workshop will explore ways in which the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be applied in every day life. Strategies will be especially helpful to those engaged in activism, volunteerism, community-based work, and/or professions such as social work and teaching. Conversation will be encouraged! 

Program Objective

Participants will learn strategies from CBT that they may apply to their daily lives, including:

  • Values clarification
  • Self-monitoring
  • Mood management techniques

Program Format

  • Presentation and hand outs
  • Question and answer opportunity
  • Worksheet exercises and discussion

About Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, PhD

Dara Friedman-WheelerDr. Friedman-Wheeler is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Goucher College, where she is also currently serving as the Director of the Center for Psychology.  She teaches courses on psychological distress and disorder (abnormal psychology), health psychology, quantitative research methods, and emotion regulation, as well as serving as core faculty for Goucher’s public health minor.  She has experience working with patients in the public sector with presenting problems such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, suicidality, chronic pain, chronic illness, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders. She has co-authored empirical journal articles and the book Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions (with Drs. Wenzel, Liese, and Beck) and has received several awards from the National Institutes of Health.  Her interests are in the areas of coping, health, addictions, cognitive therapy, and mood disorders.