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FREE Psychology for Everyone Workshops

FREE Psychology for Everyone Workshops

June 19 and 20, 2014 - Hilton Harrisburg (Bridgeport Room)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Workshop #1: What Makes Some People Luckier Than Others? 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
To some extent, luck is a matter of chance. But research shows that you can increase your chances of being lucky. In this workshop you won’t learn how to win the lottery. But you will learn four simple psychological principles to help make good things happen in your life.
The instructor will be Pauline Wallin, PhD, a licensed psychologist in Camp Hill.

Workshop #2: Why You Procrastinate...And How to Stop 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Do you always seem to leave things to the last minute? It’s not laziness, nor a scheduling problem. It’s something much deeper. Come and find out why you continue to procrastinate despite your best intentions . . . and learn how to use psychology to beat procrastination for good! The instructor will be Pauline Wallin, PhD, a licensed psychologist in Camp Hill.

Workshop #3: The Joy of Sleeping: How to Get a Better Night's Sleep 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Are you one of the 40 million U.S. adults affected by chronic sleep disorders? Poor sleep can affect mood, concentration, memory, and quality of life, and contribute to health problems like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Learn how to change behaviors and beliefs related to sleep to improve your sleep, health and life. The instructor will be Patricia Fox, PsyD, a licensed psychologist in Clarks Summit.

Workshop #4: Bullying in the Workplace 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bullies in the workplace behave inappropriately and mistreat other employees through verbal abuse, offensive behaviors, and humiliating or intimidating actions. Bullies disrupt workplace productivity and cause people to avoid interactions or “walk on egg shells.” In this workshop you will learn how to assess bullying in the workplace. We will also discuss the problems bullies cause for HR. The instructor will be Rex Gatto, PhD, a business psychologist in Pittsburgh.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Workshop #5: How to Deal with Challenging People 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We all deal with challenging people – a boss, relative, neighbor – who push our buttons. Whether we confront them on their terms or tolerate them at our own expense, they create stress for us. In this workshop you will gain practical tips to deal more successfully with challenging people for a more enjoyable, less stressful life. The instructors will be from Holy Family University in Philadelphia: Diane Menago, PsyD, Assistant Professor; and Kathleen Devine, BA, and Kendal Beck, BA, graduate students.

Workshop #6: Has Internet Addiction Touched Your Life? What to Do When Your Friends and Family Get Hooked 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELLED
The Internet is everywhere! It’s on your phone, computer, laptop, ipad. It seems there is no escape. Are you prepared to deal with overuse and the heavy negative effects it can have on you and your friends, family and relationships?  Learn how to manage all forms of Internet use for health and happiness. The instructor will be Nancy Mramor, PhD, a licensed psychologist in Pittsburgh.

Workshop #7: The Other Vitamin C: The Health Benefits of Canine Companions 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Is your pet a member of the family? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’re not alone. Learn about the health benefits of pet ownership and how to determine whether your special  pet is a candidate for certification in animal-assisted activities. The instructors will be from Millersville University: Debra Vredenburg-Rudy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology; and Daniel Albohn, MS, graduate assistant. Dr. Vredenburg-Rudy created a college course on the Human-Animal Bond.

Workshop #8: What Do You Value? Achieving Work-Life Balance 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Is the search for work-life balance stressing you out? Are there too few hours in the day to accomplish everything on your “to do list”? Learn healthy strategies for finding balance in four important life domains: relationships, work/education, personal growth/health, and leisure. This workshop will help you identify values and prioritize actions that add meaning to your life. The instructors will be Fauve Luckey, PsyD, Associate Director, Psychological Services Center, Marywood University, Scranton; and Patricia Fox, PsyD, a licensed psychologist in Clarks Summit.

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