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, 2014Workshop #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.