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WSP 260 — Help Yourself: Strategies for Making Positive Changes in Your Life

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Nov 12—Nov 13
Time: 9:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Nov 5
Unit(s): 1 Units
Tuition: $310
Limit: 30
Status: Open
On campus
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Nov 12—Nov 13
2 days
Drop By
Nov 5
1 Units
This is an experiential workshop for anyone who is facing challenges related to career or personal transition, loss, health, stage of life, or relationships. The workshop will cover several topics, including recognizing and valuing one’s own needs; applying counseling theory and practice to helping oneself; distinguishing self-care from professional care; and maintaining selfcare when one has obligations to others. Participants will learn and practice techniques for self-understanding; clarifying feelings, thoughts, and desires; setting goals; making plans and staying on track; using social support; and assessing the need for professional help.

The workshop will begin with an overview of common career, family, health, and social dilemmas. The first class meeting will provide background theory and initial skills; the second meeting will delve further into the understanding and practice of these skills.

The workshop is not equivalent to a professional training course and is not a substitute for personal counseling or psychotherapy.

This workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade.

Anna Ranieri, Career Counselor and Executive Coach

Anna Ranieri is the co-author of How Can I Help? What You Can (and Can’t) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member with a Problem. She has written for the Harvard Business Review and has been quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She received an MBA from Wharton and a PhD in counseling and health psychology from Stanford.

Joe Gurkoff, Psychotherapist; Career Advancement Consultant

Joe Gurkoff works with nonprofits and professional organizations and is the co-author of How Can I Help? What You Can (and Can’t) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member with a Problem. He received an MA in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Gurkof and Ranieri , How Can I Help? What You Can (and Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Memer With a Problem (ISBN 978-1479255849)