NSU Psychology Experts Providing Free, Online Mental Health Workshops for COVID-19

Many People Are Having Challenges While Self-Isolating
We’re Here to Help


Experts from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Psychology

Live, online discussions on various mental health issues, with a focus on COVID-19 impacts

Wherever people have a computer and an Internet connection
URL: nova.edu/sharkchats

There are several online discussions scheduled, with more  on the horizon, based on need. Scheduled so far are:

  • Mental Health Check with Tara Jungersen, Ph.D.
    10 a.m. Saturday, April 11
  • Coping with COVID-19: Mental Health Tips for Families with Scott Poland, Ed.D.
    Noon, Tuesday, April 14
  • Developing an Effective Coping Kit During the Anxiety-Provoking Time of COVID-19 with Kayla K. Thayer, Ph.D.
    10 a.m. Friday, April 17
  • Join us for ‘Yappy Hour!’ BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet): The Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond During COVID-19 with Ariann Robino, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
    5:30 p.m. Monday, April 27

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, there is a lot of uncertainty facing many members of our community. Many are stressed having to take on additional roles at home, including helping their children succeed with the transition to online instruction. In addition, many have already lost their jobs or been furloughed, which can compound the stress they are already feeling.

Unfortunately we are starting to see reports of the toll the self-isolation is having on members of our community. Realizing that people may need to hear from and talk with experts who can address such issues, NSU’s College of Psychology is organizing a series of Shark Chats specifically focused on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The online Shark Chats are free, however, there is limited space in each. Interested parties are urged to register online at nova.edu/sharkchats


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