Student psychologists

Student Psychologists of the University of Amsterdam offer a couple of workshops and groups, the stress relief walk-in hour and other support to international students.

Below, you can find all workshops and training courses for international students or PhDs. If you are Dutch or you have sufficient command of the Dutch language, please check the link below as well.

Compassionate Intervision and Stressrelief (walk-in sessions for PhDs)

Every last Tuesday of the month the student psychologist will offer a Stressrelief session for PhDs. In these sessions we will practice Mindfulness  to help you slow down in order to take better care of yourself. There will also be some time to share difficult work situations and support each other with Compassionate Intervision. In this way we will work on building a supportive PhD community and prevent the negative effects of stress.

Target group

PhDs

Dealing with worry and rumination (for international students)

All students worry from time to time. However, when worry becomes pervasive, taking more of your time and energy and even leads to anxious or depressed feelings or make you lose your focus, you might need some support.

Target group

International students. These group sessions are held in English. If there are spots available, a number of Dutch students can participate as well.

Managing stress (for international students)

This group is intended for students that experience high levels of stress during studying. In this group, you will learn and practice new skills in dealing with stress, based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy principles. You will learn to identify unhelpful thinking styles. You will learn and practice ways to challenge and modify unhelpful ways of thinking and to think in a more balanced way.

Target group

International students. These group sessions are held in English. If there are spots available, a number of Dutch students can participate as well.

Reducing stress with Compassionate Mind Training (for PhDs)

In 5 sessions, we will help you examine the nature of stress, and how to recognize it when you get caught up in it. We will use techniques from Compassion Mind Training to help you balance your mind, body and actions. This Compassionate Mind Approach combines evidence-based and research-based Western therapy techniques such as CBT with Mindfulness and recent research on human development and brain studies.

Target group

PhDs. The training will be held in English.

Stress reduction: Mindfulness (for international students)

Mindfulness techniques can be very helpful in reducing stress and negative thinking. The techniques also help you to focus on the present moment. By learning and accepting an empathic way of looking at your thoughts and feelings, you will be able to stay in the present.

Target group

International students. These group sessions are held in English. If there are spots available, a number of Dutch students can participate as well.

Stress relief walk-in hour (for international students)

During the stress relief walk-in hour, you will learn a number of techniques that can help you cope with stress in your daily life. The stress relief hour is also helpful for international students who feel homesick, lonely and/or have problems with adjusting.

Target group

International students. The stress relief walk-in hour will be held in English and is suitable for international students. Dutch students may also attend.

Published by  Studenten Services

14 May 2018