How to DEAL (Develop Effective Approaches for Life)


These 50 minute workshops are offered throughout the semester.  Each workshop is held in LBJ Student Center Room 3-3.1 . Registration required. Please see below for schedule, room number and registration.
Presentations are given by Counseling Center Professional staff and are free for currently enrolled students.
If you require an accommodation due to a disability, call us at 512-245-2208 at least 72 hours in advance of the workshop start time to ensure availability. 
CSI: College Stress Investigation:  Resolve the crime of too much stress and investigate how to recognize stress, its effects, and reduce it with this straightforward yet effective approach.
Learning How to Adult: You don't have to wait to take charge of your life and begin taking it where you want.  We'll explore fears and myths that contribute to avoiding the awful "A" word and discover what it takes to be the "you" you want to be!
Mood Management: Taking Charge of Feeling Good: Discover how thought patterns can dominate mood and learn to create thoughts that work with you, not against you for success.
ABC's of Zzz: Improving Concentration and Focus: Learn how sleep, plays an important role in all aspects of life, including college success.  This workshop is geared to help you know how to get the amount and quality of sleep needed to effectively manage the stress of being a student.
Happiness Heroes:  Slaying the negative dragon.  People who are happier and more content with their lives tend to handle life problems and distress more effectively and in a shorter period of time. Be your own hero of creating happiness and contentment in your life.
Breaking the Ice: It's not that Hard: This session is designed for students who are seeking information to work on improving communication and social skills.  Join us to improve skills to feel more socially confident and connect with others.
Getting a Jump on Finals: Everyone knows how stressful final exams can be. Instead of waiting to cram at the last minute come to this session to get tips & tricks to FEEL and BE prepared to "make the grades" you want, not "take the grade you get".

How to Deal Calendar