Workshops & Group Discussions

Fresh Check Day

Due to remote study and the recommendations for physical distancing, Fresh Check Day is being held virtually in 2020. Under normal circumstances, Fresh Check Day, an interactive mental health and suicide prevention fair, is held in Collis and students walk around and enjoy engaging student-run booths, chair massages, good food (walking nachos...mmmm!), and our favorite, therapy dogs. We hope to return to an in-person event in 2021! 

This year, the Counseling Center invites you to take a break from studying and pop into one of our Zoom events, color a mandala, and take part in a mental health scavenger hunt. Mark your calendars, there is a Zoom event each day Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28. And, on Friday, May 29, we will premiere our new Zoomcast, Thinks with Shrinks!  See the schedule of events listed below for further details. And, remember, there will be prizes!!

Fresh Check Day Schedule of Events


Offered: Spring 2020

Please note: discussion groups do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please call the Counseling Center at (603) 646-9442 to set up an appointment. 

Attention Please! The Counseling Center ADHD/Attention Workshop

This workshop is for students with attentional concerns, whether they have ADHD or not, and is centered around psychological/behavioral changes that they can make to help themselves deal with attentional problems better or even improve their attention.  It is not a therapy group or clinical service – no notes will be made in your electronic medical records, and it is not considered receiving mental health treatment.

Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. (ET)
Zoom 997-3045-8379 or

May 5   Da-Shih Hu, MD (Staff Psychiatrist, Counseling Center) – ADHD and Attentional Concerns / An Introduction
May 12   Alicia Key, PhD (Staff Counselor, Counseling Center) – Mindfulness Skills For Attention
May 19   Carl Thum, PhD (Director, Academic Skills Center) – ADHD Coaching Skills
May 26   Todd Lindsley, PhD (Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center) – Cognitive-Behavioral Skills For Attention
June 2   Shira Evans, MS, RD, CSSD, LD (Nutrition Program Coordinator, Counseling Center) – Nutritional Aspects of ADHD and Attention

  • To reduce the risk of negative Zoom events you must go to the meeting through your Zoom account. Non-Dartmouth Zoom accounts will not be allowed in.
  • We encourage you to attend all 5 talks in order, but we plan to present this workshop each term, so if you miss any talks or realize it won't work for you this term, you can sign up for the workshop some future term.
  • Any materials the speakers want distributed before or after the talks will be emailed to everyone who signed up for the workshop.  If you don't continue with the workshop and no longer want to receive emails, please let the Counseling administrative staff ( know.
  • If you have any administrative questions please send them to

Intuitive Eating Workshop

The Counseling Center is pleased to offer a one-time workshop on intuitive eating! Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach that promotes a healthy attitude toward food and body. During this workshop participants will learn about the principles of intuitive eating and be guided through a mindful eating activity. 

All students are welcome to attend!

Date: Tuesday 5/19/20
Time: 1-2 PM (EST)

**For the mindful eating activity you will need a few pieces of food such as: a handful of m&m's, a few pieces of dried fruit (raisins, craisins) or a few apple slices.

Registration required. Registration link: 

Please call the Counseling Center with any questions!


Senior Uncertainty

•    Feeling frustrated that you missed out on your senior spring?
•    Not feeling ready to graduate?
•    Are you struggling to find a job or worried you won't be satisfied with the job you landed?
•    Concerned about relationships and rebuilding a life somewhere new?

You never expected to be home during your final term at Dartmouth. Or maybe you're still on campus because you couldn't go home. The COVID-19 pandemic created new levels of concern and uncertainty for students, especially graduating seniors. If you are a senior, we invite you to come together to talk about your current struggles, your concerns for the future, or simply how you're coping amidst the pandemic. Though not a therapy group, this group discussion will be hosted by a Counseling Center clinician. 

This is a 3-week group discussion for graduating undergraduate seniors concerned about transitioning to life after Dartmouth. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions to participate.

Dates:                  Thursdays, May 14, May 21, May 28 
Time:                    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Zoom info:          Please email to ask for Senior Uncertainty group details.