Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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When the Going Gets Tough: Leaning In, Keeping Real, and Staying Safe in De-Escalation

In-Person Iowa City, Iowa
Higher Education


Barry A. Schreier
Barry Schreier, Ph.D.
Director of Higher Education Programming
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Iowa College of Education

Event Details

It can be exhausting working with someone who is emotionally upset and despite your best efforts to make things better, it only seems to get worse.  This workshop walks you through the steps to learn: 

1.  What causes emotional escalation

2. What the steps are to take to engage in emotional de-escalation

3. How to take care of yourself in interactions that can be trying.

You are never alone! There are partners to support you in finding campus mental health and well-being resources.

Additional Details

Workshop length: 75 minutes

Format: In-person (preferred), hybrid, or virtual

Interested in hosting a workshop for your faculty/staff? Submit an interest form, and our team will be in touch soon.