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Reducing Stress, Improving Mental Health

  • March 24, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other New York councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)

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The world we live in is stressful. Reducing Stress, Improving Mental Health is an interactive workshop designed to teach various coping strategies to help improve one's mental health inside and outside of the workplace. In this workshop, Dr. Sam Colbert teaches empirically informed skills (including mindfulness techniques and positive psychological practices) shown to decrease stress and improve mental health. Sam adapts to his particular audience to assist them in adapting to stressful environments.

Workshop Outline:

1. Introductions

2. Relationship Between Stress and Performance

3. Humans Co-Regulation of Each Other’s Nervous Systems

4. Prevention is Key

5. Role of Mindfulness in Reducing Stress

6. Relaxation/Experiential Activity

7. Self-Care Strategies

Presented by: 
Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and currently works as a couples and individual therapist at Philadelphia Couples
Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He recently completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his
master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo.

Sam’s previous teaching experience includes serving as instructor of record for undergraduate courses, including: Human Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling
Skills. He has presented LGBTQ Skill Building Workshops to Psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and to
Fellows at John’s Hopkins. Prior to graduate school he conducted 261 LGBTQ cultural awareness trainings to varied audiences ranging from elementary school students to university faculty and staff. Informed from his teaching and training experiences, Sam has recently co-
authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. Sam’s research includes exploring
factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities. In addition to research, teaching and training, he has provided hundreds of
hours of individual, group, and couples therapy to clients with various presenting concerns. Sam is excited to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!

To see some of Sam’s recent videos, you can follow him on Instagram or on TikTok at @sam_colbert_phd

This program will not be recorded


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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