Graduate students offer free public lecture series on psychology of everyday life

Western University’s Advocacy Through Action student group, which is comprised of graduate students in the clinical psychology program, will deliver their annual “Finding Your Way: Psychology of Everyday Life” series of free public talks beginning tomorrow (Saturday, February 1).

The series of 90-minute lectures, which cover a variety of psychology-based, family-oriented topics, are presented at the Central Library (251 Dundas Street, London, Ont.) tomorrow and Wednesday, February 5.

The goal of the series is to offer a better understanding of psychological issues of everyday life through evidence-based information. Topics range from finding mental health help to responding to difficult child behaviour.

Those interested are welcome to attend any of the lectures listed below. No registration is necessary and participation is free due to the support of the London Public Library. The lectures will be held in the Stevenson & Hunt Room at Central Library. Two hours of free validated parking is provided in Citi Plaza during library hours.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 1
9-10:30 a.m. – Positive Psychology Approaches to Everyday Life
10:30-12 p.m. – Finding Mental Health Help: Navigating the System and Accessing Services
12-1:30 p.m. – The Mind-Body Connection
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Coping with Stress: Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness
3-4:30 p.m. – Learning Diversity and Disability

Wednesday, February 5
6-7:30 p.m. – Responding to Difficult Child Behaviour
7:30-9 p.m. – Emotion Regulation: Keeping Emotions in Check

For more information, please contact Sarah Ouellette, an MSc candidate in Western’s Clinical Psychology Program and “Finding Your Way” organizer at

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