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David Dupper

David Dupper Develops Anxiety Training

David Dupper, PhD, and Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, has helped to develop a Canvas site that is currently available to all UTK students, faculty, and staff. It is entitled Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety and includes a module on mindfulness practices. Any UTK student, faculty or staff member can self enroll in this free course by clicking on the following link:

As Rocky Top has transitioned to the online format, we are discovering new ways to connect, learn, and grow while staying healthy and protecting our communities.

As we practice social distancing, anxiety and other difficult thoughts and feelings can emerge. Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety serves to provide you with up-to-date, factual information about coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides proven strategies to cope with coronavirus fears and anxiety. This learning module includes fact sheets on everything from social distancing to the effects of Covid-19 on young adults. It includes a unit on Managing Stress and on Mindfulness Practices. It even includes an opportunity for participant response.

Remember that while this is a very difficult and uncertain time, it is not permanent.  We must take good care of ourselves and look to each other to help us get through this tumultuous time.

Thank you Dr. Dupper for your work in preparing this resource to help our students navigate this anxious time. Thanks also to the team that assisted in creating this course. They are Karen Sullivan-Vance, EdD, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success; Mark Rash, Instructional Designer/Developer; T. Paul McAnear, PhD, Director, Student Counseling Center; Michele Dorsainvil, Associate Director, Center for Health Education and Wellness; Meghan Jagnow, Student Life Communications; and Kelly Rubin, Associate Dean of Students.