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Got a Problem? Drop in to Free Clinic

The UCSF Problem Resolution Center offers a drop-in problem solving clinic to help members of the campus community who need assistance finding answers.

The next free clinic will be offered on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCSF Laurel Heights campus, 3333 California St., Suite 309.

The clinic is open to any member of the campus community who would like to strategize with a good and objective listener in a confidential setting.

These private one-on-one meetings with trained representatives from UCSF’s Problem Resolution Center can offer employees the resources and skills they need for productive communication and problem resolution.

“Conflict and problem-solving are part of life’s challenges,” says Julie Berlin, program coordinator for the Work Life Resource Center. “This is an opportunity for members of the campus community to enhance their skills and well-being by learning how to deal with and resolve conflicts and problems.”

Indeed, amid the uncertainty of the ongoing financial downturn and its impact on the University’s financial situation and employees, the timing is right for addressing the issues and concerns that can cause worry, stress and anxiety. Research shows that ongoing stress has a negative impact on health, quality of life and productivity at work.

Promoting a supportive work environment is one of seven strategic directions outline in the UCSF Strategic Plan, which was released in June 2007. One of the goals is to “recruit, mentor and retain the highest-caliber faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral scholars.”

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