Workshops are opportunities to increase different coping skills and wellness habits aimed towards improving your mental health and wellbeing. You can learn practical tools to effectively manage concerns related to depression, anxiety, difficult emotions, relationships and more. CAPS is offering virtual workshops that will be facilitated by staff over the span of two to three weeks with opportunities for participants to ask questions and engage with the workshop materials.
We also offer workshops specifically for our graduate students. Learn more about those options and our embedded counselor in the offices of Graduate and Professional School.
Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule
2-Session Workshop Series
This two-session workshop is designed for students struggling to understand the nature of their painful emotions, and to help accept them as a valid part of their experience. The workshop will cover three primary skills – recognizing the emotion, understanding the value of the emotion, and accepting the emotion as part of their journey. Homework between sessions 1 and 2 will be an expected part of the experience.
- Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
The goal of this workshop is to provide you with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations.
- Mondays, 2:00 -3:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., in-person
This workshop will provide you with life-long skills and tools to recognize and manage depressive symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Tuesdays, 2:00 -3:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
This workshop is designed for students who are experiencing challenges in their relationships with others. Students will discuss ways to identify healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and cultivate more satisfying and supportive connections with others.
- Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
This workshop is designed for students who struggle with perfectionistic thinking. It will be focused on debunking the “myths” of perfectionism and how students can begin to identify their “inner critic.” Facilitators will discuss ways that students can begin to change their mindset from a “fixed” approach towards a more growth-oriented process.
- Mondays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Single Session Workshops
This workshop combines creativity with coping strategies to support your mental wellness journey. Participants will use arts-based activities to gain a deeper understanding of themselves while also developing positive coping skills to manage stress, anxiety, and improve mood.
- Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in-person
- Self-Esteem Wall: Sept. 27 & Nov. 8
- This workshop provides an honest space of reflection around your sense of self-esteem, what impacts it, how solid it is, and how that influences your daily life. There will be space to create the image and share it with others.
- Surfing the Wave: Oct. 4 & Nov. 15
- The goal of this workshop is to provide you with space and perspective around how you navigate stress, emotions, and difficulty with your life. You will create an image that allows you to be honest with yourself and reflect on how you surf the waves of life. You will also have the chance to share with others.
- Cup of Self-Compassion: Oct. 18 & Nov. 29
- The goal of this workshop is to create a cup of self-care and self-compassionate things to help foster well-being and a positive mood. You can get creative in envisioning what things fill you up when life gets draining. You will also have the chance to share with and learn from others.
- Calming Collage: Oct. 25 & Dec. 6
- This workshop provides an artistic space to reflect on what places, people, and things bring you calmness and comfort and create an image or collage to remind you in times of overwhelm. You will also have the chance to share with and learn from others.
- Self-Esteem Wall: Sept. 27 & Nov. 8
This workshop is designed to help (graduate) students struggling with productivity or questioning their ability to succeed to recognize the impact of the imposter phenomenon on their well-being and learn strategies to manage and succeed through feelings of imposterism.
- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 3:00 -4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3:00 -4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3:00 -4:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 3:00 -4:00 p.m., via Zoom
Utilize the Strong Interest Inventory and learn how to match interests with academic majors and occupations.
- Monday, Oct. 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Monday, Nov. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
This workshop is designed to help participants begin to understand the concept of worthiness. We will explore this by looking at the areas of self-esteem, self-compassion and perfectionism.
- Wednesday, Oct 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursday, Oct. 20, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in-person
- Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursday, Nov. 17, Oct. 20, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in-person
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Utilize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and discover how to incorporate your personality into career planning.
- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
- Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2:00 -3:00 p.m., via Zoom
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Workshops for Engineering Students, Fridays 1:00 -2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Students will learn the myths and consequences perfectionistic thinking. Students will learn strategies to challenge perfectionistic thinking and will learn how to set healthy & realistic goals.
- Friday, Sept. 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Part 1)
- Friday, Sept. 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Part 2)
Students will learn about imposter experiences and the impact on well-being. Students will learn strategies to cope with imposter feelings and reframe imposter thinking.
- Friday, Sept. 30, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Students will learn common characteristics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships. Students will learn common communication styles and will learn to identify their own frequently used communication styles.
- Friday, Oct. 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Students will learn the importance of setting healthy boundaries and how unhealthy boundaries can affect well-being. Students will have the opportunity to anonymously submit real-life situations to discuss during the workshop. These examples will be used to practice setting and communicating healthy boundaries.
- Friday, Oct. 21, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Students will learn to see emotions as valuable messages instead of ignoring or numbing them. Students will learn the following process to accept & cope with difficult emotions; 1. Recognize emotions 2. Validate emotions 3. Choose a coping strategy.
- Friday, Nov. 4, 1:00 -2:00 p.m. (Part 1)
- Friday, Nov. 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Part 2)
Students will learn the value of affirming and celebrating our differences and uniqueness. Students will create individualized affirmation cards.
- Friday, Dec. 2, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Workshops for International Students, Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
This workshop will help students learn strategies to manage their everyday stress and learn ways in which they can balance their academic and personal goals.
- Friday, Sept. 16, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This workshop is designed to provide international students tips on how to adapt and adjust to the new environment and culture.
- Friday, Sept. 30, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In this workshop, students will learn about the imposter experience and how it impacts their personal and academic lives. Students will learn strategies to minimize and overcome their imposter feelings.
- Friday, Oct. 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This workshop is designed to help students understand the helpful and unhelpful aspects of being a perfectionist and learn strategies to reduce these perfectionist behaviors.
- Friday, Oct. 28, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This workshop is will help students explore ways to improve their study habits and exam preparation skills.
- Friday, Nov. 11, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This workshop will help students better understand how self-care impacts their physical and mental well-being, identify areas of self-care needed in their lives and learn ways to increase self-care practices.
- Friday, Dec. 2, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Brown Bag Lunch & Learns for Graduate Students, 1st Wednesday, 12:10 -12:50 p.m., via Zoom
Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology and the author of several books. He explains how gratitude has the ability to heal, energize, and change our lives.
- Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Workshops for Graduate Students, 3rd Wednesday, 12:05 -12:55 p.m., via Zoom
This is a workshop for students who want to understand what it means to be self-compassionate. The goal of the workshop is to enhance their understanding of self-compassion and introduce tools that will help them practice self-compassion.
- Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.
This workshop will enhance students’ understanding of stress and its impact and help them develop immediate and long-term stress management skills.
- Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.
Students will learn the myths and consequences of perfectionistic thinking. Students will also learn strategies to challenge perfectionistic thinking and move towards a more “growth oriented” process style of thinking.
- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:05 - 12:55 p.m.