Workshops are designed to build specific skills to address many of the most common concerns our students experience. We offer both drop-in/a-la-carte workshops, as well as more in-depth multi-session workshops (see descriptions of each below). Most workshops consist of 3-4 sessions, and are offered multiple times throughout the semester. In these sessions, facilitators teach about various mental health concepts, introduce coping strategies, create space for practice and discussion, and encourage students to learn from each other. Please check individual workshop descriptions for details about format and how to participate.
To attend our drop-in workshops, students do not need to have prior contact with CAPS. Students can attend some or all of the sessions within a workshop, and do not need to attend them in any particular order. Please see individual workshop descriptions below for information on location/format.
Monday | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Zoom)
Jalisa Lewis, LCSW & Heather Webb, LCSW
8/28/2023 - 09/18/2023, 10/02/2023 - 10/16/2023, 11/13/2023 - 11/27/2023
Tuesday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Zoom)
Nathan Bitecofer, MA & Kate Hoyle
9/5/2023 - 9/19/2023, 10/10/20232 - 10/31/2023, 11/07/2023 - 11/21/2023
Are you looking to develop fulfilling relationships with others in your life? Are you struggling to communicate effectively or stay true to yourself while in a relationship, or coping with the end of a relationship? Are you navigating conflicts with romantic partners, friends, family, and/or coworkers? This workshop series includes three rotating weekly topics, including relationship values, healthy communication, and boundaries, designed to teach you skills to build and maintain healthy, meaningful, and effective relationships.
Wednesday | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Zoom)
9/6/2023 -9/27/2023, 10/4/2023 - 10/25/2023, 11/8/2023 - 12/6/2023
Renita Sengupta, PsyD & Myya Singletary, MA
Thursday | 4:00PM - 5:00PM (ZOOM)
9/28/2023-10/19/2023, 10/26/2023 - 11/16/2023
Libby Malone, Ph.D. & Nicole Schwab
Friday | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (ZOOM)
9/8/2023 -10/06/2023 (skip 9/29), 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, and 12/1 (Skip 10/27 & 11/10)
Eva Gonzalez, LCSW
Do you experience overwhelming thoughts or emotions? Do you struggle to identify effective ways to cope with stress? This workshop series includes four weekly rotating topics on distress management. A variety of skills and strategies will be covered, including mindfulness and relaxation skills, effectively managing emotions, combatting unhelpful thoughts, and tips for "feeling better fast."
- Week 1: Mindfulness and Relaxation
- Week 2: Managing Your Emotions
- Week 3: Managing Difficult Thoughts
- Week 4: Managing Intense Stress
Our multi-session/ fixed series workshops run once a week for 3-4 consecutive weeks. Each week's material builds on the last, so students are asked to attend all sessions in the workshop. To participate in these workshops, students need to have a brief consultation with a clinician at CAPS in order to ensure to workshop is a good fit for their current needs. Please call CAPS at 704-687-0311 for more information.
Tuesday | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Zoom)
10/03/2023 - 10/17/2023, 11/7/2023-11/21/2023
Sheree Harper, LCMHC & Mel Franz
This three-module workshop aims to help you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms, creating your own individualized coping plan in the process. The modules include: (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety. To participate in this workshop, students need to have attended an initial consultation at CAPS in order to ensure the workshop is a good fit for their current needs.
Unable to attend the synchronous sessions? Click here to access videos of the workshop content at your convenience.
Monday | 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Zoom)
9/18/2023 -10/02/2023, 10/30/2023 - 11/13/2023, 9/18/2023-10/02/2023, 10/30/2023-11/13/202
SINGLE SESSIONS: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4
Emily Brown, Ph.D. & Myya Singletary, MA
Tuesday | 2 :30 - 3:30 PM (In Person)
9/26/2023- 10/10/2023, 11/7/2023-11/21/2023
Nicolas Williams, Ph.D. & Monique Aguirre
Getting Unstuck is a workshop aimed at helping students identify and cope with experiences of depression. This workshop, which is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, strives to help individuals understand their unique experiences of depression, explore how thoughts/feelings impact depression, and identify ways to change thoughts and behaviors to better manage depression. To participate in this workshop, students need to have attended an initial consultation at CAPS in order to ensure the workshop is a good fit for their current needs.
Thursday | 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM (In Person)
9/14/2023 -9/28/2023, 10/19/2023 - 11/2/2023
Emily Brown, Ph.D. & Diana Gonzalez, Psy.M.
This three-session workshop is designed for students experiencing focusing and attention difficulties, with or without a formal ADHD diagnosis. We'll focus on reviewing effective strategies related to academics, relationships, and personal care. Workshops sessions will include information on focus and attention difficulties as well as space for processing and questions. Students will receive handouts and slides for each session. ** To participate in this workshop, students do NOT need prior contact with CAPS. Please call 704-687-0311 to be added to the signup list. Participation will be capped at 25 students.**
Tuesday | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (In Person)
9/26-10/10 - 11/14/2023, 11/21/2023 - 12/05/2023
Shaakira Jones, Ph.D. & Reagan Ferguson
Procrastination in competing planned tasks is a source of academic and personal stress for many people! This workshop will address common causes of procrastination, including perfectionism. We will explore the thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that often prevent us from being as productive and on-task as we would like. We will discuss practical tools to improve time management and accountability, along with cognitive and emotion management skills. To participate in this workshop, students need to have attended an initial consultation at CAPS in order to ensure the workshop is a good fit for their current needs.
Wednesday | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (In Person)
9/20-10/14, 10/11-10/25, 11/8-11/29 (skip 11/22)
Emily Brown, Ph.D. & Alex Alvarez-Rivas, LCSW
Monday | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (In Person)
9/25/2023 - 10/09/2023, 10/30/2023 - 11/13/2023, 11/20/2023 - 12/04/2023
Shar'Dane Smith, Ph.D., LCMHC & Sophie Pringle