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Workshops are designed to build specific skills to address many of the most common concerns our students experience. Workshops typically consist of 3-4 sessions, and are offered repeatedly throughout the semester. In these sessions, facilitators teach strategies for effective coping and students benefit from learning with other students. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please schedule an initial consultation. Each workshop will be offered either virtually via Zoom or in-person.  Please check individual workshop descriptions for details about format..

Drop-in/A-la-carte Workshops

To attend our drop-in workshops, students do not need to have attended an initial consultation at CAPS first.  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 the link to join!

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.

Thursdays | 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (Zoom)
Eva Gonzalez, LCSW & Sophie Hirsch, BA

  • Week 1: Healthy Relationships & Relationship Values (2/2, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13)
  • Week 2: Communication & Listening Skills (2/9, 3/9, 3/30, 4/20)
  • Week 3: Boundaries & Managing Conflict (2/16, 3/16, 4/6, 4/27)

Zoom link:
Join by phone: + 1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 989 9544 2426

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."

Mondays | 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (Zoom)
Alexis Mitchell, MA & Lia Bauert, BA

  • Week 1: Mindfulness and Relaxation (1/30, 3/6, 4/10)
  • Week 2: Managing Your Emotions (2/6, 3/13, 4/17)
  • Week 3: Managing Difficult Thoughts (2/13, 3/20, 4/24)
  • Week 4: Managing Intense Stress (2/20, 3/27, 5/1)

Zoom link:
Join by phone: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 917 1778 3508



Multi-Session/ Fixed Series Workshops

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.  Please see individual workshop details for information on how to join.

Mondays | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Zoom)
2/13-3/6 (skips 2/27), 3/20-4/3, 4/17-5/1
Lucas Goodwin, MA & Francis Medearis, BA

Tuesdays | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (In-Person)
2/7-2/21, 3/7-3/21, 4/4-4/18
Jenell White, BSW & Daniel Dickie, MA

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.


Tuesdays | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (In-person)
2/14-3/7 (skips 2/28), 3/14-3/28, 4/11-4/25
Renita Sengupta, Psy.D. & Danny Perkins, MA

Getting Unstuck is a three-session 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.

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.**

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (in person)


Erin Albert, PhD & Emily Brown, PhD.


Wednesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (In-person)
3/15-3/29, 4/5-4/19
Jalisa Lewis, LCSW

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.

Wednesdays | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (In-person)
2/1-2/15, 3/8-3/22, 3/29-4/12
Emily Brown, Ph.D. & Leslie Snapper, MA