All Spring 2021 Workshops will meet through a secure video conferencing platform.

Drop-in Workshops

Building Better Relationships

Tuesdays: 1:00-1:50 PM, February 2 - April 27
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.
Group Leader:  Renita Sengupta, Psy.D. 

No sign up required. Please use below info to access each week. Meeting ID: 923 8782 8260; Passcode: CAPS
or join by phone: (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 923 8782 8260; Passcode: 736216 

Veteran's Community Space

Thursdays: 1:00-1:45 PM,   February 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15
This group provides student veterans support on the transition from military to civilian and university life. This discussion group, facilitated by Counseling & Psychological Services staff, will include specific topics such as issues of identity (e.g., service branches, gender, patriotism) barriers on campus, and promoting social support for one another.
Group Leaders:  Libby Malone, Ph.D. & Paisley Azra-Lewis, B.S.


Getting Unstuck from Depression

Mondays:  11:00 AM-12:00 PM, February 1 - February 22, March 1 - March 15, March 22 - April 5, April 19 - May 3
Tuesdays:  2:00-3:00 PM, February 16 - March 2, March 9 - March 23, April 6 - April 20

This three-module workshop aims to help you understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms, creating your own individualized coping plan in the process. The modules include:  (1) understanding depression, (2) exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and (3) addressing how you can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression.
Group Leaders:  Monday:  Terrence Harper II, Ph.D. & Cecily Basquin, M.A.
                              Tuesday:  Jarice Car, Ph.D. & Neena Wankadiya, B.S.

Increasing Productivity:  Managing Procrastination

Mondays:  2:00-3:30 PM, February 15 - March 1,  March 15 - March 29, April 12 - April 26
The deliberate delay in completing planned tasks is a source of academic and person stress for many. This workshop will address causes of this procrastination pattern, including perfectionism. Tools to help will be explored including time management ideas along with cognitive and emotion management skills.
Group Leader:  Lynne Harris, Ph.D. & Imani McPhatter, BSW

Meditation for Beginners

Mondays:  3:00-4:00 PM, February 15 - March 8, March 15 - April 5, April 12 - May 3
Borrowing from the structure of the Koru Mindfulness program, and the books Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff and The Inner Work of Racial Justice, this four-session workshop will teach basic meditation skills and emotional flexibility. This workshop will include (1) psychoeducation about meditation, (2) check-in about the participants’ practice, (3) guidance through two meditative activities.
Group Leaders:  Cierra Whatley, Ph.D. & Megan McComas, M.A.

You've Got This!

Mondays:     3:00-4:00 PM,  February 15 - March 8, March 15 - April 5, April 12 - May 3
Thursdays:  1:00-2:00 PM,  February 4 - March 4, March 11 - April 1, April 8 - April 29

Do you focus negatively on the past or future? Do you often experience your emotions or thoughts as overwhelming? This 4-week group program provides an opportunity to learn evidence-based skills and strategies for reducing anxiety, stress, and distress in a concentrated way. A variety of skills will be taught including mindfulness, managing thoughts and feelings, and being effective in relationships.
Group Leaders:  Mondays: Zach Elison, Ph.D.       
                              Tuesdays:  Zach Elison, Ph.D. & Stephanie Sommers, M.A.

CALM (Coping with Anxiety and Living Mindfully)

Mondays:        1:00-1:50 PM, February 1 - February 22, March 1 - March 15, March 22 - April 5, April 19 - May 3
Thursdays:      3:00-3:50 PM  January 28 - February 18, February 25 - March 11, March 18 - April 1, April 8 - April 22

This workshop requires a referral from a counselor.  If interested, please contact CAPS to schedule an appointment to discuss your interest.
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. 
Workshop Leader:  Libby Malone, Ph.D. 

RIO (Recognition, Openness, and Insight)

Thursdays:  11:00 AM-12:00 PM, February 18 - March 4, March 11 - March 25, April 15 - April 29
Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.

Workshop Leader:  Terrence Harper, Ph.D.