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CAPS Workshops

By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. You are welcome to attend all the workshops or pick and choose the ones that you are most interested in.

Workshops are FREE and will be held in the Taggart Student Center room 310B.

Seating is limited. Please contact us at 797-1012 or stop by TSC306 to reserve your seat.

Check out our specific workshop listings below.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Have you ever been told you’re a perfectionist? Does perfectionism interfere with your happiness? This workshop will help you learn how to develop the characteristics of healthy perfectionism.

Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

You can attend all three or just come to the one or two that fit for you.


Relationships 1010: Basic Rights and Responsibilities that Build Healthy Connections

This workshop is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning new ways to strengthen their connections with significant others.

Date: Wednesday, October 25 
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Fair Fighting: Improving Communication During Conflict

In this workshop, we will explore how to improve communication skills during conflict, including learning specific steps involved in fair fighting.

Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls

In this workshop, we will explore some of the common risk factors in long-term relationships and discuss strategies for avoiding these pitfalls.

Date: Wednesday, November 29
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

Most students feel some level of anxiety in testing situations. However, for some students, test anxiety is so intense that it negatively affects their academic success. In this workshop you will learn about test anxiety and specific strategies for reducing and managing anxiety symptoms in testing situations.

Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

This workshop is an opportunity to learn effective communication, basic assertiveness, and other helpful interpersonal skills.

Date: Wednesday, December 6
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

Resilience has been shown to be most predictive of academic success. This four session workshop will focus on fostering determination, goal setting, organization and decision making with an emphasis on developing a growth mindset.  Participants will learn how to bounce back from disappointment and stick to their life plan.


Week One - Mindset

The first hour will outline the importance of perspective and qualities associated with a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset.  Students will examine attitudes and assumptions that promote grit, the quality of persistence promoting success.

Dates: Thursday, October 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Week Two - Goal Setting & Time Management

The second session identifies urgent and important tasks so students focus on the essential rather than distractions.  Putting first things first will allow improved academic performance as well as clear direction.

Dates: Thursday, November 2
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Week Three - Stress Management

Stress is a normal aspect of college and students can learn optimal levels of stress and ways to identify and respond to emotions.  Effective coping will be practiced in place of self-defeating habits.

Dates: Thursday, November 9
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Week Four - Networking

Engagement and involvement are keys to teamwork and two heads are better than one.  Students will learn to identify support networks and campus resources.  In addition, communication skills will be reviewed.

Dates: Thursday, November 16
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

This educational/experiential workshop series is designed to help guide your attention back from life’s challenges to things that can cultivate more positivity in our lives. Feel free to come to any or all of the workshops in this series.


What is This Thing we Call Happiness?

This workshop will provide some understanding into how we define happiness, what life factors that have been found to be related to happiness, and how we can be better at finding it!

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Increasing your Aptitude for Gratitude!

Come explore ways to recognize and practice the feeling, thoughts, and actions of gratitude for your life.

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Lift your Life with Character Strengths!

Identify and build on your personal strengths and virtues that might help you lift life’s challenges and opportunities!

Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Finding your Groove – Motivation and the Concept of Flow

Help yourself “get in the zone” and find the motivation do more of what you need or want to do to become more successful and find fulfilment while doing it.

Date: Tuesday, December 5
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

This workshop is designed to help participants understand and manage their stress better, increase stress management skills, and develop a wellness plan.

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

Exploring the benefits of mood and the essential role of sadness in the human experience. Understanding depression is more important than just alleviating depression and students will examine the experience of depression from several models (biological, sociological and psychological).

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B

Participants learn and practice skills related to effectively modifying thoughts, utilizing emotions, and choosing behaviors.

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B


Date: Thursday, December 7
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Room: TSC 310B