CAPS Workshops

24/7 phone consultation

Speak with a licensed therapist from ProtoCall, our 24/7 support team of mental health professionals, by calling us at 607-255-5155 (#4).

Cornell Health's CAPS-led workshops are ...

Cornell Health counselors facilitate psycho-educational drop-in workshops focused on helping students to thrive. These 60-minute workshops are offered via Zoom every day, Monday-Friday, during the academic year.

Workshops are ...

  • Led by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) counselors and psychologists
  • Designed for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; open to all Cornell community members
  • Offered on a drop-in basis by Zoom
  • Free!

Drop-in workshops are designed to provide skills to assist with coping. Workshops do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please call us (24/7) at 607-255-5155

Fall 2022 workshops

To participate in a workshop, please register using the link(s) below. You will then receive the Zoom meeting link by email. (Registration stays open up to workshop start time.)

Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety

Mondays: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
3:00-4:00 pm

Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R
Register for the Anxiety Management workshop
Regular mindfulness practice and mindful meditation has been proven to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression while improving attention, clarity, concentration, and calm. Instead of being on “autopilot,” the skill of mindfulness is characterized by openness, attentiveness, and receptivity. This workshop will give you a taste of both mindfulness and meditation practice.

Go Easy on Yourself to Get Hard Things Done: A Workshop on Self-Compassion

Tuesdays: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6 
3:30-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Sheila Singh, PhD
Register for the Self-Compassion workshop
In this workshop, we will discuss why we are self-critical, why that approach often backfires, and how to be kinder and more compassionate with yourself in order to do better and feel better.

Let's CU Sleep

Tuesdays: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6
Facilitator: Tessa Friedeborn, LCSW
Register for the Sleep workshop
This workshop will address how sleeping properly can help students work more efficiently and improve their overall quality of life. I will also be offering information on different apps and resources that can contribute to healthier sleep habits.

Perfectionism: Friend or Foe

Tuesdays: 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
3:30-4:30 pm 
Facilitator: Sheila Singh, PhD
Register for the Perfectionism workshop
In this workshop, we will focus on what perfectionism is, how it may show up in your life, the damage it can do, and some strategies for keeping it in check.

Time Management: How are you Actually Spending Your Time?

Wednesdays: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7
2:00-3:00 pm

Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
Register for the Time Management workshop
Would you like to find ways to have academic/work/life balance? Interested in finding ways to use your time efficiently? If so, participating in this workshop will help you identify your stressors, time lapses, and procrastination habits. Participants will also learn about ways to use their time wisely, manage their stress, and ways to have fun, even remotely.

Self-Care: How are you taking care of yourself as this pandemic continues?

Wednesdays: 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16
2:00-3:00 pm

Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
Register for the Self-Care workshop
This workshop is intended to promote self-care routines that can help participants find ways to become and stay healthy during this pandemic. Topics include managing your emotional tank, spending time engaging with pleasurable activities and ways to connect with others who share your ideals for self-care.

Drinking Limits, Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Wednesdays: 9/7, 9/28, 10/19   
4:00-5:00 pm 

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Drinking Limits workshop
There's a real science around blood alcohol concentration. How many standard alcoholic drinks you can have and enjoy feeling buzzed without getting a hangover, rebound depression or anxiety, vomiting, sleep disturbance, blackout or poisoning, really depends on your weight and pacing. Any of us might enjoy a big piece of chocolate cake and not worry about the size of it, but the right "dose" matters with alcohol. A petite person, say under 115 pounds, will be intoxicated from only 2 standard drinks in a rapid pre-game, but a bigger person might merely feel slightly buzzed. In this confidential workshop, you can ask questions, listeners' videos will be off, and you do not need to include your full name. This workshop will usually be offered every 3 weeks.

Cannabis, Considerations for University Students

Wednesdays: 9/14, 10/5, 10/26, 11/16
4:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Cannabis workshop
Learn more about cannabis and if you choose to use it, safer use of it.

Tobacco and Vaping Cessation

Wednesdays: 9/21, 10/12, 11/2
4:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Tobacco and Vaping Cessation workshop
Although smoking has decreased since high rates in the 1960s, cigarette smoking is the top preventable cause of death. Most people who smoke, vape or use tobacco products say that they want to quit, and most smokers who try to quit aren’t using all the tools they can. There are new findings about what helps with tobacco cessation, including behavioral strategies (counseling, apps, text lines and games) and medications.

What in the Science is Going on?: Demystifying Mental Health

Thursdays: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1
3:00-4:30 pm    

Facilitator: Sophia Scholl, PsyD
Register for the Demystifying Mental Health workshop
Learn about the psychophysiological and neurological explanation of mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression, and explore how the interventions therapist recommend to clients change biological states to improve symptoms. There is scientific reason why a therapist might suggest what seems like the most mundane intervention, such as breathing or journaling. This work shop will provide you with a wide range of skills along with what makes these skills effective. Bring awareness to your own mental health and feel empowered to be your own test subject as you try skills learned in the workshop.

Feel Like a Fraud? What is Imposter Syndrome and How Do I Cope With it? 

Fridays: 9/2, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11
3:00-4:00 pm   

Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD
Register for the Imposter Syndrome workshop
Do you sometimes feel like a fraud; like somehow you don’t really belong here at Cornell and that all the others around you know what they’re talking about and you don’t? For what it’s worth, you’re not alone. Come learn more about the Imposter “Syndrome.”

What is My Problem? The Science (and Art) of Procrastination

Fridays: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18
3:00-4:00 pm    

Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD
Register for the Procrastination workshop
Do you procrastinate? Are you doing it right now? Are you sick and frustrated because you keep doing this to yourself? Come learn about procrastination and how you might get more done in your life.