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 ...

  • 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!

Spring 2022 workshops

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, and are available to students anywhere in the world.

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

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.)

May workshops

Monday, May 2:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:00-4:00 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R
    Register for the May 2 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.

Tuesday, May 3:

Wednesday, May 4:

  • Self-Care: How are you taking care of yourself as this pandemic continues?
    2:00-3:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
    Register for the May 4 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.

Thursday, May 5:

  • Min / Maxing Video Gaming: Maximizing Gaming Enjoyment and Minimizing Gaming Pitfalls During Strange Times
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Aden Cook, PsyD
    Register for the May 5 Video Gaming workshop
    Digital gaming is one of the tools we can use to stay connected and have fun while also social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. But can we have too much of a good thing? During this workshop we'll learn to identify problematic gaming patterns. We'll also learn strategies to help make gaming feel healthy and enjoyable.

Friday, May 6:

  • Feeling Like a Fraud? Understanding Imposter "Syndrome"
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD
    workshop has been CANCELLED
    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.”

Monday, May 9:

  • Managing Social Anxiety
    4:00-5:00 pm
    Facilitator: Wiljar Ojuro, MEd, MHC
    Register for the May 9 Social Anxiety workshop
    Does initiating a conversation with friends, professionals, or strangers feel daunting? Are you often "busy" and avoid situations, opportunities, or even events that cause you to feel anxious? The reality of social anxiety is that it can at times hold us back from making new friends, advancing professionally, and living our best life. It's something everyone experiences from time to time, but with the proper tools at your disposal, you can conquer it. Join us in learning more about social anxiety and explore strategies to manage anxiety to improve confidence and navigate social situations.

Tuesday, May 10:

  • Let's CU Sleep
    3:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Tessa Friedeborn, MSW
    Register for the May 10 Sleep workshop
    Do you find yourself staying up late to finish your work, only to feel sluggish the next day? When you do hit the sack, do you find it hard to shut off your brain? If so, you are not alone. Busy Cornell students often find themselves sacrificing sleep in order to meet the demands of school. This workshop addresses how sleeping properly can help you work more efficiently and improve your overall quality of life.

Wednesday, May 11:

  • Time Management: How are you Actually Spending Your Time?
    2:00-3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
    Register for the May 11 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.

Thursday, May 12:

  • Just the Right Amount: Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
    4:00-5:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
    Register for the May 12 Understanding BAC workshop
    This 1-hour workshop covers everything you might want to know about blood alcohol concentration. This is especially good information if you want to enjoy a buzz and avoid hangovers, if you are sober curious or if you want to support others. Open to anyone in the Cornell community.

Friday, May 13:

  • What is My Problem? The Science (and Art) of Procrastination
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD
    Register for the May 13 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.

Tuesday, May 17:

  • Perfectionism: Friend or Foe
    3:30-4:30 pm    
    Facilitator: Sheila Singh, PhD
    **workshop has been cancelled**
    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.

Wednesday, May 18:

  • Self-Care: How are you taking care of yourself as this pandemic continues?
    2:00-3:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
    ***workshop has been cancelled***
    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.