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

SPRING 2023 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 the workshop start time.)

Mondays

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

Mondays: 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24
3:00-4:00 pm   

Facilitator: Juliana Garcia, LMSW
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.”

Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays: 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25
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.

The Perfection of Imperfection: Why and How to Lean In to Chilling Out

Tuesdays: 2/7, 3/7, 4/18, 5/2
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.

Wednesdays

Cannabis, Considerations for University Students

Wednesdays: 2/15, 3/15, 4/26
4:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Cannabis workshop on February 15 and March 15
Register for the Cannabis workshop on April 26
Learn more about cannabis and if you choose to use it, safer use of it.

Drink Limits, Understanding BAC

Wednesdays: 2/8, 3/8, 4/12
4:00-5:00 pm 

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Drink Limits workshop on February 2 and March 8
Register for the Drink Limits workshop on April 12
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 be offered once a month.

Tobacco and Vaping Cessation

Wednesdays: 2/1, 3/1, 3/29, 5/10
4:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator: Linda Stout, MSEd, CASAC
Register for the Tobacco and Vaping Cessation workshop for February 1 and March 1
Register for the Tobacco and Vaping Cessation workshop for March 29
Register for the Tobacco and Vaping Cessation workshop for May 10
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.

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

Wednesdays: 2/22, 3/22, 4/26
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.

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

Wednesdays: 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10
2:00-3:00 pm    

Facilitator: Karen Williams, 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.

Thursdays

Mindfulness and Meditation for Anxiety

Thursdays: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/20, 5/4
3:30-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R
Register for the Mindfulness and Meditation workshop
Register for the Mindfulness and Meditation workshop on May 4 only
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.

The Neuroscience of Stress and Rest

Thursdays: 3/23, 4/27, 5/18
3:30-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Kate Evans, LMHC
Register for the Neuroscience of Stress and Rest workshop on March 23 and April 27
Register for the Neuroscience of Stress and Rest workshop on May 18
In this workshop learn to understand the basic biological processes happening in your brain and body during times of stress, anxiety and states of fight, flight or freeze. Also, learn hands on and actionable ways you can wire your brain for increased states of calm, rest and play on a day to day basis.