CAPS Workshops

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Speak with a licensed therapist from ProtoCall, our 24/7 support team of mental health professionals, any time by calling 607-255-5155. [Learn more about phone consultation]
 

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

  • Led by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) counselors and psychologists
  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students anywhere in the world 
  • Offered on a drop-in basis; no sign-up necessary 
  • Free!

About our Spring 2021 workshops

Cornell Health counselors are facilitating virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in workshops focused on helping students to thrive during these unusual times. 

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

Additional workshops will be added soon. To participate in a workshop, please register using the link(s) below. You will then receive the Zoom meeting link by email.

March/April workshops:

Monday, March 29:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:30-4:30 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

    Register for the March 29 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, March 30:

  • Thriving Through COVID While Far From Home
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Zehra M. Kaya, PhD

    Register for the March 30 Thriving Through COVID workshop
    Are you in a survival mode since the beginning of the pandemic and waiting COVID to end to function again? Don’t wait, come join this workshop to learn how to change your perspective from surviving to thriving? Participating in this workshop will help you shift your focus on practical strategies to cope with social isolation, managing stress during the public health crisis, and learning how to utilize new techniques to adapt to new normal.

Wednesday, March 31:

  • 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 March 31 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.

Monday, April 5:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:30-4:30 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

    Register for the April 5 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, April 6:

  • Go Easy on Yourself to Get Hard Things Done: A Workshop on Self-Compassion
    3:30-4:30 pm    
    Facilitator: Sheila Singh, PhD

    Register for the April 6 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.

Wednesday, April 7:

  • Time Management: How are you Actually Spending Your Time?
    2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD

    Register for the April 7 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, April 8:

  • Shhh, I Don't Belong Here: Understanding Imposter "Syndrome"
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD

    Register for the April 8 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.”

Friday, April 9:

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

    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD

    Register for the April 9 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.

Monday, April 12:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:30-4:30 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

    Register for the April 12 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, April 13:

  • Thriving Through COVID While Far From Home
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Zehra M. Kaya, PhD

    Register for the April 13 Thriving Through COVID workshop
    Are you in a survival mode since the beginning of the pandemic and waiting COVID to end to function again? Don’t wait, come join this workshop to learn how to change your perspective from surviving to thriving? Participating in this workshop will help you shift your focus on practical strategies to cope with social isolation, managing stress during the public health crisis, and learning how to utilize new techniques to adapt to new normal.

Wednesday, April 14:

  • 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 April 14 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, April 15:

  • Min / Maxing Video Gaming: Maximizing Gaming Enjoyment and Minimizing Gaming Pitfalls During Strange Times
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Thaddeus Bates, LMSW

    Register for the April 15 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.

Monday, April 19:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:30-4:30 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

    Register for the April 19 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, April 20:

  • Go Easy on Yourself to Get Hard Things Done: A Workshop on Self-Compassion
    3:30-4:30 pm    
    Facilitator: Sheila Singh, PhD

    Register for the April 20 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.

Wednesday, April 21:

  • Time Management: How are you Actually Spending Your Time?
    2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD

    Register for the April 21 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.
     
  • Avoiding Common Nutrition Myths and Mistakes – Solutions for Healthy, Balanced Eating 
    7:00-8:00 pm
    Facilitators: Jennie Bernstein, PsyD, and Cindy Milner, RDN

    Register for the April 21 Nutrition workshop
    Join psychologist Jennie Bernstein, PsyD, and nutritionist, Cindy Milner, RDN, to learn about common nutrition and health-relation misconceptions! We’ll address questions frequently asked by students about the latest diets trends, the connection between food and mood, meal and snack planning, eating on a budget and more!

Thursday, April 22:

  • Shhh, I Don't Belong Here: Understanding Imposter "Syndrome"
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD

    Register for the April 22 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.”

Friday, April 23:

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

    Register for the April 23 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.

Monday, April 26:

  • Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety
    3:30-4:30 pm
    Facilitator: Joy Mushabac, LCSW-R

    Register for the April 26 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, April 27:

  • Thriving Through COVID While Far From Home
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Zehra M. Kaya, PhD

    Register for the April 27 Thriving Through COVID workshop
    Are you in a survival mode since the beginning of the pandemic and waiting COVID to end to function again? Don’t wait, come join this workshop to learn how to change your perspective from surviving to thriving? Participating in this workshop will help you shift your focus on practical strategies to cope with social isolation, managing stress during the public health crisis, and learning how to utilize new techniques to adapt to new normal.

Wednesday, April 28:

  • 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 April 28 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, April 29:

  • Min / Maxing Video Gaming: Maximizing Gaming Enjoyment and Minimizing Gaming Pitfalls During Strange Times
    3:00-4:00 pm    
    Facilitator: Thaddeus Bates, LMSW

    Register for the April 29 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.