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Current Health & Wellness Workshops

CAPS workshops for the Spring 2021 semester will be held remotely.
See specific workshop to obtain the link to pre-register and join.

Speed Friending 

Tuesday -- 02/02/2021
Noon – 1:15 p.m. 

Attend this speed-friending workshop to learn the basics of making friends, followed by a speed-friending session that will allow you to practice your new skills in a safe, inclusive environment. 

Presenters: Melissa Acuna, MPH, Health Educator, SHC and Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist 

Love & Apology: You Speak My Language 

Thursday -- 02/11/2021 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Learn how to enhance your relationships by fluently speaking the primary language of love and apology of those with whom you are in close relationship. This workshop will cover simple ways of identifying how you give and receive both love and apologies to the people most important to you. This workshop is based on the work of New York Times best-seller Dr. Gary Chapman’s books, The 5 Love Languages and The 5 Languages of Apology. 

Presenter: Johanna Padilla, BA, CAPS Counselor 

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Don't Over Think It: Mindfulness Tools to Manage a Busy Mind 

Wednesday – 02/17/2021 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Do you ever find yourself over-thinking or wishing you could flip an "off" switch on your worrying? Come to this workshop to learn mindfulness tools and strategies to help you manage a busy mind. 

Presenter: Gwendolyn Brower-Romero, MS, LMFT, CAPS Therapist 

Watch Here  (Note:  Transcription to be added as soon as available) 

Love & War: Strengthen Your Relationships 

Tuesday -- 02/23/2021 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Based on the research of relationship expert John M. Gottman, this webinar will teach you how to strengthen the relationship between you and your partner, identify areas of improvement in your communication, and show you how to engage in conflict without engaging in all-out war!  

Presenter: Sydney Pranitis, MA, CAPS Counselor 

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Maximizing Your Potential Through Food and Nutrition 

Wednesday – 03/03/2021 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Some scientists say that 90% of how we look and feel every day is related to our diet! In this session, we’ll talk about specific foods and nutrients to help maximize your body’s potential. 

Presenter: Neal Malik, DrPH, MPH, RDN, CHES, ACSM-EP, Dept. of Health Science and Human Ecology, CSUSB 

Watch Here  (Note:  Transcription to be added as soon as available) 

"Your English is so good!": Microaggressions 101 for International Students

Monday - 3/8/2021 
7:00 -  8:30 p.m.

A microaggression is defined as “a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group, such as a racial or ethnic minority.” This workshop aims to open up a discussion about the various ways in which International students have experienced microaggressions, and how they can identify, process, and manage their reactions to them.

Presenters: Gurminder Sandhu, PsyD and Orlando Gunesekere, MFT, CAPS Therapists

Empowered Women, Empower Women 

Thursday – 03/11/2021 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  

In honor of Women's History Month, join us as we fight gender socialization that strives to divide women. Let's unite and rebuild a sense of connection and community! 

Presenter: Gwendolyn Brower-Romero, MS, LMFT, and Sarah Sawaf, LCSW, CAPS Therapists 

Watch Here (Note:  Transcription to be added as soon as available) 

Journaling to Heal  

Tuesday – 03/16/2021 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

When we have difficult or painful experiences, it can be can hard to work through the negative emotions involved. Attend this webinar to learn of a research-based journaling technique to process your painful experiences. 

Presenter: Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist 

Watch Here (Note:  Transcription to be added as soon as available) 

Dating Tips: What Can Help and What Can Hurt a Relationship  

Tuesday – 03/23/2021 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

What are the new dating trends of Gen Z? This webinar will explore what the research says about what helps -- and what hurts-- long-term committed relationships. 

Presenter: Jordan Izzo, MA, CAPS Therapist 

Note:  Recorded webinar coming soon.

Communication and Confrontation 

Thursday – 04/08/21 
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Assertive communication skills are needed in every domain of life. This webinar will teach you skills to use in school, work, and family situations and also how to overcome common communication pitfalls. Learn how to respond to unhealthy communication styles, assertively state your boundaries, and de-escalate an argument.  

Presenter: Mari Ulate, LMFT, CAPS Therapist 

Note:  Recorded webinar coming soon.

How to Develop Good Habits 

Thursday – 04/15/21 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

If you want to become a more successful student, don't get discouraged and don't give up - just work to develop good habits that can help increase your level of success. This workshop will help you develop good habits that will improve your learning skills and your life skills. 

Presenter: Hattie McNutt, LMFT, CAPS Therapist 

Register Here  (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

Coping with Stress and Burnout 

Wednesday – 04/21/21 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Burnout: a state of exhaustion that occurs when you are stressed and overworked. Attend this webinar to learn how to prevent burnout and manage your stressors. 

Presenter: Orlando Gunesekere, MFT, CAPS Therapist 

Register Here  (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

Breaking Up with Your Phone 

Thursday – 04/29/21 
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

From texts to emails to social media, we are constantly connected to our smart phones. While phones can be a useful tool, overuse can leave us feeling unproductive, overstimulated, and can strain our mental well-being. Together, we’ll understand the addictive components of our phones and explore ways to break the cycle to live a more balanced lifestyle. 

Presenter: Melissa Acuna, MPH, Health Educator, SHC 

Register Here  (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

"Your English is so good!": Microaggressions 101 for International Students

Monday - 05/03/2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

A microaggression is defined as “a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group, such as a racial or ethnic minority.” This workshop aims to open up a discussion about the various ways in which International students have experienced microaggressions, and how they can identify, process, and manage their reactions to them.

Presenters: Gurminder Sandhu, PsyD and Orlando Gunesekere, MFT, CAPS Therapists

Register Here (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

 

May Mental Health Awareness Events

#MentalHealthIsHealth: Stigma and Self-care in the Time of COVID    

Wednesday - 5/5/21  
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

Are you feeling lonely, overwhelmed, sad, or more anxious and wonder, "is it just me?" You are not alone—especially in the time of COVID. Come learn about common mental health challenges of college students, how to break the stigma, and cope during this difficult time.    

Presenters: Mari Ulate, LMFT, & Jazmin Rodgriguez, LCSW, CAPS Therapists 

Register Here (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

We All Have Mental Health: Discussions about Mental Health Across Different Aspects of Identity  

Tuesday, 5/11/21 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

Come to this workshop to learn how mental health stigma affects us all in both similar and unique ways across cultures, races, sexual orientations, and all facets of our identities.    

Presenters: Gwendolyn Brower-Romero, LMFT & Sarah Sawaf, LCSW, CAPS Therapists 

Register Here (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

Let's Talk About Mental Health 

Thursday, 5/13/21 
Noon - 1 pm  

In honor of mental health awareness month come join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address issues pertaining to mental health.  Join us to #EndtheStigma! 

Panelists: CAPS Therapists 

Register Here (You must sign up with a CSUSB email address) 

 

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or psychcounseling@csusb.edu