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Current Health & Wellness Workshops

CAPS Health & Wellness Workshops for the Spring 2023 semester

Space is limited for in-person workshops,but most workshops are
broadcast live via Zoom registration.  
See specific workshops to obtain the link and pre-register to join.


Tuesday, 1/31/23  
12:00 - 1:30 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 & Elizabeth Gutierrez, MPH, Health Educator SHC 

In-Person: The Retreat Room 104  (Student Union East) 


Tuesday, 2/7/23  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Come learn about the elements of healthy relationships with anyone in your life, including your family, friends, and dating partners. Relationships take time, energy, and care to make them healthy.

Presenter: Claudia Ochoa, M.S., CSUSB Campus Advocate, Survivor Advocate Services

In-Person: Room SB-306 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Building)

Recorded webinar coming soon

First Gen College Student Panel

Wednesday, 2/15/23
12:00-1:00 pm

Join us as we have honest conversations about the unique struggles of being the first in your family to go to college and learn about CAPS's First in the Pack Group this semester.

Presenters: CAPS Counselors Mari Ulate, LMFT & Jazmin Rodriguez, LCSW

Fentanyl Awareness and Narcan Training

Tuesday, 2/28/2023
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn how abuse of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is devastating our communities. You will also be trained in how to use NARCAN, a potentially lifesaving nasal spray medication administered to rapidly reverse opioid overdose -- and save lives. In-person attendees will be given a box of NARCAN containing two units. You must attend in-person in order to obtain the NARCAN. 

Presenter: Alexander Cordova, AOD Counselor, CADC II, San Bernardino County Behavioral Health

In-Person: Room SB-306 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Building) 

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Thursday, 3/2/23  
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  

Come join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address any questions you may have pertaining to mental health and CAPS services.

Presenters: Panel of CAPS Therapists

In-Person: Palm Desert Campus Rogers Gateway RG-309

The Struggle is Real: A workshop on Depression

Friday, 3/10/23  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  

Are you feeling sad and lonely? Have you lost your spark and motivation? Come to this workshop to learn about the symptoms of depression in yourself and others. Learn how to manage depression with positive coping skills.

Presenters: Ali Matheis, M.A. CAPS Therapist & Chris Perez, M.A. CAPS Therapist

Zoom Registration

Reducing Fear and Anxiety During a Disaster with Five Simple Steps

Wednesday 3/15/23
12-1:00 p.m.

This workshop will be focused on identifying the stressors and causes of anxiety that emergency situations can create. You will learn how preparedness can help to mitigate these feelings by empowering yourself to be ready to face any disaster that may come your way.


Patricia Gonzalez, Nurse, Natural Health Educator/Counselor/ Community Violence Intervention Specialist/ Community Health Worker

Eddlynn Jennifer Mangaoang, Community Health Workers at El Sol: Neighborhood Educational Center

Zoom Registration

Recipe for Happiness

Wednesday, 3/22/23  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  

Come discover your own recipe for happiness. Based on the research of Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, this webinar will teach you how to be intentional about sustaining your happiness with a mixture of helpful tools and strategies.

Presenter: Ali Matheis, M.A. CAPS Therapist

In-Person: Room SB-306 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Building)

Register here to watch the live broadcast via Zoom

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, 4/4/23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Question. Persuade. Refer. QPR is designed to equip students with information about the different warning signs, resources, and ways to support those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. QPR is a training on how to identify symptoms/ warning signs of someone who may be at risk for suicide and how to refer the student to seek help. After attending the training, you will be QPR certified as a Gatekeeper. Aside from being able to provide great and effective support, being QPR certified will also look great on your resume because it is nationally recognized.

Presenter: Elizabeth Gutierrez, MPH, Health Educator SHC

In-Person: Room SB-306 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Building)

Register here to watch the live broadcast via Zoom

Sexual Assault Advocacy 101

Wednesday, 4/5/23
12:00-1:00 pm

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join us as we address sexual violence, consent, ways to support survivors, and learn how to access the local resources available to you.

Presenter: Claudia Ochoa, Campus Survivors Advocate, and the VOICE Peer Educators  

Partners Against Violence 24-hour Hotline (909) 885-8884
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center: 24-hour Hotline (951) 686-7273

Register here to watch the live broadcast via Zoom

Do nutrition supplements actually help or harm?

Wednesday, 4/12/23  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

If you can believe it, about 30% of the supplements sold in the U.S. contain banned substances (like steroids). How can we find the right supplements and which ones may improve our mental and physical health? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to find quality supplements and which ones have been found to improve our health. By the end of the presentation, you’ll know what to look for when buying supplements and which ones you may want to consider taking (with your doctor’s approval, of course!).

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

Zoom Registration 

Self-Care: Myths, Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, 4/18/23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

What do you believe about self-care? Are you finding it difficult to make time for yourself?  Do you wish you knew how to practice self-care in your everyday life? Come to this workshop to learn what self-care is and how to integrate it into your own life!   

Presenters: Danielle Gonzales, B.A., CAPS Counselor & Sarina Sauceda, B.A., Peer Mental Health Educator 

Zoom Registration 

BRAINS! A Neurodivergent Introduction

Wednesday, 4/26/23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

TikTok has opened the floodgates of awareness around Neurodivergent brains. Over 15% of the population is neurodivergent, but only ¼ receive a diagnosis in childhood.  This leaves many adults struggling, frustrated, and trying to understand themselves. In this workshop, we will look at what diagnosis’ fall under the neurodivergent umbrella, the validity of self-diagnosis, and ways to set up an affirming environment for your learning needs.

Presenter: Jamie Roberts, LMFT

Jamie Roberts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, published author, and founder of Equilibrium Counseling Services.  She is the @NeurodivergentTherapist throughout social media and is an active speaker on Neurodivergent and Teen topics.  Plus she is ADHD and Autistic herself.  

Zoom Registration

Wounds de La Familia: Understanding and Healing From Intergenerational Trauma

Tuesday, 5/2/23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

"Your pain didn't start with you, but it can end with you."--Stephanie M. Hutchins Ph.D. All of us carry the legacies of our families—both their successes and their struggles.  This talk aims to discuss how we can both celebrate the gifts of our heritage while also healing from the unaddressed pain that has continued throughout the generations.

Presenters: Wendy Brower-Romero, LMFT, CAPS Therapist & Mari Ulate, LMFT, CAPS Counselor

In-Person: Room SB-306 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Building)

Register here to watch the live broadcast via Zoom

Mental Health Awareness Panel

Wednesday, 5/10/23
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Come join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address any questions you may have about mental health and CAPS services.

Presenters: Panel of CAPS Therapist

Zoom Registration 


If you are in need of disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or