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Current Health & Wellness Workshops

CAPS Health & Wellness Workshops for the
Spring 2024 Semester 

Attend our in-person workshops, or join us virtually via Zoom for the live broadcast! Check out the details for each workshop to get the registration link and pre-register for your spot. Whether in-person or online, we've got you covered – choose the option that suits you best!

To view previous CAPS workshops, visit our Workshop Library.


Beige background with profile of a womanCuidate Chica!

Wednesday, 1/31/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Learn how your Latin culture impacts your relationships and mental health. Come discover self-care strategies and share our strengths as Latinas.

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

Watch Cuidate Chica! 

A graphic of a cup of coffeeCoffee with the Counselor – Palm Desert Campus HS Lobby

Tuesday, 2/6/2024
9:30 - 11:00 AM

 Come grab a cup of coffee with the Counselor & ask questions about CAPS services, mental health or overall well-being (e.g. Is counseling right    for me? How do I mange my time better?  Does everyone feel this way?)

Palm Desert Campus HS Lobby

No registration needed

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Chosen Family: Love as Social Justice

Tuesday, 2/13/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Come and learn about the concept of chosen family, apply a social justice lens to your interpersonal relationships, and reflect on love as a move against oppression.

Presenter: Marina Rodriguez, APCC, CAPS Counselor

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

Watch Chosen Family

Blue background with yellow ligtbulb in foregroudnMindset Matters

Wednesday, 2/21/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

"Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them" - Albert Einstein. Our mindsets have the capacity to shape the course of our lives. We often forget the power that our minds hold over our lives. In this workshop, we will discuss Carol Dweck's growth mindset theory and see how we can apply that to different aspects of our lives. 

Presenter: Gertrude Davidson-Tetteh, M.A., CAPS Trainee

Watch Mindset Matters

Blue backgroundYoung, Wild [Healthy] & Free

Wednesday, 3/6/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Drinking and smoking are all fun and games until…There’s a stereotype when it comes to college students having fun and using substances to fit in with the crowd. Join our workshop to explore why college students turn to substances and how it impacts students. Come discover alternative ways to socialize and make the most out of your college experience. It's not about saying "no" to fun – it's about being aware, finding balance, and embracing a healthier lifestyle. Let's discover what’s best for ourselves and what it means to live that true "college life."

Presenter: Litzy Campuzano, B.A., CAPS Trainee

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

Watch Young, Wild [Healthy] & Free

Silent Grief: Healing from Loss by SuicideMuted photo of sky and water

Tuesday, 3/19/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Grief after the loss of a loved one by suicide is a unique bereavement experience. This workshop aims to provide a space to share about this unique experience and learn pathways to healing.

Presenters: CAPS Therapists Wendy Brower-Romero, LMFT, and Marina Rodriguez, APCC

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

Watch Silent Grief: Healing from Loss by Suicide

Resilience: When Life Doesn't Go Your Way -- CANCELLEDSky and tree blowing

Tuesday, 3/19/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m

Everyone has encountered difficult and/or traumatic situations in the course of their lives. Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of how to become more resilient and bounce back from life's challenges.

Presenter: Andrew Stefanidis, B.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, Masters-Level Intern

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

Blue background with title in foregroundQPR Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, 4/9/2024
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

*Note: This workshop will not be recorded due to copyright.

Beach with fenceBoundaries Bring Us Closer: A Workshop on Setting and Expressing Boundaries

Tuesday, 4/16/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, let's talk about setting and expressing boundaries. These skills are helpful in all areas of life, including work, family, friends, and strangers. We will practice in a safe environment with simple scenarios.
Presenter: Claudia Ochoa, Campus Survivors Advocate

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

*Note: This workshop is offered in person only and will not be recorded.

Green background with leaves and mushrooms in the foregroundThe Journey to Self-Discovery

Wednesday, 4/24/2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Our upbringing and culture influence the person we become, but so do the new ideas, concepts, and values we learn in the course of our college education. Traditional values and the new values we are learning in the process of our education can sometimes lie at a crossroads. Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate both in the process of becoming and embracing our true selves.

Presenter: Pauline Rocha, B.A., CAPS Trainee

In-person location: Alumni Center (formerly Student Union East) (Room 205)

Watch The Journey to Self-Discovery

Mulit-colored background with clouds on the sideLet’s Talk About Mental Health Panel

Tuesday, 4/30/2024
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address any questions you may have pertaining to mental health, therapy, CAPS services, student life, and overall well-being.

Presenters: CAPS Therapists

Mental Health Awareness FairGraphic of brain with flower sprigs coming out of the top

Thursday, May 2, 2024
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Coyote Walkway

Free swag, games, prizes!

Special appearances: Cody Coyote!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! This event aims to discuss the importance of mental health, provide information about campus and community resources, and fight stigma. Come participate in fun mental health-related activities and win some free swag!

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