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Upcoming Workshops

CAPS workshops for the Fall 2020 semester will be held remotely.
See specific workshop to obtain the link to pre-register and join.

How to Do Online Classes Better

Thursday -- 8/27/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Are you worried about taking online classes this semester? Are you unsure of how to communicate or build relationships with your professors virtually? This workshop will help you start out the semester strong by offering tools to effectively engage in lectures, become better organized, and find ways to seek support and enhance your online learning experience.

Presenter: Claire Craddick, MS, CAPS Therapist

To register: How to Do Online Classes Better 
You must sign up with your CSUSB email address.

Speed Friending: How to Make and Keep Friends

Tuesday -- 09/01/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

As we are virtual again this semester, you don’t have to miss the opportunity to make new friends on campus. Attend this speed-friending workshop to learn the basics of making and keeping friends, followed by a speed-friending session that will allow you to practice your new skills in a safe, inclusive environment.

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

To register: Speed Friending
You must sign up with your CSUSB email address.

Enhance Your Study Skills

Tuesday – 09/08/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will help you improve your learning skills so that you can achieve your academic goals. You will learn how to develop skills to combat procrastination, set goals and practice better time management. You will also learn tools to improve your memory and test-taking abilities!

Presenter: Albert Angelo, MS Ed., Senior Health Educator, SHC

To register: Enhance Your Study Skills
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

Mindfulness for a Compassionate Life

Wednesday – 09/16/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Do you find that you consistently judge yourself or other people for their flaws? Are you hard on yourself when you are imperfect or become defensive when given feedback? This workshop will provide you with practical mindfulness tips to increase self-awareness. You will also learn daily strategies to connect with yourself and others with greater compassion and empathy.

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

To register: Mindfulness for a Compassionate Life 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

You Belong Here: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday – 09/23/2020
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Do you sometimes doubt your accomplishments, or have a fear of being exposed as a fraud? Whether in class, at work, or in any other accomplished setting, feelings of imposter syndrome can make you doubt yourself. This workshop will help you understand your internalized patterns of self-doubt and will also help you break the cycle in order to gain confidence and acceptance of yourself.

Presenter: Melissa Acuna, MPH, Health Educator, SHC

To register: You Belong Here: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

#RelationshipGoals

Thursday – 10/01/20
11:00 a.m. – Noon

This workshop will focus on the 7 qualities of a healthy relationship, how to “fight fair,” and the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships through interactive activities and group discussion. This event satisfies the mandatory yearly End Sexual Violence Training requirement.

Presenter: Mari Ulate, LMFT, CAPS Therapist T

To register:  #RelationshipGoals   
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

Time Management

Monday -- 10/05/2020
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ever thought to yourself, “I don’t feel like I have any control of the time in my day?” If so, this workshop on time management will inform you about how to better plan out your schedule, prioritize and set goals, and counteract procrastination so that you are able to take back control of your time. This workshop will also support you in developing a balanced and successful personal as well as academic life. Don’t wait – the time is now.

Presenter: Orlando Gunesekere, MFT, CAPS Therapist

To register: Time Management 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

Pillow Talk

Wednesday – 10/14/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Identify, explore, and manage your sleep habits through evidence-based techniques and strategies designed to promote and increase overall energy throughout the day. Learn how to sleep more deeply and re-initiate effective sleep after disruptions and disturbances. We will identify the facets of total sleep care/regeneration, explore sleep assessment tools and strategies, and learn mindfulness exercises that can promote and encourage better sleeping habits.

Presenter: Tavon Harris, MSW, CAPS Therapist

To register: Pillow Talk 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

When Relationships End: How to Cope

Tuesday -- 10/20/2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will cover the emotional stages one experiences during a relationship breakup and the healing process that follows. Learn how to cope when a relationship ends -- and also how to prepare for the new opportunity to love again!

Presenter: Albert Angelo, MS Ed., Senior Health Educator, SHC

To register: When Relationships End: How to Cope 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

The Impact of Exercise on Your Mental, Physical & Emotional Well-Being

Monday – 10/26/2020
4:00 – 5:00 p.m
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Many people equate exercise with weight loss. In reality, exercise is so much more than that! Want to live a longer, happier, healthier, smarter, more youthful life? Come to this workshop to be inspired in your own exercise journey by the incredible benefits that exercise has for the mind, body, and emotions!

Presenter: Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist

To register: The Impact of Exercise on Your Mental, Physical & Emotional Well-Being
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

#LoveYoSelf

Tuesday – 11/03/2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m

Ever notice that you're hard on yourself? You’re not alone. Come join us as we learn how to understand and challenge our inner-critic by practicing self-compassion and encouragement.

Presenter: Sarah Sawaf, LCSW, CAPS Therapist

To register: #LoveYoSelf 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

Having a Can-Do Attitude with a Balanced Mindset

Monday – 11/09/20
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The way in which we view life events has a direct impact on our psychological well-being, mood, engagement, actions, and attitude. If our construct of reality is negative then it will be reflected in our interactions with others, our belief in ourselves, and it will taint our perspective of our ability to flourish in life. In this workshop, participants will learn how to apply the CDA approach to help improve their engagement with themselves, others, and their work while enhancing their overall psychological well-being.

Presenter: Dr. Nicole L. Arkadie, Ed. D, LCSW, PPSC, Faculty Lecturer, Social Work Department

To register: Having a Can-Do Attitude with a Balanced Mindset
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

De-Stressing the Holidays

Monday -- 11/16/2020
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will help you de-stress the holidays so you can enjoy the season and the winter break! Tips to reduce holiday stress, strategies for healthy eating, and creating a spending plan to stay on budget will be covered in the workshop.

Presenter: Albert Angelo, MS Ed., Senior Health Educator, SHC

To register: De-Stressing the Holidays 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.

Communication is Key

Tuesday – 11/24/20
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Do you ever find yourself having trouble resolving problems within your relationships? You try to talk it out, but it usually ends with an argument and you wonder - how did we get here? This workshop is for those who want to grow in having healthy conversations. You will learn listening and communication skills and will be able to identify the traps and patterns that can send a discussion into an argument. Join us as we learn about healthy communication skills to use in any relationship.

Presenter: Mari Ulate, LMFT, CAPS Therapist

To register: Communication is Key 
You must sign up with a CSUSB email address.