Workshops / Skillshops

Our workshops are offered throughout the year. Dates and locations will be posted here. If you wish to request one of these workshops, outside of the schedule below (for example, for a classroom, meeting, or other pre-set gathering) we are happy to "bring the workshop to you"-- to make a request contact Stephanie McGrath.

Building Resilience

Facilitator: Craig Beeson

Mondays from 5-6 pm in the Klamath River Room (second floor of the J)

Join the residence life counselor, Craig Beeson, to discuss and learn tools to put your mind over your mood and build resilience.  These workshops are open to all students (regardless of whether you live on-campus or off-campus).

Conflict Resolution 

Facilitators: Stephanie McGrath, Morgan Eubank

​Pick a Date: Feb 26 from 2-2:50pm; Mar 29 from 5-5:50pm; Apr 18 from 9-9:50am​, Library 209 (Fishbowl).

Click HERE to sign up.

​Do you find it hard to let others know what you want or need?  Do you find yourself getting irritated with others and holding your anger in or doing the opposite, and lashing out?  If so, you're not alone, and this Skillshop will teach you a few steps to get what you want while keeping your self-esteem and relationships intact.

Dare to Self-Care

Facilitator: Morgan Eubank

Upcoming: 3/7/18 from 5-5:50 pm, Library 209 (Fishbowl)

Click HERE to sign up.

What ruffles your feathers and makes it difficult to remain engaged with yourself, others, and the world? Come learn about yourself and what might increase your stress and leave with a self-care box/bag to help manage that stress.

Exploration of Body Image

Facilitators: TBD

Upcoming: TBD

Click HERE to sign up.

Do you want to be more positive about how you view your body and appearance?  Are you curious why so many people struggle with body image?  Come join us to learn ways to increase positive body image and explore the messages that teach us what “beauty” looks like.

5-minute Anxiety Busters

Facilitator: Stephanie McGrath

Pick a Date: 4/13/18 from 12-12:50 pm, Library 209 (Fishbowl)

Click HERE to sign up.

Who doesn't get overwhelmed with anxiety now and then? Attendees will learn some easy to learn/easy to remember/easy to use yet surprisingly effective tips to help stop anxious thoughts from wrecking your mood!

Finding Focus: Managing ADHD

Facilitator: Pio Kim

Upcoming: 3/21/18 from 5-6 pm or 4/5/18 5-6 pm, Library 208.

Click HERE to sign up.

This workshop will review how inattention or difficulty focusing impacts college students and what the causes of ADHD are. Finding Focus will help students learn various skills and tools for lessening inattention and cope with the impact of ADHD on their college life. We will cover pharmacological treatment, mindfulness practice, behavioral techniques, and some occupational considerations.

Learn How to Improve Your Social Skills and Boost Confidence

Facilitators: Shannen Vong and Morgan Eubank

Upcoming: Tues 3/20/18 from 5-6 pm, Library 114

Click HERE to sign up

Want to learn how to win friends and influence others? Stop by and learn tips on how to improve your social skills and self-confidence!

Life Skills

Currently under contstruction (being moved from Moodle)  This is an on-line series featuring the following topics: stress less, manage your moods, communication and assertiveness, lifestyle choices (alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, bystander intervention, exercise, nutrition, sleep), social skills and intercultural awareness, money matters (financial management), and decision making. You can simply click the link above and self-enroll in the course. If you have any trouble with the link, just email us and we will sign you up. Go at your own pace. Complete only the topics that interest you in whatever order you like. No grades, no stress. Just lots of great information, tips, and resources.

Lose Yourself to Find Your Major

Facilitator: Johneen Manno

Upcoming: TBD

Click HERE to sigh up.

Explore loss experiences to inform your path.  Undeclared majors and graduates with hopes to contribute to the world in passionate ways can gain tools to better understand their goals, and how they come to choose them.

Managing Test Anxiety

Facilitator: Johneen Manno

Upcoming: 3/28/18, 1-2:30, Library 209 (Fishbowl)

Mind Over Mood

Facilitators: Stephie McGrath, Morgan Eubank

Pick your date: Feb 12 from 2-2:50 pm; Mar 8 from 5-5:50 pm; Apr 11 from 9-9:50 am, Library 209 (Fishbowl)

Click HERE to sign up.

Feeling stressed lately (or always)?  Join us as we learn and practice mindfulness meditation and relaxation skills in order to get off the emotional roller-coaster and feel more calm.

Stress Management

Facilitator: Stephanie McGrath

Pick a Date: Feb 19, 2018 @ 2-2:50pm; Mar 22, 2018 @ 5-5:50pm; Apr 11, 2018 @ 9-9:50am, Library 209 (Fishbowl).

Click HERE to sign up.

​We all have moments where life feels overwhelming, and many of us turn to unhealthy ways ways of coping (skipping classes, binge eating, Netflix marathon-ing, self-harming, excessively using alcohol or marijuana, etc.).  This Skillshop will help you create your own customized list of healthy alternative coping skills to get you through your next rough patch on the road of life.  

The Happy Map

Facilitator: Jen Sanford

Upcoming: TBD

Click HERE to sign up.

Did you know the research suggests that 40% of our happiness is totally within our control? You will learn tools and techniques for reducing your stress, feeling more emotionally and socially balanced and connected, and having more moments of contentment as well as joy. Come figure out your own map to enriching your happiness and flourishing in life.


CAPS offers additional mental health related trainings and workshops throughout the year by request. Call CAPS to speak to the outreach coordinator if interested in learning more.

If you are ready to request a workshop or training, please fill out our Outreach Request Form and provide at least 3 weeks advance notice. Examples of past workshops and trainings: relaxation and stress management, mood management, navigating the transition to college, LGBTQ and coming out, suicide prevention, healthy communictaion, body image and eating, assertiveness, etc.

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Resources offers several excellent trainings, particularly around suicide prevention, including QPR, ASSIST, and MHFA.  If interested, click HERE to explore.