The following are all drop-in virtual workshops. No registration is necessary. These virtual workshops are NOT therapy or psychological treatment. The workshops are held via Webex and led by CAPS staff. Rutgers students need a phone or internet connection for video.

**Please email Annmarie Wacha-Montes at annmarie.wachamontes@rutgers.edu in advance with questions or for accommodations.

 

RBHS professional students are welcome to attend the workshops. For clinical services, RBHS students should reach out to the Rutgers – University Behavioral Healthcare:

Student Wellness Program
242 Old New Brunswick Road
Piscataway, NJ
(732) 235-5930 and (732) 235-5933

CAPS: Music Mondays AKA Beat Break

Weekly Mondays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

4:30-5:30 pm

Audience: Open to all

This is a workshop that uses music as a tool to help assist participants to stretch their distress tolerance. The process helps participants use the art of breath to self-regulate while being stretched emotionally through music.

Join by Webex.

Meeting ID: 982 5997 3096; Password: 633260

HOPE: Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, 9/16; 2:00-4:00 pm

Thursday, 10/8; 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday, 10/26; 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, 11/17; 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday, 12/8; 2:00-4:00pm

Audience: Open to all

Learn how to recognize someone in crisis, practical skills for initiating a conversation, and making the appropriate referral to CAPS. The 2-hour workshop is open to staff, faculty, and students. Register at bit.ly/rucampusconnectfall2020. Contact Nikita Correa nikita.correa@rutgers.edu for more information.

CAPS: Sense of Self

Weekly Thursdays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

3:30-4:30 pm

Audience: Open to all

This workshop is designed to help participants develop self-soothing techniques through the use of sensory stimulation and mindfulness. The workshop will focus on a different sense each week and after six weeks it will recycle. Week one will be an introduction to the concept of sensory stimulation for soothing and each subsequent week will focus on a different sense.

Join by Webex.

Meeting ID: 952 9742 8235; Password: 901300

HOPE: ABCs of STIs

Tuesday: 9/22

6:00-7:00 pm

Audience: Open to all

This workshop is designed to assist students in assessing their risk in relation to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as explaining the various STIs, along with their transmission, prevention, and testing. The discussion also includes communication skills and common myths about STIs, including HIV.

Join by Zoom.

HOPE: Time Management

Wednesday: 9/23

6:00-7:00 pm

Audience: Open to all

Sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day! Or maybe there is enough time – but how we manage our time needs to change. Fill in a time-pie, identify “time suckers”, and learn skills to effectively manage your time. Campus resources are included.

Join by Zoom.

CAPS: Virtual Support Workshop Series for Chinese Students

Bi-Weekly Thursdays: 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

2:00-3:30 pm

Audience: International Students

Do you feel lonely at home and want to talk to your peers? Do you feel unmotivated taking online classes? Do you want to make new friends virtually and learn new skills? You are not alone! Join CAPS staff Yushi, and other Rutgers international students from China to discuss ways to manage stress, combat procrastination, gain more willpower, learn effective communication skills, as well as supporting each other during COVID-19 while home is far away. This workshop will be offered in Mandarin Chinese.

Join by Zoom.

Meeting ID: 949 0250 1095; Password: 804692

HOPE: The Party

Thursday: 9/24

6:00-7:00 pm

Audience: Open to all

Alcohol and other drugs can impact any part of a student’s life – including sexual health. This workshop addresses the various ways that alcohol and other drugs can impact sexual decision-making and also their consequences. It includes discussion about responsible drinking and safer sex practices.

Join by Zoom.

CAPS: Time Management and Life Balance Workshop

Friday, 9/25

1:00-2:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Let’s share what it is like to manage a busy schedule. How do we juggle academic assignments, lab and coursework, maintaining a social life, trying to get enough sleep, eating well and exercising, etc.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 455 1067; Password: PUryxHam727

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

HOPE: Peer Education Highlight

Friday: 9/25

6:00-6:15 pm

Audience: Open to all

Join one of HOPE’s Peer Educators on Instagram Live (@rustudenthealth) as they talk about about what being a Peer Educator means to them.

Join on Instagram Live.

HOPE: How NOT to get Pregnant

Wednesday: 9/30

6:00-6:15 pm

Audience: Open to all

Join our Peer Educators on Instagram Live (@rustudenthealth) in learning about sexual and reproductive health as well as a discussion on how NOT to get pregnant.

Join on Instagram Live.

HOPE: Got Stress?

Wednesday: 9/30

6:00-9:00 pm

Audience: Open to all

It seems as if everyone is dealing with some form of stress. Learn the most common sources of stress for college students and tools for effectively dealing with stress. Topics include mindful meditation skills and resources available on campus.

Join on Instagram Live.

CAPS: Healthy Communication and Assertiveness “Talking the Talk” Workshop

Thursday, 10/1

3:00-4:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Let’s talk about how we communicate. How can we get our needs met while also respecting others? How can we maintain healthy boundaries? How do we tend to resolve conflicts? This workshop will provide a space for us to reflect on real-life scenarios, and talk about how we might go about addressing issues that come up in our day-to-day interactions.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 477 7772; Password: JTnpFX2kJ32

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

Coffee with CAPS

Tuesday, 10/6

4:00-5:00 pm

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Join a conversation to help our Rutgers students navigate the impacts of the transition to fall and current events related to COVID-19 and racial injustices. Let us discuss ways to strengthen the supports you offer students and how to connect them to resources.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 902 7768; Password: 3K3hniZDas3

Join by phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Building Resilience, Failing Forward, and Learning to Manage Expectations

Wednesday, 10/7

2:00-3:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how to overcome the fear of failure, how to get back up after falling down, and how to set realistic goals. How can we break down long-term goals into smaller pieces? Let’s talk about our journey together in a safe and brave space.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 944 1533; Password: jCXSiN3VB83

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Working through Anger, Resentment, and Conflict

Friday, 10/16

2:00-3:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers as we discuss techniques and strategies to address conflict and let go of resentment. We will talk about anger as a healthy emotion, and discuss various ways we can express and discharge angry feelings in a productive way.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 272 8733; Password: MCf5mJf5AZ9

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Self-Acceptance: Learning to Love Yourself

Thursday, 10/22

3:00-4:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how you can learn to love yourself. We will talk about our inner critic, and how we can work toward letting go of self-judgment. Some of us can get into patterns of “people-pleasing,” and prioritizing others’ needs above our own. Let’s get together and talk about how we can shift our perspectives and fully accept ourselves.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 858 6996; Password: nFB84RmjzM6

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Stress and Anxiety Reduction “Say Yes to No Stress” Workshop

Friday, 10/30

3:00-4:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about techniques for reducing stress and anxiety. We will explore topics including triggers for anxiety/stress, breathing, and other relaxation exercises, time management, goal planning, and the importance of self-care.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 062 5917; Password: jbNM2jpGV32

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

Coffee with CAPS

Tuesday, 11/3

10:00-11:00 am

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Join a conversation to help our Rutgers students navigate the impacts of the transition to fall and current events related to COVID-19 and racial injustices. Let us discuss ways to strengthen the supports you offer students and how to connect them to resources.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 646 4335; Password: bDJy9SaKb84

Join by phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Time Management and Life Balance Workshop

Tuesday, 11/10

1:00-2:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Let’s share what it is like to manage a busy schedule. How do we juggle academic assignments, lab and coursework, maintaining a social life, trying to get enough sleep, eating well and exercising, etc. How do we balance taking out time for ourselves and being a supportive friend or family member? Let’s talk about strategies for managing and prioritizing our busy schedules.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 919 0855; Password: gQYf9BMqx98

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Healthy Communication and Assertiveness “Talking the Talk” Workshop

Thursday, 11/19

2:00-3:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Let’s talk about how we communicate. How can we get our needs met while also respecting others? How can we maintain healthy boundaries? How do we tend to resolve conflicts? This workshop will provide a space for us to reflect on real-life scenarios, and talk about how we might go about addressing issues that come up in our day-to-day interactions.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 085 5003; Password: fB4KpPmH6u6

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Building Resilience, Failing Forward, and Learning to Manage Expectations

Thursday, 11/24

2:00-3:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how to overcome the fear of failure, how to get back up after falling down, and how to set realistic goals. How can we break down long-term goals into smaller pieces? Let’s talk about our journey together in a safe and brave space.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 967 7900; Password: 75i2xMdUDyM

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

Coffee with CAPS

Tuesday, 12/1

4:00-5:00 pm

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Join a conversation to help our Rutgers students navigate the impacts of the transition to fall and current events related to COVID-19 and racial injustices. Let us discuss ways to strengthen the supports you offer students and how to connect them to resources.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: 120 434 5891; Password: tbNvhwVP667

Join by phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Working through Anger, Resentment, and Conflict

Wednesday, 12/2

3:00-4:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers as we discuss techniques and strategies to address conflict and let go of resentment. We will talk about anger as a healthy emotion, and discuss various ways we can express and discharge angry feelings in a productive way.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: : 120 284 7624; Password: mmVdtR3GH66

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll

CAPS: Self-Acceptance: Learning to Love Yourself

Tuesday, 12/8

2:00-3:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how you can learn to love yourself. We will talk about our inner critic, and how we can work toward letting go of self-judgment. Some of us can get into patterns of “people-pleasing,” and prioritizing others’ needs above our own. Let’s get together and talk about how we can shift our perspectives and fully accept ourselves.

Join by Webex.

Access Code: : 120 332 8640; Password: Y3ywcE2kVh3

Join by Phone: +1-650-429-3300 USA Toll