CAPS Wellness Workshops

 

Please check the CAPS GetInvolved page (at getinvolved.rutgers.edu or rutgers.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/caps) for details about dates, times and locations for these offerings. If you are part of a student community or organization and would like to schedule a presentation for your group, please contact manda.gatto@rutgers.edu with at least 2 weeks advance notice. Workshops are typically one hour but can be adjusted to meet the needs of your group. Thank you!

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

Whole Person Health, Wellness and Self-Care

This workshop shares information about the Domains of Wellness, wellness planning, self-care and resources on campus to promote student well-being.

Understanding and Addressing your Mental Health

This workshop shares information about how students can increase their awareness and understanding of their own mental health and resources for improving mental health and promoting wellbeing and success.

Socializing at College 101 – Fostering Healthy Relationships and Communication

This workshop discusses what a healthy relationship is, and over topics about setting boundaries, resolving conflicts, and having difficult conversations.

SUDS and BUDS

This workshop discusses harm prevention and reduction, knowing your limits, safety, substance use disorders, and supporting friends who may be having difficulties related to their substance use.

Perfectly Imperfect: Perfectionism vs. Healthy Striving and Self-Compassion

This workshop addresses challenges related to perfectionism, and how to cultivate healthy striving and self-compassion.

FLOW

This workshop promotes healthy coping through the use of creativity, art, music, storytelling, sound healing, drumming and dance. The intention is to reduce anxiety and stress, increase joy and provide an opportunity to connect with others through creativity and self-expression. No prior experience needed.

Nurturing Inclusive Communities

This workshop addresses ways to create, foster and contribute to an inclusive campus community

Understanding and Managing Anxiety, Stress and Emotional Regulation

This workshop gives an overview of emotional and biological mechanisms of anxiety and share skills for managing stress and regulating emotions.

Who Am I? Identity, Self-Discovery, and Imposter Syndrome

This workshop discusses facets of identity, the journey to finding yourself in college, imposter syndrome. 

Emotion Regulation, Stress Management and Cultivating Resilience

This workshop addresses skills for recognizing, understanding and managing stress and emotions, and increasing resilience.

Tools for Coping With Stress: Mindfulness and Guided Meditation

This workshop focuses the benefits of mindfulness and provides opportunities to learn to incorporate the practice into every day life to improve stress management, focus and increase inner peace.

 

 

WORKSHOPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS - SPRING 2024

 

Managing Imposter Syndrome and Cultivating Self-Compassion

Tuesday, January 30th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Counselor: Dana Simons, LPC

In this workshop, we discuss the impact of imposter syndrome, self-image, and ways to practice self-compassion.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/93299289441?pwd=amVIVWhueGFYTGx1dGtDdlRVQklLdz09

Meeting ID: 932 9928 9441/Password: 746850

 

Emotion Regulation, Stress Management, and Cultivating Resilience

Tuesday, February 20th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Counselor: Dana Simons, LPC

This workshop focuses on addressing skills for recognizing and managing stress and emotions, and increasing resilience. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/91651066417?pwd=bi8yaUJaTmxpdHJxMStJZ2U0YzNSZz09

Meeting ID: 916 5106 6417/Password: 624055

 

Time Management and Life Balance Workshop

Tuesday, March 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Counselor: Dana Simons, LPC

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 Zoom Meeting

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/93070994939?pwd=UUo4OGhTRVlFWlFjOVN1b1Q5TXdhQT09

Meeting ID: 930 7099 4939/Password: 444939

 

Working through Anger, Resentment, and Conflict

Monday, April 15th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Counselor: Dana Simons, LPC

This workshop discusses 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 Zoom Meeting

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/99732535425?pwd=OUhwcTRkQmMrbS9GbHhyS1JVSGNXUT09

Meeting ID: 997 3253 5425/Password: 969824

 

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Thursday, May 2nd, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Counselor: Dana Simons, LPC

This workshops provides an opportunity to focus on the here and now, without judgment, and practice several examples of mindfulness meditation exercises.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95531217189?pwd=dVZYbzYzQzlVWHlTTWdxdTkwNlFYUT09

Meeting ID: 955 3121 7189/Password: 847316

 

Sense of Self

Thursday, January 25th, 11 am – 12 pm

Counselor: Shan Reeves, LCSW         

This workshop explores the five senses (Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch, and Smell) to assist in mindfulness and relaxation. There are five different breathing exercises that will us each of your senses to meditate. This workshop does require that you have access to a flavored beverage or snack, a fragrance of your liking, a tactile object that you like to touch, and pencil and paper.  

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, Rm 208, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Too Stressed To Test: Managing Anxiety

Thursday, February 15th, 11 am – 12 pm

Counselor: Shan Reeves, LCSW         

This is a space for students to discuss topics that cause anxiety and its impact on their life.   Student’s will receive support with coping skills to better manage their anxiety.                                                                                                                            

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, Rm 208, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Who am I? Knowing Why You Belong 

Thursday, March 14th, 11 am – 12 pm

Counselor: Shan Reeves, LCSW         

Learn to acknowledge yourself and tear down the walls of imposter syndrome. Understand that you are enough, while exploring how you show up for yourself and release your need to compete with others.

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, Rm 208, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Don’t Tip the Scale: Work Life Balance

Thursday, April 11th, 11 am – 12 pm

Counselor: Shan Reeves, LCSW

Students will be introduced to the Dimensions of Wellness and the benefits of having a balanced life. This workshop will support students in using the dimensions of wellness to recognize where they have strengths and will offer ways to create life balance amid academic responsibility.                                                                        

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, Rm 208, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

 

WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - SPRING 2024

CAPS, in collaboration with Rutgers Global – International Student Support Services (ISSS), is offering interactive workshops to support you by providing a safe space to discuss various concerns and to help you connect with others. 

 

 

FOMO is Real

Thursday, February 15th, 5-6:30 pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC and Sunhee Eissenstat, PhD, Intern

Are you having difficulty building a community here and/or struggling with loneliness, and long-term distance from family and friends from your home country? This first workshop of the CAPS/ISSS Spring 2024 Wellness Series is here to support you by providing a safe space to discuss relationship difficulties and social isolation and to help you connect with each other. 

Location: ISSS, 180 College Ave, New Brunswick

 

Adapting to a New Lifestyle

Thursday, March 21st, 5-6:30 pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC and Sunhee Eissenstat, PhD, Intern

Moving to a new country with different customs, values, and social norms can be overwhelming and stressful. International students often find themselves struggling to adapt to the new way of life. This second workshop of the CAPS/ISSS Spring 2024 Wellness Series is here to support you by providing a safe space to discuss culture shock and cultural shift and to help you connect with each other.

Location: ISSS, 180 College Ave, New Brunswick

 

Cultural Fusion, Wellness, Snacks & FUN 

Friday, March 26th, 1pm - 3pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC and Sunhee Eissenstat, PhD, Intern

Come join the last workshop of the CAPS/ISSS Spring 2024 Wellness Series for hot cocoa, snacks, conversation, and connection.

Location: ISSS, 180 College Ave, New Brunswick

 

 

WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS CONNECTED TO MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MGSA) - SPRING 2024

 

Artists of Color Listening Session at Mason Gross

The second Tuesday of the month starting February 13th, 12-1 pm

Counselor: Kia Alexander

The purpose of this workshop is to provide support and an opportunity for artists of color to discuss and share their experiences at Mason Gross.

Join Zoom Meeting (Registration Required)

https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocOuuqz8qG9YWom4l3fLXbsap4Fn2OKNT

 

 

WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS CONNECTED TO ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER (AACC) - SPRING 2024

 

Microaggressions Workshop, for AACC Senior Interns ONLY  

Friday, January 26, 1pm-2pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC

Learn to recognize how microaggressions can impact senior interns’ work on campus. Develop skills to minimize the occurrence of and to respond to microaggressions.

Location: Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ in the Multipurpose Room

 

Microaggressions Workshop, for AACC Junior Interns ONLY  

Friday, February 2, 1:30pm-3pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC

Learn to recognize how microaggressions can impact junior interns’ work on campus. Develop skills to minimize the occurrence of and to respond to microaggressions.

Location: Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ in the Multipurpose Room

 

Chai and Chat about APIDA Wellness, Asian Heritage Month Event  

Wednesday, April 17, 6m-8pm

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC

Location: Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ in the Multipurpose Room

 

Destress and DecompressFor APIDA Business Majors ONLY

Thursday, April 25, 2pm -3:30pm 

Counselor: Mei-ling Cheng, LPC and Jessica Trusiani, LCSW

Location: Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ in the Multipurpose Room
 


Additional Resources

Emotional Wellness Resources on Campus

Social Wellness Resources on Campus

 

Physical Wellness Resources on Campus

 

Environmental Wellness Resources on Campus

 

Spiritual Wellness Resources on Campus

FinancialWellness Resources on Campus

 

Academic/Intellectual Wellness Resources on Campus

 

If you have any questions about these workshops, resources or have other feedback to share, please email Manda Gatto, LCSW, Assistant Director of Community Based Services at Rutgers Student Health - Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), manda.gatto@rutgers.edu. Thank you!