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Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces

Welcome to CAPS Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces! The workshops are designed to help students learn how to best navigate stressful times, get unstuck from negative thoughts and feelings, and find meaning in the midst of chaos. The virtual gathering spaces are an opportunity to connect to peers and to share experiences, support, and resources. CAPS staff serve as facilitators in those spaces. Virtual Workshops and Gatherings Spaces are open to all currently enrolled NU students.

Workshops and gathering spaces are not therapy groups and they are not intended as treatment for mental health concerns. If you are interested in therapy services, please click here to schedule a consultation with a CAPS counselor. For information about our group therapy options, you can take a look at our Group Therapy webpage.  

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Winter 2022 Virtual Programs

BIPOC Support Circle

The BIPOC support circle is a discussion and community space for BIPOC identified students seeking a supportive and brave space to gather, develop a sense of connection, and experience collective and individual healing.

Open to NU students on both campuses. 

  • Facilitators: Kanika Wadhwa, LCPC and Kenny Washington, PhD
  • Date/Time: Meets every other Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, dates TBA

Winter quarter events coming soon!

Coffee Talk for International Students

Join us for our Coffee Talk series! We invite all international students to come together to catch-up with old friends and meet new ones. Let’s engage in meaningful conversation, share the experience as an international student and build community. Bring your own hot beverage and join our virtual discussion!

Open to NU students on both campuses.

Facilitators: Angel Cheng, PhD and Qianhui Zhang, PhD

Date/TimeMeets every other Friday, 4-5pm, starting April 1st

Click here to Register

  • 4/1/22
  • 4/15/22
  • 4/29/22
  • 5/13/22
  • 5/27/22

Pathways to Resilience (Formerly Stress Management Clinic)

Pathways is a four session psychoeducational workshop series designed to: familiarize NU students with the physiological underpinnings of the stress response; and learn several mind-body strategies to strengthen resilience and enhance the ability to thrive even in the face of adversity. 

When: Weekly Mondays 3-4pm CT, starting February 14th, 2022

Come to one or all four sessions!  Open to students on both campuses.

Join us on zoom (no registration needed)

2/14:   Taking Stock

In this session we will discuss:

  • Impact of Covid-19 on our sense of normal; emotional implications of constant fight-flight activation 
  • Learn definition of Resilience
  • Introduce Relaxation Training to counter fight-flight activation

2/21:   The Mind Body Connection

This session will focus on:

  • Impact of worry and over-thinking on performance and sense of well-being
  • Introduction toCognitive Reappraisal  

2/28:  Introduction to Mindfulness

In this session we will:

  • Will introduce and define the basic tools of mindfulness meditation including observing, noting, and non-reactivity 
  • Discuss research on mindfulness 

3/7: Positive Psychology and Resilience

In this session we will discuss how social support, optimism, and finding meaning promote post-traumatic growth 

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Question. Persuade. Refer.

Help strengthen our safety net for students in distress. Learn how to recognize signs of suicide and how to ask a question about potential suicidal thoughts, persuade someone to get help, and connect them to appropriate resources. We offer trainings for students as well as for faculty and staff. QPR is not therapy or a crisis service. For CAPS crisis support services, please click here 

Dates for QPR Training

We are pausing new in-person and virtual QPR Trainings for Winter Quarter 2022.  We encourage you to sign up for HR Mental Health First Aid Training to learn how to support students in distress.