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CAPS Virtual Programming

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CAPS is here to support you every step of the way!  Our Winter Quarter programming focuses on building resilience, cultivating authentic connection with others, and moving towards collective healing.  

Workshops and gathering spaces are not therapy groups and they are not intended as a treatment for mental health concerns. If you are interested in therapy services, please click here to schedule a consultation with a CAPS counselor.

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Spring 2022 Virtual Programs

BIPOC Support Circle

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 all NU students on both campuses.

Join us for one or all sessions as you can! Stay the whole time or pop in briefly!

Winter quarter events coming soon! 

 

Coffee Talk: Connecting and Growing Across Cultures

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Welcome to Spring 2022 Coffee Talk!

Coffee Talk is a year-round gathering space tailored for international students, students who have international experiences, or those who are interested in international students’ experiences. Both undergrad and grad students are welcome!

We hope that this provides international students a space to share and process a variety of topics related to their experience. Example Topics: school/career pressure, coping with winter blues, perfectionism, loneliness, expectations, family, relationships, loss and grief, anxiety, stigma in mental health, impacts of COVID on our communities, and everything else.

Facilitated by CAPS staff, past participants found Coffee Talk helpful to:

  • Share and connect across experiences in NU as international students
  • Share and learn about strategies that facilitate adjustment and healing
  • Build self-confidence and ease in intercultural interactions
  • Provide and receive support from one another
  • Take a break from your studies! 

Join us in sharing support for each other as we navigate through the journey of studying aboard!

Winter Dates and Times: every other Friday 3-4:30pm CST,  Jan 14th – Feb 25th

We will be meeting over Zoom for this gathering space.

Click here to register and be on our email list!

For questions related to Coffee Talk, please email at qianhui.zhang@northwestern.edu

Coffee Talk: Introduction Video 

Pathways to Resilience (Former 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 (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 the 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 to Cognitive 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.

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

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.

QPR for All NU Students

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.

QPR for Faculty/Staff on both campuses

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.

 

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