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 Please click here to see a schedule of CAPS clinical seminars, workshops and groups

CAPS Seminars, Workshops & Groups

Seminar, workshop and group services available to Stanford students through CAPS 2018-2019

SEMINARS: one-session seminars to address specific issues

Procrastination and Motivation Seminar: Learn tips to help with focusing your attention and getting organized. This seminar will help you tackle obstacles that are negatively impacting motivation and ability to complete tasks.

When: Multiple seminars through CAPS at a variety of times. See our schedule for times and days.
Facilitator: Bryna Barsky PhD

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Procrastination seminar.

 

Social Media Seminar: Can social media impact your mental health? Learn how to manage your media use, and prevent negative impacts on your mood, motivation, and concentration.

When: Friday 5/17 12:30-2:00

Facilitator: Danielle Amajoyi LCSW

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Social Media seminar.

 

Couples Communication Seminar:  Communicating effectively in romantic relationships is an ongoing process that requires skill. Learn effective ways to bring up difficult topics, problem solve issues where you feel stuck, understand each other's perspective, increase intimacy behaviors and decrease anti-intimacy behaviors.

When: Multiple seminars through CAPS at a variety of times. See our schedule for times and days.

Facilitator: Bryna Barsky PhD

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Couples Communication seminar series.

SKILLS WORKSHOPS: 2, 3 and 4-session workshops to learn and practice skills and strategies

Anxiety Toolbox: Increase your understanding and knowledge of anxiety, gain skills to recognize and manage anxiety, and to establish a practice with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations. Anxiety Toolbox teaches skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment effective for anxiety. 3 sessions.

When: Multiple workshops available through CAPS at a variety of times.  For Spring quarter, CAPS will also offer specific Anxiety Toolbox Workshops for FLI students (with Sonja Johansson at CAPS) for Graduate Students (at GCC with Sonja Johansson) for students of color, (with Marissa Floro held at A3C and another with Gerald Shorty at NACC) and for STEP students (with Meredith Parker at CERAS). Other Anxiety Toolbox series specifically for Medical students may also be offered this Spring. See the schedule or call CAPS at 650-723-3784 for the latest available times and locations.

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for an Anxiety Toolbox seminar series.


Mindful Strategies for Stress: Focus on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to stress and painful emotions.  This workshop teaches mindfulness and skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an evidence-based treatment.  3 sessions

Facilitator: Amy Wilkinson LCSW

When: Wednesdays 11:15-12:15 starting 4/17

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Mindful Strategies seminar series.


Interpersonal Effectiveness and Assertiveness: Learn techniques to be effective in identifying what you want, and asking for what you want, in variety of interpersonal situations.  This workshop teaches skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) an evidence-based treatment. 3 sessions

Facilitator: Carolina Corrales-Gaviria MA

When: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 4/03, 4/10, 4/17


Sleep Well, Be Well: Learn methods to fall asleep and stay asleep, manage common sleep problems, and work with anxiety around sleep and problems with sleep. 4 sessions

Facilitators: Suzie Bruch MD and Fiona Barwick PhD

When: Fridays 4/26, 5/03, 5/10, 5/17

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Sleep Well, Be Well 4-session workshop seminar series.

 

Managing My Moods and Maladaptive Habits of Mind: Designed to help students manage symptoms of depression, this workshop will increase your understanding of depression and provide you with skills to manage your mood symptoms. 3 sessions.

When: Multiple workshops available through CAPS at a variety of times. See our schedule for times and days.

Facilitator: Bryna Barsky PhD

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Managing Moods seminar series.


How to Thrive in Romantic Relationships: Designed to help you with communication and improve your ability to connect with romantic partners. 3 sessions

When: Multiple workshops available through CAPS at a variety of times. See our schedule for times and days.

Facilitator: Bryna Barksy PhD and Nicole Buitrago MA

How to Access: Ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785. Ask to be scheduled for the Creating Connection seminar series.

THERAPY GROUPS: 6-8 sessions to work deeply with specific themes

Women of Color Process and Support group: This is a group for any student who self -identifies as a woman of color. Group participants will explore ways in which their identity as women of color affects their academic, personal and social experience. This is a closed group, a short, pre-group screening consultation with facilitators is required to join.  6 sessions

When: Starts Wednesday 4/17 runs from 12:30-2:00 through end of quarter

Facilitators: Danielle Amajoyi LCSW, Stephanie Ruiz LCSW

How to Access: Screening consultations available 4/03-4/10, schedule a “group screen” via the Vaden Portal or email damajoyi@stanford.edu or stephanie.ruiz@stanford.edu to schedule a consult of for more information.

 

Reclaiming Your Relationship with Food and Eating:  This group will explore the steps toward restoring balance in your relationship with food and eating.  We will be using a mixture of didactic teachings, group discussion, and journal writing to identify effective strategies for healing your relationship with food.  This is a closed group, a short, pre-group screening consultation with the facilitators is required to join.  

When: Starts Wednesday 4/24 and runs from 12:00- 12:50 through end of quarter

Facilitators: Emily Caruthers LMFT, and Carolina Corrales-Gaviria MA

How to Access: Screening consultations available in week one and two of quarter, email ecaruth@stanford.edu or ccorrale@stanford.edu to schedule a consult or for  more information.

 

Mood Process Group:  A 5 session group to manage symptoms of depression

When: Starts Friday 5/03 and runs ongoing through the quarter

Facilitator: Bryna Barsky PhD

How to Access: Participants need to have completed "Managing my Moods Workshop" to participate. If you have completed a "Managing My Moods" 3-session workshop previously, please contact Dr. Barsky, or your CAPS therapist, or ask for a personalized phone assessment appointment with CAPS via Vaden portal or by calling 650-723-3785

DROP-IN GROUPS WITH CAPS IN THE COMMUNITY

Click here to see a schedule of CAPS Drop-In Community Groups

CAPS Community Drop-in Groups- supportive drop-in sessions with CAPS clinicians in the community- no pre-registration or CAPS contact required
 

Grief 101:  A supportive and educational overview about what to expect from the bereavement process following a loss to death. Informational and support resources will be explained and consultation and Q & A is available after session.

Where: Kinsgcsote 101

When: Tuesday 4/23 4:00-5:00

Facilitator: Helen Hsu PsyD

How to Access: Drop in

 

Grief Group

What: A support meeting for students affected by loss

When: Thursday May 9th from 4-5:30

Where: Circle room in old union near office of religious life

Facilitators: Helen Hsu PhD from CAPS, as well as staff from Office of Religious Life and Residence Life.

How to Access: Drop in

For more information please contact: (650) 723-1762, religious-life@stanford.edu

 

Chats at NACC (Native American Cultural Center)

What:  A mental health and wellness group for Native students on campus. A place to chat about language, identity, culture; queer and two-spirit identities; historical trauma; taking care of yourself; microagressions; family and managing relationships.

When:  Friday, April 12 and run until Friday, May 17 from 4:00-5:00

Where:  NACC Library

Facilitators:  Gerald Shorty PhD from CAPS

How to access:  Drop-in

Student Groups

There are a variety of ways for students to contribute to health programs, projects, and activities. Gain hands-on knowledge and experience, enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills, and develop great new relationships while educating and empowering fellow students. Please contact health@stanford for more information about these opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interested about a topic not listed here, please contact us and we will do our best to support your pursuits.

Emotional Well-Being and Wellness

The Happiness Collective 

Join a diverse group of students whose mission is to bring joy, happiness, resilience and wellness to campus life. 

The Bridge

Friendly, approachable student staff offer free, confidential peer counseling, information and referrals. Their goal is to help fellow students develop their own solutions to problems or uncertainties. For more information, contact the Bridge office at 650-723-3392 or visit The Bridge Peer Counseling website.

The Real World: Stanford

A New Student Orientation theatrical production, written, directed and performed by talented Stanford students.Learn what happens when students leave home and start getting real. This is the story of 1700 new students who come to Stanford and discover their lives have changed. 

Stanford Peace of Mind

This student group is dedicated to educating students about mental health concerns and decreasing stigma. 

Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

PHEs are residential staff who promote health and wellness in their houses. They are a culturally inclusive, highly diverse team that represents all aspects of the undergraduate student community.

Nutrition and Body Image

Students can take part in the Stanford Healthy Body Image Program and related projects through leadership and internship opportunities that promote positive, health-oriented changes. The mission of the Healthy Body Image Program is to establish university-wide healthy eating and body image enhancement to  prevent the onset and relapse of eating disorders, facilitates treatment for students with eating disorders, and foster a positive culture and environment for all students to achieve healthy weight and enjoy a positive body image.

Nutrition Intern

A nutrition internship allows students to conduct research, prepare educational materials, lead campaigns on nutrition and health issues, and translate the latest nutrition findings into influential campus-wide programs.  Interns work directly with I Thrive @ Stanford nutritionists to design creative, evidence-based programs that address the needs of Stanford students.  All applicants should have a foundation in nutritional concepts, and taking Hum Bio 120 “Human Nutrition” is highly recommended. 

Research

The Healthy Body Image Program and I Thrive @ Stanford are committed to providing evidence-based programs to students and collaborate with several research groups to develop and evaluate cutting-edge interventions.  The School of Medicine is a leader in eating disorders, obesity, and prevention science. Learn more about current research opportunities at the links below:

Relationships and Sexual Health

HIV*PACT

HIV anonymous test counselors

SHPRC

Sexual Health Peer Resource Center counselors

Men Against Abuse Now (MAAN)

MAAN is an all-male group united to end violence on campus and in our culture and a program of the Stanford Community Partnership to End Violence Against Women. 

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international protest against sexual violence. Stanford holds an annual candlelight walk across campus for men and women to join as partners in ending sexual violence.